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

Each month guest speakers from local, state, tribal, and national public health organizations present and take questions from the audience. Hot Topics is moderated by Allene Mares.

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Building Inclusive Data Visualizations

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December 14, 2021

This Hot Topics webinar reviews tips for developing more inclusive data practices that better represent the people behind the numbers.

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Previous Sessions

Below you may browse previous Hot Topics webinar sessions. All are available for viewing in PH LearnLink free of charge.

November 16, 2021

This Hot Topics webinar explores the principles of communication framing to reduce the stigma of substance use and addiction.

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October 26, 2021

This Hot Topics webinar considers strategies for preventing firearm injury in older adults with cognitive impairments.

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May 27, 2021

This Hot Topics webinar considers successful strategies for COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Alaska.

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April 27, 2021

This Hot Topics webinar considers how public health organizations can navigate change in the face of disclosed or undisclosed trauma experienced by staff.

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March 30, 2021

This Hot Topics webinar reviews strategies and policy approaches for preventing adolescent intimate partner violence.

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February 23, 2021

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, reviews how the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department applied a racial equity lens to their existing health equity work.

January 26, 2021

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, reviews the nuances of local governance in Washington state to better understand the financial, political, and cultural factors that influence local public health oversight.

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December 15, 2020

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, considers how to frame vaccine issues and promote responsible media coverage.

November 23, 2020

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, reviews how to manage false and misleading information.

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October 27, 2020

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, explores strategies for building trust and confidence in local public health.

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September 29, 2020

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, reviews how health departments can partner with businesses on prevention and health promotion.

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August 31, 2020

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, reviews the investments needed to build a modern public health system.

July 29, 2020

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, explores equity-focused leadership skills for the COVID-19 crisis.

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June 30, 2020

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, explores the root causes of COVID-19 health inequities.

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May 27, 2020

This one-hour Hot Topics webinar explores how mentoring is an important tool for developing leaders and building more equitable public health organizations.

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