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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.

June 25, 2013

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Paul Kuehnert tells how the Kane County Health Department implemented a strategic, organizational response to the 2008 recession and fortified the agency for long-term growth and sustainability.

May 21, 2013

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Michael Kinzer and Gerry Croteau discuss safety standards to reduce lead exposure at firing ranges.

Photograph of lead pellets.
April 30, 2013

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Stephen Orton discusses why business planning is important for the future of public health.

Graphic of a woman drawing a diagram of a business plan on a whiteboard.
March 19, 2013

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, members of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association discuss strategies for better integrating public health and primary care.

Graphic of two roads, one labeled "Public Health," one labeled "Primary Care" converging into a larger road labeled "Improved Community Health."
February 19, 2013

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, communications specialists from Washington State explore strategies for communicating public health messages.

Graphic of a women with several thought bubbles, "H1N1," "flu vaccine," "be prepared."
January 15, 2013

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, representatives from state and local health jurisdictions deconstruct their decision-making processes to activate Incident Command, respond to emergencies, and ensure business continuity.

Photograph of a man in a vest reading Incident Commander looking at a flooded road.
December 18, 2012 to December 18, 2018

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jean O’Connor, JD, DrPH, discusses the origins and progress of the movement toward coordinated care organizations (CCOs) in Oregon.

Graphic of figures standing on puzzle pieces.
November 20, 2012

This one-hour Hot Topics webinar reviews coal’s life cycle and discusses how it adversely influences human and environmental health.

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October 23, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we discuss how leaders can strategically respond to financial challenges and shifting responsibilities in public health.

Graphic of a red question mark among a large number of white dollar signs.
September 18, 2012

This one-hour Hot Topics webinar discusses how a sense of connectedness can help community health and is a critical influence on the future of public health practice.

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August 14, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Susan Allan, MD, JD, MPH, provides a practical perspective for working effectively with public health law and legal counsel.

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July 31, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, a panel of public health leaders share their perspectives on declaring and responding to the pertussis epidemic.

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June 12, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Amalia Leighton, PE, Civil Engineer and Planner, explains comprehensive plans and incorporating health into their development.

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May 8, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, staff from Clark County Washington discuss lessons learned from implementing an Emergency Community Notification System (ECNS).

March 20, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jeffrey Levi, PhD provides an update on the technical aspects of the reform and why public health practitioners can be hopeful about the changes.

Screenshot of webinar slides.