Training Opportunities – April 19, 2013

Helping Smokers with Behavioral Health Comorbidity Requires a National Effort
The webinar will discuss the current state of mental health or public health systems to promote smoking cessation in this population. Although public health interventions have led to lower smoking rates in the United States over the last 40 years, smokers with mental illness or an addiction other than smoking have benefited less from these efforts.
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon ET
Who: National Institutes of Health Office of Disease and Prevention
To Register: Click HERE.

Going Mobile: The Potential of mHealth for Tobacco Dependence Treatment
Erik Augustson, Ph.D., MPH, the program director of the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute, will discuss the use of mHealth for health behavior interventions, particularly in tobacco dependence. mHealth has been defined as “health-related services delivered by mobile communication devices,” which can be in the form of SMS messaging, smartphone applications, or the mobile web.  The webinar will focus on text message-based interventions, such as NCI’s SmokefreeTXT, and the opportunity to implement such interventions at an international level.
When: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
To Register:

An Introduction to E-Cigarettes for States and Locals
This webinar will feature speakers from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, Legacy, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, California Attorney General’s Office, and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, WA.
Participants will be able to:

  • Describe e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery devices that are currently on the market.
  • Evaluate policy options for regulating e-cigarettes at the state and local levels.
  • Describe regulatory actions state and local governments can take to protect the public’s health from the potential hazards of e-cigarettes.

Who: The National Association of Local Boards of Health and the Tobacco Control Network
When: Monday, April 29, 2013 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
To Participate:

John Santa, MD – Director of Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, May 6th. This event will be held at Portland State University, and registration is free(!)

  • During each legislative session the Joint Ways and Means Committee travels around the state holding public meetings about the proposed budget. There are several meetings left on the schedule. Check them out here and if there is one in your neighborhood, jot your questions on a list and get to a meeting.

Financially Sustainable Health Departments Webinar: Business Planning Made Easy – April 30 at noon
Sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, this free webinar focuses on financial sustainability for local health departments, but may have lessons to share for other community-based organizations adapting to changes under the changing world of health.  The webinar will address the basics of business plans, and review Lean Canvas, a practical tool for analyzing and planning a new product or service. Participants will collectively select a common public health issue and build a Lean Canvas plan that meets a community need, generates revenue, and can be sustained past the first few years. Register for this webinar. Slides will be available the day before the session on the Hot Topics website, and the session will be recorded and posted the next day.

Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health
Webinar: May 9, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. EDT
The built environment — our neighborhoods and communities where we live, learn, work and play — has an impact on physical activity levels, access to healthy food, transportation behaviors and, ultimately, health outcomes. This webinar will feature two counties that have taken different approaches to changing the built environment around them in order to improve the health of their communities. Public health and development officials from Kane County, Ill., will describe their model for collaborative public policy planning and implementation and discuss the implementation of their 2040 Master Plan, which fully integrates public health into land use and transportation decisions. Representatives from Manatee County Health Department in Florida will discuss the development of a Complete Streets policy to reduce pedestrian and bicycling injuries and increase opportunities for biking and walking. Register Now:

Living Well (CDSMP) Leader Curriculum Update  May 9, Portland
Open to certified Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program leaders who have facilitated at least one workshop series since May 2012. This training is the one-day update required for all CDSMP leaders to remain certified to lead workshops after fall 2013 due to a major curriculum change. Free. Sign up online at

Motivational Interviewing & Evidence-Based Tobacco Cessation Interventions  May 9, Portland
This training will provide an introduction to motivational interviewing skills for healthcare, mental health, and social service providers.  The last optional portion of this training will focus specifically on providing tobacco cessation support, including the “5As” approach. Registration fee: $85. Limited scholarships available by request upon registration.  Registration is limited. Sign up online at

Smokescreens and the Silver Screen: Smoking in the Media
The webinar will focus on the influence of smoking imagery on children and evidence for smoking initiation.  Different types of media will be covered, as well as strategies to discuss the impact of smoking imagery with children, adolescents, and families in a pediatric clinical setting. Featured presenters include Jim Sargent, MD, FAAP of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, of the Children’s Medical Group in Atlanta. This webinar is approved for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Can’t make the live webinar? No problem- the archived webinar will also be offered for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the AAP Richmond Center Web site. Contact with any questions.
When: Monday, May 13, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:30pm ET\
Who: American Academy of Pediatrics
To Register: Click HERE.   Registration is now open! Respond by May 6th to receive the Early Bird pricing.

Impact of Early Nutrition on Health Outcomes Later in Life
May 18, 2013
Emanuel Hospital Lorenzen Center
Portland, Oregon
Register HERE
The Oregon Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group (OPNPG) is sponsoring a one day conference for health care providers and other professionals who work with infants, children and their families. Please this invitation with colleagues and others that may be interested.
Topics will include:

  • Developmental origins of health and disease
  • Gut microbiota, immunity and probiotics
  • Milk supply-building confidence for Moms and providers
  • Real life interventions from the CDRC Feeding Clinic
  • Developmental feeding-how to avoid pitfalls

“Responsible Governance for a Brighter Public Health Future”
Will your board be represented at the 21st Annual NALBOH Conference? NALBOH understands that, in this era of reduce travel and educational budgets, it is important for every potential attendee to be able to justify their attendance. We have created a Justification Tool, including a sample letter, for your use. Download the tool and make your plans to attend the conference August 14-16, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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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