Job Opportunities – October 20, 2016

Oregon Health Authority: Program Analyst 3 (Policy Specialist)

The Policy Specialist evaluates and recommends program priorities to achieve state program goals and funding requirements. The Policy Specialist recommends statewide policies, procedures and priorities consistent with the mission and policies of the Oregon Health Authority. The Policy Specialist recommends legislative concepts to address chronic disease prevention, tobacco control, and related chronic disease risk factors including but not limited to obesity. This position provides strategic coordination and assistance to County Health Departments in the enforcement of state policies and the development, implementation and enforcement of local policies to address chronic disease prevention, tobacco control and obesity prevention. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with members of local, state and national agencies, community organizations and various program stakeholders and contractors.

This recruitment is for one full-time, permanent position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). The recruitment is open until October 30, 2016. Learn more and apply here.

Funding Opportunities – October 20, 2016

Knight Cancer Institute: Community Partnership Program Grants

Information Sessions: Central Oregon, November 8-9      Register here

Information Sessions: Oregon Coast, November 14-17     Register here

Interested in funding opportunities to address cancer-related needs in your community? The Knight Cancer Institute would love to see you at one of their fall 2016 info sessions. Join the Knight Cancer Institute as they visit communities in Central Oregon and the Coast to share information and answer questions about the Community Partnership Program.

These interactive sessions will provide details about the program’s mission, grant application process, timelines, and resources available to all applicants and grantees.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Advancing Systemic Changes to Promote Healthy School Environments

Deadline: November 30, 12:00 PM (3:00 ET)     Learn more

Informational Webinar: October 28, 12:00 PM (3:00 ET)     Register here

school-house-walk-bikeRWJF is launching an effort to help make healthy school environments the norm, where children can develop the physical, social, and emotional skills to give them the building blocks for a healthy life.

RWJF is seeking applications in three areas of work—Research, Policy, and Strategic Action—to help advance changes that will allow children to grow up strong and prepared to succeed as adults.

Learn more about this opportunity and register for an informational webinar here.

Training Opportunities – October 20, 2016

Webinar: Million Hearts® – Progress, Challenges, and the Next Phase

October 27, 2016 – 12:00 to 1:00 PM      Register here

mh_logoMillion Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the US over the next 5 years. Launched by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in September 2011, it aligns existing efforts, as well as creates new programs, to improve health across communities and help Americans live longer, more productive lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), co-leaders of Million Hearts® within HHS, are working alongside other federal agencies and private-sector organizations to make a long-lasting impact against cardiovascular disease.

Join the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) for this free webinar. Learn more about the NACDD and the Million Hearts® here.

Supporting Female Veterans: She Also Served Summit

Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

November 1, 2016 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM       Register here

The Ambridge Center, Marquam Room, 1333 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, OR 97232


The Multnomah County Domestic & Sexual Violence Coordination Office and the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs are pleased to announce the first She Also Served Summit, a full day of presentations, networking, and exploring effective ways to serve women veterans.

Women are often overlooked in the conversation about how best to provide support services to our nation’s veterans, yet their experiences are unique and bring with them specific needs and challenges.  We are inviting providers from across the social service system to meet one another and increase our community’s knowledge base and skill set for serving this population.

Learn more and register for this free summit here.

New Webinar: Work While Walking—The What, Why and How of Walking Meetings

November 17, 2016 – 11:00 AM (2:00 ET)     Register here

walkingWalking is a great way to incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine. One way to make sure you are getting the recommended amount of steps is to turn meetings at work into walking meetings.

Join America Walks for a webinar on November 17, 2016, at 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern) to explore the what, why and how of walking meetings and learn from examples of businesses and organization that have put them into practice. Learn more and register here.

Tobacco – October 20, 2016

Flavored Tobacco and E-cigarettes: New and Updated Evidence Summaries


What does the evidence say about flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes?, a project of Counter Tools, offers Evidence Summaries, a series of reports on topics such as the current status of the US retail environment for tobacco, how to rebut economic arguments against point-of-sale policies, and where kids today see tobacco advertising to help inform media and awareness campaigns as well as inform work to counter tobacco marketing and sales in your community.

Healthy Communities – October 20, 2016

Place Matters: Resources for Grassroots Empowerment

Mark Pertschuk and Michael Bare from Grassroots Change, Annie Tegen from Healthy Food America, and Sara Soka from Berkeley vs. Big Soda campaign hosted a breakout session at Place Matters Oregon called ‘From Berkeley to Boulder: Applying Tobacco Lessons to Addressing Sugary Drinks’ and shared timely information and workable techniques to organize and use lessons and tactics across issues.

Grassroots Change empowers grassroots leaders to build and sustain effective public health movements at the local, state, and national levels. They provide services, tools, and resources for grassroots advocates working on diverse public health and safety issues at Preemption Watch is designed to help advocates better understand and counter preemption and industry tactics. Their bi-weekly newsletter provides timely coverage of threats by state and issue.


WHO Takes Action against Sugary Drinks, Urges Taxes

From Marion Nestle’s Food Politics Blog

Posted: October 12, 2016

The World Health Organization issued a report this month urging governments to tax sugary beverages. WHO also put words into action by removing these drinks from their Geneva headquarters. Food Politics Blog author Marion Nestle reports on WHO’s actions and global response.


Physical Activity Focus in Call for Progress on Chronic Disease in Health White Paper

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors recently released a white paper addressing the need for progress in public health and the prevention of chronic diseases. The development and implementation of comprehensive physical activity interventions are highlighted in the white paper as a particularly important opportunity for preventing chronic diseases. Find a list of white papers from NACDD here.

Funding Opportunities – October 6, 2016

Get Your Community in Step with a 2016 Micro Grant

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the second year of Micro Grant Funding. This program will award grantees up to $1,500.00 for projects related to increasing walking and walkability. Apply here.

Funded projects will increase walking and benefits of walkability in communities, work to develop the walking movement by growing the number and diversity of people and organizations pushing for more walkability, and they should make walking safe, easy, and enjoyable for all community members. Click here to learn more about the grant program.

Applications are due November 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM (5:00 PM Eastern).

Job Opportunities – October 6, 2016

Oregon Health Authority: Community Programs Liaisons

The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section of the Oregon Health Authority is seeking two full-time Community Programs Liaisons to help promote community change to decrease tobacco use, increase physical activity, assure access to healthy foods, and promote access to chronic disease self-management programs. In this role, you will join a large team of dedicated professionals tackling some of Oregon’s greatest health challenges within the state’s public health system.

This recruitment is for two full-time, permanent positions located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). The recruitment is open until October 10, 2016. Learn more and apply here.

Oregon Health Authority: Health Promotion Strategist

The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section (HPCDP) is seeking a full-time Health Promotion Strategist to design innovative social marketing campaigns built to support or accelerate health objectives such as decreasing tobacco use, increasing physical activity, assuring access to healthy foods, and promoting access to chronic disease self-management programs. In this role, you will join a large team of dedicated professionals tackling some of Oregon’s greatest health challenges within the state’s public health system.

This recruitment is for one full-time, permanent position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). The recruitment is open until October 14, 2016. Learn more and apply here.