March 5, 2019

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Marni Kuyl, MS, RN, explains how Washington County Public Health in Oregon reduced their clinical services to focus more on primary prevention.

When and how should health departments reduce their clinical services and focus more on policy and other areas of primary prevention? In the March session of Hot Topics in Practice, Marni Kuyl, MS, RN, shares how Washington County Public Health in Oregon used change management techniques to approach these complex questions.

In this one-hour webinar, Kuyl explains how her large health department decided that closing their clinics and transitioning services for sexually transmitted infections, family planning, and immunizations to local health centers would better promote health equity. She will discuss lessons learned about strategies at critical planning and implementation stages, including identifying organizational values, assessing community readiness, communicating to stakeholders, and addressing staffing changes. She will also share strategies for evaluating this type of large organizational change.

Register today to learn about one health department’s journey to improving population health. 

Transitioning to Population Health Services

Date: March 26, 2019, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; federally qualified health center administrators and staff 


Marni Kuyl, MS, RN, Health and Human Services Director, Washington County, Oregon

About Hot Topics in Practice

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