“Reducing Sugary Drinks in Healthcare Facilities: Starting the Conversation”
April 3, 2013
12 – 1:15 p.m. (Central Time)
This webinar will describe why a growing number of hospitals are taking steps to reduce sugary drink consumption within their facilities, and the strategies and tools they are using. Participants will learn about free, individualized technical assistance to help Minnesota groups begin healthy beverages program in their own institution or community. Participants will also learn about the Minnesota Healthy Beverages in Healthcare Toolkit, a new set of resources to support efforts to develop and build healthy beverages programs in healthcare facilities.
Public Health Policy Change:
A Webinar Series
The Public Health Law Center’s series of free webinars for the public health community covers significant and timely topics in public health law and policy. Our national panel of presenters includes experts in public health law and policy in areas such as tobacco control, obesity prevention, worksite wellness, active living, and public health legislation.
For a calendar of upcoming webinars, click here.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 101 and Website Tour
March 27 from 2-3 pm Central Daylight Time (3-4 pm Eastern Daylight Time).
Overview of Rankings & Roadmaps and tour of the 2013 website
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.
On this webinar we will discuss:
- Why we rank and why rankings are useful;
- The Rankings model and measures;
- The 4 components of the Roadmaps project;
- A tour of the updated 2013 Rankings & Roadmaps website and its new features; and
- How to use the Rankings & Roadmaps to ignite action in your community.
There will also be time to answer questions about the Rankings & Roadmaps.
Register for this free webinar.
The Power of a Coordinated Campaign Effort and Communicating Key Messages: A Communication Skills Building Webinar
March 26, 2013 at 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time
Hosted by the National Native Network, this webinar will feature a presentation from Michelle Johns of the Health Communications Branch at CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. Participants will learn about purposes for key messages, hear specific examples of messaging used by the Tips From Former Smokers campaign, and learn a variety of uses for key messages in campaigns and outreaches. Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat here. The National Native Network hosts a technical assistance webinar on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 3:00-4:00 pm EST. Registration information is sent to the Network’s distribution list, and can also be found at www.keepitsacred.org under Resources/Events.
Webinar: Tobacco Education for Oral Health Providers
April 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time
The National Association of Community Health Centers and Break Free Alliance are providing a free webinar to assist oral health providers tackle the challenges of addressing smoking cessation with their patients. The webinar will feature presenter Jill Loewen, RDA, BS, MS, CTTS, with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, and was designed to help health provider define their role in addressing tobacco use; understand the impact of tobacco use on community health center patients; describe the steps involved for treating tobacco use; and identify additional resources for helping patients quit tobacco use. The session focuses on tobacco use and its impact on oral health, the types of tobacco products on the market, and how dental health personnel can implement a tobacco dependence treatment service in the dental practice. Click here to register.
Interested in quitlines or cessation? Subscribe to NAQC’s free Connection e-newsletter
The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) is offering free subscriptions to its monthly e-newsletter Connection which keeps readers connected to timely information about tobacco control, research, and upcoming events in the quitline community. Click here to be placed on the distribution list.
Training on Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women
Applications due: March 22 | Training date: April 16, 2013 | SOPHE 2013 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
Adopting SCRIPT in your Organization Training is a one-day workshop from the Society for Public Health Education that is designed to train health professionals to promote, implement and evaluate the Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) program. The training will provide insight and skills on how SCRIPT can become a part of routine prenatal care. Click here for more information and to apply for the training, or contact Deborah Gordon-Messer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-408-9804.
Clinical and Community Preventive Services Resources
Webinar: Using Clinical Decision Support in Safety Net Provider Setting
Friday, March 22, 2013
This Health IT and Quality Webinar hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) explores how safety net providers can implement and use a clinical decision support (CDS) system. A CDS complements an electronic health record, helping to ensure that all patients in a practice receive appropriate and timely preventive services and the right test, the right medication, and the right treatment. Meaningful use requires that each clinician implement one CDS rule relevant to his/her specialty or clinical priority along with the capability to track compliance with the rule.
Click here to register.
The State of Oregon
Oregon Health Authority
Office of Equity and Inclusion
Informational Webinar on Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP #3539)
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) will be hosting a webinar for potential proposers.
Date: Tuesday, March 18
To access the audio, please dial:
Conference Call: 1.877.214.6371
To access the webinar, please click: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/881497746
Healthy Food Access Webinar
Introducing CDC Point of Sale Webinar Archive
CounterTobacco.Org is now home to an archive of all of the Point of Sale webinars offered by the CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health since the series began in 2011. Search by keyword, presenter, organization, or year to download slide sets, notes and audio files that could help you in your point of sale efforts. To access the archive, go to:
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) Instructor Training – April 13, 2013, Salem
This one-day instructor training will be held 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/. To register for the training, contact Cindy Bishop at the Arthritis Foundation, Great West Chapter 503-245-5695.
APPEAL Promise Webinar: Promoting Smoke-Free Multiunit Housing in Diverse Communities
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from APPEAL PROMISE Network members who have had successes in promoting smoke-free multiunit housing in diverse communities.
- Provide information about the dangers of second-hand smoke exposure
- Highlight promising smoke-free multiunit housing strategies from organizations that serve Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
- Share lessons learned from the smoke-free multiunit housing strategies presented
When: Thursday, March 21, 2013; 5:00pm EST
To register: Click HERE.
Legacy and the the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) will sponsor a free webinar, “The Good Fight: Legacy’s Impact on Tobacco,” on April 2, 2013 at 2pm Eastern Time (90 minutes). Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, President and CEO of Legacy, will be presenting on this topic. SCLC Director, Steven A. Schroeder, MD, will moderate the webinar. Click HERE for more information and to register.
Break Free Alliance Webinar: Tobacco Education for Oral Health Providers Webinar
The National Association of Community Health Centers and Break Free Alliance are providing a free webinar to assist oral health providers tackle the challenges of addressing smoking cessation with their patients. The Tobacco Education for Oral Health Providers webinar was designed to help you define your role in addressing tobacco use as a health provider; understand the impact of tobacco use on community health center patients; describe the steps involved for treating tobacco use; and identify additional resources for helping patients quit tobacco use. The session focuses on tobacco use and its impact on oral health, the types of tobacco products on the market, and how dental health personnel can implement a tobacco dependence treatment service in the dental practice.
When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013; 2:00pm EST
To register: Click HERE.
For additional information, contact Jaime Hirschfeld.
Are We There Yet — How Will We Know
If Health Care Reform Is Working?
Using OSPHD Data to Track the Impact of the ACA on Population Health
Thursday, April 4
10:00am to 11:30 AM PACIFIC
The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), in collaboration with Dialogue4Health, the Center for Health Improvement, and the California HealthCare Foundation, has initiated a four-part Web Forum series in response to a recent report by the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center. This report identified 51 metrics that California could use to measure the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance coverage, affordability and comprehensiveness of coverage, and access to care – including metrics that can be derived from the data collected by OSHPD.
At the conclusion of the Web Forum, participants will gain an appreciation of some of the key issues related to the integration of population metrics into health care assessment and vice versa. These include, but are not limited to:
- What population health data do we currently have, and how can it be used to support the evaluation of health care reform?
- What new data do we need? Who should be responsible for collecting and using it? How can it be integrated with the data that are currently available?
- How will health care reform affect the relationship among health care providers, purchasers, payers, and public health departments?
- Where do we go from here? What are some next steps that should be taken?
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.