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