Training Opportunities- May 3, 2013

Training Opportunities

National Prevention Week
2013 will be celebrated this year from May 12th – 18th. National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. Of particular interest to tobacco control advocates is the May 12th theme – Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use. Join with individuals, organizations, and coalitions in your community to promote prevention efforts, educate others about behavioral health issues, and create and strengthen community partnerships.

Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance Instructor Training – May 15-16, Medford
There are a few spots available in this 2-day training for instructors in the evidence-based Tai Chi program that can reduce falls among older adults.  The training is free – supported by a grant from CDC to the state Public Health Injury Prevention program – but participants should have a clear plan to provide the program once trained, and ideally should have some existing experience with Tai Chi and work with older adults.  If interested, contact Joe Patton at

Last Cowboy Standing:  Smoking and the Future of Tobacco Control
Who: Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) and Legacy
What: Distinguished speakers Kenneth E. Warner, PhD and SCLC Director, Steven A. Schroeder, MD will the present landscape of tobacco and examine current strategies, explore new directions that could have a more dramatic impact on tobacco control and discuss why it is now appropriate to consider tobacco end game strategies.
When: Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
How: For more information and to register click HERE.

Baltimore: A Healthy Food Access Case Study Webinar Thursday, May 16, 2013
2:00-3:00pm Eastern
Baltimore offers an important example of a city that has successfully implemented an inter-governmental initiative to increase access to healthy and affordable foods in underserved neighborhoods.
This Webinar offers an in-depth exploration of Baltimore’s healthy food retail programs and accomplishments including its virtual supermarket program, the financing of two recent healthy food markets, and a just released study mapping food quality in Baltimore food markets. Click here to register.

Beyond Cigarettes: Federal Regulation of Other Tobacco Products
Who: Public Health Law Center
What: This webinar will discuss the potential for FDA regulation and what public health professionals and advocates can do to press the FDA to exercise its authority over all tobacco products to protect public health.
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
How: For more information and to register click HERE.

Resources to Create or Expand Healthy Food Retail: Public and Private Grant and Loan Programs
Thursday, May 30, 2013
2:00-3:00pm Eastern
This Webinar will provide an overview of the “Find Money” section of the Healthy Food Retail Portal and provide examples of specific federal, state, and local resources that can be tapped to create or expand healthy food retail opportunities in underserved communities. Click here to register.

Registration is now open for the May 21st Health Impact Assessment Training!  Please use this link to register for the event:

Webinar: Pathways to Integrate Evidence-Based Approaches
Learn about The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) from its director, Dr. Shawna Mercer; identify ways boards of health can use evidence-based resources; and hear from NALBOH field consultants who worked directly with boards of health in Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Washington to improve utilization of evidence-based approaches and public health outcomes. 

2013 Oregon Public Health Association Annual Conference – October 14-15, Corvallis
Save the date for the annual OPHA conference.  This year’s keynote speakers will be Dr. Ted Schettler -co-author of “Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment” and Senator Jeff Merkley. More information.

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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