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Cost: Non-members: $48.75 | Member: $26.25 | Student: $11.25

The presentation will first introduce the scope of public health in our state and provide an overview of the policy process. Then, we will focus on holistic approaches to public health practice, providing key examples of foundational public health program areas, including maternal child health, chronic disease, and communicable disease. For each program area, we will discuss real-world examples from my experience overseeing a rural health department in Washington State. We will review common laboratory tests and medications utilized in public health practice, with a focus on infectious disease, including STI medication and a brief overview of TB medications for LTBI and Active TB. Overall, the goal is to broaden exposure of NDs to the field of public health practice in Washington State. The presentation will include resources and opportunities for additional training.
**This presentation is worth 0.75 Category 1 CE credit for Washington-licensed NDs.**

(Originally presented May 6, 2023, at WANP's CONNECT 2023 conference.)