Skip to main content
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

Connecting Work to Wellness

September 29, 2020

In the September session of Hot Topics in Practice, representatives from Connect to Wellness discuss the program’s unique model for supporting evidence-based health promotion in small worksites, which are the vast majority of US worksites.

Register today to learn about a collaborative model for public health and private enterprise to address health equity.

Previous Sessions

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

November 20, 2012

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

Screenshot of webinar slides.
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.

Screenshot of webinar slides.
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.

Screenshot of webinar slides.
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.

Screenshot of webinar slides.
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.

Screenshot of webinar slides.
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.
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.

Screenshot of webinar slides.
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.

Screenshot of webinar slides.
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.

Screenshot of webinar slides.
May 10, 2011

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Guila Muir, MEd provides the absolute essential skills to make your next meeting shorter, more productive, and maybe even fun.

Screenshot of webinar slides.
November 23, 2010

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Marlene Mason, from Seattle-based MarMason Consulting, talks about the current QI activities being conducted in health departments across the United States and the link between QI and public health accreditation standards.

Screenshot of webinar slides.
July 20, 2010

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, we look at how public health can decrease health inequities by reducing chronic disease through community-based prevention.

Screenshot of webinar slides.
February 17, 2009

In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Nancy Duarte, Principal of Duarte Design, covers foundational presentation design principles from the book slide:ology.

Screenshot of webinar slides.