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Public Health Chemical Emergency Response Plan
February 27, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Michael Holcomb, PhD, describes the process of initiating, developing and exercising a public health chemical emergency response plan.
Mental Health and Preparedness: Are We Ready?
June 23, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Randal Beaton, PhD, EMT talks about how frontline public health practitioners can help respond to the mental health needs of the community following a disaster.
Communicating with Limited English Proficiency Populations
This one-hour webinar from the Community Engagement and Communication Trainings series looks at how to establish communication plans with these communities in advance of an emergency.
Text Messaging for Public Health Emergencies
This 90-minute webinar from the Community Engagement and Communication Trainings series familiarizes participants with Short Message Service (aka SMS or "text messaging").
Everyone Swims: Promoting Swimming and Water Recreation in Diverse Communities
This one-hour webinar covers strategies to promote water recreation in diverse communities.
Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Diagnostics and Treatment
In this one-hour webinar, tuberculosis prevention and control staff cover diagnostics, treatment options, directly observed therapy guidelines, and a cost analysis of three drug regimens.
Vaccine Hesitancy: Building Solutions for Washington State and Beyond
September 13, 2012. This one-hour webinar describes a unique partnership, Vax Northwest, to address the issue of vaccine hesitancy.
Screening for Developmental and Psychosocial Risks in Rural Family Medicine Practice
May 29, 2012. In this one-hour Maternal and Child Public Health series webinar, Lyle Fagnan, MD, presents the results of a pilot study to assess the use of a standardized process to screen children for developmental and psychosocial risks at family medicine practices in rural areas.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Public Health Practice
January 20, 2012. In this one-hour webinar, part of the Maternal and Child Health series, Christopher Blodgett, PhD, and Quen Zorrah, PHN, MSN, describe current work in adverse childhood experiences in Washington State.
Alcohol Use During Pregnancy: Lessons Learned and Continued Challenges in Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
October 28, 2011. In this one-hour Maternal and Child Public Health series webinar, Therese Grant, PhD, provides an overview of the teratogenic effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and the adverse long-term consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Evidence-Based Home Visiting
June 16, 2011. In this one-hour Maternal and Child Public Health series webinar, Laura Porter and Kathy Carson present information on new scientific discoveries about the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences shed light on the benefits of home visiting.
Period of PURPLE Crying
October 13, 2010. In this one-hour Maternal and Child Public Health series webinar, Ronald G. Barr, MDCM, FRCPC describes the development, testing, and implementation of Period of PURPLE Crying®.
Early Childhood Oral Health
May 21, 2010. In this one-hour Maternal and Child Public Health webinar, Julia Richman, DDS, MSD, MPH addresses infant and child oral health topics.
Teen Suicide: Strategies for Prevention
November 6, 2009. In this one-hour Maternal and Child Public Health series webinar, Melissa Schiff, MD, MPH, discusses the scope of the teen suicide issue in the Northwest.
Disaster Research for Children and Families: Universal Training Module
April 19, 2007. The webinar series, Disaster Research Training for Children and Families, begins with a 1 1/2 hour overview session with Betty Pfefferbaum, MD, JD.
Team Building and Culturally Competent Disaster Research
May 3, 2007. Part two of the series, Disaster Research Training for Children and Families, discusses team building and culturally competent disaster research, led by Randy Beaton and Erin Moran.
Coping and Resilience for Youth in Traumatic Events
May 17, 2007. This two-part webinar is the third session of the series, Disaster Research Training for Children and Families. It discusses coping and resilience, led by Leslie Wind, PhD.
Research Methodology and Program Evaluation
May 31, 2007. This two-part webinar is the fourth session of the series, Disaster Research Training for Children and Families. It discussies research methodology and program evaluation, led by L. Clark Johnson, PhD.
Children's Disaster Mental Health and Child Mental Health Screenings
June 14, 2007. This two-part webinar is the fifth session of the series, Disaster Research Training for Children and Families. It focuses on disaster mental health screenings for children, led by Lucy Berliner, MSW.
Early Interventions and Psychoeducational Group Interventions with Children
Jue 28, 2007. This two-part webinar is the sixth session of the series, Disaster Research Training for Children and Families. It discusses early interventions and psychoeducational group interventions for children, led by Gil Reyes, PhD.
