Understanding the factors that support public health staff to become more aware of, confident in, and committed to advancing health equity is a critical part of strengthening the public health workforce. This month’s Hot Topics in Practice succeeds PH WINS for the Future: Understanding the Strengths and Needs of Rural Public Health which aired January 2023.

In this hour-long webinar, Paula Kett, PhD, MPH, RN, a research scientist at the University of Washington’s Center for Health Workforce Studies, and Dany Zemmel, MPH, the Training and Engagement Manager at the Region V Public Health Training Center, will focus on the components of public health practice that are important for health equity competencies. They will also discuss recommendations to improve workforce development and training, such as explicit naming of the effects of structural racism, application of new concepts, and skill development. These skill areas include identifying, influencing, and implementing policies, community engagement, and cross-sector partnership building.

Register today to learn more about this study and the factors associated with advancing health equity competencies among public health staff.


Paula Kett, PhD, MPH, RN
Research Scientist, Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine

Dany Zemmel, MPH
Training and Engagement Manager, Region V Public Health Training Center

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, February 27, 2024, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST