Training Opportunities – 2/22/13

This webinar, presented by the National Native Network, will feature speaker Donna Norkoli, Project Coordinator for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians’ Community Transformation Grant Project. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the health and economic benefits of smoke-free housing, identify ways to advocate for and to develop a smoke-free housing policy, and describe development of a media campaign to support smoke-free housing policy adoption, implementation and enforcement. Click here to register.

There will be a special wellness short course on Thursday, March 7, “Excellence in Worksite Wellness: Taking Your Program to the Next Level”. The keynote speaker is Ron Goetzel. When I was working with the Occupational Public Health Program in my office I was involved with planning the youth track for this conference. I was really satisfied with the sessions and variety of offerings…something to consider.

African-American Women and Heart Disease – What You Need to Know
Sponsored by WomenHeart:  The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
Tuesday, February 26th, 6:00 p.m. (EST)
To register

WEBINAR: Why is America’s Racial Wealth Gap Growing?
Wednesday, February 27
2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST
Register for this webinar today

psu“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 to registered attendees prior to the meeting.

???????????????????????????????????????????????Consider attending the 2013 Oregon School Employee Wellness Conference in Bend on March 24-26th! This will be an exciting conference with sessions presented by national, state, and local speakers.  This is your opportunity to meet them, share experiences, connect and learn from passionate colleagues  UPDATE – the registration site now contains a conference agenda.

The 8th Annual Native Caring Conference will be held March 27-28, 2013 at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon. For more information contact: Dee Navarro, Siletz Tribe, (541) 444-8261

The Diabetes EXPO will take place on May 4th at the Oregon Convention Center.  For more information about the EXPO and to register, visit

May 30-31, 2013 / Chapel Hill, NC
This training will be engaging and interactive, including both classroom and in-store sessions on the importance of the tobacco retail environment, how to do store assessments and what to measure, and how to use mapping effectively in tobacco control. After the training, participants will have access to the Counter Tools Store Audit Center software through summer 2013 for use in their home communities, and can take part in weekly follow up technical assistance calls. Check out the resources on Counter Tools  related to the store audit/assessment and mapping software tools it provides. Feel free to share this announcement with interested colleagues in state and local health departments or voluntary organizations. Click here for training details and registration information. Questions? Contact Allison Myers, Deputy Director of Counter Tools at or 919.593.5822.

June 12-14, 2013 / Kansas City Airport Marriott Hotel
The National Center for Tobacco Policy and Captain Jose Belardo and his staff at Region VII, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are co-sponsoring a reprise of last year’s successful “Summit on Tobacco Policy.”  Like its predecessor, Summit II will bring together those with experience in tobacco-free college campus policy with those considering, or in the process of implementing, such a policy.  The program is structured to maximize interaction.  Most sessions will be plenary and registrations will be limited to create an atmosphere of informality and sharing. Information about this year’s conference will soon be added to the Summit website:

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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