Training Opportunities and Meetings – January 11, 2013

The Oregon Health Policy Board’s Non-Traditional Health Worker (NTHW) Steering Committee will meet January 14 in Portland.

The meetings are open to the public and also will be accessible via webinar and teleconference. Public comments will be taken at the end of each meeting, and also can be submitted in writing.

The January 14 meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Portland State Office Building, Room 1-B, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. To join the teleconference, call 877-214-6371; participant code: 441654; webinar link:

The Legislature in 2011 approved a law that sets training standards for doulas, community health workers, peer wellness specialists, personal health navigators and other non-traditional health care workers. A 2012 law requires that they be integrated into the state’s health care transformation program and coordinated care organizations.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for people requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Those needing accommodations, please contact Julie Wu at 971-673-1334 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For more information or to submit public comments, contact Julie Wu at 971-673-1334 or; or Carol Cheney, 971-673-2960 For other resources and meeting agendas, visit the NTHW steering committee website at

On January 14 at 12 pm (Pacific), the Tobacco Control Network will host the webinar: Where’s The Money? A Fresh Look at Sustaining Tobacco Control Programs

On January 15 from 11-11:30 am (Pacific), the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will host the webinar: From Supersize to Human-size: Shrinking Sugary Drink Portions

On January 17 at 11:00 am (Pacific), Dialog4Health will host the webinar: Communities Creating Healthy, Active Environments

On January 17 from 12-1 pm (Pacific), the University of Wisconsin will host the webinar County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 101

On January 29 from 12-1:30 pm (Pacific), the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will host the webinar: Introduction to the Obesity Prevention Evidence-Based Toolkit

On February 7 from 9-11 AM in Portland, the Workplace Wellness Network will host a wellness community network meeting.

From February 26th – 28th in San Diego, CA, Active Living Research will host the Active Living Research Annual Conference

energyballSave the date for the 2013 Oregon Self-Management Forum (formerly known as the Living Well Forum), which will take place on May 8 at the Airport Sheraton in Portland. Information about the event will be posted online in the coming weeks.

From March 2nd – 4 in Washington DC, the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations will host the 16th Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit

From March 18th – 22nd in Hilton Head, SC, the 23rd Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

Producing the Best Health and Financial Outcomes by Using the Most Effective Health Promotion Strategies will be held.

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has released a call for abstracts for its 2013 Annual Meeting, which will be held November 2-6, 2013 in Boston. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 4 – 8, 2013.

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.


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