Training Opportunities – April 12, 2013

RESEARCH TO PRACTICE AND PRACTICAL RESEARCH, APRIL 15, 1:00PM (ET)
The Physical Activity Policy Research Network (PAPRN) is funded by the CDC to study the effectiveness of health policies related to increasing physical activity in communities. This presentation will summarize the most current PAPRN projects and identify applicability to physical activity practitioners. Eight new network projects will begin this spring. Examples include assessing wellness policies within state health departments, investigating policy maker priorities, examining the perception of walking as exercise, and looking at the public perception of support for active transportation to school.  Register.

Participants will

  • learn about the history of PAPRN and where to find information about past projects
  • learn about the latest PAPRN projects and how physical activity practitioners were involved in providing input during the development process
  • identify at least one aspect of a current PAPRN project that is applicable to work in their state

Upcoming Webinar: Findings from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
3:00-4:00pm Eastern
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is pleased to announce the next DataSpeak Web conference titled “Findings from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH).”
Presentations will be made by:

Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH, Director of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) at the OHSU School of Medicine, on how participants can jump start their use of the new NSCH data using the resources available on the Data Resource Center’s Web site.

Stephen Blumberg, PhD, Associate Director for Science in the Division of Health Interview Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on the methods and design behind the NSCH.

Michael Kogan, PhD, Director of MCHB’s Office of Epidemiology and Research, who will present key findings from the new survey.
Click here to register for this event.

HARNESSING THE POWER OF PROCUREMENT TO IMPROVE FOOD ENVIRONMENTS, APRIL 18, 1:00PM (ET)
Procurement – the process through which goods are purchased – is a powerful tool that government leaders can use to promote policy and healthy food goals.  Many leaders in public health, business and government may not be aware of the opportunities they have to promote policy change through procurement policies and laws. This webinar presents an overview of procurement, including a causal diagram that highlights key points of influence and impact for leaders. Dorothy Miller from PolicyLab will present an overview of procurement and highlights from PolicyLab’s recent research. Quang Dang from ChangeLab Solutions will discuss best contracting practices related to procurement and vending.  Roberta Friedman from the Rudd Center will discuss linkages between procurement and optimal defaults. Kathleen Noonan from PolicyLab will moderate the panel.
Register here.

ENGAGING TRIBES TO RAISE TOBACCO TAXES, APRIL 23, 3:00PM (ET)
This webinar, presented by the National Native Network, will feature speaker Vanessa Tibbitts, Oglala Lakota, Program Manager for the Northern Plains Tribal Tobacco Technical Assistance Center at the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board. By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to identify and apply at least one method to engage tribal communities to raise tribal tobacco taxes and will be able to differentiate between state and tribal tobacco taxes. Space is limited. Click here to reserve your webinar seat. Registered participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Spotlight on Health Webinar: focusing on the Social Determinants of Health.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time
Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. Healthy People 2020 places a renewed emphasis on identifying, measuring, tracking, and reducing health disparities through a determinants of health approach and its new Social Determinants of Health topic area and objectives.

This Webinar will explore the relationship between conditions in the social, physical, and economic environment in which people live and related health outcomes, and will include examples of how communities are addressing the social determinants of health to reduce health disparities.
Register today!
Registration is limited. Please consider gathering in one location to view with your colleagues.

Why Obesity Is Important to the Latino Community | Por Qué Es Importante la Obesidad para la Comunidad Latina
Sponsored by Dialogue4Health
Tuesday, April 24th, 1:30- 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

To register and listen in English 
Para registrar y escuchar en Español

The Fresh Air Campus Challenge: An Introduction for Partners
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013  Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm (Pacific)

The Fresh Air Campus Challenge is a first-of-its-kind, region-wide effort to engage all colleges and universities throughout the Pacific Northwest to develop and implement a smoke- or tobacco-free campus policy.

Local and state tobacco programs, grantees, contractors and advocates from across the region are invited to participate in this webinar to learn the ins and outs of the Fresh Air Campus Challenge. RADM Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, and Molly Reece, MPH, from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region X office will discuss Challenge details and processes, available support and resources, and Challenge activities. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.

A limited number of connections are available for this webinar. If we’ve reach the maximum number, you will not be able to enter, but may view the archive after the session is over.

Register Now
Slides will be available the day before the session on the Fresh Air Campus Challenge web page. This session will be recorded and the archive posted by the next day.
Connection Information:
Join Link: https://nwcphp.ilinc.com/join/zsxsbsp
Phone Number*: 1-866-919-9223; Passcode: 6732148

Leadership at the Top: Working with State & Local Officials to Prioritize Walking into Transportation Planning –Webinar
Register Here for this Free Webinar
America Walks is hosting the fourth webinar in the six-part All Things Walking series.
This webinar will showcase the efforts underway in the great state of Tennessee to make walking a major priority in transportation planning.
Webinar Date:  Friday, April 26th
Time:  11:00am – 12:00pm PDT / 2:00pm  – 3:00pm EDT
Webinar is FREE and log-in instructions will be sent upon registration

Webinar Description

  • Top officials in the Tennessee transportation community will talk about how walking and walkability are being integrated into transportation planning in Tennessee.
  • Find out why the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), a multi-modal agency, has won numerous awards for its innovation and dedication to transportation and provides one of the best transportation systems in the country
  • Learn about City of Nashville’s transportation planning and the integration of walking programs.

