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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.

February 28, 2006

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Ira SenGupta highlights standards as a set of guidelines and strategies for improving public health preparedness.

January 24, 2006

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters describe how the Atlanta National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Federal Coordinating Center (FCC) rapidly put a site into operation for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

November 1, 2005

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters share experiences and reflect upon lessons they learned from their response efforts to Hurricane Katrina.

Photograph of the Superdome surrounded by flood waters.
October 18, 2005

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel of speakers describe a unique example of how preparedness resources have contributed to developing the skills, talents, capacity, and experience of a fully functioning health department in Montana.

Screenshot of webinar slides.
June 30, 2005

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Betty Bekemeier, MSN, MPH, RN, focuses on using collaborative leadership in public health preparedness.

January 20, 2005

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Casey Milne and Tom Milne, Principals of Milne & Associates, LLC, introduce participants to the concepts of quality improvement and will offer opportunities to discuss the application of an improvement model in the area of emergency preparedness.

June 23, 2004

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Randal Beaton, PhD, EMT talks about how frontline public health practitioners can help respond to the mental health needs of the community following a disaster.

Photograph of cars with rubble as from a large scale disaster.