Training Opportunities – February 15, 2013

USING AN EHR AND QUALITY DATA TO IMPROVE HYPERTENSION, FEBRUARY 22, 2:00PM (ET)
In recognition of “National Heart Month,” in February, this webinar will focus on how safety net providers can utilize health information technology (HIT) to improve health outcomes in patients with hypertension. Hypertension is a significant risk factor that contributes to major health complications, including cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of death in the United States. Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=1g950h8fgeaz

Coalitions Kicking Butts: Tobacco Control Policy Approaches
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
4:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Please join C-Change and Legacy for a webinar focused on state level tobacco policy best practices. Topics will include:

  • Tobacco policy progress and challenges
  • An overview of FDA authority and what it encompasses
  • Discussion of emerging products and other tactics being employed by the tobacco industry to evade FDA and other regulations
  • ·       Ideas on what coalitions can do in response to the emerging products and industry tactics
    REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center invites you to a webinar called Social Marketing and Tobacco Campaigns on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:30pm ET. Participants will learn what role social marketing campaigns play in tobacco prevention/cessation efforts, how to target different audiences, why targeting behavioral health professionals with cessation messaging is important, and tips for cost-effective provider advertisement. Register HERE.

WEBCAST: AMERICAN INDIAN PUBLIC HEALTH DISPARITIES – REGIONAL DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH, FEBRUARY 21, 9:00AM (ET)
This live broadcast will address a number of relevant topics surrounding public health disparities and American Indian populations. Specifically, this broadcast will include a brief review of current American Indian Health Policies and a discussion of disparities that exist in health resources for American Indians. Click here to register.

How Does the New 2012 Transportation Bill Affect Rural Communities?
Sponsored by Transportation for America
Wednesday, February 27th, 1:00 p.m. (EST) – webinar  Click here to register

“Fresh Air Campus” Tobacco Challenge Launch Event
Thursday, February 28th
10:00 am  – noon
Portland State University, Portland
The Oregon Tobacco Prevention & Control Program is collaborating with public health and academic partners from Alaska, Idaho, Washington, along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region X to develop and launch the nation’s first region-wide tobacco-free college campus challenge.  Smoke- and tobacco-free college campuses are a growing trend within higher education, and this initiative supports campuses in our state and region in their efforts to develop and implement such policies.  This Fresh Air Campus Tobacco Challenge asks all institutions of higher education in Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA) to commit to working towards the adoption and implementation of 100% smoke- or tobacco-free campus policies. Please join us on February 28th from 10:00 – noon on the campus of Portland State University to help launch the Fresh Air Campus Tobacco Challenge.  This event is free, but registration is required. Please register HERE.  Event details will be sent out

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America webinar featuring Hood River, Oregon
CADCA will present a webinar session on tobacco prevention and control, “The Coalition Influence: Strategies to Implementing Sustainable Tobacco Prevention Policies,” from 2-3:30 p.m. EST March 14, 2013. The purpose of this webinar is learn about the available resources for coalitions from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium to assist with local policy development or modification. The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium has been helping advocates use the law to advance public health outcomes in local communities for thirteen years. The webinar will review how the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium assists local coalitions develop legislation and policies in core areas to preserve, protect and promote public health. The Hood River County Drug Prevention Coalition will share strategies, activities and outcomes that were key to reducing tobacco use rates in their community. The coalition will also share  how they established tobacco –free schools, hospital, housing, parks and other outdoor policies in order to inspire other coalitions working on these similar strategies. Much of Hood River’s success comes from the engagement of youth in environmental assessments, media production and community activism. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR HERE. (Registration form is in a survey format)

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An Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) instructor training will be held April 13, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Salem Family YMCA. Workshop fee: $25. For more information on AFEP, visit http://www.arthritis.org/resources/community-programs/excercise/

2013 Global Employee Health & Fitness Month – Save the Date
Sponsored by the National Association for Health and Fitness May 2013 For information

SUMMER RESEARCH TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, PORTLAND OREGON, JUNE 10-27, 2013

The purpose of the Summer Research Training Institute for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Professionals is to meet the needs of professionals who work in diverse areas of American Indian and Alaska Native Health.   Information about the curriculum, travel, lodging, tuition, course descriptions and schedules are described here in the conference brochure.  This training event is supported with funds from the Native American Research Centers for Health Grant from NIH and IHS (U26IHS300415) and the Center for Healthy Communities, a CDC-funded Prevention Research Center grant at the Oregon Health & Science University (U48DP001937). For additional information, contact Tosha Zaback, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, 503-416-3285 or summerinstitute@npaihb.org.
The Seventh Annual Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit “Empowering Advocates for the Next Frontier in  Smokeless Tobacco”

August 6 – 8, 2013
The University of Montana – Missoula, Montana
Download “Call for Abstracts” Flyer
Deadline for Abstracts has been extended to  Monday, March 4, 2013

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