Training Opportunities- May 31, 2013

Webinar: Determining the Connection between Tobacco & Mental Health
June 20, 2013 at 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time
Sponsored by Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), this webinar will provide participants with a brief description of the relationship between tobacco use and mental health; offer information to justify the need for tobacco cessation intervention; and offer resources for referral and education. Register here. For more information, Please contact Kristen Frame at

State of Men’s Heart Health Webinar
June 3, 2013
1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
In celebration of Men’s Health Month, we hope you will join Million Hearts® and Men’s Health Network for a webinar on the State of Men’s Heart Health on Monday, June 3, 2013, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET.
Register today! Click HERE to register.
Participants will learn about the current status of men’s heart health in the United States, discover effective tools and strategies for involving men in improving their own heart health, and gain insights from the perspective of a male heart attack survivor. This webinar is intended for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, public health professionals, community health workers, representatives of health care systems, and other entities interested in improving men’s heart health.

 ASTHO and the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Webinar: Promoting Prevention in Medicaid and CHIP
ASTHO and the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) are collaborating on this webinar as part of a technical assistance series to provide state Medicaid leaders and staff, as well as state public health leadership with tools and models of Medicaid-health department collaboration and to identify states that stand out as leaders in their collaborations between the Medicaid program and the state health department.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 2:00–3:00 pm ET
To access the webinar, dial 877-267-1577; Meeting ID: 2168,  Click here for more details about the webinar series.

Creating a Culture of Wellness in Municipal Workplaces: Moving Beyond the Health Fair and the Fun Run
Webinar on June 6 2013 at 9:30-10:30 PST
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
The National HEAL Cities Campaign Collaborative presents:
HEALwebinars: a series of webinars developed expressly for municipalities addressing current issues affecting community health, livability, & prosperity.
Each webinar will feature outstanding speakers experienced working with local government
The rising cost of health care and the declining health of the municipal workforce are subjects of great concern to municipal leaders.  
This webinar will cover:
Essential components of a successful workplace wellness program;
How workplace wellness boosts morale and productivity;
How to communicate with unions and union members; and
Who to contact for model workplace wellness policies and technical assistance to your city.

Fresh Air Campus Webinar Series: Communication Strategies for Announcing Smoke- and Tobacco-free Campus Policies
When: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm (Pacific)
In this Fresh Air Campus webinar will share communication strategies for announcing a smoke- or tobacco-free college or university campus policy;  detailing what challenge resources are available and how campuses can plan for and conduct media outreach. This webinar will cover best practices for working with media, how to craft your message and pitch your story to media outlets, how to utilize social media, and more. It will also provide the on-the-ground perspective by sharing what UO, who went 100% tobacco-free in Fall of 2012, has done to market and promote their tobacco-free campus policy; give examples of how UO worked to increase awareness of their new policy through print, social media, events, and television and will also share lessons learned.

Research to Reality Cyber-Seminar: June 18, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm ET LGBT Health Disparities
Join us as we explore health disparities across the cancer continuum among the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) population.  This session will highlight recent research, programs, and resources designed to understand and address these disparities.  More Information and Registration.

Tracking Webinar Series  Part ll: Incorporating Environmental Public Health Tracking into Health Impact Assessments
Webinar: June 27, 1 p.m.,-2:15 p.m. EDT
Want to learn how you can leverage data from the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network for Health Impact Assessments? Then join us for a co-presentation by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Environmental Public Health Tracking and Climate & Health Programs describing their successful use of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease data in Health Impact Assessments. Speakers will discuss opportunities for intersection between HIA and Tracking data and will also provide participants with a national perspective on the uses of Health Impact Assessments and the Tracking Network.
This is the second in a three-part series of Environmental Public Health Tracking Program webinars co-sponsored by the American Public Health Association, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the National Association of County and City Health Officials. Register today<>

Webinar: The FDA and Tobacco: Past, Present and Future
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.Who: Tobacco Control Network When: June 12, 2013 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET  To Register: Click HERE.

Webinar: You Don’t Say?  Tobacco & the First Amendment
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.
Who: Public Health Law Center
When: June 18, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
To Register: Click HERE.

Webinar: The Tobacco Control Act Four Years Later: Living Up to its Promise?
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. In this webinar, speakers will reflect on the past four years of federal tobacco regulation, including successes, disappointments, and hopes for the future. Who: Public Health Law Center When: June 24, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
To Register: Click HERE.

Menthol in Tobacco Products: What Local Health Departments Can Do
During this NACCHO webinar, experts from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium will discuss what local health departments can do to press the FDA to take bold action while also considering local policy options to address the devastating public health impact of menthol in tobacco products.
Who: National Association of County and City Health Officials
When: July 9, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
To Register: Click HERE.

Think Globally, Act Locally: The Global Tobacco Pandemic
The AAP Richmond Center is hosting a webinar on the global tobacco pandemic. The webinar will address causes, potential solutions, and what the AAP and other partners are doing to combat it. Effective global strategies, including World Health Organization initiatives and a country-specific case study will be discussed. Featured presenters are Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD, FAAP, University of Wisconsin and Rosa Sandoval, MPA, Pan American Health Organization.
Friday, June 21, 2013 from 1:00–2:30 pm ET  REGISTER HERE

Join us for an upcoming webinar that will provide an overview of the “Find Money” section of the Healthy Food Access 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. Register 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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