Training Opportunities — November 21, 2012

On Tuesday, November 27th at 11:00 AM (pacific), the CDC Office on Smoking and Health will host the webinar Engaging Youth in Tobacco Point-of-Sale Assessment. This webinar, previously scheduled for Nov 13th, will describe how the Louisiana Tobacco Free Living program conceptualized, planned, and implemented a youth advocacy program that mobilized youth and young adults to collect and share data on the tobacco retail environment. Registration not required. To participate:

On Thursday, November 29th at 11:00 AM (pacific), the Let’s Move! Faith and Communities is hosting a webinar, Make Your Community a Source of Health and Wellness, for faith and community leaders inspired to make their congregations and communities healthier places to live and plan. Participants will address problems that lead to childhood obesity and address related issues of hunger.

On Thursday, November 29th, at 10:00 AM (pacific), the USDA is hosting the webinar Farm to School and the New Meal Pattern. The webinar will focus on inclusion of local and regional products in the new meal pattern. FNS Child Nutrition Program staff will also be on hand to answer questions about the new meal pattern in general and local and regional products in specific. RSVP to Laura Brown for dial-in information.

On Monday, December 3rd at 11:00 AM (pacific), the American Lung Association will host a webinar on its Helping Smokers Quit 2012 report. The Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage report provides an overview of smoking cessation services and treatments offered in each state by Medicaid, state employee plans, and private insurance. The webinar will discuss highlights, trends, and hot topics in tobacco cessation policy, including the ACA, that are featured in the report.

On Thursday, December 6th at 11:30 AM (pacific), the Prevention Institute and partners present a webinar on Workplace Wellness: A Discussion of New Findings and Efforts to Advance Healthier Communities. Presenters will share innovative strategies and tried and true approaches to solving community health challenges through workplace wellness – including key partnerships to advance these efforts and how to support small businesses.

NACCHO’s two-part webinar series Implementing the National Prevention Strategy at the Local Level is now available online:

  • Part One “Working with Non-Traditional Partners to Improve Community Health”
  • Part Two, featuring local health department success stories on using a multi-sector approach to combating tobacco, obesity and chronic disease.

Online Training Opportunities

  • Measuring Health Disparities – this free, interactive, online course from Michigan Public Health Training Center Social Epidemiology and Population Health focuses on some basic issues for public health practice – how to understand, define, and measure health disparity.
  • Roots of Health Inequity: A Web-Based Course for the Public Health Workforce – this free, online course from the NationalCenter for Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institutes of Health, and NACCHO explores the root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease, illness, and death. It seeks to ground participants in the concepts and strategies that could lead to effective action.

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