Training Opportunities- May 10, 2013

Take Action: Assess Needs and Resources
Learn about tools for assessment and hear from a community collecting primary data. Are you appreciative of the Rankings data, but wonder what to do next to make an impact? In the Take Action webinar series, our County Health Roadmaps team will walk you through each step of the Take Action Cycle: Assess Needs & Resources, Focus on What’s Important, Choose Effective Programs & Policies, Act on What’s Important, and Evaluate Actions.
The first Take Action series webinar, Assess Needs & Resources, will be on Tuesday, May 14 at 3-4pm Eastern Daylight Time. Kate Konkle, Rankings & Roadmaps Community Coach, will host.  More information and tools for Assessing Needs & Resources are also available on our website. Register here for this free webinar.  

Healthy Air, Healthy You:  Integrating Environmental Health Data into Chronic Disease Programs
Wednesday, May 15, 2013; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
This webinar series is facilitated by NACDD with CDC subject matter expertise.  These webinars will introduce states to available resources through CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program and the National Asthma Control Program while increasing the awareness and understanding of the role of air quality in asthma and other chronic diseases. Webinar #2 will focus on the importance of including/using environmental health data in chronic disease programs. Click HERE to register for this webinar

This webinar is part of the Promoting Prevention in Medicaid and CHIP technical assistance series from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The sessions in this series will spotlight the activities of several state Medicaid programs and their collaborations with managed care organizations, public health departments, federal prevention programs, and other stakeholders to improve access to preventive care. State Medicaid leaders, staff and their partners are encouraged to participate in the full series. Click here for more details and information about other webinars in the series.

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? – Mental Health” Thursday, May 23 at 12:00 PM EDT.
Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects individuals in various life stages. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. It results in approximately 4,600 lives lost each year.1 Suicides and suicide-related behaviors have a profound toll on American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and communities, particularly among their youth. The suicide rate among American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 34 (31 per 100,000) is 2.5 times higher than the national average for that age group (12.2 per 100,000).2
Join us as we highlight how one Tribe has been successful in using data to drive decisions and interventions for addressing youth suicide. This 45-minute Webinar will be led by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Dr. Don Wright, and will include a roundtable discussion on the impact of this critical Leading Health Indicator topic.
Register now!

Beyond Cigarettes: Federal Regulation of Other Tobacco Products, on May 21 at 1:00pm ET.The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium is hosting this upcoming webinar

The Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence is hosting a webinar, Smokescreens and the Silver Screen: Smoking in the Media, highlighting smoking in the media and the impact on youth on May 13th at 2:00pm ET.

NALBOH, in partnership with the Tobacco Control Network, hosted a webinar, “An Introduction to E-Cigarettes for States and Locals”, on Monday, April 29. This webinar featured speakers from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, Legacy, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, WA. 

Recording of TCN webinar, “An Introduction to E-Cigarettes for States and Locals”
Many of the materials from the April 29th webinar are available through the Tobacco Control Network’s (TCN) website. Click here for a copy of the presentation slides, and you can view the recording of the presentation by clicking the following link: View Recording. If the link does not work for you, follow the link below, then enter the Recording ID and Attendee Key (because these passcodes are case sensitive and contain special characters, we recommend that you copy/paste the codes to avoid entry errors).
Recording Details
  Subject: TCN-NALBOH webinar – April 29, 2013
  Recording URL:
  Recording ID: 3NWS64-1
  Attendee Key: x`,S8GQ

Revised version of TTAC’s Tobacco 101 tutorial has launched!The newly updated and redesigned Tobacco 101 tutorial from the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) provides the information and resources necessary to understand the problems related to tobacco use and strategies that effectively reduce tobacco use. Tobacco 101 was revised in the spring of 2013 to contain the latest information, resources, and tools available. The user-friendly, self-guided format allows users to complete the training at their own pace and explore the various external resources and tools as they work through the training.

Summit on Tobacco Policy II
June 12-14, 2013 / Kansas City Airport Marriott Hotel
The National Center for Tobacco Policy and Captain Jose Belardo and his staff at Region VII, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are co-sponsoring a reprise of last year’s successful “Summit on Tobacco Policy.” Like its predecessor, Summit II will bring together those with experience in tobacco-free college campus policy with those considering, or in the process of implementing, such a policy. The program is structured to maximize interaction. Most sessions will be plenary and registrations will be limited to create an atmosphere of informality and sharing. Registration and a preliminary program for this year’s conference can be found on the Summit website:

Oregon Public Health Association 69th Annual Conference & Meeting
October 14 & 15, 2013 Corvallis, Oregon
The Oregon Public Health Association invites proposals for our 69th Annual Conference & Meeting in Corvallis, Oregon on October 14 & 15 2013. OPHA 2013 will feature keynote speeches by Dr. Ted Schettler and Senator Jeff Merkley and include over 36 sessions and a poster session, as well as plenty of networking opportunities and an exhibit hall. 
Abstracts are now being accepted through June 17, 2013. Abstracts addressing all public health topics are welcome and may be submitted for individual presentations, panel discussions, or posters.
You do not need to be a member of OPHA to present at the conference. A fully paid conference registration is required of all presenters: no exceptions.
Download full OPHA 2013 Call for Proposals flier here.

 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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