Access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, including abortion, is key to a person’s well-being. On June 24th, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, which has implications for federally protected abortion access and state laws that are aimed at limiting abortion access.

The July session of Hot Topics in Practice will share why abortion access is a public health issue and how Washington state has addressed it through a public health framework.


Cynthia Harris (she/her)
Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Manager and Title X Project Director
Washington State Department of Health

Rizza Cea (she/her), DNP, MA, CNM, ARNP
Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Clinical Consultant and Title X Medical Director
Washington State Department of 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, July 26, 2022, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT