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The Toll of Coal: Health Impacts of Coal Export in the Northwest
November 20, 2012. This one-hour Hot Topics webinar reviews coal’s life cycle and discusses how it adversely influences human and environmental health.
New Thoughts on Public Health Practice and Financing
October 23, 2012. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we discuss how leaders can strategically respond to financial challenges and shifting responsibilities in public health.
Public Health and Faith: The Case for Working Together
September 18, 2012. This one-hour Hot Topics webinar discusses how a sense of connectedness can help community health and is a critical influence on the future of public health practice.
Practical Tips and Pitfalls: Working with the Law and Legal Counsel
August 14, 2012. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Susan Allan, MD, JD, MPH, provides a practical perspective for working effectively with public health law and legal counsel.
Responding to the Whooping Cough Epidemic in Washington State
July 31, 2012. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel of public health leaders share their perspectives on declaring and responding to the pertussis epidemic.
Incorporating Health into Comprehensive Planning for Cities
June 12, 2012. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Amalia Leighton, PE, Civil Engineer and Planner, explains comprehensive plans and incorporating health into their development.
Automated Phone Surveys in Disease Investigation
May 8, 2012. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, staff from Clark County Washington discuss lessons learned from implementing an Emergency Community Notification System (ECNS).
Tribal Public Health Accreditation and Update
April 24, 2012. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Joe Finkbonner, RPh, MHA, and Bud Nicola, MD, MHSA, gives an overview of the national accreditation system with insight into tribal health departments.
Prevention and Health Reform: The Glass is Still More than Half Full
March 20, 2012. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jeffrey Levi, PhD provides an update on the technical aspects of the reform and why public health practitioners can be hopeful about the changes.
Dispute Resolution Principles and Tactics
February 21, 2012. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jim Reid, MPA, presents a framework for collaborative negotiations and discusses how to reduce conflict and create agreements that meet the mutual needs of all parties.
Joplin Tornado Response
January 10, 2012. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Joplin Police Chief, Lane Roberts, discusses the details and decisions that made this a successful coordinated response between state and local emergency management staff.
Understanding and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
December 20, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Dr. Edgar Marcuse talks about the origins, nature, and scope of vaccine hesitancy and strategies to address parents' concerns.
Performance Improvement and Workforce Development Resources for Public Health Practice
November 29, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, you will learn how emerging evidence shows that quality improvement is truly making a difference and leading to improvements in health outcomes.
Current Issues and Leadership Challenges in Maternal and Child Health
October 25, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Dr. Michael Fraser provides an overview of the current issues, trends and challenges facing public health leaders.
Reflections on Public Health Ten Years After 9/11
September 22, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we hear audience reflections on the impact of September 11, 2001 and following events have had on both your agency and on you as a public health professional.
Preparing for Emergencies: Are We Serious About Vulnerable Populations?
August 9, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Dr. Linda Murray, current president of the American Public Health Association, describes what we mean by hard to reach populations and discuss strategies that are most effective in serving them.
Moving the Public and Policy-Makers: Community Prevention and the Affordable Care Act
July 19, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we present the latest information about what the public health community is doing so far to protect these important parts of the Affordable Care Act and ensure they are implemented.
When Good Information Isn't Enough: Access for Limited English Speakers
June 14, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters discuss how to improve access to information by conducting audience research and developing ways to disseminate messages during public health emergencies.
Making Meetings Work: Facilitation Skills for Public Health Professionals
May 10, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Guila Muir, MEd provides the absolute essential skills to make your next meeting shorter, more productive, and maybe even fun.
Shock Waves Across the Pacific: Regional Response to the Japan Disaster
April 26, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, John L. Erickson, MS, and Jere High, ND, from Washington and Oregon talk about the Japan tsunami, radiation event, and regional response to the disaster.
Mentoring for Resilience
March 29, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters provide an overview of the Mentored Emergency Planning Program, including suggested applications in other communities and settings.