About this Webinar Series 
This webinar is the 4th in a series on “All Things Walking,” that includes webinars, telephone discussion forums, on-line technical resources, community-based workshops, and customized technical assistance designed to empower local communities to implement walking strategies and interventions in their communities.
For more information, please contact Yolanda Savage-Narva:  ysavage-narva[at]americawalks.org

E-CIGARETTE WEBINAR FROM TCN AND NALBOH, APRIL 29, 3:00PM (ET)
The National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) and the Tobacco Control Network (TCN) will present this webinar on e-cigarettes as the second of a two-part webinar series on harm reduction issues.  The first webinar on April 15th (see above for details) will focus on recent state harm reduction proposals, and provide tools and messages to counter the industry.  This second webinar will feature speakers from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, Legacy, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, WA. Please look for an upcoming save-the-date email with more details and a link to register.

Federal Grant Writing Specialist
We are pleased to share with you that we have just released the Request for Qualifications for individuals who may want to participate in the Ford Institute’s Federal Grant Specialist training program.  Individuals who are selected for inclusion in the program will receive comprehensive training and stipend support.  More details about the program, along with information about the application process, can be found in the Statement of Qualifications document found on the Ford Institute’s page of the Ford Family Foundation’s web site at: www.tfff.org

Better Evaluation Series by the American Evaluation Association (normally members-only) is available to the public in May:

CBD137: Overview of Rainbow Framework for Evaluation – Irene Guijt
Scheduled Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 4:00 – 4:20 PM EDT
This webinar, part 1 in an 8-part series, provides an overview of the tasks involved in planning and conducting an evaluation. These tasks are grouped into 7 clusters shown in the BetterEvaluation ‘Rainbow Framework’. An evaluation plan sets out how to (1) Define what is to be evaluated, (2) Frame the boundaries of the evaluation, (3) Describe activities, outcomes, impacts and context, (4) Understand Causes of outcomes and impacts, (5) Synthesize data from one or more evaluations, (6) Report and Support Use of findings, and (7) Manage the evaluation. In each webinar, the expert presenter will discuss one of the evaluation steps in the framework and outline the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.
Preregister https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/238653488

CBD138: Define What Is To Be Evaluated – Simon Hearn
Scheduled Thursday, May 9, 2013, 4:00 – 4:20 PM EDT
This webinar, part 2 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to define what is to be evaluated – developing an initial description, developing or refining the program theory/theory of change, and identifying possible unintended results. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.
Preregister https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/837026544

CBD139: Frame the Boundaries of the Evaluation – Patricia Rogers
Scheduled Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 4:00 – 4:20 PM EDT
This webinar, part 3 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to frame the evaluation – deciding the purpose(s) of the evaluation, the key evaluation questions, and determining what success looks like for the intervention. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.
Preregister https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/719234112

CBD140: Describe Activities, Results and Context – Irene Guijt
Scheduled Thursday, May 16, 2013, 4:00 – 4:20 PM EDT
This webinar, part 4 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to answer descriptive evaluation questions – deciding sampling strategies, developing or selecting measures and indicators, collecting or retrieving data in other ways, managing and analysing data, and combining qualitative and quantitative data. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.
Preregister https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/862584377

CBD141: Understand Causes of Outcomes and Impacts – Jane Davidson
Scheduled Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 4:00 – 4:20 PM EDT
This webinar, part 5 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to answer causal evaluation questions – using research designs and other strategies to understand the contribution of a program or policy to observed results. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.
Preregister https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/429407368

CBD142: Synthesise Data from One or More Evaluations – Patricia Rogers
Scheduled Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4:00 – 4:20 PM EDT
This webinar, part 6 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on combining data from one evaluation or from many evaluations to make overall evaluative judgments – including different approaches to systematic review of existing literature. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.
Preregister https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/285351440

CBD143: Report and Support Use of Findings – Simon Hearn
Scheduled Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 4:00 – 4:20 PM EDT This webinar, part 7 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to report findings and to support use of them – including ways of developing reporting media, strategies to improve accessibility, develop recommendations, and assist individuals and organisations to understand and use findings. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.
Preregister https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/780806072

CBD144: Manage an Evaluation – Kerry Bruce
Scheduled Thursday, May 30, 2013, 4:00 – 4:20 PM EDT
This webinar, part 8 in an 8-part series on the BetterEvaluation rainbow framework, focuses on tasks to manage an evaluation – including understanding and engaging stakeholders, establishing decision-making processes for the evaluation, deciding who will conduct it, securing resources, defining evaluation standards, documenting agreements (including contractual arrangements) and formal evaluation plans and developing evaluation capacity. The webinar outlines the tasks involved, options for carrying out those tasks, and resources from the BetterEvaluation site that can assist any evaluator. All webinars in this particular series are open to the public.
Preregister https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/940320017

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