Training Opportunities- November 20, 2015

Making Data Work for the Public’s Health: Telling the Story Behind the Numbers Register here Data can undoubtedly change the way public health works. Among other benefits, improved access to data allows for increased efficiency in planning, decision-making, and spending. Data can help reach a more targeted population in health improvement efforts.

Data alone doesn’t always drive action, or emotionally engage your audience. Good data is most valuable when it can be translated and communicated to an audience able to use it, including decision-makers, community-members, researchers, advocates, healthcare providers, technology experts, and community members. Compelling content, a call-to-action, data visualizations, audience engagement and creative design can be as critical as your data.

In the fourth Web Forum of the Making Data Work for the Public’s Health Series, Dialogue4Health is proud to again partner with the California HealthCare Foundation to explore methods of creating stories that build bridges between data and the audiences who can act on it, including a look at the HealthData+ initiative, an award-winning effort to combine health stories and data.

Presentations and recording of the first three Web Forums in the data and public health series are available:

Making Data Work for the Public’s Health: The Current Total (July 23, 2015) Making Data Work for the Public’s Health: Diving Into the Details (August 13, 2015) Making Data Work for the Public’s Health: Forecasting the Future (September 9, 2015)

Empowering People to Manage Their Diabetes: A Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health Webinar
Register Now | December 10, 2015 | 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Join Healthy People 2020 and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance on Thursday, December 10 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a webinar highlighting evidence-based resources and strategies focused on diabetes self-management education.

Diabetes affects an estimated 29.1 million people in the United States. Diabetes self-management education is a proven strategy for reducing complications and improving quality of life for people with diabetes.

A Return to the Wild, West of E-Cigarettes
Sponsored by Prevention Partners
Thursday, December 3rd, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST) – webinar
To register

{save the date} Smoke-Free New Orleans: Exploring the Impact of Community Engagement
Sponsored by Truth Initiative
Tuesday, December 8th, 4:00 p.m. (EST) – webinar

Grantees – Please consult with your liaison regarding questions about the appropriateness of attending any training or conference using TPEP or Healthy Communities funds. This list of training opportunities is provided as a resource for grantees and partners but is not an endorsement of any training or conference hosted by an external organization

Tobacco- November 20, 2015

Reports and Articles
smokelessfor smokeless tobacco users
MNT November 2015 Use of smokeless tobacco products is attracting increasing attention from the public health community. Though smokeless tobacco use is less common than cigarettes, it is prevalent among certain population groups, particularly men and young people. The National Adult Tobacco Survey estimates that 7.1% of American men used chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, snus or dissolvable tobacco products in 2012-13.

Rural Maternal Smoking Behaviors Policy Brief
Findings indicate that rural mothers are significantly more likely than their urban counterparts to be smokers, smoke frequently, and smoke heavily, even after adjusting for factors known to increase smoking risk.

New Study Shows Race, Neighborhood, Income Affect Availability of Single Cigarettes
The Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program at UNC Family Medicine has found that where a person lives determines the likelihood of there being single cigarettes or improperly marketed and displayed tobacco products for sale in their neighborhood – potentially leading to easier and cheaper access to tobacco.

HUD Proposal to Make Public Housing Smoke-Free Will Protect the Health of Children and Families
Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today has taken historic action to protect our nation’s most vulnerable children and families from harmful secondhand smoke by proposing to make the nation’s public housing properties entirely smoke-free. This proposal will also discourage smoking among groups that have high rates of smoking and suffer the greatest burden of tobacco-related death and disease. This is a bold and necessary step that can accelerate our nation’s progress in reducing smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, especially among Americans who are most at risk.

Using Diverse Communication Strategies to Re-Engage Relapsed Tobacco Quitline Users in Treatment, New York State, 2014
CDC Introduction Most smoking cessation programs lack strategies to reach relapsed participants and encourage a new quit attempt. We used a multimodal intervention to encourage past quitline registry participants to recycle into services.

Conclusion Recycling previous quitline participants using a proactive, IVR-based intervention is effective in reinitiating quitline-assisted quit attempts. Older, long-term smokers reporting chronic conditions are more likely than younger smokers to re-engage in quitline support when these methods are used.

The New York Times — Public Housing Nationwide May Be Subject to Smoking Ban Smoking would be prohibited in public housing homes nationwide under a proposed federal rule to be announced on Thursday, a move that would affect nearly 1 million households and open the latest front in the long-running campaign to curb unwanted exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. The ban, by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, would also require that common areas and administrative offices on public housing property be smoke-free. But the restriction on smoking inside dwellings would pose challenges to overburdened public housing agencies, which could face resistance from some residents resentful of losing control of what they can do in their own homes.

With ambiguous boundaries, problematic litter and an unclear road ahead for enforcement, advocates for the Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus policy at PSU still face many challenges on the road to long-term change.  Portland State Vanguard:

Roseburg city council bans e-cigarettes in parks. Grants Pass Daily Courier:

Cottage Grove city council bans tobacco in city parks. The Register-Guard:

Beginning Jan. 1 visitors to all public libraries in Deschutes County and all COIC properties, including Cascades East Transit facilities and bus stops will promote cleaner air for the general public. KTVZ:

Healthy Communities- November 20, 2015


Eleven States Improving Capacity for Sodium Reduction through Food Availability
With support from CDC and ASTHO, 11 states have begun initiatives to reduce sodium consumption in the workplace for employees and clients. After identifying and analyzing potential challenges, opportunities, and resources, and developing an overall strategy, these states have created pathways toward healthier food procurement and availability for agency workers and the individuals with whom they do business. More information on their efforts is available on ASTHO’s website

New CDC Web Resources to Improve Population Health
CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Policy (OADP) is excited to share the following Web resources with public health practitioners, hospital and health system professionals, and others working to improve population health. Achieving a healthier nation requires partnerships across every sector. Together, we can prioritize prevention and create environments that support health.

Check out the new Web resources
Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) website: Visit the new website to find CDC resources for SDOH data, tools for action, programs, and policies.

Health in All Policies (HiAP) Resource Center: The new website is a one-stop-shop that provides practical resources and tools for collaboration across sectors to achieve policies that improve community health.

CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator: The recently launched website offers tools and resources to support nonprofit hospitals, public health, and community stakeholders.

OADP developed the SDOH website with CDC’s Office of Minority Health & Health Equity and Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. This website complements CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention social determinants Web resources.

OADP’s Office of the National Prevention Strategy developed the HiAP Resource Center. The larger National Prevention Strategy aims to guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being. Also, the strategy prioritizes a HiAP approach by integrating recommendations and actions across multiple settings to improve health and save lives.

The Regional Equity Atlas
The Regional Equity Atlas has served as a powerful tool for creating and measuring equitable change.  It demonstrates the geography of opportunity, the patterns of investment, and the impact of disinvestment in our community. It has served as a model for other regions that have developed their own atlases. The Coalition for a Livable Future is pleased to announce that 1000 Friends of Oregon, Ecotrust, and Futurewise in Washington State will be pulling together a transition roundtable, welcoming community-based partners to develop the next version of the Equity Atlas. The transition team believes working with members of the Equity Atlas advisory committee, funders of the Equity Atlas, and community engagement organizations is the priority at this time of transition.  Further, the three partner organizations are dedicated to providing the technical and data support needed to keep the Equity Atlas updated, accessible, and effective. As the geographic scope of the first three transition partners indicates, the vision for a viable future for the Equity Atlas includes the ability to evaluate data across a larger region, including more of Oregon and Washington. As we announce this transition for the Equity Atlas, we invite new and existing partners to join in and be a part of designing the next version of an invaluable, and inalienable, tool for community empowerment.

Metrics to Measure Progress toward Health Equity
Prevention Institute’s new paper, “Measuring What Works to Achieve Health Equity: Metrics for the Determinants of Health”, was commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to help communities count what matters when it comes to health, safety and equity.