Local Opportunities and Implications of Federal Tobacco Regulations
February 22, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we discuss current tobacco regulation including the 2009 Act and how Public Health - Seattle & King County has responded.
Sharing Isn't Always Easy: Cross-Jurisdictional Relationships
January 25, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Patrick Libbey highlights both public health leadership and elected policy makers' perspectives.
Translating Law, Science, and Policy into Practice
December 7, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, James Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM and Ron Ordell, JD, introduce listeners to the Western Region of the Law Network and also features pertinent examples of connecting law to practice.
Quality Improvement in Public Health: It's Not Just Another Program
November 23, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Marlene Mason, from Seattle-based MarMason Consulting, talks about the current QI activities being conducted in health departments across the United States and the link between QI and public health accreditation standards.
Simulation-Based Learning in Public Health
October 26, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Chris Soderquist, Founder and President of Pontifex Consulting, provides overview of why learning through computer-based learning labs facilitates the development of systemic understanding.
An Inclusive Approach to Just-In-Time Training
September 21, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Beth McGinnis, MPH, and Aron Stephens, MPH, provide an orientation to the model of Inclusive Just-in-Time Training (I-JITT), an approach that uses principles of adult learning.
Use of Social Media Tools: Public Health Examples
August 16, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel of public health practitioners from small and large agencies present examples of using social media tools for public health settings.
Working at the Intersection: Health Equity, Chronic Disease, and Public Health Practice
July 20, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we look at how public health can decrease health inequities by reducing chronic disease through community-based prevention.
Public Health and Toxicology: Using National Library of Medicine Resources to Learn and Inform
June 29, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Gail Kouame, MLIS demonstrates some of the National Library of Medicine’s toxicology and environmental health resources that are relevant to public health responders.
Social Media for Public Health Practice: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
May 25, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, provides a general overview of the various uses of "new media" technologies, such as Facebook and Twitter, in multiple public health settings.
Public Health Services and Systems Research: State of the Field
April 27, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we provide an overview of practice-based research and a perspective on where practice-based research should move.
Post-Earthquake Medicine in Haiti: Disaster Relief at a Field Hospital
March 23, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Dr. Sanford shares his experiences and reflects upon lessons learned that may have important implications for public health planning and response to major disasters.
Incorporating Health Impact Assessment into Community Design and Transportation Decisions
February 23, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we talk about how health impact assessment can help health issues to be considered in decisions about community design.
Public Health, Prevention, and Health Reform: Opportunities and Challenges
January 12, 2010. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jeffrey Levi, PhD, discusses an approach to expanding the important and cost-effective work around prevention and expanding the role of public health in important health decisions.
The 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: How Prepared Were We?
December 15, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jeff Duchin, MD answers questions about the 2009 local response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic.
Injecting Ethics into the Public Health Quality Improvement and Accreditation
November 17, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel discusses how public health agencies can use ethical codes to demonstrate accountability, increase the transparency, and foster community trust in through use of accreditation standards.
Words Matter: What Public Health Can Learn from the Health Care Reform Debate
October 27, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Bob Crittenden, MD, MPH, and Francesca Holme, MPH, talk about strategies that public health professionals can use to connect with the public and policy-makers on important issues ranging from prevention programs to funding.
Talking American and Values: How to Win on Health Care
September 15, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, David Domke, PhD, offers a framework, Talking American, to create connections between common American values and the value of health care.
A New Public Health for the 21st Century
August 18, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Patrick Libbey cover the national trend toward public health performance and quality improvement initiatives, including accreditation efforts.
Volcano Preparedness: Practice on the Edge of the Ring of Fire
July 28, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Leslie Callaway, RN, BAN, and Patricia Little, RN, BSN, MPH, cover components and importance of a personal and family volcano preparedness plan for public health networks (PHN).
Reflecting on Decision-Making During the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Epidemic
June 30, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel of presenters from health departments in Montana, Oregon, and Washington respectively, discuss decision-making processes during the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak.
