Training Opportunities – December 14, 2012

On December 18, from noon – 1 (Pacific), the Oregon Health Authority will host the webinar Paying for Prevention: A Critical Opportunity for Public Health. Jean O’Connor, JD, DrPH, Deputy Director of the Oregon Public Health Division, will discuss the origins and progress of the movement toward CCOs in Oregon. O’Connor will also explain how the implementation of CCOs will dramatically change how care is delivered by focusing on prevention, fostering accountability, reducing waste, and lowering costs.

On December 19 from 11:30 – 1:00 (Pacific), Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) will present the webinar “The Coalition Story: Rural Tobacco Reduction Strategies for Rural & Low SES Populations”. The purpose of this webinar is to highlight the evidence-based strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and provide the coalition case study as a model for implementing those strategies in rural and low SES populations to reduce tobacco use.

On February 7, We Can Do Better will hold the WCDB 2013 Annual Conference titled Transforming Healthcare: Putting Health First, at the Portland Art Museum.

The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center has posted modules and supporting readings on External Partnerships: Employers and Public Health Working Together Toward Improving Worksite and Community Health. The course will explore the value exchange between non-traditional partners and state Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs. While the course uses diabetes-specific examples, the content is applicable to all state-level public health professionals. Using the business community as a prime example of non-traditional partnerships, participants will learn how to communicate with employers and understand each other’s language, explore how to use non-traditional external partners as effective policy change agents, as well as gain knowledge of comprehensive worksite wellness initiatives.

From May 1-June 1, 2013, the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec will host an online course on health impact assessment (HIA) of public policies. The course aims to help participants to develop and improve their competencies for leading an HIA process relating to public policies, and to do this with partners from different sectors.

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