Training Opportunities – 3/1/13

Governance of Tobacco in the 21st Century: Strengthening National and International Policy for Global Health and Development
Harvard University – February 26-27, 2013
Watch live online beginning at 9am Tuesday February 26, 2013 Program:
Conference website:
Conference livestream
Webcast schedule:
Tuesday February 26, 2013:  9am – 5:30pm, 6:30pm – 8:00pmWednesday February 27, 2013: 9am – 12:30pm

Register Now for Break Free Alliance’s Webinar on Dual Use
March 6th, 2013 at 2:00pm ET
Registration is now open for Addressing Dual Tobacco Use – Recommendations from the West Virginia Expert Panel, a webinar hosted by Break Free Alliance and 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 feature recommendations from 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 important issue that states need to address. State, county and local tobacco control staff, policy makers, researchers, and anyone interested in addressing the dual use of smokeless tobacco and cigarettes is encouraged to attend. Click here to register – space is limited!

Negotiations –Getting to Yes – a free workshop in Eugene
AMH and SPF are thrilled to bring Senator David Landis of Nebraska to
Eugene on March 8th to present his highly regarded workshop on Negotiations and Collaboration.
This daylong event will create extremely valuable new insight and skills in how to successfully negotiate within both the public and private realms.
Questions: Kerryann Woomer,SPF Project Director, 503-945-6998,

New Report & Webinar: Health in Mind – Improving Education Through Wellness
American children are struggling academically and the nation faces a growing achievement gap that is increasingly tied to health disparities: today’s children could become the first generation to live shorter and less healthy lives than their parents.

Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) has announced Health in Mind: Improving Education Through Wellness, a new report from Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) that details immediate solutions to help close the achievement gap and create a healthy future for all children.

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 1:00-2:00pm Eastern, HSC will present a Webinar focused on Health in Mind. Webinar speakers include Professor Charles Basch of Columbia Teachers College, whose research on the educational impact of health disparities provided a strong basis for this effort. Click here to register for the Webinar.

Podcast Available from HHS Healthbeat: Aging Faster with Diabetes
Even if we’re healthy, we still lose about 10 percent of our aerobic ability each decade after about age 40 or 50, but diabetes takes an extra toll on our cardiovascular system and makes it look older than it should. Click here to listen to the full podcast.

Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health – Leading the Way to Healthier Communities: How Leadership Can Strengthen Public Health
April 4, 2013 at 4:00-5:30 pm Eastern Time
The 14th annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health, presented by the National Association of Local Boards of Health, will be held at Bowling Green State University and made available via Webcast for off-site participants. The lecture will feature speakers Judy Jackson May, Ph.D. and Patrick Pauken, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professors, BGSU Educational Administration and Leadership Studies Program. Click here for more details.

Getting Started at Point of Sale Training Institute
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.

Summit on Tobacco Policy II
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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