Fargo Flood 2009: Rising River, Falling Snow
May 26, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Ruth Bachmeier, MS, RN, John R. Baird, MD, MPH, and Doug Murphy, MBA, BMS, from Fargo Cass Public Health share their local public health’s role in the major flood disaster.
Local Options for Healthy Living: Chronic Disease and Cost Consequences
April 14, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Diane Orenstein, PhD, Justin Trogdon, PhD, and Kristina Wile, MS, discuss simulation models that can help shape local strategic planning for chronic disease.
Facing Ethical Challenges, Dealing with Outcomes: Stories from the Field
March 17, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Harvey Kayman, MD, MPH, presents real stories from public health professionals in the field that demonstrate ethical dilemmas they’ve encountered.
Opportunity in Economic Crisis: Transforming Public Health in the 21st Century
February 17, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, David Fleming, MD, discusses changes in public health advocacy, practices and priorities that might be enabled by the economic downturns.
Using Slides Effectively in Presentations
January 27, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Nancy Duarte, Principal of Duarte Design, cover foundational presentation design principles from the book slide:ology.
Ethical Decision Making in Times of Public Health Catastrophe
December 9, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Harvey Kayman, MD, MPH, discusses ethical decision-making in times of public health disaster.
Putting Preparedness into Context
November 25, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jack Thompson, MSW, and Paul Wiesner, MD, explore the importance of preparedness and how to integrate it with the top priorities identified by Hot Topics participants and public health leadership.
Get Smart: Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Community Action
October 21, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel of speakers from the CDC's Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program discuss how public health practitioners can take action against antibiotic resistance at the community level.
Hepatitis C Infection and Innovative Public Health Practice
September 16, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Ann Shindo, PhD, MSW, MPH, MS, and Ann Thomas, MD, MPH, describe the epidemiology and natural history of Hepatitis C virus with an emphasis on local data on risk factors and the burden of disease.
Salmonella Outbreak in 2008: Was It the Tomatoes?
August 26, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Mack Sewell, DrPH, MS, describes the recognition and investigation of the 2008 Saintpaul serotype of Salmonella outbreak.
National Library of Medicine's Preparedness and Response Resources
July 15, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Maryanne Blake, MLS, and Gail Kouame, MLS, librarians with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, share a sampler of quality information resources relevant to the disaster planning and response workforce.
Disasters and Public Health: Learning from Recent History
June 24, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Richard Keller, PhD, addresses the role of public health in the history of disasters.
Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council: Building Systems Through Partnerships
May 20, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Lynda Harvey, Fuzzy Fletcher, Lee Shipman, and Glenn Coil provide an introduction to the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council.
Dead or Alive: Managing Both in Mass Fatality Incidents
April 15, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Marty Luna, D-ABMDI, coroner for Laramie County, Wyoming, provides insight into developing fatality management infrastructure for local health jurisdictions.
Tale of Two Floods for Public Health Practice
March 25, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Cindy Gleason, Gregg Grunenfelder, and Paul Newell, MD, from Washington and Georgia, discuss short and long term public health lessons of flood response.
Environmental Health Assessment for China's 2008 Summer Olympics
February 26, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Osaki tells about his experiences through pictures and discusses some of the differences between the American and Chinese approaches to environmental health assessment.
Wildfires and Public Health: Lessons Learned in LA County
January 29, 2008. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Deborah Davenport, RN, PHN, MS, Jonathan Fielding, MD, MPH, and Cyrus Rangan, MD, FAAP, ACMT, describe Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's response to the 2008 LA county wildfires.
When Normal Isn't Normal: 2007 RSV Outbreak in Rural Alaska
December 4, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel of Alaska public health practitioners discuss the 2007 respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) outbreak, and how it has changed their planning for other epidemics.
Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Coordinated Response Effort
November 13, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Captain Holly Shenefelt, MBA, MA discusses the role of the National Guard’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team in preparing for and responding to terrorism.