Measuring What Works to Achieve Health Equity: Metrics for the Determinants of Health
draws on the Prevention Institute’s health equity framework, and identifies the determinants of health that must be improved to achieve health equity – including structural drivers, community determinants, and healthcare. Prevention Institute reviewed existing metrics, conducted interviews, and applied health equity principles and other considerations, to identify 35 recommended metrics for the determinants of health that could track progress toward achieving health equity.

To access the full report, go to:

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States.  Each year, about 200,000 people in the United States are told they have lung cancer and more than 150,000 people die from this disease. About 90% of lung cancers are linked with cigarette smoking. Test your knowledge about lung cancer with a simple quiz on CDC’s Disease of the Week application!

New Resource: Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Resource Guide
The Policy, Systems and Environmental Change (PSE) Resource Guide is the result of several years of collaboration between the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partners and select CCC Program PSE demonstration projects. The purpose of the Resource Guide is to provide models and tools to assist you with planning and implementing your PSE agenda

Reports and Articles

Food Insecurity, Hunger, and Obesity Among Informal Caregivers
CDC Introduction Increasing numbers of US residents rely on informal caregiving from friends and family members. Caregiving can have substantial health and financial impacts on caregivers. This study addressed whether those impacts include adverse nutritional states. Specifically, we examined household food insecurity, individual hunger, and obesity among caregivers compared with noncaregivers.

Research points to why some colorectal cancers recur after treatment
MNT November 2015 Cetuximab, marketed as Erbitux®, is one of the key therapies for metastatic colorectal cancer. Yet the cancer still returns in some patients, shortening overall survival. A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center may help explain why the body sometimes becomes resistant to this therapy. The results, published in the Nov. 16 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveal new insight into how key proteins, known as epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR), are regulated, leading to resistance. “Our study investigated the role of extracellular methylation in EGFR signaling, and unexpectedly discovered new information about how EGFR renders cancer cells resistant to cetuximab antibody therapy,” said Mien Chie Hung, Ph.D., chair of Molecular and Cellular Oncology.

Disparities in colorectal cancer death rates take a large economic toll
MNT November 2015 Preventable deaths account for $6.4 billion in lost productivity. Disparities in colorectal cancer death rates take a large toll on the national economy, with poorer, less-educated communities bearing the greatest burden, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Nov. 13-16.

FDA takes action to protect consumers from potentially dangerous dietary supplements MNT November The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with other government agencies, has announced the results of a yearlong sweep of dietary supplements to identify potentially unsafe or tainted supplements. The sweep resulted in civil injunctions and criminal actions against 117 various manufacturers and/or distributors of dietary supplements and tainted products falsely marketed as dietary supplements. Among the cases announced today is a criminal case charging USPlabs LLC and several of its corporate officers. USPlabs was known for its widely popular workout and weight loss supplements, which it sold under names such as Jack3d and OxyElite Pro.

Obesity and type 2 diabetes harm bone health
MNT November Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to several health issues, including an increased risk of bone fractures. In a new animal study, University of Missouri researchers examined how the development of obesity and insulin resistance contribute to bone-fracture risk and whether exercise prevents weight gain and diabetes and protects bone health. They found obesity and Type 2 diabetes negatively affected bone, but exercise prevented weight gain and diabetes and increased bone strength. These findings could inform interventions to improve bone health among individuals with obesity and Type 2 diabetes.


Experts call for healthy eating and physical activity on World Diabetes Day
MNT November 2015 There are two main forms of diabetes: type 1, in which the body is unable to produce the hormoneinsulin, and type 2, in which the body is unable to use insulin effectively. Type 2 is the most common form, accounting for around 90% of all diabetes cases worldwide. People with diabetes are at much greater risk for poor cardiovascular health than the general population. For example, the condition can increase heart attack risk by up to three times for men and five times for women

Snack Facts Report Released The UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity released a new report that evaluates snack food nutrition and marketing to youth. While the report highlights some progress, it also shows children saw substantially more television advertising for unhealthy snack foods in the past five years. The Snack FACTS report, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, also shows that companies’ advertising disproportionately targets unhealthy snack foods to black and Hispanic youth, and the disparities in exposure between white youth and their black and Hispanic peers increased from 2010 to 2014. Click here for briefs and full report.

