Training Opportunities — November 4, 2011

A Matter of Balance Coach Training – Dec 9-10, OHSU, Portland

This free two day, senior fall prevention coach training for this evidence-based program is limited to 14 coaches, and OHSU hopes that some of the coaches who go through this training will be interested in coaching the senior fall prevention program on location at OHSU. Three informational sessions about the training and what’s involved in becoming a coach will be held at OHSU Center for Health and Healing  on Nov 7, Dec 3, and Dec. 17.   Contact Kayt Zundel if interested:, (503) 494-5353.

Webcast: Tobacco – The Winnable Battle among America’s Armed Forces, November 10, 9 AM

With smoking prevalence among our servicemen and women estimated at 31%, working to decrease these rates is critical.  In honor of Veteran’s Day, Legacy is hosting a thought-leader discussion focused on smoking in the military and how curtailing tobacco use among military families stands to dramatically improve health, save lives and money.

Webinar: Licensing Tobacco Retailers – Beyond the Basics, November 8th 10:30 AM Pacific

By requiring store owners who sell tobacco to obtain a tobacco retailer license, local governments have a powerful tool at their disposal to enforce a host of tobacco-related laws. In this webinar, we’ll take that strategy to the next level with ways to adopt a strong licensing program or to expand an existing one.

Webinar: State Tobacco Funding – From Code Yellow to Code Red, November 10, 10:30 AM

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Tobacco Control Network invite state and local health department staff and advocacy partners to hear the latest news on state tobacco funding, in anticipation of the soon to be released “A Broken Promise to our Children” report. Each session will also showcase an example of how state health departments and advocacy organizations have worked together systematically to raise awareness about the impacts of tobacco control efforts, advocate for sustained tobacco control funding, and defend against budget cuts.

Registration is not required.  To join the meeting, click here.

Toll-free: +1 (888) 450-5996
Toll: +1 (719) 955-1371
Participant code: 937686

“Healthy People Live in Healthy Places” – A Three Part Web Forum Series on Designing Public-Private Partnerships to Promote Healthier Communities

People are healthier when the places where they live and work support good health.  From the perspective of practitioners in the transportation, land use, and health fields, the Public Health Institute’s Dialogue4Health and the San Francisco Foundation’s “Healthy People Live in Healthy Places” 3 part Web Forum series will outline a vision for healthy communities and highlight some of the insights learned from successful endeavors to create healthy and livable communities across the country.

Webinar: Impacting the Food Environment through Procurement Policy Change, December 7, 10 AM This webinar will be hosted by the Public Health Law Center and is part of their Series on Public Health Policy Change.

Preparing People for Change: 2 Day Introduction to Motivational Interviewing, December 6-7th, Edenbower Event Center, Roseburg

This MI training will be provided by Bob Dunas.  There is a $300 fee.  Download the registration form, or contact Bob for more details at 541.430.2490 and

Join CDC’s National Diabetes Month Twitter Chat – November 8th 8 AM Pacific

Interested in knowing more about preventing type 2 diabetes or managing existing diabetes? Want to learn more about your risk for type 2 diabetes, and how many people in your community have diabetes? To participate in the chat, follow CDC on Twitter @CDCgov or #CDCdiabetes.

Questions can be submitted in advance on Twitter at using the #CDCdiabetes hashtag in your tweet, or on CDC’s Facebook page. To learn more about CDC’s work in controlling and preventing diabetes, please visit


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