Training Opportunities — August 26, 2011

Promising Practices to Eliminate Tobacco-Related Disparities: The Power of Communities Conference – deadline for call for abstracts and scholarship application is September 14th.  This conference focuses on innovative practice-based models to address tobacco- and chronic disease-related health disparities among low socioeconomic status and other disparate communities.

34th Annual National Food Policy Conference, October 3-4, 2011 in Washington DC.  This year’s National Food Policy conference will examine consumer food priorities and trends; analyze the impact of efforts to reduce federal spending on government food programs; and consider how the global food system must evolve to feed a growing world population.

PEARLS program facilitator training: September 29-30, 2011 in Seattle, WA.  PEARLS evidence-based depression program for older adults and people living with epilepsy teaches participants to take action and make long-lasting life changes.  To learn more about PEARLS, visit

Oregon Recreation & Parks Association Annual Conference, September 18-20th in Bend.  This annual event includes a wide variety of sessions on effective community parks and recreation programs, including sessions addressing diverse partnerships and after-school and play opportunities for children.



Crossing Sectors and Leading Change: Environmental Interventions Targeting Obesity, September 12th, 12:30 – 2:00 PM Pacific.  This interactive web forum, sponsored by the Public Health Institute, will highlight local level policy change as a means of facilitating population-level behavior change and addressing quality of life concerns in communities.

Designing Healthy Communities, A Conversation with Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, October 12th, 11:00 – 12:30 PM Pacific.

Town Hall Meetings from A to Z, September 22nd at 12:00 – 1:30 PM Pacific Organizing community support for smoke-free air and other tobacco control measures is a challenge for many tobacco control programs.  This webinar, presented by the Tobacco Control Network, will provide a step-by-step process for planning and implementing successful town hall meetings.


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