Training Opportunities – October 12, 2012

Training Opportunities

On October 16 from 1-2:30, the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Program will host an HIA 101 webinar The webinar will cover what HIA is, a little bit about how to conduct an HIA, with an Oregon case study. Counties considering applying for an HIA grant are strongly encouraged to attend (all counties must have attended an HIA training to be eligible for funding).

On October 17 at 9 AM, the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance will host the webinar Energy Balance and the Obesity Epidemic, covering information about the relationship between diet, weight, and energy expenditure. Dial in at877-278-3632, access code: 0294664#

On October 23 from 10 – 11:30 am, the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center will host the webinar, “Tobacco-Free State Psychiatric Hospitals: From Policy to Practice. Webinar attendees will learn the methods and results of a survey on smoking policies and practices in state psychiatric hospitals; understand key findings and their applications to tobacco dependence interventions in psychiatric settings; and learn how the study may inform development of more effective smoking cessation policies and practices for people living with mental illnesses.

On October 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the Oregon Public Health Division, Center for Prevention and Health Promotion will host a webinar on The Weight of the Nation Shorts Toolkit, which incorporates bonus shorts from the Weight of the Nation. This can be used by local county health agencies and community partners to engage communities and partners around obesity prevention strategies. This webinar will showcase the toolkit and present ideas for hosting a screening as a forum for communication and collaboration. The toolkit features three sections: one focusing on environmental change; one on the life course approach to preventing obesity, and the last on the role of genetics and stigma around obesity. The toolkit includes key data points, core messages, definitions, and resources as well as a suggestion for which bonus shorts to show, and suggested discussion questions.

On November 6-7 in Seattle, a motivational interviewing training will be offered by the University of Washington.

Meetings

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.

On November 3 in Medford, the AARP of Oregon is sponsoring a free one-day event of workshops and activities focused on brain health, caring for yourself and your loved ones, financial security, and aging in place.

On October 20 from 10 am-12:30 pm, the National Psoriasis Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation will host a Be Joint Smart presentation about psoriatic arthritis at Oregon Health & Science University Center for Health & Healing, Third Floor. Learn how to set realistic and achievable health goals with help from the National Psoriasis Foundation. An Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Leader will also guide stretching techniques and easy exercises. The event is free. Registration is at 9:30 am or call 800-723-9166 to preregister.

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