Hot Topics in Preparedness is sponsored by NWCPHP to provide an authoritative hour-long forum each month for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community. We focus on the six states in our region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming) and the tribal health units (coordinated through the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board).
Public health professionals can log into the live, online forum at no cost to listen to the presentation and actively ask questions. Archived sessions are available on CD upon request.
ARCHIVED SESSIONS FROM 2005:
1. Maintaining Business Continuity After a Public Health Disaster - Gene Matthews, J.D.
December 20, 2005
2. Updates on Influenza and SARS - Jeff Duchin, M.D., John Kobayashi, M.D., M.P.H.
November 8, 2005
3. Preparedness and Response Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina - Chris Sanford, M.D., Cynthia Smith, R.N.
November 1, 2005
4. Stories from the Field: How Preparedness Resources Improve Local Public Health - Stephanie Nelson, R.N., M.S.N., Brigid O'Connor, R.N., P.H.N., Doug Moore, M.D., M.P.H.
October 18, 2005
5. Stories from the Field: Mass Vaccination Exercise in Kodiak, AK - Ruth-Anne O'Gorman, P.H.N., R.N./B.S.N., Darsha Spalinger, R.N./B.S.N.
September 13, 2005
6. From Standards to Improvement: Steps to Managing Effective Public Health Organizations - Laura B. Landrum, M.U.P.P.
August 11, 2005
7. Syndromic Surveillance: Urban and Rural Approaches - Nicola Marsden-Haug, M.P.H., Bryant Thomas Karras, M.D., Scott Lindquist, M.D., M.P.H., Bill Lober, M.D., M.S.
July 28, 2005
8. Collaborative Leadership for Better Preparedness - Betty Bekemeier, M.P.H., M.S.N.
June 30, 2005
9. Using Tabletop Exercises - Carl Osaki, R.S., M.S.P.H.
April 26, 2005
10. Medical Consequences of Chemical Weapons of Opportunity - Thomas G. Martin, M.D., M.P.H.
March 25, 2005
11. Tsunamis: Implications for Public Health Preparedness in the Northwest - Mark Oberle, M.D., M.P.H., Harold Mofjeld, Ph.D.
February 14, 2005
12. Applying the Principles of Quality Improvement to Public Health Preparedness - Casey Milne, Tom Milne
January 20, 2005