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Hobby Lobby and Access to Care: Implications of the Supreme Court Decision

Thursday, July 31, 2014

2-3 p.m. EDT

The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision affects the health of women and families across the country. In this free webinar, the National Health Law Program will describe the scope of the decision and what it means for public health, access to contraception and the Affordable Care Act.

Register today!

Closed captioning will be available.

All of the archived webinars are free of charge to view

Intersecting Faith & Health: Transforming Congregations and Communities

June 10, 2014
This webinar hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People explored the intersections of faith and health. 

Leading Through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity

This webinar featured the free online health reform planning tool, "Leading Through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity."

Slides and recording from the May 29, 2014 webinar
Transcription of the webinar (PDF)

Environmental Health and Community Health Benefits: Moving Upstream to Prevent Harm

Julie Trocchio, seniord director for Community Benefit and Continuing Care at the Catholic Health Association, dispels myths, highlights opportunities and shares some initial lessons learned in the first round of community health needs assessments completed by Catholic Health Association hospitals.

Slides and recording from the May 27, 2014 webinar

Food Justice, Obesity and the Social Determinants of Health

Slides and recording from the April 10, 2014 webinar

Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar on Oral Health
January 23, 2014

The webinar includes a roundtable discussion on the importance of oral health and strategies and resources to effectively address oral health.

Making Connections for a Healthier Iowa: Your Place at the Table
Healthy kids are better prepared to learn, a healthy workforce is more productive, and healthy communities thrive. Yet we know that much of what contributes to the health of our communities is affected by sectors other than public health and health care.

Slides and recording from the November 26, 2013 webinar

M.E.S.S. in the Congregations!: A Smoke-Screen for Faith-Based Organizations
In this webinar, South Carolina Public Health Association highlighted a faith-based initiative embracing tobacco-free living. This webinar showed how to use the Mothers Eliminating Secondhand Smoke Project, known as MESS, to engage faith communities to address secondhand smoke and tobacco use.

Slides and recording from November 26, 2013 webinar

Healthy Lifestyle Referral and Resource Interventions in Primary Care
This webinar highlighted work that Minnesota CTG and the Minnesota Public Health Department are doing to strengthen community-clinic connections that increase referrals to community-based prevention resources.

Slides and recording from the November 25, 2013 webinar

Smoke-free Environments Training for Childcare Providers
This webinar provided a comprehensive training and information on a toolkit on creating smoke-free environments and policy for childcare providers.

Slides and recording from the November 25, 2013 webinar


It Starts With Community: Vermont Perspectives on Healthy Community Design
This webinar highlighted Vermont's approach to improving the health of communities at the local level.

Slides and recording from the November 22, 2013 webinar

What is Healthy Community Design?
Healthy Community Design Case Studies

Oklahoma Health and Wellness: Then & Now
This webinar showcased the four Oklahoma Community Transformation Grantees: Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation, Little Dixie Community Action Agency Inc., Indian National Council of Government Area Agency on Aging and Oklahoma City-County Health Department.

Slides and recording from the November 21, 2013 webinar

A Tale of Three Projects: How Three State Agencies are Promoting Active Living in Massachusetts
This webinar featured the stories of three Massachusetts agencies that are shifting the paradigm by incorporating health goals into their strategic planning and business practices and policies.

Slides and recording from the November 18, 2013 webinar

Establishing Tobacco-Free Worksites: The Austin, Texas, Success Story
Philip Huang, MD, MPH, medical director for Austin-Travis County Health and Human Services, has helped promote and implement tobacco-free worksite policies with local employers through the Austin Mayor's Health and Fitness Council. He has also worked to help promote the national CEO Gold Standard on Cancer, which requires a 100 percent tobacco-free campus policy. Dr. Huang outlined the key strategies and best practices to achieve this success in Austin, Texas. 

Slides from the November 14, 2013 webinar


Policy Evaluation Tools for Injury and Violence Prevention
In this webinar, presenters discussed policy evaluation tools that can be used to assist with integrating policy into public health prevention efforts. Participants were also exposed to state-level approaches to policy evaluation as showcased by experiences from Nebraska and Ohio.

Slides and recording from the November 12, 2013 webinar

Sara Patterson's presentation (PDF)
Donovan Newton's presentation (PDF)
Mighty Fine's presentation (PDF)

Peg Ogea-Ginsburg's presentation. (PDF)
Cameron McNamee's presentation (PDF)

Making a Plan: Partnerships for Transforming Community Health through City Planning

How the Community Transformation Grant program has supported and encouraged these efforts in Austin, while in Baltimore, the city's mayor has pushed inter-departmental partnerships. This webinar was offered by the American Planning Association and APHA.