Investing in cost-effective primary prevention strategies to reduce childhood obesity
New data from researchers at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, led by Dr. Steven Gortmaker, documents the potential reach, comparative effectiveness, implementation cost, and cost-effectiveness of a range of childhood obesity interventions, providing decision makers with a rigorous methodology to prioritize the highest-value interventions. The results identify three interventions that would more than pay for themselves by reducing healthcare costs related to obesity: an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages; elimination of the tax subsidy for advertising unhealthy food to children; and nutrition standards for food and drinks sold in schools outside of school meals. More information about the project can be found at and on twitter @CHOICESproject.

Public Health Institute — Berkeley soda tax: It’s working Interim results presented November 3, 2015 at the American Public Health Association, from the largest-to-date evaluation of Berkeley, California’s 2014 sugar sweetened beverage excise tax, show that the one cent per ounce tax has been fully passed on to the retail pricing of sugar sweetened beverages in large and small chain supermarkets and chain gas stations, a prerequisite for taxes to reduce consumption. Data from the City of Berkeley also show that over $692,000 in revenues were raised in the first six months (or over a dollar for every resident per month), to be used in general fund efforts to promote healthier communities in the City.

Reduced diabetes risk seen with public transport use, study finds
Adults who used public transport to go to work were 34% less likely to have diabetes, 44% less likely to become overweight and 27% less likely to have high blood pressure, compared with adults who drove to work, researchers reported at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting. The study, based on 5,908 Japanese adults, showed that women were more likely to walk, cycle or use public transport to commute to work than men, who were more likely to drive to work. Medical News Today (11/9)

Study: Few preschoolers meet daily physical activity recommendations
A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed only 40% of preschool-age children had two or more outdoor play periods daily, while 32% had no time outside. The findings, based on 388 children enrolled in 30 child care centers in Cincinnati from November 2009 to January 2011, revealed children who spent at least 60 minutes playing outdoors were more active over 24 hours than children who didn’t play outside. United Press International (11/12)

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has posted the following information:

All of the following articles regarding a clinical trial to control hypertension are important:
A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control
The SPRINT Research Group


Focus on Research: Time to Reassess Blood-Pressure Goals
A.V. Chobanian


A SPRINT to the Finish
J.M. Drazen and Others


Redefining Blood-Pressure Targets — SPRINT Starts the Marathon
Perkovic and A. Rodgers




Funding Opportunities- November 20, 2015

Call for Abstracts: NACCHO Annual 2016 – Cultivating a Culture of Health Equity REMINDER: The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2016 NACCHO Annual Conference is Friday, Dec. 18, 11:59 PM PST. NACCHO has organized this year’s exciting program into session tracks based on how local health departments are addressing the underlying causes of health inequity.
Abstract submissions should describe innovative, proven, or promising evidence-based practices, programs, services, systems, research, technologies, tools, partnerships, principles, and policies. Sessions should offer insight or guidance that attendees can readily use to advance the work in their communities. Submissions may also suggest improvements, challenges, solutions, theories, and concepts from other fields that may be applied to the work of local health departments. Abstracts should describe how the proposed session aligns with or relates to health inequity, where applicable. NACCHO has provided examples of possible session submissions for each track here »


If you have questions or would like additional information, e-mail the NACCHO Annual Speaker Manager or call 703-964-1240, Ext. 11.


Job Opportunities- November 20, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).
NCCDPHP leads national efforts to promote health and well-being through the prevention and control of chronic diseases. The center’s strategic priorities are strengthening epidemiology and surveillance, promoting environmental approaches to support healthy behaviors, strengthening health systems to effectively deliver preventive services, and promoting linkages between the community and clinical settings to better manage chronic conditions.

