One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, public health organizations are still responding to this prolonged crisis, which has impacted—and sometimes traumatized—each member of the workforce in unique ways.

The April session of Hot Topics in Practice, which will be the series’ 200th episode, considers how public health organizations can navigate change in the face of disclosed or undisclosed trauma experienced by staff. The presentation will cover three critical stages of change, how to identify and prevent risks and barriers associated with change initiatives, and how to identify and manage trauma throughout the change lifecycle.

Leading dynamic organizations through any type of change is difficult, and it’s even harder when employees are experiencing high levels of emotional distress. Register today to learn strategies for leading transformational change during trying times.

In conjunction with the Hot Topics in Practice 200th episode anniversary, NWCPHP is releasing a new resource to help workforce specialists and educators develop effective, engaging, and inclusive webinars for public health learning. Join this session for a sneak preview of the toolkit.

Presenter: Dawn Emerick, Ed.D., Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner & Consultant

These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Event Date/Time: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT