Training Opportunities — March 11, 2011

Please note: Grantee attendance at non-HPCDP sponsored events, conferences, and trainings is encouraged as long as the content of the learning opportunity directly supports the workplan and the associated expenses fit within the approved budget. Please consult with your liaison to determine whether a training opportunity meets these requirements.

Call for Abstracts – 2011 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media Submissions focusing on the areas of health communication, social marketing, media, partnerships, public health policy communication, and other topic areas that relate to the multi-disciplinary nature of this conference are sought. The deadline for abstract submissions is March 24, 2011.  The conference is August 9-11, 2011 in Atlanta.

Healthy Communities for a Healthier Tomorrow (Tribal Conference), September 26-28, 2011 Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN

Healthy Communities for a Healthy Tomorrow: Addressing Public Health Policy, Systems and Environmental Change in Tribal Communities is a public health conference that will explore how the latest research and evidence-based practices can be used for the promotion of systems and environmental change to improve health promotion/ disease prevention interventions within Indian Country.  Both direct service and population-based approaches will be covered.

Webinar: It’s Never Too Early…To Prevent Diabetes: The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes on Mothers and Children, March 22, 2011, 9:00 am Pacific Presented by the National Diabetes Education Program, this webinar is part of the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition Webinar Series and will occur on Diabetes Alert Day.

NACCHO Presents a two-part webinar series: Build a Higher Performing Evidence-Based Public Health Agency

Part I: Promote an Evidence-Based Culture in Your Public Health Agency, March 24 at 12:30 pm

  • What evidence-based public health is, why it matters, and what is new.
  • What makes The Guide to Community Preventive Service a credible resource for evidence-based decision making.
  • How practitioners have used evidence-based practices in agency leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, and performance measurement.

Part II: Translating Evidence-Based Practice into Programs and Policies that Work for your Community, March 30 at 12:30 pm Pacific.

  • Key tenets of evidence-based public health and where to find credible evidence-based recommendations
  • The challenges of selecting and implementing the right strategies for your community
  • How to estimate costs and adapt a strategy without undermining its effectiveness

Reminder: Upcoming Public Health Law & Policy Webinars!

Four Regional Trainings on Climate Change and Public Health The Climate Leadership Initiative in collaboration with the OHA Climate Change Program and the Coalition of Local Health Officials is hosting four regional trainings, focusing on “Ready for Change: Preparing Oregon’s Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Sectors for Climate Change.”

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2011 – Hillsboro
  • Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Newport
  • Thursday, April 28, 2011 – Bend
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2011 – Grants Pass

For questions, lodging information or to RSVP, please contact: Stacy Vynne (stacy@trig‐ or Lauren Karam (

Webinar: Women and Tobacco The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center is pleased to announce the first webinar in our spring series of free online trainings.  By popular demand, the next webinar is “Women and Tobacco,” with Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS, on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 10 am Pacific Time (90 minutes).

Tobacco Research Intensive Lecture Series, April 4-8, 2011 The Translational Tobacco Reduction Research Program brings nationally recognized experts to present on current research in tobacco and co-occuring health risks and disparities.  All lectures will be webcast and free CEUs are available.

  • Tobacco and Diabetes, April 4
  • Tobacco, Children and Metabolic Syndrome, April 5
  • Tobacco and Socioeconomic Status, April 6
  • Tobacco and Periodontal Disease, April 7
  • Tobacco and Sexual & Gender Minority Populations, April 8

Previous lectures and archived websites are also available.


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