FYI: This upcoming webinar presentation will be rescheduled to a date in late June:
Opportunities to Leverage CDC’s National Tobacco Education Campaign (“Tips 2”):
Date: June 6th, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EST)
Tobacco Control Program Collaboration: We encourage you to forward this save-the-date notification to your tobacco control colleagues to ask that they join us on this webinar. We hope to provide a few examples of collaboration between cancer and tobacco programs in promoting the 2012 “Tips” Campaign or plans to collaborate on the leveraging the new “Tips” launched in April 2013 as a part of this presentation.
Register for The People’s Scientific Conference to Promote Health and Eliminate Health Disparities on June 14-15
The People’s Scientific Conference to Promote Health and Eliminate Health Disparities, to be held at the University of Florida at Gainesville on June 14-15, will feature presentations by nationally known medical and research experts on common health problems among racial and ethnic minority, low-income, and other underserved communities. The conference is sponsored by the University of Florida Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program in partnership with the University of Florida Prostate Disease Center and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health. Select to register for the conference and to get additional information. Registration is required by June 10.
The FDA and Tobacco: Past, Present and Future
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 3:00-4:30pm ET / 12:00-1:30pm PT
For the last 4 years, the US Food and Drug Administration has had the authority to regulate the sale, promotion and manufacturing of tobacco products; as a result, product regulation is now a component of a comprehensive national effort to reduce the death and disease from tobacco use.To help us understand the complex issues facing the FDA, Mitch Zeller, newly appointed Director, Center for Tobacco Products, FDA, will provide his expert perspective on what transpired to create the Center for Tobacco Products, some current issues of interest (e-cigarettes, cigarettes, reduced risk tobacco products) and his vision for the future of FDA regulation of tobacco. His presentation will be followed by a discussion with expert panelists, Maggie Mahoney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, and Jeanne Finberg, of the California Attorney General’s office. Click HERE to register.
NAATPN Talk With Your Doctor Webinar
May 15, 2013 at 4-5pm Eastern Time
This webinar from the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN) will focus on the CDC’s Talk With Your Doctor initiative, a national effort to leverage the Tips From Former Smokers campaign. Speakers Rahn K. Bailey, President of the National Medical Association and Tim McAfee, Director of CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health will discuss how to engage local physicians and other healthcare providers in this initiative. Click here for more details, or click here to register.
Webinar: Economic Evaluation for Public Health
Two Live Webcasts: June 13 at 1-2pm Eastern Time and June 18 at 1-2pm ET
These webcasts from the Michigan Public Health Training Center will describe key components of economic evaluation and illustrate using economic evaluation analysis tools in prioritizing and implementing prevention and treatment strategies. ROI as an economic evaluation outcome in public health will be discussed. These webcasts will feature Michigan-specific data, but the subject matter is relevant to public health practitioners in other states. Click here for more details about this course and other free training opportunities from MPHTC.
TCN Webinar: The FDA and Tobacco: Past, Present and Future
June 12, 2013 at 3:00-4:30 Eastern Time
The Tobacco Control Network presents, “The FDA and Tobacco: Past, Present and Future” as the latest presentation of the Harvey Leadership Webinar Series. Mitch Zeller, newly appointed Director, Center for Tobacco Products, FDA, will provide his expert perspective on what transpired to create the Center for Tobacco Products, some current issues of interest (e-cigarettes, cigarettes, reduced risk tobacco products) and his vision for the future of FDA regulation of tobacco. His presentation will be followed by a discussion with expert panelists, Maggie Mahoney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, and Jeanne Finberg, of the California Attorney General’s office. Click here for more details, and to register.
Twitter chat with APPEAL: “Tips for Preventing Tobacco-Related Diseases in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities.”
TODAY, May 21, 2013 at 4:00pm Eastern Time
Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is hosting a Twitter conversation to discuss CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign and tobacco related disease among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders & other underserved communities. Follow @APPEALhealth for details and use hashtag #appealtips to participate in the conversation. If you are not a Twitter user, you can still follow the conversation by searching for #APPEALtips on Twitter or clicking here.
Webinar: The Affordable Care Act: Effects on Tobacco Prevention and Cessation in Indian Country
May 28, 2013 at 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time
This webinar from the National Native Network will feature Sara (Sally) Carter, MSW, LCSW, Tribal Liaison at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Objectives: 1) describe several provisions in the Affordable Care Act that will specifically benefit American Indian and Alaska Native individuals, Tribes and Indian health facilities, 2) summarize the tobacco related provisions of the Affordable Care Act and 3) identify action steps that should be taken to now prepare for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Click here for more details, and to register.
Webinar – Connecting to the People: Voter Attitudes, Prevention Messaging and Where the Prevention Fund Stands
May 29, 2013 at 2:30 – 4:00 pm Eastern Time
The theme of this webinar from Dialogue4Health will be leveraging the groundswell of popular opinion and support for prevention efforts, and how you can achieve maximum impact in your policy and communications efforts. Click here to learn more, or click here to register.
Webinar: Massachusetts in Motion: Connecting Public Health, Healthcare and Community Resources through Electronic Referrals and Data Exchange
May 30, 2013 at 1:00-2:30pm Eastern Time
The Multi-State Collaborative invites you to attend a webinar in its continuing series on Meaningful Use and Health Information Technology. This webinar will focus on work underway in Massachusetts to create an open-source referral and data exchange program and to pilot clinic-community programs to address these questions. An electronic gateway will also be created for use by community-based programs that have no electronic record system. This work is made possible through a new Prevention and Wellness Trust and a recently awarded CMS State Innovation Grant. The open-source tools developed in Massachusetts will be made available to all states. A description of the process and the timeline for completion will be discussed. Registration is open to all public health and healthcare providers, especially those focused on addressing chronic diseases and risk factors such as tobacco use, as well as IT and HIE specialists, and surveillance and evaluation managers. Click here to register.
Webinar: You June 18, 2013 at 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time
Don’t Say? Tobacco & the First Amendment
The tobacco industry often challenges tobacco control laws and regulations on the grounds that such measures violate its First Amendment right to freedom of speech, and interfere with its ability to communicate information about its products to consumers. In this webinar, speakers will provide an overview of the evolving commercial speech doctrine and explain the different tests that courts apply to laws regulating commercial speech. They will highlight First Amendment challenges to tobacco control laws and policies, and discuss the potential impact of recent court rulings on the future of tobacco regulation. For registration information, click here.
Webinar: The Tobacco Control Act Four Years Later: Living Up to its Promise?
June 24, 2013 at 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time
June 22, 2013, marks the fourth anniversary of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, which granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco products to benefit public health. Since the Act became law, the FDA has established the Center for Tobacco Products and has begun the work of regulating tobacco products and enforcing those regulations. In this webinar, speakers will reflect on the past four years of federal tobacco regulation, including successes, disappointments, and hopes for the future. For registration information, click here.
2014 Promising Practices conference – Call for abstracts & scholarship application available
Deadline for Abstracts & Scholarship Applications: July 17, 2013
The Health Education Council and Break Free Alliance have announced their fourth national conference to promote change at policy, systems and environmental levels to improve the health of low socioeconomic status (SES) populations. This conference is unique in that it brings together the fields of tobacco control and obesity prevention, the goal being to facilitate a rich dialogue to provide cross-cutting strategies and lessons learned for people working in one or both fields. Find out more about the conference here. The Call for Abstracts and Scholarship Application period are now open!
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