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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Strengthening and Evaluating Boating Laws

In the January session of Hot Topics in Practice, Marla Peters, MHA, shares her experience working with marine law enforcement officials to evaluate a law change to improve boater safety.

In the January session of Hot Topics in Practice, Marla Peters, MHA, shares her experience working with marine law enforcement officials to evaluate a law change to improve boater safety.

January 11, 2016

Movements like Health in All Policies are increasingly urging public health organizations to work with non-traditional partners to advance health promotion and injury prevention. In the January session of Hot Topics in Practice, Marla Peters, MHA, from the Washington State Department of Health, shares her experience working with marine law enforcement officials to evaluate a law change to improve boater safety.

Prior to 2013, Washington had the weakest boating under the influence law among the western states. In this one hour session, Peters will review what happened when it was strengthened. She will explain how a multi-sector group followed key evaluation steps prior to the policy change and used data to identify major barriers to the revised law’s implementation—all with very limited resources.

Register today to learn how non-traditional partners can collectively use the policy evaluation process to address health.

All Hands on Deck: How Non-Traditional Partners Evaluated Boating Laws

Date: January 26, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audience

Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners; Injury prevention specialists; Law enforcement personnel

Presenter

Marla Peters, MHA, Injury Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Health

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.

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