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Find all episodes of Hot Topics (Hot Topics in Practice), previously Hot Topics in Preparedness, aired since 2004.
From Access to Taxes: Strategies for Reducing Sugar Consumption in the U.S.

From Access to Taxes: Strategies for Reducing Sugar Consumption in the U.S.

June 21, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, Jim Krieger, MD, MPH, discusses policy and communications strategies for lowering sugar consumption.

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Zika Preparedness: Lessons for the US Public Health System

Zika Preparedness: Lessons for the US Public Health System

May 17, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, leaders from Washington State discuss what Zika preparedness means for the region's public health and emergency management systems.

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Climate Change, Equity, and Health: Lessons Learned from Local Planning Efforts in Oregon

Climate Change, Equity, and Health: Lessons Learned from Local Planning Efforts in Oregon

April 19, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, Brendon Haggerty reviews Oregon’s state and local efforts to address the health impacts of climate change in the Northwest.

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Putting the Public Health Approach to Firearm Safety Into Action

Putting the Public Health Approach to Firearm Safety Into Action

March 29, 3016. In this one-hour webinar, national and state public health leaders discuss putting the public health approach to firearm safety into action.

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So Much at Stake: Lessons on Stakeholder Engagement from the Washington State Suicide Prevention Plan

So Much at Stake: Lessons on Stakeholder Engagement from the Washington State Suicide Prevention Plan

February 23, 2016. In the February session of Hot Topics in Practice, Karyn Brownson describes the process of developing the new Washington State Suicide Prevention Plan with more than 250 stakeholders.

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All Hands on Deck: How Non-Traditional Partners Evaluated Boating Laws

All Hands on Deck: How Non-Traditional Partners Evaluated Boating Laws

January 26, 2016. In the January session of Hot Topics in Practice, Marla Peters, MHA, shares her experience working with marine law enforcement officials to evaluate a law change to improve boater safety.

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The Journey to a Quality Management Culture

The Journey to a Quality Management Culture

December 15, 2015. In this one-hour webinar, public health leaders from Washington State discuss how to institutionalize a quality management culture in big and small organizations.

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Leading Strategic and Long-Range Planning Efforts

Leading Strategic and Long-Range Planning Efforts

November 10, 2015. In this one-hour webinar, Kurt O’Brien, MHROD reviews the importance of long-range planning, especially in light of health care reform.

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Developing Evidence About Public Health Services

Developing Evidence About Public Health Services

October 28, 2015. In the October session of Hot Topics in Practice, Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, FAAN, reviews the importance of collecting standardized data and demonstrates how the information is being used to make the case for public health services.

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Evaluating Injury and Violence Prevention Strategies

Evaluating Injury and Violence Prevention Strategies

September 29, 2015. In the September session of Hot Topics in Practice, Donovan Newton, MPA, discusses evaluation results of current injury and violence prevention initiatives.

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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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