Training Opportunities – June 22, 2012

CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention & Control and SOPHE present two upcoming webinars featuring Linda Blount and Christopher Ervin, both of WFG Equity. The Cancer Health Equity Webinars are a series of capacity building webinars for CDC program directors and their grantees.  Each topic is presented from the director’s perspective to help the CDC program director engage grantees and manage the work to ensure optimum grants outcomes, as well as from the grantee’s perspective to develop best practices for disparities reducing cancer control activities that are replicable.

NOTE – Only the first 100 registrants will be able to join the live SOPHE webinar. All webinars are recorded and available in archive format on for viewing at your convenience after the event. Please join the event early to participate live.

Cancer Health Equity Webinar Series June 25 from 11-12:30 (Pacific) on Creating Comprehensive Cancer Health Disparity Surveillance Reports

July 16 from 11-12:30 (Pacific) on Evaluating Cancer Prevention Programmatic Work in Health Equity

The Creating Healthier Communities Through Policy Change webinar on June 26 from 1:30-2:30 (pacific) is an introduction to creating more vibrant, equitable, and healthy communities. The content will cover the difference between policies and programs, how to change the social norms that affect health outcomes, and the eight critical elements of ChangeLab Solutions’ trademark approach to effective policy development, including using and building an evidence base, ensuring legal and financial feasibility, approaching solutions to health inequities, and taking implementation and enforcement considerations into account.  

The American Heart Association will host the webinar The Roadmap to the Target: Heart Failure Honor Role (A Hospital Perspective) & Heart Failure Risk Models and Stratification with speakers Dr. Warren K. Laskey, Diane Dodendorf , Dr. Zubin Eapen , Sara Camp and Victoria Hennessee on June 26 from 9-10 AM (Pacific).

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin and other tobacco control leaders will present a webinar to discuss findings from the report, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General. The webinar will take place June 27 from  11 AM-12 PM (Pacific) and will discuss current information on a national effort for colleges and universities to promote tobacco-free campuses and will present a case study of the State University of New York’s success in implementing a tobacco-free campus.

PolicyLink will host The Power of Regional Equity Networks: Tools for Regional Advancement webinar on June 27 from 10-11:30 AM (Pacific). This webinar will explore the formation and sustainment of effective regional equity networks and coalitions. 

The Public Health Policy Change Series: Smoke-Free Public Housing webinar will be held July 3, 2012 from 10-11 AM (Pacific). Webinar attendees will learn about the legal considerations involved when adopting and implementing smoke-free policies for subsidized housing.   A representative from HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard will review recent HUD announcements and initiatives regarding smoke-free policies and the Director of Operations and Property Management from the Boston Housing Authority will discuss that authority’s decision to implement smoke-free policies.

The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes is hosting the webinar Overcoming Barriers to Reducing Disparities in Diabetes in Communities:  Lessons from Local Leaders, July 9 from 9-10 (Pacific). Alliance leaders will describe their first-hand experiences in encountering challenges in low-income and minority populations, as well as in implementing innovative health system changes to improve diabetes outcomes for people affected by disparities in their communities.

The Smokescreen of Misinformation: Countering Tobacco Retailer Licensing Opposition webinar will be on July 10 from 10-11 AM (Pacific) In this webinar, you’ll learn more about opposition groups, their tactics, and their connection to the tobacco industry. The presenters will provide the facts about their claims and offer advocates some effective counterarguments.

The Three Steps to Smoke-free Families: Clinical Systems Change and Policy Prescriptions webinar will be held July 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM – 1 PM (Pacific). This webinar will focus on using an office-based system to address family tobacco use and the potential causes of harm to non-smoking family members due to tobacco smoke exposure.

Breastfeeding for Life-Long Health, September 17 – Join Douglas County WIC and the Umpqua Valley Breastfeeding Coalition for a one-day seminar with Dr. Jack Newman, internationally recognized infant feeding presenter. Download the workshop flyer or visit the Oregon Breastfeeding Training Opportunities webpage for information about other breastfeeding training opportunities.

The 140th Annual American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting & Exposition will be held in San Francisco October 17-31, 2012. APHA’s meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.

The 2012 Asthma Summit will be held in San Francisco December 5-6. Learn about cutting edge research, interventions, and policies related to asthma and psychosocial stressors, ambient air pollution, genetics, obesity, goods movement, indoor air quality, health disparities, climate change, allergens, healthy homes, cleaning agents, and more.

Portland State University is offering an online 6-course graduate-level Certificate of Completion program in Health Systems and Public Health Management. The program will immerse students in Oregon-specific and practice-based case studies, including Coordinated Care Organizations, Primary Care Medical Homes and Value-Based Payment Systems. The program is designed to suit the needs of full-time, working professionals in health-related fields.


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