Training Opportunities — October 17, 2011

Public Health Policy Change Webinar Series Starting October 19th at 10:00 am Pacific

The Public Health Law Center is offering a series of free webinars covering significant and timely topics in public health law and policy.  Their national panel of presenters includes experts in public health law and policy in areas such as tobacco control, obesity prevention, worksite wellness, active living, and public health legislation.  Upcoming webinars include:

  • Oct 19 Promoting Recreational Use of School Property After-Hours
  • Oct 20 Distracted Driving Laws: Where are we? Where should we be going?
  • Nov 2  Regulating Non-Cigarette Tobacco Products More Effectively
  • Nov 16 Using School Wellness Policies to Advance Policy Change
  • Dec 7 Impacting the Food Environment through Procurement Policy Change
  • Dec 21 Developing a Tobacco-free Campus Policy

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Webinar Series Starting October 20, 2011 at 10:00 am Pacific

Minnesota’s Live Smoke Free initiative is offering a series of smoke-free multiunit housing webinars from October 2011 through February 2012. Minnesota was a vanguard on smoke-free multiunit housing and the webinars are particularly timely considering that many communities are working on this topic.


Webinar: Are Words Weighing Us Down? Experts Discuss Why What We Say Matters When It Comes to Weight and Health, October 20th 9:00 am Pacific

Join the STOP Obesity Alliance Task Force on Women for a webinar in which a range of experts will discuss why weight is a health-related issue, the need for media and policymakers to more responsibly address weight-related issues, and what barriers may be getting in the way of a more informed, responsible conversation.

Webinar: County Health Rankings 101, October 24th 12:00 pm Pacific Heard of the County Health Rankings but want more information on how to use them in your community? If yes, then the County Health Rankings 101 Webinar is for you.

Webinar: Rethinking the Lunchroom: Strategies to Increase Healthier Food Selection & Consumption, October 26th 10:00 am Pacific

This webinar is the first in a series hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s RENEW Initiative.

This webinar will cover how research-based lunchroom alterations can influence students’ selection and consumption of healthier food; how to increase the desirability of less popular, but more nutritious menu items; and identifying strategies that can help  introduce new, healthy menu items without experiencing a drop in participation.


Webinar: Programs for Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions, October 27th at 10:30 am Pacific

Chronic diseases can present a multitude of challenges for older adults, often compromising their independence. The National Council on Aging is co-sponsoring this free webinar on proven community and internet-based programs that help older adults manage their health and empower them to live healthier lives.

Webinar: To Smoke or Not to Smoke – that is the adolescent’s question, November 1st 11:00 am Pacific

This webinar from the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center will feature Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics at University of California San Francisco.

The webinar will address how societal and developmental factors impact smoking initiation, continuation, and cessation; the relationship between adolescent decision-making and smoking behavior; and effective adolescent-focused tobacco intervention practices.


Social Media Webinar, November 3rd 12:00 pm Pacific

The next webinar in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence tobacco prevention and control series will provide an overview of the various social media platforms and how to effectively utilize this technology to advance tobacco prevention and control efforts.


Webinar: Helping Patients Quit: Implementing the Joint Commission Tobacco Measure Set in Your Hospital, November 3rd 10:00 am Pacific

With Partnership for Prevention funding, The Joint Commission has developed a new set of performance measures to address the assessment and treatment of tobacco dependence for all hospi­talized patients. This new measure set will be available for hospital selection in January 2012. The program will feature a synopsis of The Joint Commission measure set; Massachusetts General Hospital’s experience in tobacco screening and intervention; and an overview of the newly released Helping Patients Quit guide.

2012 National Health Promotion Summit

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is requesting innovative disease prevention and health promotion programs for presentation at the 2012 National Health Promotion Summit, taking place April 10-11, 2012, in Washington, DC. This Summit will highlight the vast number of disease prevention and health promotion efforts that are working to improve the health of all Americans. Abstracts are due by midnight central time October 24, 2011.


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