Training Opportunities — April 8, 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.

SOPHE/NACDD 2011 Joint Academy and Midyear Scientific Meeting: A Tapestry for Change: Addressing Chronic Health Issues in a Dynamic World.  May 1-4, Albuquerque, NM.  Registration now open!

Health Impact Assessment Webinar #5: Intervention Points in Policy Processes, April 13th This is the final webinar in the OPHD Health Impact Assessment series and explores policy processes and opportunities for HIAs.

The 6th Annual Living Well Forum, May 11, Tigard, OR. The Living Well Forum is open to Living Well, Tomando Control, and Positive Self-Management Program leaders, Master Trainers, and program coordinators, Health Communities and Tobacco Prevention Education Program coordinators, and other partner organizations with an interest in Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs.

Walk to School Day 2011 – this one day national event to celebrate the many benefits of walking and bicycling to school will be held on Wednesday, October 5.  For more information on activities, or to register an event and access free resources, visit

Sharing Strategies for Smoke-Free Air Webinar, April 26, 1:00 PM The APPEAL PROMISE Network members share their strategies in working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities on smoke-free air initiatives.

The Affordable Care Act: What it Means for Local Health Departments Webinar, April 21, 10:00 AM  This webinar will examine the specific challenges and opportunities of ACA implementation for local health departments.

Applying the “DeMarco Factor” to Tobacco Control Policy Change Webinar, May 11, 12:00 PM Tobacco control policies are among the most cost-effective and far-reaching ways to reduce tobacco use at the population level.  Still, even with a passionate, dedicated group of tobacco control advocates, there are often significant challenges in gaining public support and political momentum.

Obesity in America: Putting Strategies into Practice at the Worksite Webinar, April 21 10:30 AM This webinar will focus on implementing policies and programs in the workplace and look at the impact.

Smoke Free Multi-Unit Housing Webinar, April 11 11:00 AM This webinar will provide you with an overview of the facts, figures, and trends associated with secondhand smoke exposure and multi-unit housing.  In addition to the research findings, you will gain insight into how research and policy can inform advocacy efforts and action plans in your community.


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