Training Opportunities — May 11, 2012

Twitter Chat on Obesity with CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden.  May 15th at 8:00 a.m.
Follow CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity on Twitter @CDCObesity.  Follow Dr Frieden on Twitter @DrFriedenCDC.  Use hashtag #CDCChat.

Webinar: Deconstructing DASH – How your workforce would benefit from America’s #1 rated diet Register for May 15  |  Register for May 22
This webinar will provide an overview of the DASH diet, compare it to other top ranked diets, and offer insights into the evidence behind their design.  Dr Robert Kushner, clinical director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, will discuss the keys to sustainable weight loss and best practices for employers to choose an effective worksite weight loss plan. 

Webinar: Tips from Former Smokers Campaign PSA Placement: National Activities and Local Opportunities – May 16th at 10:00 a.m.
In this NACCHO webinar, participants will learn background information about national activities to promote the Tips campaign PSAs, as well as how to access and advocate for free television and radio media placement.

Webinar: Certification and Compliance of the New Meal Pattern – What You Need to Know to Receive Your 6 Cents – May 16th at 11:00 a.m.
The Child Nutrition division of the USDA Food and Nutrition Services will give an overview of the new certification and compliance guidelines for the proposed six cent rule under the new meal pattern requirements. They will also explain what documentation is required from school food authorities and the steps that state agencies must take to ensure compliance.

Webinar: USDA Farm to School Grants Updates – Implementation Grant on May 15th at noon and Planning Grant on May 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Both webinars will be presented by Deborah Kane, National Farm to School Director, and Greg Walton, Grants Management Specialist. The webinar will help to explain to interested applicants the details of the grant, and will include a brief Q and A session.  Submit questions ahead of time online.

Webinar: The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program and the Better Choices, Better Health Online Suite  — May 17th at 10:00 a.m.
This webinar from the Center for Health Aging will feature the Chronic Pain and online self-management programs.

Webinar: Healthy School Fundraising – May 23rd at 10:00 a.m.
The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity will host a webinar exploring the current status of school fundraising, why healthy fundraising is important, and examples of profitable, healthier fundraising.

Webinar: What can Public Health Institutes do for my Health Department?  May 30th at 11:00 a.m.
This Web Forum will highlight the growing number of public health institutes and work they are doing to complement governmental public health agencies. We will discuss strategies for state and local health departments to work with public health institutes, with a special example from Louisiana.

Webinar: A Hidden Epidemic – Tobacco Use and Mental Illness – May 31st at 9:30 a.m.
Panelists will explore the complex issues inherent to the disproportionately high prevalence of smoking among those with mental health issues and outline some of the barriers to the full integration of tobacco control into mental health systems.

Webinar: Making the Case for Worksite Health, Leadership and Culture – June 18th at 10:00 a.m.
The first in the series of five webinars from the CDC National Health Worksite Program will discuss the key components of a worksite health program, the relationship between individual employee health and organization performance, and how to create leadership support and build a strong infrastructure and culture for worksite health.

The Cook County Department of Public Health (Illinois) is hosting a series of webinars to promote tobacco cessation and prevention policies and are inviting others to join the series.

  • Convenience Stores – How Big Tobacco Targets Youth – May 24th at 8:00 a.m.
    In this webinar, participants will learn about how the tobacco industry utilizes convenience stores to maximize youth exposure and to prevent passage of tobacco policies.
  • Youth Prevention: What Works – When and Why – May 29th at 9:30 a.m.
    Dr. Sussman, a principal investigator in several youth prevention programs, will briefly describe the research on available programs and outline the key components needed to counteract tobacco industry influence.
  • Advancing Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Policies – Tools You Can Use – May 31st at 11:30 a.m.
    Participants will get an overview of the Surgeon General’s report and campaign and hear about innovative ways to approach community leaders, youth, smokers and elected officials to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.

Save the Date: The Smokeless Tobacco Summit will be August 6-8, 2013 in Missoula, Montana.

Presentations from the Inaugural National Health Impact Assessment meeting in Washington D.C. last month are now available online.

Archived Webinar: Diabetes and Nutrition in the Latino Community from the National Diabetes Education Program.  Learn about culturally-oriented nutrition education information that can help improve the lives of Hispanics or Latinos with diabetes or at risk for diabetes.

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