Training Opportunities- May 17, 2013

 MAY 21, 1:00PM-2:30PM (ET)
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 granted the FDA the authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, smokeless tobacco and any other tobacco products that the FDA “deems” to be within its authority. So far, the FDA hasn’t issued a “deeming” regulation to assert jurisdiction over other tobacco products, meaning that products like e-cigarettes, hookah, little cigars and dissolvables are completely unregulated at the federal level. State and local governments have had varying levels of success in regulating these products. This Webinar, hosted by the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, 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. Click here for registration information.

Knight Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention & Control Symposia Hatfield Research Center Room 14D03
May 22nd, 2013 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
CME Credit Available, Open to the public
Lunch Provided. Live Stream Available
Archived seminars are also available – email for more information

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.

Upcoming Webinar: Health Bucks

Tuesday, June 25, 20132:00-3:00pm EasternPlease join the Center TRT for a Webinar about the Health Bucks program developed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Health Bucks are $2 coupons that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets. By providing a financial incentive that increases purchasing power, the Health Bucks program helps residents of low-income neighborhoods increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables. Additionally, SNAP users receive a $2 Health Buck for every $5 in EBT spent at farmers’ markets. Health Bucks help support the local agricultural economy by adding to the income of local farmers and promoting more farmers’ markets in neighborhoods historically considered less profitable.
This Webinar will include:

  • A Center TRT overview of the intervention review, including core elements of the intervention, evidence-base, and potential public health impact (10 mins)
  • A presentation by Sabrina Baronberg, Director, Food Access and Community Health Programs, NYC DOHMH, covering Health Bucks implementation, resources needed, and lessons learned (40 mins)
  • A Q & A session (10 mins)

Registration and log-in information will be available soon.

Quantifying the Issue: Descriptive Epidemiology & the Internet
Two Live Webcasts: June 4 (1-2pm EDT) and June 5 (1-2pm EDT)Featuring Michigan-specific data, these webcasts will show how to utilize descriptive epidemiology to organize and analyze data and will introduce ways to locate public health surveillance data on the internet. Click HERE to register

Searching and Summarizing the Literature
Live Webcast: June 12 (1-2:15pm EDT)
This webcast will demonstrate effective search strategies to identify relevant resources for public health practice. Systematic reviews, the Community Guide, and PubMed and other sources will be covered. In addition,  how to organize and summarize these studies for a variety of reporting purposes will be presented. Sample searches will focus on Michigan-specific public health needs.Click HERE to register

 Economic Evaluation for Public Health
Two Live Webcasts: June 13 (1-2pm EDT) and June 18 (1-2pm EDT)
These webcasts will describe key components of economic evaluation and illustrate using economic evaluation analysis tools in prioritizing and implementing prevention and treatment strategies. The major types of economic evaluation will be discussed and differences among them will be highlighted. ROI as an economic evaluation outcome in public health will be discussed. Click HERE to register

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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