Training Opportunities — February 3, 2012

Webinar: Policy options for restricting tobacco sampling and couponing — February 7, 2012
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. It will explain the importance of policies prohibiting tobacco sampling and limiting the distribution and redemption of tobacco coupons.

Public Health Law & Policy announces two new webinars available for viewing on their website.

Webinar: Improving Health in Low-Income Communities – When Fresh Food’s Not Enough – February 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM (pacific)

This webinar will provide answers to the increasingly familiar question:  We’ve built a grocery store – now what? Reflecting on a recent study that found better access to supermarkets did not improve people’s diets, this presentation will examine solutions that are needed to solve the problem of poor health and obesity in low-income communities.

Webinar: Equitable Strategies for Growing Urban Agriculture, February 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM (pacific)  This webinar will feature panelists from Green City Grower, Added Value, and the Detroit Black Community Food Security network discussing challenges and strategies for growing and sustaining urban agriculture projects in low-income communities and communities of color.

American Diabetes Association’s EXPO – February 11, 2012 at the Oregon Convention Center

The American Diabetes Association’s EXPO is free and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy.

Living Well: Strategies for Tobacco Free Recovery Summit – March 4-6, 2012 in Santa Monica, CA

This summit will bring together Communities Putting Prevention to Work grantee communities and national, state and local partners to learn about and discuss the latest research, data, and programs that address tobacco prevention, use and treatment among behavioral health populations.

OSU Gerontology Conference – April 11-12, 2012 in Corvallis, OR.  This annual conference brings together speakers on a wide variety of topics impacting older adults in Oregon.

A PROMISE National Conference: Reclaiming the Health of our Tribal Nations – May 2-3, 2012 in Tempe, AZ

A PROMISE offers a national Tribal forum for networking and sharing best and promising practices for improving the health of American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

2012 Hospital Wellness Conference – June 14-15, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. This conference will include wellness professionals, leaders and senior management from all health care settings and examine how hospitals and health care organizations can promote a culture of health and wellness.

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