April 6, 2021
Photograph of a person wearing a medical mask resting their head on a desk in front of a computer.

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, public health organizations are still responding to this prolonged crisis, which has impacted—and sometimes traumatized—each member of the workforce in unique ways.

The April session of Hot Topics in Practice, which will be the series’ 200th episode, considers how public health organizations can navigate change in the face of disclosed or undisclosed trauma experienced by staff. The presentation will cover three critical stages of change, how to identify and prevent risks and barriers associated with change initiatives, and how to identify and manage trauma throughout the change lifecycle.

Leading dynamic organizations through any type of change is difficult, and it’s even harder when employees are experiencing high levels of emotional distress. Register today to learn strategies for leading transformational change during trying times.

In conjunction with the Hot Topics in Practice 200th episode anniversary, NWCPHP is releasing a new resource to help workforce specialists and educators develop effective, engaging, and inclusive webinars for public health learning. Join this session for a sneak preview of the toolkit.

Trauma-Informed Change Management

Date: April 27, 2021, noon to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; Health and Human Service Administrators; care coordination organizations


Dawn Emerick, Ed.D., Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner & Consultant


About Hot Topics in Practice

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

Up to 1 CPH recertification credit may be earned by viewing this webinar. Visit the National Board of Public Health Examiners to learn more.