Training Opportunities — April 22, 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.

Webinar: Smoke-Free Air Laws, May 5th, 11 AM Pacific  The National Association of Local Boards of Health and the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium presents this webinar discussing the current and future state of smoke-free air laws.

Oregon Public Health Association 67th Annual Meeting and Conference, October 10-11, 2011  Abstracts are now being accepted for individual oral presentations, panel discussions, and posters.  Abstracts addressing all public health topics are welcome.  Deadline for submission: June 17th.

Public Health Services and Systems Research Call for Proposals, Application deadlind: May 24th  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to expand the evidence baes for effective public health policy and practice by examining the organization, financing and delivery of public health services within a community, and determining the links between the quality and performance of the public health system and population health outcomes.

Webinar: Opening Up Schoolyards for Play – A Triple-Win for Communities, April 28th 10:00 AM Pacific  Public Health Law and Policy will host a webinar to address the nuts and bolts of how to create contracts that expand access to school grounds with schools, local government, and even nonprofits sharing the costs and responsibilities.

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice – Summer Institute Course: Health and the Built Environment  This interdisciplinary course examines how the design of communities can have positive and adverse impacts on human health and provides tools to examine these impacts. Students will review the links between health and the built environment, learn the steps to conduct a Health Impact Assessment, review HIA case studies, and gain practical experience in conducting HIAs.

Professional Grant Development Workshop, May 4-6, 2011 Portland State University  Master the techniques of writing superior and winning proposals.  This intensive three-day grant proposal workshop is geared for: 1) those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills and 2) beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing, writing and winning proposals from various funding agencies.

 Save the Date!  The 49th International Making Cities Livable Conference: Planning Healthy Communities for All will be held in Portland, May 20-24, 2012.  This conference will consider how the built environment affects the health of ALL citizens.

Walk with Ease On-Line Training Available The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease Program is an evidence-based physical activity and self-management education program.  Leaders must be CPR certified and take the 2-hour online training course ($50).

Annual Tobacco Documents Workshop: Putting the tobacco industry’s words to work for you, May 20, 2011 – San Francisco, CA  The workshop will cover: introduction to tobacco industry documents databases, including the multimedia database; hands-on practice searching and extracting key industry documents under the supervision of expert documents re-searchers; examples of ways in which the documents can be of use to promote tobacco-free communities; and opportunities to network and brainstorm with top documents researchers and other advocates. Registration deadline: April 24th

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