Training Opportunities — February 10, 2012

Webinar: Marketing CDSMP to Pain Clinics, Health Systems, Rural Hospitals, Tribes – February 9 at 10:00 AM (pacific) This webinar is sponsored by Washington State and features the Wisdom Warriors and other creative approaches being used to reach diverse populations with the Living Well program.

NACCHO Webinar: Town Hall Meetings from A to Z – February 21 at 10:00 AM (pacific) This webinar will provide a step-by-step process for planning and implementing successful town all meetings to organize community support for smoke-free air and other tobacco control measures.

Webinar: Making the Case for Healthy Food and Activity Environments – Shaping Public Debate with Framing and Messages – Feburary 22 at 11:00 AM (pacific) Through a case study and examples drawn from recent policy issues, Strategic Alliance and Berkeley Media Studies Group will provide practical tips to help craft effective messages to reframe critical food and physical-activity related issues from an upstream perspective. By harnessing the power of the media to highlight effective environmental and policy solutions, advocates can advance the public discussion on health from the ground up

Webinar: Healthy Lifestyles Program for People with Disabilities – February 28 at noon This free webinar sponsored by the National Association of County and City Health Officials provides an overview of the Healthy Lifestyles program developed in Oregon!  Healthy Lifestyles is a health education workshop ducted from an evidence-based curriculum, designed for people with disabilities to develop confidence and skills to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Webinar: Licensing Laws: A Strong Tool for Healthy Food – March 13 at 10:00 AM (pacific)  What would it take to get all food sellers in your community to carry fresh fruits and vegetables? Local policymakers are starting to look at licensing laws, which can require store owners to stock certain foods, accept SNAP or WIC benefits, or restrict the amount of tobacco, alcohol, and sugary drinks in their store.

49th International Making Cities Livable Conference will be held in Portland, May 20-24, 2012 This conference, focused on Planning Healthy Communities for All, will examine the evidence and focus how public health, planning, city government, and related fields can work together to reshape the built environment to improve physical and social health and well-being.

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