Training Opportunities

If you missed last week’s CDC Ground Rounds Presentation on the Million Hearts Initiative (a national effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years), a video recording of the session is now available online  (and also on YouTube here) and the presentation slides can be accessed here.

Webinar: What the Federal Tobacco Control Act Does and Doesn’t Do and What More Can Be Done Locally – March 6th at 11:00 AM (pacific)
Guest speakers from the FDA and local communities will join the Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing and the Technical Assistance Legal Center to discuss Federal Tobacco Control Act enforcement in California, current federal regulation, and creating new local laws, with examples from New York City and Santa Clara County.

Webinar: The Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) Program: Helping Pregnant Women Quit Smoking – March 9th at noon (pacific)
This webinar was developed to inform health educators across the United States about SCRIPT, the evidence-based program designed to help pregnant women quit smoking and about training materials developed by SOPHE to help organizations adopt SCRIPT as part of routine prenatal care.

The registration password is: Winter2012

Webinar: Partnering Towards Healthy Communities – March 13th at 11:00 AM (pacific)
In this webinar, hear from park and recreation agencies on how they are utilizing joint use agreements to increase opportunities for physical activity and healthy living, engage community stakeholders, build relationships with community entities, and open facilities for underserved populations.

Webinar: Health Care Providers and Evidence-Based Self-Management – March 14th at 10 AM (pacific)
Health care providers are important allies for self-management programs. In today’s challenging health care delivery environment, how can we most effectively get providers’ attention, gain their trust and develop partnerships that benefit programs, providers and patients? This session will cover practical approaches to making connections with providers.

Webinar: Local Strategies to Address Point-of-Sale Tobacco Sales and Marketing – March 27th at 10:00 AM (pacific)
Join leading experts from the UNC Gillings School fo Global Public Health and the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies as they share research and emerging issues related ot tobacco sales and marketing at the point of sales.  The webinar will detail the challenges and successes of local health departments, highlight new research and examples of effective policies and strategies.

Webinar: Increasing School Policies and Settings to Increase Physical Activity – March 28th at 11:30 AM (pacific)
This interactive web forum will highlight the substantial and growing body of evidence concerning effective ways to get children more active in the school setting, inside and outside.

Webinar: Telling the Public Health Story – How to Affect Policy, Engage Elected Officials, and Inspire Citizens – March 29th at 1:00 PM (pacific)
The 13th Annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health will take place at Bowling Green State University in Ohio with speaker Andy Goodman and be available via webcast.

The American Lung Association in Oregon is offering a N-O-T on Tobacco facilitator training on April 19th.


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