Training Opportunities — December 2, 2011

Webinar: A Legislative Low-Down on Obesity and the States, December 6, 2011 9:00 AM Pacific

Join the STOP Obesity Alliance for a webinar where experts will discuss state legislative activities related to obesity and weight-related chronic disease that could signal broader trends in the future including obesity surveillance efforts, food and beverage taxes, and efforts to restrict employee benefits.

APPEAL Webinar: Impact of Built Environment on Active Living – What Does it Mean for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities? December 6, 2011 1:00 PM Pacific

This webinar will discuss the impact of built environment of physical activity; outline the importance of policy and environmental changes that promote active living; and highlight promising strategies and lessons learned.

Webinar: Getting Physical: The Public Health Approach to Active Living, December 7, 2011 11:30 AM Pacific

This webinar will summarize the science behind physical activity guidelines and discuss the role public health practitioners can play I facilitating more physical activity in the population.

Webinar: Programs for Chronic Disease, Nutrition and Falls Prevention, December 7, 2011 9:00 AM Pacific

This webinar from the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association will focus on ways to meet health and nutrition challenges faced by seniors in the current health care environment and what it means to be “evidence based.”

Webinar: Salad Bars in School Nutrition Programs, December 8, 2011 11:00 AM Pacific

This webinar will identify resources to start successful salad bars in school nutrition programs; identify ways to effectively use salad bars in planning reimbursable meals; and review financial plans to use salad bars in school nutrition programs.

Webinar: Using Systems Thinking and Tools to Solve Public Health Problems, December 14, 2011 12:00 PM Pacific

This webinar will take a look at public health issues through a systems lens and how communities, programs, policies and research might benefit from this perspective.

Webinar: Influencing Up: Effective Persuasion Strategies to Impact Policy and Achieve Results, December 16, 2011 12:30 – 2:00 pm Pacific

This interactive forum is aimed at helping build a strong case and support for public health, prevention and wellness and will provide practical tools for educating your organizational leadership, thought leaders and elected officials in support of effecting policy change.

It’s About a Billion Lives: Celebrating Tobacco Research and Education at UCSF, February 3, 2012 University of California, San Francisco For more information, contact Jennifer Lau at 514.502.6341 or Jennifer.Lau@ucsf.edu

National Association of Local Boards of Health 2012 Conference: Celebrating Achievements, Shaping the Future, August 8-10, 2012, Atlanta GA.

NALBOH is seeking proposals for workshops and breakout session presentations in Governance and Leadership, Board Development, Public Health Policy, and Public Health Priorities. Note: the “Public Health Priorities” category includes Tobacco Use Prevention and Control.   Read the Call for Presentations, and submit a proposal. The submission deadline is February 10, 2012.

The inaugural National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, co-sponsored by the Health Impact Project, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Network of Public Health Institutes and The California Endowment will be held April 3 – 4, 2012 in Washington D.C., in response to the burgeoning national interest in HIA.

Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills for Maternal and Child Health Certification Program, April 16, 2012

This four- hour Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills for Maternal and Child Health Certification Program provides a brief overview with which to understand tobacco dependence, treatment and the methods and techniques to deliver effective brief intervention, based on an Integrated Five A Model, to pregnant and postpartum women who use tobacco. This training is being offered in conjunction with the Promising Practices 2012 Conference in New Orleans.  Please contact Ines Alex Parks at iparks@legacyforhealth.org or 202 454-5931 to register and information

Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT-Plus) Institute, June 24-29, 2012, Boston, MA

The BEAT Institute is designed to train participants to use measures to plan and evaluate changes to the built environment.

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