June 5, 2018
Photograph of a satellite dish that has been destroyed by high winds.

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Maria Levis, CEO of Impactivo, reviews how her team deployed creative communication strategies to address public health issues in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

During September 2017, the winds from Hurricane Irma and Maria damaged power lines and roads throughout the Caribbean Islands, leaving many communities in Puerto Rico without electricity, fuel, food, water, and medications. In the June session of Hot Topics in Practice, Maria Levis, CEO of Impactivo, reviews how her team helped implement a public health media campaign in the wake of these storms to keep people healthy and connected under such severe conditions.

In this one-hour webinar, Levis will explain how her organization worked with government agencies, clinics, community coalitions, and the Region 2 Public Health Training Center to disseminate information and deploy just-in-time training in many of the most damaged areas. She will cover resourceful communication strategies to address common disaster issues like pharmaceutical distribution, clean water supplies, and animal control when communities do not have electricity.

Register today to learn how to build creative and durable communication strategies for emergencies.

Public Health Communications for Hurricane Maria Response

Date: June 27, 2018, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; communication specialists; emergency planners and response teams; community coalitions


Maria Levis, MPH, MPA, PCMH-CCE, CEO of Impactivo

About Hot Topics in Practice

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice