June 29, 2017. In the June session of Hot Topics in Practice, the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute and the University of Washington Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health welcome lactation consultant Camie Goldhammer to discuss how communities of color, especially Native American communities, are reclaiming breastfeeding as an indigenous food source.

Learning Objectives

  • Review how breastfeeding was historically discouraged among communities of color and the barriers that created.
  • List three benefits of breastfeeding as noted in the scientific literature.
  • Review how public health professionals from across many disciplines and departments can support breastfeeding through their work.

May 23, 2017. In the May session of Hot Topics in Practice, members of the Seattle and King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force discuss implementing “supervised consumption sites” to address the health and social harms of substances.

Learning Objectives

  • List the eight recommendations made by the Seattle and King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force.
  • Describe the evidence supporting supervised consumption sites as an effective harm reduction and public health intervention.
  • Discuss common community concerns about supervised consumption sites and how to address them.

April 18, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, Emily York, MPH, Oregon Health Authority, presents the state’s new climate resilience plan, which includes an all-hazards approach and action-oriented strategies at the state and local levels.

Learning Objectives

  • List elements of the Oregon Climate Resilience Plan for the public health system.
  • List and describe recommended climate change strategies that emerged from the statewide stakeholder engagement process.
  • List three examples of how Oregon's public health sector is taking climate action at the state and local levels.

March 27, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, Public Health Nurse Deborah Giedosh, EdD, shares how her team developed and delivered public health curriculum to support incarcerated dads in Alaska.

Learning Objectives

  • What biases might you or your organization have in dealing with incarcerated populations?
  • What are potential challenges for public health nurses bringing educational outreach to correctional facilities?
  • Consider how a similar prison-based health education program could work in your community.

February 21, 2017. In this one-hour presentation, the speakers will summarize the state of reproductive health issues at the national level, review the science about unintended pregnancies and health disparities, and describe effective forms of birth control.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Washington State’s Accountable Communities of Health in general, and the North Sound Accountable Community of Health in particular.
  • List three challenges an unintended pregnancy creates.
  • Identify effective forms of contraception.
  • Summarize one success and one lesson learned from the North Sound Accountable Community of Health’s Long-Acting Reversible Contraception project.

January 24, 2017. In this one-hour webinar, government affairs specialists discuss a statewide plan to build public support for funding essential public health services in Washington State.

Learning Objectives

  • List three elements of the foundational public health services funding proposal being considered by the Washington State Legislature.
  • Review how to talk about core public health services in compelling ways to those who are not familiar with them.
  • Identify two ways to educate decision-makers and other stakeholders on the importance of public health in local communities.

December 13, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, representatives from Public Health - Seattle & King County describe their work investigating and preventing childhood deaths through a multi-sector review team.

November 28, 2016. In this one hour webinar, speakers share the results of NWCPHP's 2016 regional public health training needs assessment and discuss how one health department in Washington State is acting on the data.

October 18, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, speakers present new evidence and examples about cross-jurisdictional resource sharing among local public health jurisdictions.

September 27, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, representatives from the Coeur d’Alene tribe and Idaho’s Panhandle Health District discuss how they responded to a significant windstorm.

August 4, 2016. In the August session of Hot Topics in Practice, Christina Peters speaks about the use of dental aides to expand oral health services in tribal communities.

June 21, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, Jim Krieger, MD, MPH reviews scientific evidence about the rise in sugar consumption, emphasizing how these data are guiding many of the currently proposed reforms to our policies, food systems, and retail environments. He also discusses which prevention strategies can yield the most health care savings and which ones are gaining ground around the U.S.

May 17, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, leaders from Washington State discuss what Zika preparedness means for the region's public health and emergency management systems.

April 19, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, Brendon Haggerty reviews Oregon’s state and local efforts to address the health impacts of climate change in the Northwest.

March 29, 2016. In this one-hour webinar, national and state public health leaders discuss putting the public health approach to firearm safety into action.