MRSA: Action-Oriented Guidance for Community-Based Prevention
October 23, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jackie Dawson, PhD, discusses MRSA surveillance results in Washington's Region 7, including differences in pediatric versus adult populations.
A Practical Tool for Business Continuity During a Flu Pandemic
September 18, 2007. During this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Uwe Reischl, PhD, MD, and Newell Gough, PhD, MBA, discuss a business continuity management tool they developed with input from the health department and local businesses.
Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Commercial Poultry: Lessons from Nigeria
August 28, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Lora Baker Davis, DVM, MPH, provides insight into the lessons learned from the field experience during active public health surveillance for human avian influenza.
Tuberculosis in the 21st Century
July 17, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, from the Washington State Department of Health provides an introduction to the epidemiology of global TB.
The Art of Dialogue: Collaboration in Public Health Preparedness
June 19, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Daniel Martin, PhD, proposes that dialogue is the glue that holds the elements of preparedness together. In fact, it is often the missing link in a process where connection and collaboration are critical.
The Science of Influenza Vaccine Development: Implications for Practitioners
May 22, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, David Cho, PhD, MPH, explains what researchers are doing to overcome the challenges of a pandemic strain and the implications of this research for busy practitioners during a pandemic.
Food Supply Defense Plan: Lessons from Oregon Public Health
April 17, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we discuss the complexities of food defense and provide an overview of the development of the Oregon Public Health Food Defense Emergency Response Plan.
Pandemic Influenza Response: Ketchikan's Alternate Care Site Exercise
March 20, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel of presenters from Alaska provides insights into Ketchikan’s exercise for the benefit of those striving to prepare for pandemic influenza and other disasters.
A Framework for Assessing Regional Public Health Preparedness
January 23, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, and Maggie Jones, MPH, provide an example of an assessment framework for regional public health preparedness.
Emergency Plan: Implementing Procedures for All Hazards Preparedness and Response
December 12, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jim Price provides an example of a local health department's approach to developing and implementing an all hazards emergency response system.
Roles and Contributions of a Nonprofit Research Institute in Tumultuous Times
December 5, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Scott F. Wetterhall, MD, MPH, provides a brief overview of the history and role of not-for-profit institutes in conducting government research.
Starbucks Business Continuity Planning: Hurricane Katrina and Pandemic Influenza
October 25, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jim Morgan, CBCP, features a two-part presentation about Starbucks' business continuity plans.
Emergency Management Planning: New York Style
September 29, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, MaryAnn Marrocolo, MPA, provides an overview of lessons learned from previous disasters (natural and terrorism) and how they can inform our emergency management planning.
Animal Impacts of Avian Influenza
August 29, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar covers the natural history of avian influenza viruses in wild birds; the current situation with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in wild birds in Asia and Europe; and the avian influenza early detection initiative in the United States.
Public Health Ready: Idaho's Statewide Approach
July 25, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel speakers from Idaho describe how their state's seven health districts achieved recognition as being Public Health Ready through their participation in Project Public Health Ready (PPHR).
A Culturally Competent Preparedness Model for Reaching Limited English Proficient Communities
June 28, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Sharyne Shiu-Thornton, PhD, MA, provides an overview of how to reach Limited English Proficiency (LEP) populations as part of public health preparedness.
Houston Response to Hurricane Katrina: Views from the Field
May 25, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we illustrate how the University of Texas Center for Biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness mobilized a volunteer team to respond to Hurricane Katrina.
Cross Border Collaboration: Tracking Infectious Diseases and Responding to Emergencies in the Pacific Northwest
April 24, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters provide an overview of the evolution of an annual workshop on emerging public health threats and a forum for cross border collaboration on a wide range of related topics.
Medical Response to Nuclear and Radiological Events
March 28, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Cham Dallas, PhD, outlines the injuries and treatment strategies for nuclear and radiological events that clinical and public health providers should be familiar with.
