Training Opportunities – September 21, 2012

The Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute is offering two free online training courses related to built environment:

Assessing The Built Environment for Physical Activity
This is an introductory course to learn how to assess streetscapes, parks and trails for physical activity.  The course is geared towards researchers, practitioners and anyone else with an interest in learning how to conduct audits of the built environment. Participants will learn about the main variables found in most physical activity-focused built environment audit tools, with a more in-depth look at a few specific tools (IMI, ANC, PEDS, PARA, EAPRS & PEAT).  The participants will also learn how to customize the tools and train others to conduct assessments.


The Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (NEMS) Course
This is an in-depth training on how to use the NEMS tools developed to assess the nutrition environments of stores and restaurants using NEMS-R and NEMS-S.

On Friday, September 28 from 12-1 PM, CDC Tobacco Free is hosting a live Facebook Q&A chat with Terrie, a participant from CDC’s Tips From Formers Smokers campaign. Terrie, a former smoker and throat cancer survivor, shared her moving story as motivation to encourage others to quit smoking, or better yet to never start. She believes that if she could prevent just one person from smoking, then she has done something great. Questions submitted prior to the chat will be answered, as well as some received during the live event. Share the Facebook event on your page Please direct any questions to Amy Rowland,

On Tuesday, October 2 from 10-11:30 AM, the Public Health Law Center will host the webinar Current Trends in “Roll-Your-Own” Tobacco Regulation discussing the widespread growth of the RYO tobacco industry and its economic and public health impacts.

On Thursday, October 25th, the American Lung Association in Oregon will host the
Not-On-Tobacco (teen tobacco cessation) Facilitator Training. The six hour facilitator training explains nicotine addiction, curriculum content and implementation, and how to conduct group processes.  By the end of the training, facilitators will be able to:

  • Help students quit smoking with the N-O-T program
  • Deal with issues that arise during sessions
  • Be committed to and excited about N-O-T

Learn more about Not-On-Tobacco online or feel free to contact Tiffany Belser at ALA at (503) 718-6141.


On Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 PM, Rachel’s Friends Breast Cancer Coalition will host Elizabeth Grossman, a freelance writer and investigative journalist specializing in environmental and science issues. She wrote Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry  and High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health, who will speak about: new research into links between chemical exposures, their health effects, and cancer and safe alternatives to widely used carcinogenic chemicals.

Doors open at 6:45 at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Office Bldg., 1040 NW 22nd Ave., first floor auditorium, Portland. The event is free.  RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 2, to

Grantees — Please consult with your liaison regarding questions about the appropriateness of attending any training or conference using TPEP or Healthy Communities funds. This 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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