Training Opportunities – April 5, 2013

Navigating the Reimbursement Maze in Today’s Challenging Environment
Webinar offered on April 9, 2013: 6:30 – 8:00 pm EDT and April 9, 2013: 6:30 – 8:00 pm EDT
The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is offering a 90-minute webinar designed to help participants understand and respond to the variety of reimbursement-related changes slated for this year and beyond. AADE Reimbursement Expert Patty Telgener will review opportunities for diabetes educators within the new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) guidelines; the impact of healthcare reform on diabetes including coverage for preventive care and for those with pre-existing conditions; new reimbursement codes in such areas as Transitional Care Management and Chronic Care Coordination, and what they can mean for you; and new Medicaid payment rates. For more information and registration go to http://www.diabeteseducator.org/.

Demystifying Tobacco Cessation and the Affordable Care Act Webinar
National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) will sponsor this webinar on Tuesday April 9. It will run from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern, 10:00-11:00 Pacific time and address what health care reform means for local health departments and their tobacco programs. The Affordable Care Act’s recent final rules on tobacco cessation coverage and the tobacco surcharge will be highlighted. Click here to register.
NACCHO’s policy statement on the regulation of smokeless and emerging tobacco products.

Clearing a New Pathway to Freedom for African American Smokers
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network offers this webinar from 3:00 to 4:00pm Eastern time on Wednesday April 10. Information will be presented on the new NCI-funded, state-of-the-science, DVD-based intervention to help African Americans stop smoking. Click HERE to register.

New and Innovative Models from the Field: Alternative Retail Strategies
Thursday, April 11: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Across the country, communities are adopting unique and innovative business strategies to provide healthy food to underserved neighborhoods. The range and diversity of these alternative models run the gamut from farmers’ markets that incorporate community health clinics to large urban farms serving grocery stores and institutional clients.

This webinar will detail successful strategies and highlight important impacts such as reductions in diet-related diseases and the revitalization of communities by providing needed jobs.  Register here.

COLLEGE TOBACCO CONTROL – A 2013 PROGRESS REPORT WEBINAR, APRIL 16, 2:00PM (ET)
The next Partnership for Prevention / ActionToQuit webinar will feature opening remarks from Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, then Dr. Ellen J. Hahn and Dr. Luis Manzo will address their tobacco control successes and challenges in policy development, implementation, culture change, and evaluation at the University of Kentucky and the City University of New York, respectively. Finally, Ty Patterson, National Center for Tobacco Policy, will review the outstanding recent progress made on U.S. college campuses in tobacco policy and discuss the future of the movement.  All are welcome to participate. Click here for more details, or click here to register.

6th Annual Preparing for the 7th Generation Conference
April 17-18, 2013
Tulsa, OK
American Indian Tribes and the state of Oklahoma are working together and sharing resources to host the Preparing for the 7th Generation conference to reduce the death and disease associated with commercial tobacco use and addiction. The unique collaboration between these groups considers the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations so they no longer have to suffer the consequences of commercial tobacco abuse experienced today. At this conference, attendees will learn about the impact of commercial tobacco abuse in American Indian communities, tobacco control strategies that are working in Indian Country and how to collaborate more closely with tribal organizations to more effectively address tobacco-related disparities. This conference is open to anyone working in tobacco control. Click here to download a save the date flyer, or click here to download the registration form.

Procurement as a Tool to Promote Healthy Food Environments
Procurement – or the process of purchasing goods—can be a powerful tool in the promotion of healthy food environments. State and local governments have an opportunity to use procurement to improve community heath. For example, procurement policies can be used to set limits on unhealthy foods or ingredients and promote healthier ones. This webinar will present an overview of procurement, share highlights from research and discuss best practices. The webinar is free and takes place on Thursday, April 18, from 1 – 2 p.m. (ET). Get details and register for the webinar here.

Research to Reality (R2R) Cyber-Seminar Series: Friday, April 19th, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm EST
Join NCI and R2R on April 19th  from 2:00-3:00pm ET for an exciting cyber-seminar about how public health organizations, research institutions, and cancer registries can collaborate together to design and implement evidence-based public health genomics programs that can have a dramatic impact on the health of our communities.  For registration and more information.

National Summit on Smokeless & Spit Tobacco
August 6-8, 2013
Missoula, MT
The 7th National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco is designed especially for professionals and advocates working in the field of smokeless tobacco use prevention and cessation. The conference is dedicated to addressing the health and social issues attributed to smokeless and spit tobacco use, and the theme for the 2013 conference is “Empowering Advocates for the Next Frontier in Smokeless Tobacco.” Click here to learn more. Online registration is now open!

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