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The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) announces the launch of its newest online training: Mass Gatherings: Are You Prepared? This online course is designed for public health and emergency management professionals and is available on NWCPHP's website at no cost to the public.

The course will teach viewers about assessing and planning for the prevention and mitigation of public health threats at mass gatherings. It covers risk assessment, surveillance, health response, coordination, and communication. The course is launched just in time for summer, when the Northwest region hosts numerous fairs, festivals, and sporting events.

Our Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) will conduct two workplace health promotion projects in partnership with Public Health-Seattle & King County (PHSKC) over the next 18 months through subcontracts of federal grants received by PHSKC. In conjunction with the American Cancer Society, HPRC will deliver HealthLinks, a free intervention that supports healthful eating, physical activity and tobacco cessation, to 50 low-wage workplaces with 20-99 employees in South Seattle and South King County. HPRC and the Puget Sound Health Alliance will work with group purchasers to improve insurance coverage of tobacco cessation services and to create group contracts for discounted gym memberships and competitive prices for healthier foods in small and medium-sized workplaces. Peggy Hannon is PI on both projects.

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