A CLAS Act: Enhancing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Preparedness
February 28, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Ira SenGupta highlights standards as a set of guidelines and strategies for improving public health preparedness.
An Effective Incident Command System: Public Health Response to Katrina Evacuees
January 24, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters describe how the Atlanta National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Federal Coordinating Center (FCC) rapidly put a site into operation for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.
Maintaining Business Continuity After a Public Health Disaster
December 20, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Gene Matthews, JD, compares and contrasts recovery and business continuity between cities that have experienced major disasters.
Updates on Influenza and SARS in 2005
November 8, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jeff Duchin, MD, and John Kobayashi, MD, feature the public health challenges associated with both SARS and influenza.
Preparedness and Response Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina
November 1, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters share experiences and reflect upon lessons they learned from their response efforts to Hurricane Katrina.
How Preparedness Resources Improve Local Public Health
October 18, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel of speakers describe a unique example of how preparedness resources have contributed to developing the skills, talents, capacity, and experience of a fully functioning health department in Montana.
Mass Vaccination Exercise in Kodiak, AK
September 13, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Ruth-Anne O'Gorman, PHN RN/BSN, and Darsha Spalinger, RN/BSN describe how a small Public Health Center on a remote Alaskan Island successfully planned and ran a community-wide mass vaccination clinic.
From Standards to Improvement: Steps to Managing Effective Public Health Organizations
August 11, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Laura Landrum, MUPP, focuses on the use of performance management as a core discipline of public health, with applications to preparedness.
Syndromic Surveillance: Urban and Rural Approaches
July 28, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, public health panel members focus on the benefits, limitations, resources and other key considerations for developing and implementing syndromic surveillance systems.
Collaborative Leadership for Better Preparedness
June 30, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Betty Bekemeier, MSN, MPH, RN, focuses on using collaborative leadership in public health preparedness.
Using Tabletop Exercises
April 26, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Carl Osaki, RS, MSPH, focuses on how to facilitate and design tabletop exercises.
Medical Consequences of Chemical Weapons of Opportunity
March 25, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Tom Martin, MD, MPH, provides an overview of the risks and potential impacts of these weapons of opportunity.
Tsunamis: Implications for Public Health Preparedness in the Northwest
February 14, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Mark Oberle, MD, MPH and Hal Mofjeld, PhD, discuss preparedness for Tsunamis based on the 2005 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Applying the Principles of Quality Improvement to Public Health Preparedness
January 20, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Casey Milne and Tom Milne, Principals of Milne & Associates, LLC, introduce participants to the concepts of quality improvement and will offer opportunities to discuss the application of an improvement model in the area of emergency preparedness.
Sharing Experiences about Influenza Vaccine Shortages
December 3, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Nancy R. Goodloe, EdD, James Apa, BS, and Matias Valenzuela, PhD, provide an opportunity for examination and discussion of two of the challenges faced and lessons learned from coping with the resulting vaccine shortage.
Planning for Pandemic Influenza
October 21, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, John Kobayashi, MD, and a panel of public health workers, examine the science, public information and preparedness planning aspects of pandemic flu.
Supporting Children in Times of Disaster
September 13, 2004. This one-hour Hot Topics webinar, David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP emphasizes the appropriate planning and response actions of public health professionals to meet the specific needs of children in crisis situations.
Applying Principles of Planning to Mass Dispensing
July 27, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Andy Stergachis, PhD, RPh, and William W. Dyal provide an overview of principles of planning.
Issues in West Nile Virus Infection in 2004
June 3, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters provide an overview of the ecology and epidemiology of West Nile Virus (WNV) and new modes of transmission.
Preparing for SARS
April 27, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jeff Duchin, MD, Chief of Communicable Disease Control at Public Health - Seattle & King County gives an overview of the new and evolving public health challenges of SARS and infectious respiratory diseases.