Training Opportunities — December 16, 2011

Registration for the 2012 Living Well Forum, on March 7th at the Hilton Eugene, is now available!  Living Well Network participants should have already received their individual registration links.  All other participants can register by visiting

Archived Webinar: TARGET YOUTH – New and Emerging Tobacco Products, A Pediatrician’s Perspective from the Michigan Department of Community Health Tobacco Section is now available online.

Save the Date: the 8th National LGBTQ Health Equity Summit “Bridging the Gap: Promising Practices in LGBT Health and Tobacco Control” will be held August 14th, 2012 in Kansas City.

Upcoming Webinar: Preventing Child Overweight and Obesity: Raising Children to be Competent Eaters 

Child overweight can be prevented from birth with optimum, stage-related feeding based on Ellyn Satter’s division of responsibility with feeding.  Optimum feeding raises children to be competent eaters: To enjoy eating, to have positive food acceptance and food regulation skills, and to participate happily in family meals. This webinar targets ages Birth through Preteen and is two parts;  one hour sessions each and takes place on the following dates: January 12th and January 19th at 11:00 AM PST.

Save the Date: Kids@Heart Regional Forum, January 5th at St Charles in Bend, Oregon

Dr. Daniel Marks, director of the Oregon Child Health and Research Center and the Director of the Department of Pediatrics Fellowship Program at Oregon Health and Science University will be the guest speaker.  His talk will address the public health issue surrounding childhood obesity and diabetes and he will also highlight groundbreaking research that explores the role of the environment in human development.  RSVP to Kate Wells at


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