Training Opportunities — July 1, 2011

Save the Date: The Regional Livability Summit, September 14th

Livable communities cannot be achieved if poverty, environmental health and the social determinants of health are not addressed as part of climate action strategy in the Portland-Vancouver region. In this spirit, the 2011 CLF Regional Livability Summit will analyze the state of climate equity in the region, share solutions for addressing systemic disparities, and facilitate discussions on strategies that can meet and exceed the basic needs of people, while managing the equitable distribution of limited natural and community resources.

Public workshop: Scientific Evaluation of Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Applications August 25-26, 2011 The FDA Center for Tobacco Products is holding a public workshop to discuss issues pertinent to the scientific evaluation of modified risk tobacco products. The workshop will feature five moderated panel discussions. FDA will also provide a free, live webcast of the MRTP public workshop. The details will be posted on the FDA-CTP website soon.

Webinar: Healthier Corner Stores: Finding the Funding, July 28, 2011 10:00 AM Pacific Join the Community Food Security Coalition and Healthy Corner Store Network for a webinar to help advocates to leverage available tools and financing mechanisms to create healthy corner stores.

Webinar: Best Practices in Adolescent Smoking, July 27, 2011 12:00 PM pacific
The American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence will be holding the second webinar of a five part series on July 27. This webinar will focus on the best practices for addressing tobacco prevention and cessation with adolescents in both the clinical and community setting. Registration for this event will be made available soon through the Richmond Center homepage.

Webinar: Emerging Tobacco Products, July 12, 10:00 AM pacific A number of new tobacco products have been introduced into the North American Marketplace in the past few years – these include e-cigarettes, SNUS, dissolvable tobacco products, and tobacco sticks.  NTCC is hosting a webinar in response to the many new products entering today’s marketplace.  To participate, please email BJ McDuffie at by Friday July 8th.

Two courses from the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice!

Practical Law for Public Health Officials — Do you know how the law contributed to motor vehicle safety, vaccination, or safer workplaces? Law reform or litigation has played a part in most of the greatest public health achievements in the 20th century. As public health professionals and leaders, understanding public health law and how to use it is essential to protecting the public’s health. In this module, you will learn how to assess when to involve legal counsel, how to get effective legal advice, and what laws will affect your decision-making ability when facing public health threats. By the end, you will be able to use core concepts of public health law to more effectively protect the public’s health while avoiding legal trouble.

Business Planning for Public Health Programs — Do you need a new approach to generating revenue? Do you have a program that you want to continue after your grant runs out? Then business planning may be the answer. This 45-minute module will help you understand the basics of business planning and determine if writing a business plan is appropriate for your public health program.


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