DNPAO provides national and international leadership on chronic disease prevention and control and health promotion in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; plans and implements surveillance to track and analyze policy and environmental indicators and behaviors related to nutrition, physical activity, and related risk factors for obesity and other chronic diseases; builds international, national, state, and local expertise and capacity to plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention programs; conducts epidemiologic and intervention studies related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; develops and disseminates new methods, guidelines, and recommendations for effective nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention strategies in multiple settings; facilitates the translation and dissemination of practice- and research-tested findings into public health practice for optimal health impact; provides national leadership in health communications to promote nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention and control, and integrates health communications with overall program efforts; and collaborates across CDC and with appropriate Federal and state agencies, international/national/community organizations, and others.

Duties will include:

  • Providing strategic leadership for CDC’s role as a national and international leader on chronic disease prevention and control and health promotion in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity.
  • Providing scientific leadership on surveillance, evaluation, and research in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and related risk factors for obesity and other chronic diseases.
  • Guiding the DNPAO senior leadership team to meet strategic goals and objectives that integrate chronic disease prevention, health promotion, and scientific and programmatic activities, and maintaining focus and discipline in the execution of the mission and priorities of the Division.
  • Serving as the key spokesperson for the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
  • Managing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the activities of the Division.
  • Working with partners and constituents to advance national goals for nutrition and physical activity promotion and obesity prevention.
  • Creating and strengthening productive relationships with leadership from other divisions in the NCCDPHP, other units in CDC, HHS, other Federal agencies, the White House, state and local health departments and tribes, as well as non-governmental organizations working on nutrition and physical activity.
  • Working with Division deputy and senior leadership to improve the quality and effectiveness of the workforce, as well as a supportive work environment.

Minimum requirements:

  • A Ph.D., DPH, MD or DO, with training and experience in public health, health services research, epidemiology, psychology, medical sociology, or health communications is required.  Commissioned Corps Officers are encouraged to apply.  A record of scholarly publications in public health or related fields will be a significant review criteria. A demonstrated ability to provide leadership and foster collaboration across multi-disciplinary teams in the development, execution and evaluation of major public health initiatives is essential. A track record in establishing collegial relationships is critical.  Management experience with fiscal accountability is also essential.

Other Special Notes:

  • Moving expenses may be authorized.
  • Relocation incentive may be authorized.
  • Approximately 20% travel may be required.


How to apply:

  • Interested candidates should send their CV and a brief statement of interest to Stacy Robinson at no later than December 14, 2015.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Immunization Coordinator and Tuberculosis NurseWashington County, Oregon

Applications Accepted from November 14 – December 4, 2015

 Washington County Public Health has a vision that includes you and your passion for Healthy People, Thriving Communities.

Bring your innovation and commitment to social justice to the Disease Control and Prevention Team with Washington County Public Health. Our mission is to protect and promote health and well-being for all Washington County residents. We are looking for bright, innovative and committed individuals who share our values of social justice, integrity and community collaboration. If you want to join a progressive and professional Public Health Division, Washington County is a great fit. Washington County Public Health is currently recruiting for two community health nurse positions in the Disease Prevention and Control program: • Immunization Coordinator; and • Tuberculosis (TB) Nurse. Immunization Coordinator

The Immunization Coordinator position is responsible for public education, enforcement of school immunization requirements, technical assistance for healthcare providers, collaboration and coordination with local delegate agencies and assuring access to immunizations for vulnerable populations. Duties include outreach and education to parents and community partners to raise childhood and adult vaccination rates. As the immunization coordinator, you will participate in disease surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases, report on the annual immunization status in the county, work with the State immunization program and local schools and childcare providers to ensure families are in compliance with state immunization laws, and provide support and technical assistance to other Washington County Public Health staff regarding vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Tuberculosis Nurse

The Tuberculosis Nurse position is responsible for working to prevent and control tuberculosis in the community. This position provides TB control through outreach, case finding, health promotion, and prevention, education and surveillance activities. Program services include assisting clients and their
families in understanding TB, assisting them with social service referrals and linkages to medical care, and ensuring compliance with plans to prevent the spread of infection. In addition the TB nurse directly observes the therapy, usually administered in the home setting. The TB nurse works with other staff involved in disease control and prevention and control of infectious diseases including STD and HIV, and coordinate case management services of individuals determined to be at risk. Nurses investigate the validity of a communicable disease reporting and institute appropriate control measures per protocols and in consultation with the Public Health Officer. Washington County Health & Human Services has one of the largest public health divisions in Oregon, and we serve a community of about 560,000 in a mixed urban and rural setting through collaborative and community-focused approaches. Washington County and the Portland metropolitan area are nationally recognized as being among the most livable areas in the country. Located on the western edge of Portland, Washington County is the second largest and fastest growing urban county in Oregon. The community is Oregon’s most ethnically diverse, drawing from Europe, Central and South America, Asia, Indo-China, the Pacific nations and Africa. Residents and institutions alike reflect a global perspective. The community enjoys excellent schools, and a uniquely diverse array of cultural and recreational activities. Our ideal nurse candidates are committed to community nursing; interested in working both with individuals and with whole communities to improve health, safety and access to care. The nurse positions in the Disease Control and Prevention team serve a diverse community with many different cultural and ethnic traditions and backgrounds through a focus on promoting positive health outcomes and reducing health inequities. Ready to apply? Great! Because Washington County offers its employees a collaborative culture and work-life balance. Our comprehensive benefits package also includes continuing education support, public transportation passes (MAX and Tri-Met), and nurses may qualify for the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on this position and to apply online, please visit our Human Resources page at, or our Human Resources Department.

Job Opportunities- November 6th, 2015

TELEPHONE: (541) 325-5002   FAX: (541) 325-5078

Responsible for the coordination, development, implementation and evaluation of the Public Health Preparedness and Healthy Communities Programs.  This includes Preparedness plans, promotions, trainings and exercise for the county and staff as well as Healthy Communities committees, disease prevention, health promotion and the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program and other related grant programs that fulfill a community identified need.

Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Nursing, Education or Emergency Management and/or experience in community health promotion, mobilization, planning and preparedness.

A valid Oregon driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

Job Description and Application available under Human Resources at:

OPENING DATE: 11/02/2015                             FIRST REVIEW DATE: 11/30/2015


Training Opportunities- November 6th, 2015

Mini Webinar:  80% by 2018:  Exemplary Primary Care Practices Tuesday, November 10,  1:00 p.m. ET
Registration is open for an NCCRT mini webinar exemplary primary care practices. The webinar is scheduled Tuesday, November 10 from 1:00 – 1:30 pm (ET).  You must pre-register to join the Webinar.
Go to:
This webinar is a part of an 80% by 2018 “mini webinar” series that will profile different “best practices” around 80% by 2018 in different categories.  Each is designed to deliver the content in 30 minutes or less, though speakers will be available to answer questions after the formal part of the presentation is over.
These webinars will feature real life colorectal cancer screening success stories, coupled with a review of an 80% by 2018 backgrounder. 
Speaker:  Jason P. Crawford, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Alliance, Reno, Nevada
For more information, contact Mary Doroshenk, Director, National Colorectal Cancer   Roundtable,; (202) 661- 5729.

Webinar: The Truth About Social Smoking Among Young Adults.
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center and Truth Initiative, November 10, 2015, 2:00-3:30 pm EDT. Describe unique features of young adult social smokers and trends in social smoking in the U.S.; discuss the social contexts in which social smoking is initiated and fostered among young adults and consider implications of this behavior; understand how the social context of tobacco use varies by type of tobacco product.

American Lung Association Training Opportunity
The American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific is conducting a Lung Force Expo on November 13 at the Monarch Hotel and Conference Center in Clackamas, OR. This one-day educational event is designed for healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung health.  Separated into a Professional Track and a Patient/Caregiver Track, each program has a unique agenda designed to increase attendee knowledge on lung cancer, COPD, asthma, and other lung health topics. CEU’s will be offered for healthcare professionals. The event will also include lunch and resources from exhibitors.  Learn more, and register for this training opportunity at this Link.

Grantees – Please consult with your liaison regarding questions about the appropriateness of attending any training or conference using TPEP or Healthy Communities funds. This list of training opportunities is provided as a resource for grantees and partners but is not an endorsement of any training or conference hosted by an external organization