Training Opportunities — April 20, 2012

Webinar: An Update on the Who, What, How and Whether to Screen for Diabetes, April 23rd at 10:00 AM (pacific)
Despite the fact that so many Americans have diabetes without being aware of it, whether and how to screen for type 2 diabetes remains a controversial and confusing issue. On this webinar, Dr. Edward Gregg from the CDC will provide an update on the current recommendations and emerging science related to diabetes screening, while addressing the implications of primary prevention efforts and use of the HbA1c test for screening policies.

Webinar: Media Interview Tips, April 24th at 11:00 AM (pacific)
The webinar will feature interviewing techniques and tips-in-action from Amanda Dudley, health communications specialist in CDC’s Office of Communications; Cynthia Douglas, communications specialist in CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention; and Mary McFadden, supervising public health editor at the Broome County Health Department in New York.

To log in to the webinar, go to:  Select “Enter as a Guest,” type your first and last name, and click “Enter Room.”  Audio will be available via your computer speakers, or you may listen via your telephone (toll free) at 1-877-705-6006.

Webinar: Making it Last – Sustaining Public Health Programs in Your Community, May 8th at 11:00 AM (pacific)
The National Cancer Institute’s May Research to Reality (R2R) cyber-seminar will explore public health sustainability, including challenges and facilitators, frameworks, and tools for practitioners and researchers, and provide examples of sustainable programs from two communities.

Webinar: Winning the Battle – Impacting Tobacco Control in the Real World, May 9th at noon (pacific)
Bronson Frick, Assistant Director at Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights and Robert Berger, Deputy Director of the California Community Transformation Initiative at the Public Health Institute will discuss strategies for successfully pursuing a tobacco control agenda while facing opposition at the community, state, and national levels.


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