The April session of Hot Topics in Practice will consider themes known to have a negative impact on the occupational health of workers, including gender bias, stigma, and feeling unsafe at work. Drawing on research conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic with workers in various fields, including emergency medical technicians, sheet metal workers, app-based drivers, and maritime workers, the presentation will consider lessons that could be applied to improve the well-being of public health workers.

During this hour-long webinar, Dr. Marissa Baker and Lily Monsey will present the benefits of organizational and systems-level interventions, including mentorship, organizational policies, workplace practices and more. The presenters will emphasize connecting methods and research with practice as well as utilizing worker feedback when implementing interventions to improve the mental health of workers.

Register today to learn about  mental health interventions for the public health workforce.


Marissa Baker, PhD.
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington
Deputy Director, Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety

Lily Monsey, BA
Research Coordinator, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington

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 25, 2023, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT