Training Opportunities – 9/28/12

Survive and Thrive from NACCHO is a learning opportunity to enhance the skills of new local health officials. There are three application options: new local health officials, aspiring local health officials, and coaches. Applications are due Monday, October 15.

On October 2 from 10-11 am (Pacific), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a webinar Walk of the Nation: How Communities Can Build on Encouraging Trends in Walking to discuss how community programs across the country can use the August 2012 Vital Signs Report to compliment effective walking to school and create environments to increase physical activity.

On October 10 from 9:30-10:30 am (Pacific) The American Lung Association and the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) will host a webinar on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it impacts on work in tobacco control. Register for the webinar here. The webinar will feature presentations and discussion on: Federal actions to implement the ACA and how they affect tobacco cessation treatment coverage, a summary of what is happening at the state level and upcoming actions, next steps for the tobacco control community. Representatives from Oregon and New York will share their experiences in, and guidance on, getting involved in ACA implementation.

Upcoming Webinar:
On October 18 from 11:30 am – 12:45pm (Pacific), the National Good Food Network will present the webinar Marketing Healthy Food to Underserved Consumers – Increasing Food Access, featuring some of the principles to keep in mind when marketing healthy food to traditionally underserved consumers, and showcase a stellar example of success.

On August 3 from 1:30-2:30 pm (Pacific), the APPEAL PROMISE network, will host a webinar about the upcoming launch of the National Asian Quitline. Participants will learn about the multilingual Asian Quitline’s proven success in providing tobacco cessation services for Chinese-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-speaking smokers in the U.S. and find out how to ensure that this resource reaches Asian American communities.


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.

Upcoming Workshop: Leveraging Culture to Address Health Inequalities – Examples from Native Communities

The Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities will hold a workshop on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 in Seattle, WA at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. The purpose of this workshop is to highlight the role of culture in health promotion and disease prevention in indigenous communities. The following topics will be addressed at the workshop:

  • Culture as a social determinant of health
  • Why culture matters in addressing health inequalities
  • The role of community based efforts to promote better health outcomes
  • The importance of culture in patient-centered care

The role of culture in health research, practice, and the training of health professionals

Click here for more information about the roundtable and to register for the workshop. If you have any questions, please contact Andrés Gaviria: or 202-334-2532.


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