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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Hot Topics in Practice

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.

Next Session

Trauma-Informed Change Management

April 27, 2021

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.

Previous Sessions

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

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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April 28, 2020

This one-hour Hot Topics webinar reviews a unique community partnership for addressing the COVID-19 response.

March 31, 2020

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Claire Tollefsen, Digital Media Specialist for the Oregon Health Authority, shares strategies for addressing trending topics on social media.

February 27, 2020

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, two attorneys explore the legal and ethical issues related to public health data use.

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January 28, 2020

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, two leaders from Idaho review why local public health agencies should be involved in mental and behavioral health issues and the role they can play in rural suicide prevention.

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