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Find all episodes of Hot Topics (Hot Topics in Practice), previously Hot Topics in Preparedness, aired since 2004.
Messaging Strategies in the Era of Misinformation

Messaging Strategies in the Era of Misinformation

August 27, 2018. This one-hour webinar reviews messaging strategies for hot-button issues like vaccines, climate change and fluoridation.

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Comics for Health Promotion

Comics for Health Promotion

July 23, 2019. This one-hour webinar explores how comics can be used for creative public health messaging.

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Clark County’s 2019 Measles Outbreak: Vaccination Science, Controversy, and Public Trust

Clark County’s 2019 Measles Outbreak: Vaccination Science, Controversy, and Public Trust

June 25, 2019. This one-hour webinar describes how Clark County Public Health in Washington State responded to an outbreak in a community with large populations of unvaccinated children.

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Finding Strength in Small Numbers: Epidemiology in Urban Indian Communities

Finding Strength in Small Numbers: Epidemiology in Urban Indian Communities

May 21, 2019. This one-hour webinar reviews strategies for working with small data sets to better understand health issues, with examples from urban Indian communities.

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Changing the Narrative About Homelessness

Changing the Narrative About Homelessness

April 30, 2019. This one-hour webinar reviews how to address homelessness with new messages and interventions.

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Transitioning to Population Health Services

Transitioning to Population Health Services

March 26, 2019. This one-hour webinar reviews how a large health department reduced their clinical services to focus more on primary prevention.

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Systems Thinking in Public Health

Systems Thinking in Public Health

January 29, 2019. In this one-hour webinar, Mary Kay Chess explores how systems thinking can be used to understand and resolve difficult public health problems.

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A Public Health Approach to the Opioid Crisis

A Public Health Approach to the Opioid Crisis

February 26, 2019. This one-hour webinar reviews how public health professionals can take a lead in preventing opioid misuse.

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Cleaner Air For Oregon

Cleaner Air For Oregon

December 20, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, David Farrer, MS, PhD, reviews how his Oregon colleagues addressed community concerns after high levels of arsenic and cadmium were detected in a Portland neighborhood.

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Supporting Emotional Wellness in Frontier Areas

Supporting Emotional Wellness in Frontier Areas

November 27, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, Judith LaPan, MS, MBA, discusses how her rural Montana health department adopted an emergency response framework to better support emotional health in their community.

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Building Vaccine Confidence Through Messaging

Building Vaccine Confidence Through Messaging

October 24, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, communications professor Devon Greyson explores ways to help public health professionals and clinical providers speak about vaccinations.

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Smoke-Ready Communities During Severe Wildfires

Smoke-Ready Communities During Severe Wildfires

September 25, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, Sarah Coefield, MS, discusses how the Missoula City-County Health Department supported public health during the 2017 summer wildfire season.

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