Training Opportunities — November 30, 2012

On December 4th at noon (pacific), Million Hearts ™ is hosting the webinar, Powerful Enough to Make a Difference: Promising Practices for Blood Pressure Control in Clinical Settings.This webinar will showcase effective approaches to improving blood pressure control across the population. Leading experts will share their success stories and lessons learned.

On December 5th at noon (pacific), the Center for Tobacco Cessation will host the webinar Pharmacotherapy 101. The webinar will provide in-depth information on smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, the latest recommendations, and provide plenty of time for questions.

On December 6th at 1:00 PM (pacific), C-Change and Legacy will host the webinar, e-Quit: An Introduction to Web-Based Smoking Cessation Resources. The webinar will focus on strategies organizations can use to help smokers quit, as well as an overview of the current evidence-based tobacco dependence treatments and the emergence of online and mobile resources.

On December 7th at 8:30 AM (pacific), the Population Health Improvement Learning Collaborative will host the webinar Patient-Centered Care: A Cross-Cultural Approach. The webinar will explore definitions for cross-cultural care, key drivers and links to quality, cost and safety disparities and present a framework for effective cross-cultural care.

On December 11th, from 12:30 – 2 PM (pacific) Legacy and the Human Rights Campaign will present the Warner Series Lecture on the complex issues surrounding tobacco in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.            The lecture will address the role Big Tobacco has played in the high rates of tobacco use in LGBT communities and what initiatives have succeeded in reducing LGBT tobacco use. The lecture will be available via webcast.

On December 11th from 1 – 4:45 PM (pacific), the Oregon Health Policy Board is holding an extended public meeting focused on the new coordinated care organizations (CCOs). Oregon Health Plan members, community stakeholders, and the general public are invited to participate and provide feedback on how health system transformation in Oregon have affected them and how we can continue to move forward together toward a healthier Oregon.

Participate in person at:

  • Multnomah County Commissioners Board Room @ 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland
  • Eastern Oregon University, Inlow Hall/Main Office 013 @ 1 University Blvd in La Grande.
  • RCC/SOU Education Center, Room 129B @ 101 South Bartlett in Medford.
  • Deschutes County Offices, Barnes/Sawyer Rooms @ 1300 NW Wall Street in Bend.
  • Tillamook Bay Comm. College, Room 214 @ 4301 Third Street in Tillamook.
  • Lane County HHS, Room 258 @ 151 West 7th Ave in Eugene.

Or online:

Presentations from November’s Place Matters conference are now available online. Click the tab entitled “Download Presentations Here” at the top of the page.

External Partnerships: Employers and Public Health Working Together Toward Improving Worksite and Community Health – this online course from the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center explores the value of collaboration between non-traditional partners and public health programs. Using the business community as an example of non-traditional partnerships, participants will learn how to communicate with employers and understand each other’s language, as well as explore how to use partners as effective policy change agents.

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