July 2, 2019

The July session of Hot Topics in Practice explores how comics can be used for creative public health messaging.

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June 4, 2019

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Dr. Alan Melnick describes how Clark County Public Health in Washington State responded to a recent measles outbreak.

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May 2, 2019

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Adrian Dominguez, MS, Scientific Director for the Urban Indian Health Institute, explores working with small data sets to better understand health issues.

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April 2, 2019

In the April session of Hot Topics in Practice, Hilary Godwin, PhD, Dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health, discusses how we can address homelessness with new messages and interventions.

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Image credit: David J. Lee

March 11, 2019

Each year, the Northwest Public Health Training Center funds student public health projects. Meagan Brown, a recipient of funding during the 2017–18 school year, describes her evaluation project on food insecurity with the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.

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Photograph of a woman holding a bag of produce at a farmers market stall.

Photo by Naomi Ishisaka, on behalf of the City of Seattle. 

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.

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March 4, 2019

Through the Local Health Jurisdiction Transition Learning Lab, a joint project of NWCPHP and PHI, public health leaders from across the country gathered in Seattle for a two-day meeting to explore strategies for transitioning their health departments from direct clinical services to population health.

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Participants in the 2018–19 Learning Lab.

February 5, 2019

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Mike Fraser, CEO of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, reviews how public health professionals can take a lead in preventing opioid misuse.

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January 8, 2019

In the January session of Hot Topics in Practice, Mary Kay Chess explores the use of systems thinking for understanding and resolving difficult problems.

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December 3, 2018

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, David Farrer, MS, PhD, reviews how his colleagues addressed community concerns after high levels of arsenic and cadmium were detected in a Portland neighborhood.

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