Training Opportunities – August 3, 2012

Presentations from the Transforming Oregon’s Public Health System Conference are available on the Oregon Accreditation and Quality Improvement web page.

On August 8 from 10 AM – 1 PM (Pacific),The National African American Tobacco Prevention Network will host an expert panel discussion that will generate a list of recommendations and promising practices that will serve as valuable tools and resources for state programs, national partners, and other agencies working with the African American community. The discussion will be available live via webinar. Click here for more details, or click here to register to attend online.

On August 8 from 10:30 – 12 PM (Pacific), Active Living Research and Dialogue4Health are hosting the Programs and Policies to Get Kids Active Outside of School Time Webinar to discuss how programs and policies can better support physical activity in after-school settings. Participants will be provided with examples of national and local efforts, as well as an opportunity to hear lessons learned from initiatives that have successfully increased children’s physical activity levels.

On August 10, from 11:30 AM-1 PM (Pacific), theRobert Wood Johnson Foundation will host the webinar: Transforming Public Health: Making Decisions in a Changing Public Health World 

On August 15, from 11 AM – 12 PM (Pacific), the National League of Cities will host the Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future webinar for local elected officials and their staff to learn more about the initiative of Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC), which encourages local elected officials to commit to and focus on five keys goals important to improving the health of their communities.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center and Toole Design Group are offering a free, seven-part webinar series on the updated AAHSTO Bike Guide, which was released in June 2012.  Register today to save your spot. All webinars are from 2:00 pm – 3:30 p.m. EDT.  Webinars include:

  • August 10th – Overview of Revised AASHTO Guide for Development of Bicycle Facilities
  • August 22nd – Bicycle Planning
  • September 4th – Road Facilities Part 1: Bike Lanes
  • September 18th – Road Facilities Part 2: Shared Lanes, Paved Shoulders, Bicycle Boulevards and Traffic Signals
  • October 9th – Off Road Facilities: Shared Use Path Design
  • October 23rd – Off Road Facilities: Shared Use Path – Roadway Intersection Design
  • November 6th – Maintenance Operations

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions’ 3-part webinar series — Helping People Embrace Behavior Change in Healthcare Settings — will provide primary and behavioral healthcare staff strategies to support individuals’ readiness for health-related behavior change using motivational interviewing.  Intended to offer participants concrete skills they can use in their practice, this 3-part webinar series is designed to be useful regardless of whether you can participate in one, two, or all three webinars.

Engaging People in Discussions about Health-related Changes
When: August 15, 2012, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM (Pacific)
Engaging People in Discussions about Health-related Changes is designed for those who serve people with behavioral and/or primary healthcare needs (e.g., clinical staff, support staff, peers). Participants will learn about the change process and important considerations when engaging people in behavior change discussions.

Enhancing Strategies to Promote Individual Change in Primary Healthcare Settings
When:September 5, 2012, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM (Pacific)
Enhancing Strategies to Promote Individual Change in Primary Healthcare Settings is designed for primary care staff working in an integrated care setting. Participants will learn skills that increase individuals’ likelihood of understanding information and helping individuals develop motivation and consider steps toward health-related changes.

Enhancing Strategies to Promote Individual Change in Behavioral Healthcare Settings
When: September 19, 2012 11:00 AM–12:30 PM (Pacific)
Targeted for behavioral health staff working in an integrated care setting, Enhancing Strategies to Promote Individual Change in Behavioral Healthcare Settings will teach participants how to evaluate the importance an individual places on particular behavioral change and approaches to help the individual consider the limitations and benefits of a potential change. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing and reinforcing when an individual is moving toward change.

On September 12 from 10-11:30 AM (Pacific), the CDC will host Worksite Health 101 Training Webinar: Assessment and Data Collection.   This is the second in a series of five trainings provided by the CDC, which will discuss the worksite health assessment process, reasons employers should collect data, the types of data used in worksite health promotion planning, and the uses for specific assessment data collection instruments for worksite health. Attendees will also hear the latest information about the recently implemented National Healthy Worksite Program.

*Please consult with your liaison regarding questions about the appropriateness of attending any training or conference using TPEP or Healthy Communities funds. The list of training opportunities is provided as a resource for grantees and partners but is not an endorsement of any training or conference hosted by an external organization.

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