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Find all episodes of Hot Topics (Hot Topics in Practice), previously Hot Topics in Preparedness, aired since 2004.
Putting Health on the Map: Using Data to Build New Partnerships

Putting Health on the Map: Using Data to Build New Partnerships

April 15, 2014. In the April session of Hot Topics, Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown, Public Health Director for Crook County, Oregon, shares how her agency used data to cultivate new partnerships and financing for better walking and biking trails.

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A Healthy Dose: Strengthening Reach and Impact of Community Strategies

A Healthy Dose: Strengthening Reach and Impact of Community Strategies

March 25, 2014. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, evaluation specialists from Group Health Research Institute explain how to strengthen the reach and impact of community health strategies.

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Health Care Reform In the Northwest (Part Two)

Health Care Reform In the Northwest (Part Two)

February 26, 2014. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, public health leaders from Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming discuss the impacts of the Affordable Care Act in their states during part two of a special two-part series exploring health care reform around the region.

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Health Care Reform In the Northwest (Part One)

Health Care Reform In the Northwest (Part One)

January 22, 2014. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, public health leaders from Oregon discuss the impacts of the Affordable Care Act in their state during part one of a special two-part series exploring health care reform around the region.

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Hookah Lounges Today. Marijuana or E-cigarette Lounges Tomorrow?

Hookah Lounges Today. Marijuana or E-cigarette Lounges Tomorrow?

December 17, 2013. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, representatives from four health jurisdictions in Washington State discuss their experiences developing policies and enforcing laws to promote smoke-free air in public places.

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Lessons from the Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas

Lessons from the Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas

November 19, 2013. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Bruce Clements, the Public Health Preparedness Director at the Texas Department of State Health Services, shares the incredible story of community resilience and heroism during the immediate response to a chemical explosion.

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Drill of the Dead: Using Zombie Scenarios to Train Community Partners

Drill of the Dead: Using Zombie Scenarios to Train Community Partners

October 22, 2013. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, emergency preparedness leaders from Montana share their unique experience using a zombie-themed exercise to enhance community preparedness.

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From Data to Desk: Translating Needs Assessments into Targeted Employee Training

From Data to Desk: Translating Needs Assessments into Targeted Employee Training

September 24, 2013. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, three workforce development specialists share their tips for assessing staff training needs and implementing training plans.

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From Plan to Practice: Helping Transportation Policies Hit the Streets

From Plan to Practice: Helping Transportation Policies Hit the Streets

August 27, 2013. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Brendon Haggerty discusses "complete streets" policies and how public health agencies can use them to influence transportation planing for health.

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Impact of Local Health Spending on Maternal and Child Health: Results from the PHAST Study

Impact of Local Health Spending on Maternal and Child Health: Results from the PHAST Study

July 16, 2013. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Betty Bekemeier explains how results from the Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) Study can help local health jurisdictions understand their impact on population health and plan accordingly.

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Building Sustainability: One Health Department's Response to a Resource Crisis

Building Sustainability: One Health Department's Response to a Resource Crisis

June 25, 2013. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Paul Kuehnert tells how the Kane County Health Department implemented a strategic, organizational response to the 2008 recession and fortified the agency for long-term growth and sustainability.

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Lead Exposure at Firing Ranges

Lead Exposure at Firing Ranges

May 7, 2013. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Michael Kinzer and Gerry Croteau discuss safety standards to reduce lead exposure at firing ranges.

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