Slides and recording from the September 27, 2013 webinar

Philip Huang's presentation (pdf).
Carol Haywood's presentation (pdf).
Oxiris Barbot and Tom Stosur's presentation (pdf).

Pregnancy and
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Update
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discuss the epidemiology of the most prevalent STDs in young women, the adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes associated with these STDs and their prevention. Findings from a recent assessment of prenatal STD testing coverage in the United States is also described.

Slides and recording from the September 18, 2013 webinar.
Slides only (PDF)

ACA delivery reforms and public health: What’s the connection?
In this webinar, national experts provide an introduction to key delivery reform concepts and an overview of their connection to public health. Health department leaders then provide examples of how these efforts are moving forward in their states and counties, and how their public health systems are involved and affected.

Slides and recording from the September 17, 2013 webinar
Slides only (PDF)

How AIDS (almost) stopped teen pregnancy in the U.S.: So where do we go from here?
This webinar describes how the AIDS epidemic influenced teen fertility in the U.S. It also describes how school-based health centers have played a strategic role in teen access to health, promoting services and information, including those associated with sexual health, and have had a favorable impact on high school graduation.
Slides and recording from the September 12, 2013 webinar.

Slides only (PDF)

Tracking Webinar Series - Part III: How Environmental Public Health Tracking Assists in Providing Safe Community Water
This is the last in a three-part series of Environmental Public Health Tracking Program webinars.

Slides and recording from the August 8, 2013 webinar

Slides only (PDF)

Healthy Communities: Neighborhood Planning through a Health Equity Lens
This webinar featured stories of successful collaboration between public health and planning in Seattle and Fort Worth, Texas, and demonstrated the positive impact attention to health equity has in neighborhood planning.

Slides and recording from the July 18, 2013 webinar

Beth Althshuler's Presentation (PDF)David Goldberg's Presentation (PDF)

Eric Fladager's Presentation (PDF)

Lou Brewer's Presentation (PDF)

Tracking Webinar Series - Part II: Incorporating Environmental Public Health Tracking into Health Impact Assessments
This is the second in a three-part series of Environmental Public Health Tracking Program webinars.

Slides and recording from the June 27, 2013 webinar

Slides only (PDF)

Affordable Care Act implementation one year post-decision: Medicaid expansion, preventive services, and public health implications
This webinar is intended to answer questions the public health community may have about these important but complex implementation issu

Slides and recording from the June 26, 2013 webinarSlides only 

Beating the Heat: Preparing for Extreme Heat Events at the State and Local Level
In this first of a two part webinar series, the CDC discussed ways state and local health departments can be prepared for the coming extreme heat season and highlighted available extreme heat products that can be used for various audiences.

Audio from the May 23, 2013 webinar.

Tracking Webinar Series – Part I: Successfully Integrating Environmental Public Health Tracking and Environmental Health Assessments.
In this first of a three-part webinar series, the Florida Department of Health described its use of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network as an integral component of conducting community-based environmental health assessments.

Slides and recording from the May 14, 2013 webinar
Transcript (Word)

Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health

This webinar featured two counties that have taken different approaches to changing the built environment around them in order to improve the health of their communities.

Slides and recording from May 9, 2013 webinar.
Recording only (MP3) Slides only (PDF)
Transcript (Word)

Evaluating Legislation Impact: The Maryland Public Health Dental Hygiene Act

This webinar featured Harry Goodman, DMD, MPH, director of the Office Oral Health, who gave an overview of the law; Deborah Levy, MS, founder of SuccessLinks, LLC and evaluation consultant who discussed the evaluation and Sue Camardese, RDH, MS, the public health dental hygienist at Chase Brexton Health Services in Columbia, Maryland, who spoke about how the law has affected their dental program.

Slides and recording from April 9, 2013 webinar.
Recording only (MP3) Slides only (PDF) Transcript  (Word)
Notes from the Q&A period (PDF)

Affordable, Healthy Food = Good Public Health:
Promising Practices and Systems Change Strategies to Improve Access to Healthy Food

Slides and recording from the September 28, 2012 webinar.

