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Find all episodes of Hot Topics (Hot Topics in Practice), previously Hot Topics in Preparedness, aired since 2004.
The “One Health” Approach to Public Health Challenges in the Pacific Northwest

The “One Health” Approach to Public Health Challenges in the Pacific Northwest

July 14, 2015. In the July session of Hot Topics in Practice, Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, discusses the “one health” framework for connecting human, animal, and environmental health to address emerging disease challenges.

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Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: Past Lessons and Next Steps

Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: Past Lessons and Next Steps

June 23, 2015. In the June session of Hot Topics in Practice, Drs. Patrick O’Carroll and Tim McAfee will review past and future strategies for preventing tobacco-related diseases.

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Measles Elimination: Successes and Challenges in Alaska

Measles Elimination: Successes and Challenges in Alaska

May 19, 2015. In the May session of Hot Topics in Practice, Rosalyn Singleton, MD, MPH, shares how Alaska’s health care providers, public health workers, and policy-makers helped to successfully eliminate endemic measles cases in their state.

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Community Health Workers: Public Health and Health Care Collaborating for Health Equity

Community Health Workers: Public Health and Health Care Collaborating for Health Equity

April 21, 2015. In the April session of Hot Topics in Practice, health care leaders provide an overview of the community health worker model and review opportunities for integrating these health professionals into public health and health care delivery systems.

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Priority Spokane: Focusing on Educational Attainment to Improve Health

Priority Spokane: Focusing on Educational Attainment to Improve Health

March 17, 2015. In this session of Hot Topics in Practice, leaders from Priority Spokane discuss their unique partnership for educational attainment and health.

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Naloxone Distribution for Opioid Overdose Prevention

Naloxone Distribution for Opioid Overdose Prevention

February 24, 2015. In this session of Hot Topics in Practice, leaders from the front lines of the opioid overdose epidemic will offer collaborative solutions and evidence-based interventions for supporting public health and safety.

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Data for Addressing Health Disparities

Data for Addressing Health Disparities

January 13, 2015. In this session of Hot Topics in Practice, Teresa Litton, MPH, discusses ways public health and health care professionals can use data to jointly address health disparities and lead health systems reform in their state.

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Health Impact Reviews: A Step Toward Health Equity in All Policies

Health Impact Reviews: A Step Toward Health Equity in All Policies

December 16, 2014. In the December session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from the Washington State Board of Health and Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities discuss how they conduct health impact reviews on legislative proposals.

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Ebola Preparedness in Washington State

Ebola Preparedness in Washington State

November 18, 2014. In the November session of Hot Topics in Practice, Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, discusses Ebola preparedness efforts underway in Washington State.

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Public Health’s Response to the Oso Mudslide

Public Health’s Response to the Oso Mudslide

October 8, 2014. In the October session of Hot Topics in Practice, Gary Goldbaum, MD, MPH, shares how his health district worked with partner agencies in response to the Oso, Washington mudslide.

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Mass Fatality Management:  A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Preparedness and Response

Mass Fatality Management: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Preparedness and Response

September 23, 2014. 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.

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Assessing a Public Health Workforce Using National Tools and Standards

Assessing a Public Health Workforce Using National Tools and Standards

July 23, 2014. In the July session of Hot Topics, representatives from Montana’s public health system discuss the policy, administrative, and human resource techniques they are employing to strengthen their statewide system.

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