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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

Public Health, This is Your Shot!

January 26, 2021

The January session of Hot Topics in Practice will review the nuances of local governance in Washington state to better understand the financial, political, and cultural factors that influence local public health oversight. 

Register today to learn about working more effectively with elected officials to build stronger public health systems. Public health, this is your shot!

Previous Sessions

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

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.

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February 19, 2013

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 21, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Jim Reid, MPA, presents a framework for collaborative negotiations and discusses how to reduce conflict and create agreements that meet the mutual needs of all parties.

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January 10, 2012

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Joplin Police Chief, Lane Roberts, discusses the details and decisions that made this a successful coordinated response between state and local emergency management staff.

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November 29, 2011

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, you will learn how emerging evidence shows that quality improvement is truly making a difference and leading to improvements in health outcomes.

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