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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Hot Topics in Practice

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

Each month guest speakers from local, state, tribal, and national public health organizations present and take questions from the audience. Hot Topics is moderated by Allene Mares.

Next Session

Connecting Work to Wellness

September 29, 2020

In the September session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from Connect to Wellness discuss the program’s unique model for supporting evidence-based health promotion in small worksites, which are the vast majority of US worksites.

Register today to learn about a collaborative model for public health and private enterprise to address health equity.

Previous Sessions

Below you may browse previous Hot Topics webinar sessions. All are available for viewing in PH LearnLink free of charge.

June 23, 2015

In the June session of Hot Topics in Practice, Drs. Patrick O’Carroll and Tim McAfee will review past and future strategies for preventing tobacco-related diseases.

Photograph of a placard reading "Thank you for not smoking."
May 19, 2015

In the May session of Hot Topics in Practice, Rosalyn Singleton, MD, MPH, shares how Alaska’s health care providers, public health workers, and policy-makers helped to successfully eliminate endemic measles cases in their state.

Photograph of women with small child and a medical provider.
April 21, 2015

In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, health care leaders provide an overview of the community health worker model and review opportunities for integrating these health professionals into public health and health care delivery systems.

March 17, 2015

In this session of Hot Topics in Practice, leaders from Priority Spokane discuss their unique partnership for educational attainment and health.

Photograph of graduates in regalia tossing their mortarboard hats.
February 24, 2015

In this session of Hot Topics in Practice, leaders from the front lines of the opioid overdose epidemic will offer collaborative solutions and evidence-based interventions for supporting public health and safety.

Graphic of vials, capsules, and a syringe next to a stethoscope.
January 13, 2015

In this session of Hot Topics in Practice, Teresa Litton, MPH, discusses ways public health and health care professionals can use data to jointly address health disparities and lead health systems reform in their state.

Photograph of a health care provider checking a client's blood pressure in a home setting.
December 16, 2014

In the December session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from the Washington State Board of Health and Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities discuss how they conduct health impact reviews on legislative proposals.

Photograph of a magnifying glass over a legal document.
November 18, 2014

In the November session of Hot Topics in Practice, Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, discusses Ebola preparedness efforts underway in Washington State.

Photograph of Ebola virus.
October 8, 2014

In the October session of Hot Topics in Practice, Gary Goldbaum, MD, MPH, shares how his health district worked with partner agencies in response to the Oso, Washington mudslide.

Photograph of Oso slide showing a large area of hillside has slid into the river valley.
July 23, 2014

In the July session of Hot Topics, representatives from Montana’s public health system discuss the policy, administrative, and human resource techniques they are employing to strengthen their statewide system.

June 24, 2014

In the June session of Hot Topics, Barry Kling, MSPH, explains an initiative in Washington State to secure sustainable public health funding.

Graphic of a house foundation with outlines of a house above it.
May 27, 2014

In the May session of Hot Topics, leaders from Washington’s Comprehensive Health Education Foundation explain the statewide plans to coordinate efforts to address adverse childhood experiences.

April 15, 2014

In this one hour Hot Topics webinar, Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown, Public Health Director for Crook County, Oregon, shares how her agency used data to cultivate new partnerships and financing for better walking and biking trails.

Graphic of a "map" with a dot labeled "Health" at the intersection of two "roads."
March 25, 2014

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, evaluation specialists from Group Health Research Institute explain how to strengthen the reach and impact of community health strategies.

Photograph of a water droplet splashing with an expanding wave around it.
February 26, 2014

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, public health leaders from Oregon discuss the impacts of the Affordable Care Act in their state during part one of a special two-part series exploring health care reform around the region.

Graphic showing a map of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, with Oregon highlighted.