Disaster Research Ethics: Gaps, Challenges, and Team Sustainability
July 12, 2007. This two-part webinar is the seventh and final session of the series, Disaster Research Training for Children and Families. This session focuses on ethical issues of research using human subjects, led by Randy Beaton, PhD, EMT.
Paying for Prevention: A Critical Opportunity for Public Health
December 18, 2012. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jean O’Connor, JD, DrPH, discusses the origins and progress of the movement toward coordinated care organizations (CCOs) in Oregon.
Incident Command Decision Making for Public Health Leaders
January 15, 2013. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, representatives from state and local health jurisdictions deconstruct their decision-making processes to activate Incident Command, respond to emergencies, and ensure business continuity.
Addressing the Health Needs of Women Who Are Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: Challenges and Successes
January 17, 2013. In this one hour webinar, speakers discuss the challenges faced by women who are migrant and seasonal farmworkers in accessing health care.
Strategies for Successful Public Health Messaging
February 19, 2013. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, communications specialists from Washington State explore strategies for communicating public health messages.
Integrating Public Health and Primary Care
March 19, 2013. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, members of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association discuss strategies for better integrating public health and primary care.
Financially Sustainable Health Departments: Business Planning Made Easy
April 30, 2013. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Stephen Orton discusses why business planning is important for the future of public health.
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.
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.
Public Health Preparedness and Leadership
June 12, 2013. In this special one-hour webinar Louis Rowitz goes through basic theories principles of leadership and describes how they may be applied in the public health setting.
Contraceptive Updates and Recommendations
June 24, 2013. This one-hour webinar reviews the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and the Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use.
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 planning for health.
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.
Creating Strong Partnerships: Local Health Departments and Pharmacy Work Together in Emergencies
August 12, 2013. In this 35 minute webinar, Andy Stergachis, Jenny Arnold, and Mark Oberle, discuss the importance of establishing partnerships with healthcare organizations (such as pharmacies and hospitals) to dispense drugs, vaccines, and other medical countermeasures during public health emergencies.
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.
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.
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.
CDC Science Seminar: Partnering for Emergency Medical Countermeasure Distribution
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.
Life of a Benchmark (and Benchmarks for Real Life)
December 12, 2013. This webinar examines lessons learned from Oregon’s MIECHV experience and principles that can be used for selection and use of performance measures.
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.
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.
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.
Title V Needs Assessment: Lessons Learned from Efforts to Engage Rural and Frontier Communities in Wyoming
April 11, 2014. In this one-hour webinar, Wyoming’s Title V Director and MCH Epidemiologist discuss efforts to engage rural and frontier communities in the state’s Title V needs assessment.
Putting Health on the Map: Using Data to Build New Partnerships
April 15, 2014. In this one hour webinar, 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.
Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences at Local Health Jurisdictions
May 27, 2014. In the May session of Hot Topics, leaders from Washington’s Comprehensive Health Education Foundation explain the statewide plans to coordinate efforts to address adverse childhood experiences.
Making the Case for Foundational Public Health Services
June 24, 2014. In the June session of Hot Topics, Barry Kling, MSPH, explains an initiative in Washington State to secure sustainable public health funding.
Developmental Screening for All Children: Alaska’s Experience with Implementing Statewide the Ages and Stages Questionnaire Online
June 27, 2014. Presenters from Alaska share their experience implementing a coordinated statewide system to achieve universal developmental screening of children birth to five.
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.
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.
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.
The "Invincibles": Teens, Risk Taking, and the Role of Health Professionals
October 30, 2014. In this one-hour webinar, Carolyn McCarty, PhD, and Ashley Maliken, PhD, describe current research on the behavioral and neurological factors that contribute to vulnerability in adolescence.
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.
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.
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.
MOMCare: Collaborative Care for Perinatal Depression in Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Women
February 2, 2015. In this one-hour webinar, Nancy Grote, PhD, describes MOMCare, an 18-month collaborative care intervention to improve quality of care and depressive outcomes from before birth to one-year postpartum for socio-economically disadvantaged women with perinatal depression.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tools for Building a Learning Organization
October 16, 2015. In this one-hour webinar, Latrissa Lee Neiworth, Ed.D., MA Ed., describes how using the 5 Basic Disciplines of the Learning Organization will help leaders strengthen their teams and programs to deal with ongoing change.
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.
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.
