Training Opportunities – March 15, 2013

Cuts! Cuts! Cuts! What the Federal Budget Mess Means for Prevention, Your Community and You
They never intended for this to happen. Sequestration has now been triggered and federal agencies and departments are beginning to implement severe across the board cuts to programs, services and activities. Important questions remain unanswered. What will this mean for public health and prevention? Behind the hard numbers, how will the impact be felt in communities fighting to address the devastating burden of chronic disease and health inequities? What can advocates, health professionals and community residents do now to try to protect funding for prevention and public health?
Please register for this interactive Web Forum to learn more.
https://publichealthinstitute.webex.com/publichealthinstitute/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=964804823

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Briefing
Sponsored by the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Fight Colorectal Cancer and Stop Colon Cancer Wednesday, March 20th, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Capitol Visitor Center – Congressional  Meeting Room South  To register

PROMOTING SMOKE-FREE MULTIUNIT HOUSING IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES WEBINAR, MARCH 21, 5:00PM (ET)
This webinar will feature APPEAL PROMISE Network members who have had successes in promoting smoke-free multiunit housing in diverse communities. The presenters will provide information about the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure; highlight promising smoke-free multiunit housing strategies from organizations that serve Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders; and share lessons learned from the smoke-free multiunit housing strategies presented. Guest Speakers: Christine Araquel, Program Manager at People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and Ekta Prakash, Executive Director at CAPI. Space is limited. Click here to register for the webinar.  Registered participants will receive a confirmation email containing login information for the webinar.

Webinar: Tales of the City: Banning Tobacco Sales in San Francisco Pharmacies
March 20, 2013, at 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern Time
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) and Legacy are presenting a webinar with Mitchell Katz, MD, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and former Director of San Francisco’s Public Health Department. SCLC Director, Steven Schroeder, MD, will be the moderator for this webinar. The presentation will address the toll of tobacco and pharmacists’ role in public health and tobacco cessation interventions; describe the first ban of tobacco sales in San Francisco community pharmacies, including the political, economic, and legal objections; and illustrate future implications for community pharmacies and tobacco control, and advice for other municipalities considering a similar move. Visit the SCLC website for more details and registration instructions.

Webinar: Promoting Smoke-free Multiunit Housing in Diverse Communities
March 21, 2013 at 5:00pm Eastern Time
This webinar will feature APPEAL PROMISE Network members who have had successes in promoting smoke-free multiunit housing in diverse communities. The presenters will provide information about the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure; highlight promising smoke-free multiunit housing strategies from organizations that serve Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders; and share lessons learned from the smoke-free multiunit housing strategies presented. Guest Speakers: Christine Araquel, Program Manager at People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and Ekta Prakash, Executive Director at CAPI. Space is limited. Click here to register for the webinar.  Registered participants will receive a confirmation email containing login information for the webinar.

Tobacco Cessation Coverage & the Medicaid Expansion webinar
March 26, 2013 at 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time
The American Lung Association is pleased to invite you to a webinar addressing another hot topic in Affordable Care Act implementation: the Medicaid expansion. Many states will be making major changes to their Medicaid programs in 2014. Join us to learn how those changes will affect access to tobacco cessation treatments, and what opportunities there are for the tobacco control community to improve access and coverage.  This discussion will be relevant to all states, regardless of status of Medicaid expansion. Click here to register. If you are not able to attend, but would like to watch a recording, please email Jennifer Singleterry and she will email you the URL after the event. For more resources on Affordable Care Act implementation and tobacco control, please visit ALA’s toolkit.

Understanding Diabetes in Older Adults webinar – March 27 at 10 am
This free webinar sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care will detail some of the risk factors, as well as how to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Register.

Going for the Gold Star: Tobacco-Free for Everyone
The webinar will:

  • Focus on helping all employees lead a tobacco-free life, whether it is by eliminating exposure to secondhand smoker, or helping every smoker successfully quit.
  • Share case studies from organizations who have succeeded in creating a tobacco-free environment for their employees, including a guest presentation from Susan Johnson at the Medical University of South Carolina.
  • Let you know how YOUR organization be recognized for achieving the Gold Star Award at NC Prevention Partners’ Annual Meeting on June 5th, 2013

When: Thursday, March 28th at 2:00 PM ET
Who: North Carolina Prevention Partners
To Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7a8olmcab&oeidk=a07e6kyu3al68b9bfd5&condition=SO_OVERRIDE

WEBINAR: PALLIATIVE CARE VERSUS HARMFUL EXPOSURE: SECONDHAND MEDICAL MARIJUANA SMOKE IN MULTI-UNIT HOUSING, APRIL 2, 1:00PM (ET)
Along with the rising number of states that have adopted statutes permitting the use of medical marijuana under certain circumstances has been an increase in questions about how these laws affect smoke-free policies for multi-unit residential properties. This webinar will review the interplay between medical marijuana laws and policies addressing secondhand smoke in private, market-rate, federally subsidized public housing, and Section 8 properties. Presenters include Cliff Douglas, J.D., Director, University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network; Cheryl Sbarra, Senior Staff Attorney, Massachusetts Association of Health Boards; and Warren Ortland, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center.  For registration information, click here.

NACCHO Webinar: Demystifying Tobacco Cessation and the Affordable Care Act
April 9, 2013 at 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern Time
What does health care reform mean for local health departments and their tobacco programs? Join experts from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the American Lung Association as they discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), its impact on local health departments, and provisions related to tobacco prevention and cessation. Speakers will highlight final rules recently released in February on tobacco cessation coverage and the tobacco surcharge, which allows for different insurance premium rates for tobacco users and non-users. Click here to register.

Save the date: 2013 – Progress in College Tobacco Control webinar
April 16, 2013 at 2:00 – 3:15pm Eastern time
All are welcome to participate in this webinar presented by Partnership for Prevention/ActionToQuit. Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will bring opening remarks, followed by several expert presenters addressing campus tobacco policy issues. A registration flyer will be sent to the A2Q Network in the coming weeks.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 101 and Website Tour
Overview of Rankings & Roadmaps and Tour of the 2013 Website – After the Release
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 101 webinars give a general overview of the program. This webinar will also feature a tour of the new, updated website features on the Rankings & Roadmaps website. This will be the first webinar after the 2013 Rankings (and updated website) are released on March 20, 2013.
The Rankings & Roadmaps 101 and 2013 Website Tour webinar will be on Wednesday, March 27 from 2-3 pm Central Daylight Time (3-4 pm Eastern Daylight Time). This webinar will discuss the same topics as the March 12 webinar above, and there will also be time to answer any questions.
Register for this free webinar.

RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize Informational Webinar
Get information on the application process for the second round of the Prize
Please join us on Tuesday, April 2 from 12-1 pm Central Daylight Time
(1-2 pm Eastern Daylight Time) for the RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize Informational Webinar.
This informational webinar will provide details about the second round of the Prize, including the application and selection processes. We encourage anyone having an interest in the Prize to participate. There will be time to answer participant questions as well.
Register for this free webinar.

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