Training Opportunities — March 30, 2012

Northwest Health Foundation is sponsoring six regional forums focusing on the creating of the next generation of health delivery in Oregon.

The Oregonians for Healthy Communities Education Project is hosting these events to let you hear first-hand from Oregon Health Authority leaders what communities must do to become a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) and become eligible for state and federal funding through this new system of care delivery to Oregon’s Medicaid population.  These meetings will be a source of information for providers, patients, and social-service and other organizations regarding how they can participate in true transformation of our health delivery system.

  • Hood River: Wednesday, April 11 / Hood River Inn
  • La Grande: Friday, April 13 / Blue Mountain Convention Center
  • Portland: Tuesday, April 17 / Doubletree Lloyd Center
  • Eugene: Thursday, April 19 / Lane Community College
  • Medford: Tuesday, April 24 / Red Lion
  • Bend: Tuesday, May 15 (tentative) / The Riverhouse

Registration, which includes a lunch buffet, is $30.  Scholarships are available through the Northwest Health Foundation.  Contact Chris DeMars at for more information.

Webinar: The Affordable Care Act and Community Health Centers – April 5th at noon (pacific)
This NACCHO webinar will address how ACA-related changes to Medicaid and to the public health infrastructure will impact community health centers.

Webinar: Nutrition as a Winnable Battle – April 19th at 10 AM (pacific)
This webinar will discuss how law and policy can play a role in improving nutrition, through such measures as sugar-sweetened beverage taxes, menu labeling, food marketing standards and more.

National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health 2012 Annual Conference May 9-11, 2012, Washington, D.C.
The National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health (NSPAPPH) Conference will provide training on issues facing physical activity professional. Topics will include physical activity during the school day, transportation and complete streets for physical activity, communications for physical activity, Health Impact Assessments (HIA), and increasing physical activity in individuals with disabilities.

Available Webinars from the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
These 90-minute webinars are free for viewing, and also available for CME/CEU credits for a fee.

  • Menthol – Science, Policy, and Advocacy
  • Updates on Smoking and Schizophrenia
  • Tobacco Use & Bipolar Disorder: Results from a Large Online Survey
  • Behavioral Health and Tobacco: The Final Frontier with expert speakers from the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD)
  • Electronic cigarettes: Marketing and Potential Public Health Impact
  • To Smoke or Not to Smoke?: That is the Adolescent Question

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