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Find all episodes of Hot Topics (Hot Topics in Practice), previously Hot Topics in Preparedness, aired since 2004.
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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Healthy Aging in Oregon

Healthy Aging in Oregon

August 28, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, Kirsten Aird, MPH, shares Oregon's approach to engaging older populations in addressing health across the lifespan.

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Positioning a Local Public Health Agency as the Chief Health Strategist

Positioning a Local Public Health Agency as the Chief Health Strategist

July 24, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, Public Health Director Dawn Emerick shares how her division embraced the Chief Health Strategist role to better work with new partners and demonstrate their agency’s value to the community.

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Public Health Communications For Hurricane Maria Response

Public Health Communications For Hurricane Maria Response

June 27, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, Maria Levis, CEO of Impactivo, reviews how her team deployed creative communication strategies to address public health issues in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

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Investigating Maternal Mortality in Washington State

Investigating Maternal Mortality in Washington State

May 29, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, Alexis Bates reviews why maternal deaths in the United States have risen since the 1980s, and what is being done both locally and nationally to address the issue.

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Real Estate and Design as Public Health Practice

Real Estate and Design as Public Health Practice

April 25, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, planner and architect Erin Christensen Ishizaki explains how her work uses public health research and design as interventions to reduce chronic disease.

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Trauma-Informed Practice – a Rural Perspective

Trauma-Informed Practice – a Rural Perspective

March 27, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, Karolyn Holden, Director, Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services, shares how her rural public health agency took deliberate steps toward building a more trauma-informed practice.

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Youth Voice in Alaska’s Health Projects

Youth Voice in Alaska’s Health Projects

February 20, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, Jennifer Baker, Adolescent Health Project Coordinator for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, shares tested strategies for getting and keeping youth engaged in prevention efforts.

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Tobacco 21 in Oregon

Tobacco 21 in Oregon

January 30, 2018. In this one-hour webinar, Luci Longoria, MPH, shares how Oregon joined the growing movement of states and localities to raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21.

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