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Join the College of Health Solutions for Health Talks, our free webinar series exploring timely issues in health and health care. Experts from a variety of backgrounds share evidence-based information to help health professionals and community members address the challenges facing people to stay healthy.

These virtual events are offered as part of our mission to support the health of our communities and are open to anyone who seeks information and knowledge.

Each webinar is offered at no charge and approved for one free continuing education credit. See the information below for details.

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Join us for our next event

Mandates: Why Are They a Health Care Issue?
Thursday, Jan. 20, Noon–1 p.m. MST (Arizona time)


Not everyone likes being told what to do, but in the field of public health mandates have historically been an effective tool for managing infectious disease. Our health experts will share their latest research on masks; discuss the ethics of today’s vaccine and mask mandates, as well as the impact of mandates throughout history; and review why a helpful public health measure can cause so much political and social distress. Join us for a discussion on why and how mandates are an important component of the population health toolbox.


Michael Yudell
Vice Dean and Professor
ASU College of Health Solutions


Emer Lucey
Postdoctoral scholar
ASU College of Health Solutions

Mac McCullough
Associate Professor
ASU College of Health Solutions

James Dupey
Clinical Assistant Professor
ASU School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Upcoming Health Talks

Health Talks webinars will take place on the following Thursdays from Noon to 1 p.m. MST (Arizona time):

  • Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022

Continuing Education Information

Each webinar is offered at no charge and approved for one continuing education credit.


Jointly Accredited Program logoIn support of improving patient care, Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Arizona State University is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Board's (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Arizona State University maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 credit hour of continuing education credits per individual session. 


This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Health Talks Archive

Spring 2020

Spring 2020

April 2, 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Causes, Testing Options and Care

April 17, 2020
COVID-19 and effective diagnostics: The key to recovery of health, society, and the economy

May 8, 2020
COVID-19: What does the science say about reopening?

May 21, 2020
Food and Nutrition during COVID-19

Summer 2020

Summer 2020

June 4, 2020
COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations, Part 1: 
The effects on older adults

June 18, 2020
COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations, Part 2: The effects on racial and ethnic minorities

July 23, 2020
Data to decisions: Using information to take action during COVID-19

Fall 2020

Fall 2020

September 17, 2020
From Bench to Bedside in the COVID-19 Era: The Role of Testing in Clinical Care and Public Health Surveillance

October 22, 2020
Health Information and Misinformation During COVID-19: What Can We Believe?

November 19, 2020
Behavioral Medicine and COVID-19 Risk Reduction: From Evidence to Practice

December 10, 2020
COVID-19 Is Surging: How Do We Plan and Prepare?

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

January 21, 2021
Dueling Epidemics: The Opioid Crisis in the Era of COVID-19

February 18, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination: Benefits, Risks, Hesitancy and Next Steps

March 18, 2021
COVID-19 Variants: What Should You Know?

April 15, 2021
Alzheimer's Disease: A Discussion of Context, Communication, Care and COVID-19

June 17, 2021
Tackling COVID-19 Health Disparities: The Role of Community Health Workers

Fall 2021

Fall 2021

Sept. 23, 2021
Race, Equity and Health in the COVID Era

Oct. 21, 2021
The Heat: Effects and Risks of Climate on Health Outcomes

Nov. 18, 2021
The Current State of COVID-19 Vaccination: Protecting Children and Adults Across the Globe

Dec. 9, 2021
The Health of the Health Care Workforce