Collaboration Multiplier: Maximizing the Power of Partnership to Achieve Healthy Communities
This webinar, hosted by APHA and Prevention Institute, instructs community stakeholders and decision makers how to utilize Collaboration Multiplier, a framework and tool to delineate potential roles and identify opportunities for diverse partners to work towards the goal of achieving healthier communities.

Slides and recording from the April 5, 2012 (WMV) Slides only (PDF) and Notes from the Q&A period (PDF)

The Supreme Court's Decision on the Affordable Care Act: Implications for Prevention and Public Health
This webinar was sponsored by APHA, the Public Health Institute, the Prevention Institute, Trust for America's Health and PolicyLink. For more information and resources, visit our health reform pages.

Slides and recording from the July 5, 2012 webinar. Slides only (PDF) Transcript (Word)

Public health and transportation professionals have the opportunity to view three archived webinar series that cover how transportation systems impact health in diverse communities across the nation and highlight innovative state and local programs that leverage opportunities in transportation that benefit health.

2012 APHA and Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center three-part webinar series on active transportation and health

Webinar 3: "How public health professionals are supporting trails and walking programs" (Nov. 13, 2012)

Webinar 2: "Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Using walking and bicycling as ways to promote public health" (Sept. 19, 2012)

Webinar 1: "Using Health Impact Assessments to connect bicycle and pedestrian safety and health" (July 24, 2012)

2012 APHA webinar series: Health and equity in transportation: promising methods and modes to improve health outcomes

Webinar 3: "What Health Impact Assessments Can Do for Health Inequities" (August 22, 2012)

Alyssa Auvinen's presentation (PDF)

Karen Nikolai's presentation

Webinar 2: "What Role Injury Prevention Plays in Transportation" (July 11, 2012)

Phyllis Agran's presentation (pdf).
Robert Foss' presentation (pdf).

Webinar 1: "What Public Transit Means for Public Health" (June 13, 2012)

Susan Polan's presentation (pdf).
Brian Cole's presentation (pdf).
Tracy Buck's presentation (pdf).

2011 APHA webinar series: What healthy communities need from their transportation networks

Webinar 4: "Preventing Roadway Fatalities and Injuries" (April 5, 2011)

Linda Degutis' presentation (PDF)

Sandra Viera's presentation (PDF)

Russell Henk's presentation (PDF)

Webinar 3: "Health Impact Assessments in Transportation" (March 15, 2011)

Jonathan Heller's presentation (PDF)

Megan Wier's presentation (PDF)

Heidi Guenin's presentation (PDF)

Webinar 2: "The Health Benefits from Active Transportation" (Feb. 15, 2011)

Jeffrey Miller's presentation (PDF)

Amanda Woodall's presentation (PDF)

David Godfrey's presentation (PDF)

Webinar 1: "Community Health and Transportation Planning" (Jan. 18, 2011)

Andrew Dannenberg's presentation (PDF)

Leslie Meehan's presentation (PDF)

Jean Armbruster's presentation (PDF)

Health and Transportation Toolkit Webinar

Slides and recording from the May 31, 2011 webinar.
Susan Polan's presentation (PDF)

Jamie Rayman's presentation (PDF)

Joel Finkelstein's presentation (PDF)

Climate change 
hese sessions brought together experts in the field of climate change to discuss topics such as climate science, health risk communication, adaptation strategies and more.

Download the Climate Change Guidebook.

"Mastering the Public Health Role" webinars on accomplishments, challenges and promising opportunities around climate change and public health policy and practice.

Session 1: "A Look at Climate Change Policy and Practice in the Public Health Sector" (Feb. 24, 2012)

Georges Benjamin's presentation (PDF)

Christopher Portier's presentation (PDF)

Session 2: "A Look at the Health Costs of Climate Change and Co-Benefits of Climate Action" (May 16, 2012)

Kim Knowlton's presentation (PDF)

Richard Jackson's presentation (PDF)

2012 APHA webinar series on the drought implications of climate change: "When Every Drop Counts"

In 2012, the U.S. dealt with the most extensive and prolonged drought conditions in more than 50 years. This four-part webinar series provides information about the preconditions leading up to the drought, discusses the significant overarching public health issues related to drought, and highlights how states, locals and American Indian and Alaska Native communities are responding.

The Public Health Implications of Drought
Slides from Webinar 1
State and Locals Respond to Drought
Slides from Webinar 2
When Every Drop Counts: Adapting to Drought – What Next?
Slides from Webinar 3
When Every Drop Counts: Initiatives in Indian Country
Slides from Webinar 4