Training Opportunities — June 1, 2012

The Oregon Public Health Division, Office of Family Health and Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention section are planning a webinar series on confronting the obesity epidemic in Oregon. Our goals are to provide a forum for communication and collaboration among key stakeholders whose work impacts health promotion and obesity prevention.  We plan to show video clips from the documentary Weight of the Nation, followed by facilitated discussions.

Please fill out our survey to help us identify how we can best meet your needs through this webinar series.

APHA Webinars on Health and Equity in Transportation: Promising Methods and Modes to Improve Health Outcomes – June 13th at 11:00 a.m. (pacific)
APHA will host a free webinar series on critical health and equity issues within the transportation sector. These three, 60-minute webinars will explore the ties between public health and:

  • Increased use of public transportation;
  • Reduced injuries, particularly for children and young drivers; and
  • Increased access to goods and services, such as healthy foods, jobs, employment and health care, for all communities.

Webinar: A Global Perspective: Lessons from International Safe-Routes-To-School Programs – June 28th at 10:00 a.m. (pacific)
The National Center for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is holding a webinar introducing international SRTS programs to U.S. advocates and SRTS enthusiasts. Participants will learn about Canada Walks’ School Travel Planning Project, and the work of Sustrans in the United Kingdom.

Webinar: Engaging and Communicating with Governing Entities – June 7th at 3:00 p.m. (pacific)
This webinar, from the National Association of Local Boards of Health, will focus on communication and engagement, from the perspective of the health official or health department staff member trying to engage and communicate with a governing body.


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