Training Opportunities – June 8, 2012

Webinar: Incorporating Health into Comprehensive Planning for Cities – June 12th at noon (pacific)
In this Hot Topics presentation from the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, Amalia Leighton, PE, Civil Engineer and Planner with SvR Design Company,  will explain what public health professionals need to know about comprehensive plans. She will also discuss various approaches to incorporating health elements (zoning that supports farmers’ markets) and health goals (increased physical activity) into their development. Leighton will also review case studies of how jurisdictions in King County, Washington include health language and outcomes in their documents and how they communicate with stakeholders about the process.

Webinar Series: Together We Can June 20th – October 31st
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships is hosting a webinar series that seeks to increase awareness of and access to USDA nutrition assistance programs by partnering with like-minded faith- and community-based organizations.  Webinar topics include teaching communities about nutrition, access to affordable and healthy food, building local and regional food systems, and after-school food programs.

Call for Proposals: Oregon Public Health Association’s 68th Annual Conference and Meeting
Abstracts are now being accepted through June 25, 2012. Abstracts addressing all public health topics are welcome and may be submitted for individual presentations, panel discussions, or posters.

Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Track at NACCHO Annual 2012 – July 11-13, 2012
Chronic disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, is gaining attention nationwide as its negative impact continues to increase over generations. Public health practice is shifting towards using evidence-based, community preventive health strategies, such as tobacco-free living, active living, and healthy eating, with an emphasis on reducing health disparities to combat chronic illnesses. To highlight this prevention-focused national strategic direction, NACCHO Annual 2012 will feature a track called “Chronic Disease Prevention and Control-Funding Prevention vs. Treatment.”

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