Training Opportunities — January 10, 2012

Call for Applications for community teams to participate in Phase Two of the Healthy Weight Collaborative, a national quality improvement effort to test and spread evidence-based and promising interventions to prevent and treat obesity.  This phase will bring together 40 multi-sector teams (including primary care, public health, and the community) from across the country to engage in a virtual learning community from February 2012 – February 2013.  Applications are due January 27th.

Call for Proposals for NACCHO’s Annual 2012 Conference, “Navigating the Currents: Positioning Local Health Departments for the Future.”  Session tracks include: Chronic Disease Prevention and Control – Funding Prevention versus Treatment; Policy, System, Environment, and Organizational Change; and more.  Abstracts are due January 17th.

Registration is now open for the National Health Impact Assessment Meeting, April 3-4, 2012 in Washington D.C.


Golden Holocaust – Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition, January 9th at 9:00 AM (pacific).

This webinar is the first in the Endgame Webinar series from the Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance, and will feature Robert Proctor, a professor of history at Stanford University and the first historian to testify against the tobacco industry in 1998, discussing his new book.  Professor Proctor is an expert on the history of tobacco and the tobacco industry.


Big Tobacco’s Emerging Marketing, January 12th at 10:00 AM (pacific).  This interactive training is designed for tobacco control advocates and enthusiasts working with youth and young adults. In the training, we will briefly review content and navigation of the ATTACK Toolkit. Julia Purpera, the person behind, will share her efforts to keep track of emerging marketing trends. We will focus on social media and mobile marketing utilized by the tobacco industry.

Visualizing Health and the Farm Bill, January 12th at 11:00 AM (pacific).

With an eye toward envisioning a Farm Bill that promotes health, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Jennifer Billig will provide an overview of the Farm Bill and its intersections with public health, including a view towards the kinds of farming and eating the bill supports.


County Health Rankings 101, January 17th at 12:00 PM (pacific).  Heard of the County Health Rankings, bu don’t know much about them?  If yes, this webinar is for you.  The webinar will cover why we rank and why it is useful, the County Health Rankings model and measures, how to integrate rankings into your work and how to ignite action in your community.

Green Places, Play Spaces, Income, and Race: How Parks and Recreation Can Support Physical Activity among Diverse and Underserved Populations, January 18th at 11:30 AM (pacific).

State of Wellness: Minnesota with Allison Faricy, January 19th at 9:00 AM (pacific).  Minnesota has been working hard throughout the past couple of years to increase policies, systems and environmental changes that promote and incentivise healthy behaviors in work sites.

Community Partnerships to Promote Physical Activity and Social Engagement for Older Adults, January 26th at 10:30 AM (pacific).  This webinar from the National Council on Aging will feature  Chris Fordyce, MD, medical director of the Healthy Aging Program at Group Health in Seattle, discussing barriers to community partnerships and federal efforts to redesign Medicare financing to maximize overall health and quality of life at lower costs.

Using the County Health Rankings to Advocate for Policy Change, January 31st at 12:00 PM (pacific).  This webinar is for anyone interested in using the power of state and locate policy change to impact health and will feature guest speakers from the American Heart Association.

The Public Health Policy Change Webinar Series from the Public Health Law Center is targeted to the public health community, including local health departments, advocates, legal professionals and policymakers.  The next tobacco policy-related webinar is:

Vintage tobacco coupons from the 1900s

Policy Options for Restricting Tobacco Sampling and Couponing, February 7th at 10:00 AM (pacific).

This webinar will discuss the impact that marketing strategies, such as sampling and couponing, have on the price of tobacco products, and the effects that price reductions have on consumption rates.


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