The Safe Deliveries Roadmap: Improving Care for Mothers and Babies in the Pacific Northwest
December 8, 2015. In this maternal and child health webinar, Thomas Benedetti, MD, and Mara Zabari review the new Safe Deliveries Roadmap, a quality improvement plan for advancing prenatal care in the Pacific Northwest.
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.
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.
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.
Putting the Public Health Approach to Firearm Safety Into Action
March 29, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, national and state public health leaders discuss putting the public health approach to firearm safety into action.
Electronic Cigarettes: A Need for Action
March 18, 2016. In this Maternal and Child Health webinar, Kirsten Frandsen will review e-cigarettes, the truths behind industry messaging, how we can use lessons learned from working with Big Tobacco, and what public health partners are doing to protect the public.
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.
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.
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.
Health Equity in the Well Woman Exam
July 22, 2016. In the July MCH webinar, our presenters will highlight some barriers to obtaining well woman exams in special populations and ways they have addressed them.
Something to Smile About: Expanding Oral Health Services in Northwest Tribal Communities
August 23, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, Christina Peters, Native Dental Therapy Initiative Project Director at Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, speaks about the use of dental aides to expand oral health services in tribal communities.
Power to the People: Windstorm Impact and Response in Northern Idaho
September 27, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, representatives from the Coeur d’Alene tribe and Idaho’s Panhandle Health District discuss how they responded to a significant windstorm.
Sharing the Sandbox: New Evidence about Cross-jurisdictional Sharing for Local Public Health Services
October 18, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, speakers present new evidence and examples about cross-jurisdictional resource sharing among local public health jurisdictions.
Take the Data and Run: Applying New Training Survey Results in Your Organization
November 28, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, speakers share the results of NWCPHP's 2016 regional public health training needs assessment and discuss what one health department in Washington State is doing with the data.
The Learning Collaborative Approach to Quality Improvement and Medical Home Implementation
November 21, 2016. In this webinar, experts from Idaho discuss ways to implement medical home best practices and facilitate pediatric health care quality improvement.
Understanding and Preventing Childhood Deaths and Injuries
December 13, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, representatives from Public Health - Seattle & King County describe their work investigating and preventing childhood deaths through a multi-sector review team.
Public Health is Essential! Stories and Action for Rebuilding Washington’s Core Services
January 24, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, government affairs specialists discuss a statewide plan to build public support for funding essential public health services in Washington.
Expanding Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception in Washington’s North Sound
February 21, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, representatives from the North Sound Accountable Community of Health discuss unintended pregnancies and expanding contraception access in their area.
Behind the Wall: Public Health Outreach for Alaska’s Dads Who Are Incarcerated
March 27, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, Public Health Nurse Deborah Giedosh, EdD, shares how her team developed and delivered public health curriculum to support incarcerated dads in Alaska.
Climate Action in Oregon: New Resilience Plan for the Public Health System
April 18, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, Emily York, MPH, Oregon Health Authority, presents the state’s new climate resilience plan.
Drug Use and Dignity: Exploring the Potential for Supervised Consumption Sites in King County, Washington
May 23, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, members of the Seattle and King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force discuss implementing “supervised consumption sites” where people can safely use in the presence of a trained health professional.
Breastfeeding is Food Sovereignty
June 29, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, lactation consultant Camie Goldhammer reviews how communities of color are reclaiming breastfeeding as an indigenous food source.
Borders and Barriers: How Population Health Nurses Are Moving Upstream to Address Refugee Health in Oregon
July 25, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, Kristen Beiers-Jones, MN, reviews how population health nurses in Oregon are moving upstream to improve refugee health.
Marijuana Messages: Art and Media Strategies to Reach Priority Population Youth
August 22, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, prevention specialists discuss how they are using art and media projects to address marijuana-related health disparities in creative ways.
Big Data, Big Headache?: How Non-Statisticians Can Approach and Use Data for Performance Management
September 26, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, Policy Administrator Stefan Johansson discusses using data to drive performance in Wyoming state government.
Change Management Principles for Public Health Modernization
October 24, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, Public Health Director Dawn Emerick describes how a local health department in Oregon used change management principles to restructure in advance of the state’s modernization efforts.
Connecting Brain and Social Development to Injury Prevention
November 28, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, Karyn Brownson, MSW, explores the latest research linking brain and social development with injury prevention.
Messaging Health Equity to Decision-makers
December 20, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, Jennifer Messenger Heilbronner shares strategies for messaging health equity to decision-makers.