Training Opportunities – 2/1/13

Communities of Practice will be starting up in January 2013 for the following topics.  Please follow these links by clicking on the title of the community of practice to let us know if you are interested in participating or would like more information.

Cross-Program Staff Training
This Community of Practice will:

  • Explore the needs, methods, and tools that exist regarding cross-training chronic disease prevention program staff.
  • Identify resources and recommendations for how to implement and evaluate cross-training activities.

Promoting Chronic Disease Self Management
This Community of Practice will:

  • Describe the range of chronic disease self management efforts in state-level chronic disease prevention programs and explore the opportunities for coordination in this kind of programming.
  • Identify resources and recommendations for implementation and evaluation of a coordinated approach chronic disease self management

3rd Annual State of Women’s Health
Sponsored by WomenHeart and the American Heart Association
Tuesday, February 5th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – webinar
To register


Lower Calorie Foods: It’s Just Good Business
Sponsored by the Hudson Institute
Thursday, February 7th, Noon – 1:30 p.m. (EST)
Hudson Institute – 1015 15th Street
To register.  The even will also be streamed live.

Lower Calorie Foods: It’s Just Good Business
On February 7, from 9-10:30 AM Pacific, the Hudson Institute will release a new report regarding efforts by major restaurant chains to sell lower-calorie foods and beverages and what impact those efforts have had on companies’ sales, customer traffic, and reputations. The report was produced by Hank Cardello, Senior Fellow and Director of Hudson’s Obesity Solutions Initiative, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The release will take place at Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., and will be streamed live. To learn more about the report, click here.

Upcoming Webinar: Follow the Leader – Successful Community Initiatives
Thursday, February 14, 2013
12:00 – 1:30pm Pacific
With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and support from the American Public Health Association, America Walks is hosting the second webinar in the five-part All Things Walking series: Follow the Leader > Successful Community Initiatives. Mark your calendars to listen and participate in this webinar that features national, state, and local leaders who are dedicated to empowering communities to implement successful walking campaigns.

 On Wednesday, February 20,  2013 from 12-1 PM Pacific the truth campaign will host: 2.0: The Road Ahead   webinar: learn how the truth®  campaign is transforming to spread its message about  tobacco use and tobacco industry marketing tactics. Hear  how truth is navigating the new media  landscape and finding fresh venues to reach a new  generation of teens where they live, study and  play.

Webinar: Social Marketing and Tobacco Campaigns
February 21, 2013 at 1:00-2:30pm Eastern Time
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is hosting this webinar on the role of social marketing campaigns in tobacco prevention/cessation efforts with expert presenters from Better World Advertising and the California Smokers’ Helpline. The presenters will give an overview of Better World Advertising’s recent tobacco campaigns; discuss how to target different audiences, including smokers (LGBT community, youth, tweens) and influencers (providers, teachers, parents) with distinct messages; provide an overview of the California Smokers’ Helpline’s recent print and digital advertising campaign targeted to behavioral health professionals; and explain the importance of targeting behavioral health professionals with cessation messaging and the keys to cost effective provider advertising. Click here for more details, and to register. Space is limited.

The February 2013 NACDD General Member Call The Impact of Social and Economic Factors on Health webinar will be held Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 12-1 Pacific. Dr. Brian Smedley of the Health Policy Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies will provide a general orientation to demonstrate how social and economic factors affect health outcomes using initiatives like PLACE MATTERS. He will also describe selected case studies of situations where social and economic factors were applied to measure progress using examples like Moving to Opportunity, and recommend opportunities for NACDD members to partner with organizations like the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. As a result of the Webinar, participants will recognize the impact of an intervention that addresses a social or economic factor resulting in a positive health outcome.


Break Free Alliance Webinar on Dual Use
March 6, 2013 at 2:00pm ET
Save the date! Break Free Alliance is hosting a webinar sponsored by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Division of Tobacco Prevention on the dual use of smokeless tobacco and cigarettes. The webinar will highlight the recommendations that came out of the publication, Addressing Dual Tobacco Use in West Virginia: Report and Recommendations of the Expert Panel. Presenters will also provide some background on dual use and will discuss why it is an emerging issue that states need to address. Stay tuned for information on how to register!

CTP Seeking Panelists for Public Workshop
On March 19-20, CTP will host a public workshop entitled “Third Party Governance of Industry-Sponsored Tobacco Product Research.” The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the recommendation made by a Institute of Medicine report which states that sponsors of Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) applications use independent third parties to undertake one or more key functions in tobacco product research. Also known as third party governance, FDA is considering this idea as it relates more generally to tobacco research.

The workshop will include three facilitated panels. In order to maximize the depth and breadth of the discussion, CTP is inviting individuals with a range of perspectives, thereby attempting to ensure diverse representation.  We are seeking nominations for experts to participate in discussion on the following topics:

  • What industry-sponsored tobacco product research should be subject to a third party governance model?
  • How could a third party governance model for industry-sponsored tobacco product research be structured, and how would it function?
  • What are the barriers to implementing third party governance of industry-sponsored tobacco product research, and what could be done to overcome these barriers?

More detailed questions to help shape the discussion will be provided in advance of the workshop.

Nomination of Panelists: If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please send your name, biographical sketch or CV, area of expertise, and the panel on which you are interested in serving to by January 31, 2013.
National Food Policy Conference
Sponsored by the Consumer Federation of America
April 15th – 16th
Capital Hilton
To register

6th Annual Preparing for the 7th Generation Conference
April 17-18, 2013 / Tulsa, OK
American Indian Tribes and the state of Oklahoma are working together and sharing resources to host the Preparing for the 7th Generation conference to reduce the death and disease associated with commercial tobacco use and addiction. The unique collaboration between these groups considers the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations so they no longer have to suffer the consequences of commercial tobacco abuse experienced today. At this conference, attendees will learn about the impact of commercial tobacco abuse in American Indian communities, tobacco control strategies that are working in Indian Country, and how to collaborate more closely with tribal organizations to more effectively address tobacco-related disparities. This conference is open to anyone working in tobacco control. Click here to download a save the date flyer, or click here to download the registration form.

Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability:  A National Conference
April 25th – 26th
Washington, DC

Abstract deadline extended to January 28th and for more information

Save the date! The Oregon Self Management Forum will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Sheraton Portland Airport. Self management is about empowering people to take control by managing symptoms, handling role changes and coping with emotional challenges that are the reality of life with one or more ongoing health conditions. The Self Management Forum provides a unique opportunity for representatives of health systems, state and local public health agencies, community-based organizations and aging and disability services to learn about the most effective means to foster the growth of chronic disease self-management resources in the state. Programs and resources highlighted will include Living Well with Chronic Conditions (CDSMP), Tomando Control de Su Salud, the National Diabetes Prevention Program, the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line, the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program, and a variety of evidence-based healthy aging and senior falls prevention programs.

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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