Training Opportunities – March 29, 2013

Webinar on April 16th at 11 AM PST
April is Stress awareness month, so Cascade is offering a webinar about Mindfulness Stress Reduction, a proven technique to reduce stress. This webinar will help you understand how the mind-body connection plays an important link between Mindfulness and stress reduction

Why Obesity Is Important to the Latino Community
Por Qué Es Importante la Obesidad para la Comunidad Latina
Register and listen in English
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PACIFIC

Registrar y escuchar en Español
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PACÍFICO
Register here:
The obesity epidemic is affecting communities across the U.S., as more than one third of all American adults are obese. The Latino community is especially hard hit, developing weight-related health conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes—at high rates. They also have the lowest rate of insurance to cover the costs of health care.}
During the Web Forum, presenters will:

  • Outline the epidemiology of obesity in accessible terms, and the underlying factors contributing to the obesity epidemic;
  • Elaborate upon the link between obesity prevention and other social issues;
  • Discuss the role of community empowerment through leadership and capacity building for policy advocacy and systems change; and
  • Provide examples of how Latino communities are coming together to create healthier built, food, beverage, social and community environments.

La epidemia de obesidad afecta a comunidades en todo Estados Unidos, ya que más de un tercio de la población adulta es obesa. Esto daña especialmente a la comunidad latina, que desarrolla altos niveles de problemas de salud relacionados con la obesidad y sobrepeso — tales como padecimientos cardíacos, apoplejía, y diabetes tipo 2.
Durante el Foro Web, los presentadores:

  • Describirán la epidemiología de la obesidad en términos accesibles, y los factores subyacentes que contribuyen a la epidemia de obesidad;
  • Profundizarán sobre el vínculo entre la prevención de la obesidad y otros temas sociales;
  • Hablarán del papel de empoderamiento de la comunidad a través del liderazgo y la creación de capacidades para la promoción de políticas y el cambio de sistemas; y
  • Darán ejemplos de cómo las comunidades latinas se han unido para crear alimentos, bebidas, y ambientes sociales y comuntarios más sanos.

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Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. Spring Conference
Wednesday May 15, 2013 – Friday May 17, 2013 at
|The Riverhouse in Bend, Oregon
Registration for the 2013 GOBHI Spring Conference is now open
Click here to register:

ActionToQuit webinar:
College Tobacco Control
A 2013 Progress Report. It will be held Tuesday April 16 from 2:00 to 3:15pm Eastern time. All are welcome to participate.
To register, click HERE.

Upcoming Webinar: Reducing Sugary Drinks in Healthcare Facilities – Starting the Conversation
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
12:00-1:15pm Central
This Webinar will introduce the Minnesota Healthy Beverages in Healthcare Toolkit, a new set of resources geared to support efforts to develop and build healthy beverages programs in Minnesota healthcare facilities. Participants will learn why growing numbers of hospitals are taking steps to reduce sugary drink consumption within their facilities. They will also learn about strategies and tools being used by these institutions, drawing on examples from hospitals around the country as well as highlighting work in Minnesota. Finally, they will learn about an opportunity to receive free, individualized technical assistance for Minnesota groups to help them start a conversation about developing a program for their own institution or one in their community.
Registration is free, but you must register to attend. Click here to register.
For questions or more information, please contact Julie Ralston Aoki, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center, at or 651-290-7532.

Upcoming Webinar: Tobacco Education for Oral Health Providers
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
2:00-3:30pm Eastern
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.

Two smoking cessation facilitator trainings coming up this spring:
Not on Tobacco, teen smoking cessation program
April 18, 2013
Tigard, Oregon

Freedom from Smoking, adult smoking cessation program
May 6-7, 2013
Tigard, Oregon

Webinar – The Good Fight: Legacy’s Impact on Tobacco
April 2, 2013 at 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Time
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Legacy are presenting a free webinar with speaker Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, President and CEO of Legacy and SCLC Director, Steven A. Schroeder, MD, as moderator. By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to describe the various program initiatives of Legacy and their impact on the tobacco epidemic; understand the successes and ongoing challenges in Legacy’s effort to combat the deadly toll of tobacco’ and develop effective smoking cessation policies and practices. Click here for registration instructions. This webinar will be recorded and may be viewed online on the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center’s website after the presentation.

Training on Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women
Application deadline EXTENDED to April 3 | 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 or 202-408-9804.

2013 Building a Healthier Future Summit
Washington, DC
March 6–12, 2013
Partnership for a Healthier America will bring together more than 1,000 leaders from private, public, and non-profit organizations interested in solving America’s childhood obesity problem. For more information and to register, click here.

2013 GIH Annual Meeting on Health Philanthropy
March 13–15, 2013
San Francisco, CA
The theme this year is Big Ideas to Blueprints: Decisive Grantmaking in Dynamic Times. The focus of this meeting will be on how foundations, their partners, and grantees can continue to thrive within the currently dynamic political environment. For more information and to register, click here.

Oregon Environmental Public Health Tracking will be hosting two events during National Public Health Week. Dr. Daniel Morris, Oregon Tracking’s epidemiologist, will be presenting.

Using DMV Records for Obesity Tracking
Monday April 1st, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Portland State Office Building – 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1B
Public health agencies need reliable local data to guide prevention efforts. Obesity prevention is one of public health’s top priorities today. DMV records can be used to track the population’s weight status at a sub-county level, providing great detail on trends and disparities. This presentation covers the Oregon Environmental Public Health Tracking (Oregon Tracking) Program’s work to validate data from DMV records, and demonstrates several applications to inform research and public health interventions.
To Register for Remote Participation:

Promoting Radon Testing and Mitigation in Oregon, Tuesday April 2nd, 9:30am-10:00am, Portland State Office Building – 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1B
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas formed by the natural breakdown of uranium in rock, soil and water. Colorless, odorless and tasteless, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. In this presentation we identify geologic formations in the Portland area associated with higher radon hazards, and assess the impact of recent educational efforts to promote radon testing and mitigation

To Register for Remote Participation:
Remote Registration is limited to the first 100 participants. Please consider viewing presentations with colleagues so more people can join.

Alzheimer’s & Public Health: Moving Oregon Forward
Register now for Alzheimer’s and Public Health: Moving Oregon Forward. Participants in this symposium will learn the basics of Alzheimer’s disease, why it should be addressed from a public health approach, and how the State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Oregon deals with it.
Participants will also provide advice and recommendations for prioritizing actions in the State Plan using the Essential Services of Public Health.
National and state experts in public health and Alzheimer’s will be presenting at the symposium.
Public Health professionals and students are encouraged to attend.
Registration is free. Register at:

National Public Health Week Webinar to Focus on Early Detection 
Join the Alzheimer’s Association for a National Public Health Week webinar on early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease – and how to take action in your community. The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 2pm EDT/11am PDT.
Register for the webinar here.

As many as half of people with dementia have never received a diagnosis. Early detection and diagnosis are essential to providing the best medical care and outcomes for those with the disease. Even without a way to cure or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s, an early, formal diagnosis offers the best opportunities for intervention and better outcomes by allowing individuals and their caregivers to have access to available treatments, build a care team, and better manage co-existing chronic conditions, which may lessen secondary disorders and enhance quality of life.

Hear from experts about why early detection offers a good return on investment through improved quality of life; how surveillance and Healthy People 2020 are important to the effort to increase early diagnosis; and one state’s public health efforts to increase Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

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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