As alcohol and drugs continue to be a growing problem in the United States, how can those working to advance the issue help shift the national dialogue to better focus on solutions?

The November session of Hot Topics in Practice will explore how the way we talk about alcohol, drugs, and addiction is crucial to answering this question. The one-hour webinar will review framing principles for those communicating about alcohol and drugs to help practitioners, journalists, advocates, and other communicators tell a new story about this urgent and timely issue.


Marion Ceraso, MHS, MA
Associate Professor of Practice
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University

Liana B. Winett, DrPH, MPH, MCHES
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Community Engagement, Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University-Portland State University School of Public Health

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, November 16, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST