Training Opportunities – July 1 – 30, 2010

Webinar: Decreasing Tobacco Use in Worksites July 15, noon, pacific

The National Business Coalition on Health and the Community Guide are hosting a webinar for individuals that make decisions about worksite programs and policies related to assessing employee health risks or decreasing their tobacco use.

Webinar: A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Grantmakers in Health:  Thursday, July 29, noon pacific.

This webinar shares research and best practices in effective communication about social determinants of health and the complex beliefs and conflicted values that come along with it.  The webinar will cover better frames and messages for “social determinants”, best practices and principles in language, how to use data to support your case, and deeply held perspectives that affect how policy makers see health disparities.

Webinar: How to Hold an Effective Meeting with Your Legislator National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Thursday July 29th 9:30 am pacific

Do you find the idea of visiting your Representative or Senator daunting? Not sure where to start or what to say once you’re there? This webinar will take the mystery out of meeting with your Representatives and Senators by teaching you how to arrange an appointment, how to prepare for your meeting, and what to say depending on where your legislator stands on an issue.

Webinar: Tag! You’re It: How Big Tobacco Shifts Blame Back Onto the Public

Listen to the web-cast and download slides from this Public Health Advocacy Institute webinar broadcast on June 29, 2010.

Integrating Principles of Science, Practice, and Policy in Health Disparities Research

The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities is hosting a two-week health disparities course which provides intensive specialized instruction on the concepts, principles, methods, and applications of health disparities science, practice and policy. This course is open to healthcare professionals, social science professionals, representatives of community-based organizations and federal government employees involved in health disparities research or community-based participatory research activities.

2010 Seattle Race Conference:  “Racism and Health Inequities: Eliminating Barriers and Healing Our Communities” August 28, 2010

Workshops at this 8th annual conference include When the Bough Breaks:  A Dialogue About Racism’s Effects on Birth Outcomes; Community Action Teams: Organizing for healthy communities in the High Point and Greenbridge neighborhoods; Proactive Influence: Health at the Policy Level for Immigrant and Refugee Communities; and Asthma management disparities: Why our institutions are failing African American youth and how we can fight back.

Web-Course: Fundamentals of Evaluation Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium.  Registration deadline: August 13, 2010

Have you been meaning to develop program evaluation skills, but never had the change?  Would you like to learn these skills without having to travel or miss work?  This course is designed for public health professionals with a desire or need to gain a better understanding of evaluation and evaluation planning. Whether you will be completing an evaluation, planning one, assisting with an evaluation, or choosing an evaluator, it is valuable to understand the Fundamentals of Evaluation.

Social Justice and Civic Leadership Trainings, July – November 2010

The Urban League of Portland invite you to their 2010 Social Justice and Civic Leadership Training programs, designed to enhance and focus your critical lens on social issues to strengthen your skills to create the change you want to see.   Participants will build capacity to advocate for policy change and social justice and influence decision-making at the neighborhood, city, county or state levels.

Motivational Interviewing – Rolling with Resistance, Inspiring Change, September 24, 2010 Portland, OR

This workshop will provide a brief overview of Motivational Interviewing with specific attention to practice skills associated with rolling with resistance. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to both learn about and practice various techniques and skills to work with clients who are not yet motivated, ready, or confident to engage in behavior change.

CDC Social Marketing Course
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity has developed a free online course, Social Marketing Nutrition and Physical Activity. Based upon the experiences of public health professionals nationwide, the self-instructional course provides basic step-by-step instruction in the six phases of the social marketing planning process.

Faithfully Fit: Promoting Healthy Eating and Living in African American Churches Tuesday, July 13 11 a.m. Pacific

Presented by the National Cancer Institute, his webinar will explore the researcher and practitioner perspective of Body & Soul: A Celebration of Healthy Eating and Living, an evidence-based intervention that promotes healthy eating and physical activity through African American churches.

Webinar: Let’s Walk to School! Reducing Liability Concerns and Getting Kids Active through Safe Routes to School, NPLAN: August 11, 10 am pacific

In this webinar, participants will learn about the basics of liability in the context of SRTS and how school districts, nonprofit organizations, and others can reduce their liability in SRTS programs. Presenters will put liability concerns in perspective, explain how SRTS programs can leave schools with a lower risk of liability than existed prior to the program, and provide practical advice on best practices for implementing SRTS programs and policies. The webinar will also highlight two new resources from NPLAN.

Online Forum: Advancing Policies to Create Healthier Schools and Communities

RWJF is launching a special online forum to start an open dialogue about the best ways to implement our six policy priorities for reversing the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. We encourage everyone to register and join the conversation.

18th Annual NALBOH Conference Journey to the Future: Facing Public Health Challenges Today for a Healthier Tomorrow.  August 5-7, 2010; Omaha, Nebraska

48th International Making Cities Livable Conference True Urbanism: Planning Healthy & Child-Friendly Communities.  October 17-21, 2010; Charleston, South Carolina.

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