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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.

Upcoming Session

December 2019

Clearing the Air on Youth Vaping
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:00 to 1:00 pm (PT)
Slides and slide handout available the morning of the session.

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Previous Sessions

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

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.

In the September session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences share how their agency helps respond to mass fatalities.

Photograph of a man's gloved hand with EMTs working in the background.

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Joe Finkbonner, RPh, MHA, and Bud Nicola, MD, MHSA, gives an overview of the national accreditation system with insight into tribal health departments.

Screenshot of webinar slides.

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jeffrey Levi, PhD provides an update on the technical aspects of the reform and why public health practitioners can be hopeful about the changes.

Screenshot of webinar slides.