In the May session of Hot Topics in Practice, leaders from Washington State discuss what Zika preparedness means for the region's public health and emergency management systems.
Although Zika virus is not an endemic threat in the Pacific Northwest, its presence shines a light on the vulnerabilities of public health prevention and response systems; many communities affected by Zika are under-resourced to respond.
In the May session of Hot Topics in Practice, state and local public health leaders from Washington State discuss what Zika preparedness means for the region. Presenters will review the latest science and prevention guidance, and use the response to Zika as an example of foundational public health services – services that people rely on government to provide, that are needed everywhere in order to be effective anywhere.
Register today to learn about sustainable approaches for public health and emergency preparedness.
Date: May 17, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners; Leaders and managers in emergency preparedness and response
Jeffrey Duchin, MD, Health Officer of Public Health - Seattle & King County
Marie Flake, MPH, Washington State Department of Health
About Hot Topics in Practice
Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss issues affecting public health practice.