Training Opportunities- June 7, 2013

Fresh Air Campus Webinar Series: Communication Strategies for Announcing Smoke- and Tobacco-free Campus Policies
Tuesday, June 11, 2013; 10:00 am – 11:00 pm (Pacific)
In this Fresh Air Campus webinar, Andy Rigsby, Vice President at GMMB, a Seattle-based advocacy and communications firm, and Paula Staight, Director of Health Promotion for the University Health Center at the University of Oregon (UO), will share communication strategies for announcing a smoke- or tobacco-free college or university campus policy. Andy will lead off the discussion by detailing what Challenge resources are available and how campuses can plan for and conduct media outreach. Andy 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. Paula will then 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. Paula will share 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.
Click HERE to register for this webinar

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior will have its 2013 Annual Conference in Portland August 9-12 Click HERE to learn more about the conference and register.

On-line Six-Week Diabetes Self-Management Program Available
Available for a limited time.
The National Council on Aging has limited free openings in Better Choices, Better Health-Diabetes, the online version of Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Over six weeks, from the convenience of their computers, participants learn to manage their diabetes symptoms, eat well and exercise, communicate with their doctors, and live healthier.  All participants also receive a free copy of the workbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.  These openings are only available for a limited time, so interested participants are encouraged to sign up soon.

Call for Presentation Proposals – Oregon Public Health Association Conference
Deadline June 17
Abstracts addressing all public health topics may be submitted for individual presentations, panel discussions, or posters for the Oregon Public Health Association 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. Download Call for Proposals.

Public Health’s Special Role in Building Partnerships
Learn about the changing role for public health
Join us for this webinar on Tuesday, June 11 from 3-4 pm Eastern Time (2-3 pm Central).Public health, as a neutral, respected, knowledgeable party, has a special role to play when it comes to bringing partners together.  However, this is a somewhat new paradigm. What is public health’s role today and how is it different than before? How can public health engage diverse partners and community leaders in health improvement work? What role does public health play in sustaining these efforts? These and other questions will be addressed by guest presenter, Carol Moehrle, District Director of the Public Health-Idaho North Central District. Jan O’Neill and Karen Odegaard, Community Coaches for the Rankings & Roadmaps, will host the webinar.
Register for this free webinar.

Take Action: Focus on What’s Important
Prioritizing community health issues
This  webinar will be Tuesday, June 18 from 3-4 pm Eastern Time (12-1 pm Pacific).
This webinar will provide an overview of the Focus on What’s Important Guide in the Roadmaps to Health Action Center. It will also feature guest presenter Nazeera Dawood, Health Promotion Program Manager at the Fulton County (Georgia) Department of Health & Wellness. She will discuss how Fulton County, which includes Atlanta, selected priorities using input from county leadership and the community and the importance of taking that first step from assessment to action. Register for this free webinar.

Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies and Health Impact Assessments: From Concept to Action
Wednesday, June 19 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. PT/ 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Growing evidence demonstrates that social and economic factors significantly influence health outcomes. Because of this, there is growing interest in considering health in decision-making processes that have social and economic implications, and tools such as Health Impact Assessments (HIA) and compelling approaches such as Health in All Policies (HiAP) are being explored and implemented by many.
Join us for a webinar, sponsored by PolicyLink and the National Association of City and County Health Officers (NACCHO), focused on why equity is critical to HiAP and HIA, and specific strategies to implement and ensure equity.
The speakers will discuss principles and frameworks for the inclusion of equity, as well as present examples of the principles in practice. In addition to those currently working with HIA and HiAP, the webinar is recommended forpublic health and environmental health practitioners, urban planners, equity leaders, and community groups looking to advance health and equity.

Sustaining Your Coalition
Wednesday, June 19, 2013; 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern
Stay tuned for registration information.
Engaged community coalitions can be a critical driver for community health and chronic disease prevention efforts. This Webinar will provide participants with strategies and tools for successfully engaging and sustaining community coalitions and partnerships. Presenters will discuss techniques for keeping your coalition relevant and effective and maintaining long-term interest and participation through shifting priorities and funding streams. We will explore effective management strategies such as ongoing assessment of your coalition purpose and membership and tools for preventing participant burn-out. Several DCH awardees will share practices and models that have contributed to their own coalition success.

The Tobacco Control Act Four Years Later: Living Up to its Promise?
Monday, June 24, 2013; 12:00-1:30pm Central
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. Click here to register.

Tobacco Dependence Treatment Considerations for Special Populations: What’s the Same and What’s Different?

One size does not fit all when helping smokers quit. This course will address what, if any, differences need to be recognized when treating pregnant smokers, teens, and smokers with mental illness and substance use disorders.
Who: California Smokers’ Helpline and the Center for Tobacco Cessation, in partnership with; June 12, 2013 from 3:00 – 4:15 pm ET
To Register: Click HERE.

Determining the Connection between Tobacco & Mental Health
Studies find that mental health and tobacco use have a complex relationship as tobacco exposure may aggravate existing mental health issues, and has a multiplicative effect on diabetes complications. This webinar will provide participants with a brief description of the relationship between tobacco use and mental health, information to justify the need for tobacco cessation intervention, and resources for referral and education.
Who: Society for Public Health Education; June 20, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00pm ET  To Register: Click HERE

Join your colleagues at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Boston, Nov. 2-6. The meeting is the best opportunity to meet and learn from public health professionals from around the world. There is something for everyone and sessions cover the full spectrum of public health issues. More than 5,000 scientific papers will be presented in the form of oral and poster presentations. A number of sessions will relate to the theme, Think Global, Act Local with a focus on best practices around the world. Visit the Public Health Expo containing more than 700 booths of information, new products and services. No other meeting in the world compares. Click HERE to register

Center TRT (Training and Research Translation) presents a Webinar on the Health Bucks Program. 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. Hear more about implementation and lessons learned during the Webinar!
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 min)
  • a presentation by Sabrina Baronberg covering implementation, lessons learned and resources (40 min)
  • a Q & A session (10 min)

To register for this Webinar, please click here. If you have questions about this Webinar or experience difficulty registering, please contact Nancy Aycock at or Cecilia Gonzales at

GranteesPlease 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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