Training Opportunities — July 22, 2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s NewPublicHealth.org website is providing coverage of this week’s NACCHO 2011 conference, including interviews with public health leaders and thinkers, conference sessions on the continuing and emerging roles of local public health departments and the challenges they face, and front-line perspectives from staff.

Call for abstracts and scholarship application now open for Promising Practices to Eliminate Tobacco Related Disparities: The Power of Communities.

Presentation: Are You Engaged?  Learn about the five key ways to improve your public engagement and equity processes, by Miguel Sossa of the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.  This archived presentation was given on July 21st.

Webinar: New Strategies to Finance Healthy School Meals, July 26th, 10:00 am Pacific

The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity will host this webinar to provide information on the provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act designed to reduce financial barriers and increase revenue to support the purchase of healthy school foods

National Food Policy Conference, October 3-4, 2011, Washington DC.  For 34 years, the National Food Policy Conference has been a Washington institution and a unique collaboration between consumer advocates, the food industry and government.

This year’s conference will examine consumer food priorities and trends; analyze the impact of efforts to reduce federal spending on government food programs; and consider how our global food system must evolve to feed a growing world population. Speakers and panelists will examine major changes at play in the Farm Bill; discuss important nutrition initiatives; and identify the next steps in food safety.

Webinar: Overview of the Federal Community Revitalization Policy Agenda: Sustainable Communities, Promise Neighborhoods, Choice Neighborhoods, the Healthy Food Financing Initiative and the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, August 2nd 11:00 AM Pacific

Since 2009, the Obama Administration has been realigning federal investments to more comprehensively address persistent and concentrated poverty in a way that invests the resources of multiple agencies into joint initiatives in places.  We have been developing collaborative strategies that leverage several federal agencies to invest in communities via an equitable development lens.

This webinar will review the important opportunities of these programs and highlight how your communities can begin to leverage the hundreds of million dollars invested annually to build communities of opportunity in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

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