March 12, 2020

The Seattle Times featured an op-ed by NWCPHP Director supporting increased public health funding in the wake of the emerging COVID-19 outbreak.

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NWCPHP Director Betty Bekemeier (Photo: Stephen Brashear)

March 10, 2020

The next session of Hot Topics in Practice reviews strategies for addressing trending topics, like coronavirus, on social media.

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March 4, 2020

NWCPHP has a variety of no-cost training resources for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Updated October 6, 2021

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Image courtesy CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS

February 4, 2020

The next session of Hot Topics in Practice considers legal and ethical issues related to public health data use.

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January 21, 2020

NWCPHP Director Betty Bekemeier and colleagues at the Public Health Institute recently published an article that provides evidence for helping local health departments with Public Health 3.0.

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Faculty and scholars in the 2019 Learning Lab.

January 13, 2020

Lillian Anderson, a recipient of student funding during the 2018–19 school year, describes her project with the Oregon State Grange.

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Lillian Anderson, MPH graduate from Oregon State University.

January 6, 2020

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, leaders from Idaho discuss why local public health agencies should be involved in mental and behavioral health issues and the role they can play in rural suicide prevention.

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December 3, 2019

The next session of Hot Topics in Practice, reviews vaping-related products, health impacts, and prevention efforts underway in Washington State.

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November 21, 2019

Nicole (Nikki) Dettmar recently joined the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) from the University of Washington Libraries.

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Nicole (Nikki) Dettmar, MSIS, MS
November 4, 2019

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, two communication specialists share their strategies and inspiration for using data to tell compelling public health stories.

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