february, 2019

26feb12:00 pm1:00 pmA Public Health Approach to the Opioid Crisis - Hot Topics in Practice Event Organized By: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice Event Type:WebinarIn-person or Online:Online

Event Details

Public health agencies play a key role in preventing opioid misuse and addiction. In the February session of Hot Topics in Practice, Mike Fraser, CEO of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, will review how public health professionals can take a lead in addressing the root causes of this crisis.

This one-hour webinar is the second session in a two-part series exploring how leaders can use systems thinking to understand and find new solutions to complex problems. The presentation will highlight opportunities for public health agencies to bring epidemiological expertise and a systems perspective to addiction prevention efforts in their communities. Fraser will also share a comprehensive, cross-sector approach to substance misuse and addiction for adaptation at state and local levels.

Register today to learn upstream strategies for preventing opioid misuse. For more information, watch part one of the series.


Speaker slides are posted on our website the morning of the webinar. Each session is recorded and made available by the next day. Audio is available through computer or by phone. Due to differences in internet quality at viewers’ locations, we cannot guarantee that computer audio will be smooth and continuous. If the audio cuts out and is distracting, please call in on the provided phone line instead.

Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar hosted by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Guest speakers from local, state, tribal, and national organizations present on current issues affecting public health practice.



(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm