Training Opportunities – August 31, 2012

On September 6 from 11 AM-12 PM (Pacific), the Public Health Institute will host the webinar Health in All Policies: Lessons Learned from California.The environments in which people live, work, study, and play impact health in significant and lasting ways. Policy and program decisions made by “non-health” government agencies play a significant role in shaping community environments. Health in All Policies is a collaborative approach to improve health by incorporating health considerations into decision making across all policy areas.

On September 6 from 12-12:30 PM (Pacific), ChangeLab Solutions will host the webinar Healthy Food on Government Property. This webinar will discuss food procurement policies; describe how states and localities are addressing challenges and promoting acceptance of healthier food guidelines; provide tips for working with blind vendors; and identify available resources for pursuing healthier food for public agencies.

September 10 – November 30, Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium will host the Fundamentals of Evaluation web-based course. Fundamentals of Evaluation helps professionals overcome barriers as it guides participants through the evaluation process – from planning to reporting results – while giving them the opportunity to develop their own evaluation plan.

On September 12 from 11 AM-12 PM (Pacific),The Opportunity Agenda will host a presentation of new public opinion research and analysis of media coverage on the intersection of LGBT and race issues. A growing number of advocacy organizations are working at the intersection of racial justice, sexual orientation, and gender identity, challenging the myths and biases that continue to hamper the rights and opportunities of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people, especially LGBT people of color.

Public Opinion and Discourse on the Intersection of LGBT Issues and Race (PDF) provides important insight into public opinion about LGBT people of color and their rights, and examines related discourse in African-American media, Latino media, and social media. It also reveals challenges and opportunities for improving the media content. Speakers will discuss these findings and the impact they have had on their work. There will be time for questions from the audience.

On September 12 from 10-11:30 AM (Pacific), the CDC will host theNational Healthy Worksite Program Training Webinar: Worksite Health 101 – Assessment and Data Collection webinar. This second in a series of five NHWP Worksite Health 101 trainings provided by the CDC 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 data collection instruments for worksite health assessment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear the latest information about the recently implemented National Healthy Worksite Program.

On October 12, Kaiser Permanente will host their wellness conference, An Ounce of Prevention: Collaborating with your Community. Employers, health care teams, and K-12 educators will come together this fall to share tools on how we can best improve the health of communities. The one-day event will provide active opportunities to meet others in the community who want to create a positive, healthy future.

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