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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

Public Health Leadership in Times of Crisis

July 29, 2020

In the July session of Hot Topics in Practice, Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Robert Onders, Medical Director for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium share perspectives for addressing the COVID-19 crisis in the face of existing geographic, cultural, and economic challenges in the country’s largest state.

Read more to learn about equity-focused leadership skills for the COVID-19 crisis.

Previous Sessions

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

August 14, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Susan Allan, MD, JD, MPH, provides a practical perspective for working effectively with public health law and legal counsel.

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July 31, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel of public health leaders share their perspectives on declaring and responding to the pertussis epidemic.

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June 12, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Amalia Leighton, PE, Civil Engineer and Planner, explains comprehensive plans and incorporating health into their development.

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May 8, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, staff from Clark County Washington discuss lessons learned from implementing an Emergency Community Notification System (ECNS).

February 21, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jim Reid, MPA, presents a framework for collaborative negotiations and discusses how to reduce conflict and create agreements that meet the mutual needs of all parties.

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January 10, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Joplin Police Chief, Lane Roberts, discusses the details and decisions that made this a successful coordinated response between state and local emergency management staff.

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November 29, 2011

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, you will learn how emerging evidence shows that quality improvement is truly making a difference and leading to improvements in health outcomes.

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May 10, 2011

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Guila Muir, MEd provides the absolute essential skills to make your next meeting shorter, more productive, and maybe even fun.

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November 23, 2010

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Marlene Mason, from Seattle-based MarMason Consulting, talks about the current QI activities being conducted in health departments across the United States and the link between QI and public health accreditation standards.

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July 20, 2010

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we look at how public health can decrease health inequities by reducing chronic disease through community-based prevention.

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February 17, 2009

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Nancy Duarte, Principal of Duarte Design, covers foundational presentation design principles from the book slide:ology.

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December 9, 2008

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Harvey Kayman, MD, MPH, discusses ethical decision-making in times of public health disaster.

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June 24, 2008

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Richard Keller, PhD, addresses the role of public health in the history of disasters.

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July 17, 2007

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, from the Washington State Department of Health provides an introduction to the epidemiology of global TB.

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June 28, 2006

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Sharyne Shiu-Thornton, PhD, MA, provides an overview of how to reach Limited English Proficiency (LEP) populations as part of public health preparedness.