Training Opportunities- June 14, 2013

Evidence-based Arthritis Programs
Meeting Description: Interested in learning about programs that can help make life with arthritis better? This webinar will provide an overview of Arthritis Foundation evidence-based programs and the Better Choices, Better Health®-Arthritis online program.
Date: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 Time: 12-1:30 pm Pacific Click HERE to register

Building the Case for going Tobacco Free webinar
June 28th; 10-11:30am
Persons with mental illnesses and addictions face significant health disparities due to tobacco use. Many behavioral healthcare agencies are contemplating integrating tobacco cessation into standard practice and going tobacco-free. Buy-in is key, whether it’s from the board, staff, or clients. During this presentation we will discuss how to build the case for tobacco-free initiatives from a value based as well as business development perspective. We will speak to common concerns regarding tobacco-free initiatives such as competing demands, staff apprehension, and potential loss of business.
Click here to register

NACCHO & CDC Communications Webinar Series: Communicating Public Health – Why Do We Have to Market Something Everyone Should Already Want? 
NACCHO and the CDC have joined forces in an unprecedented effort to help strengthen LHD communications capacity. Four webinars from June through September will explore marketing and branding, message clarity, new media, and evaluation. Learn more about the webinars in the attached flyer and online here. The first webinar in the series, Communicating Public Health: Why Do We Have to Market Something Everyone Should Already Want?, will be held on Wednesday, June 19 from 3-4 pm EST. Please click here to register. The webinar will be limited to 100 participants.

Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies and Health Impact Assessments:  From Concept to Action
Sponsored by PolicyLink and the National Association of County & City Health Officials
Wednesday, June 19th, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (EDT) – webinar  
To register

Ethics in Public Health:  A Closer Look at Current Issues
Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany
Thursday, June 20th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EDT) – webinar
To register 

Sustaining Your Coalition Webinar
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
2:00-3:30pm Eastern
Click here to register.
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.
By the end of this Webinar, awardees will be able to:
Identify at least three strategies to avoid coalition burnout.
Engage critical stakeholders in re-evaluating and addressing the coalition’s goals and mission.
Describe successful methods being used to assess coalition effectiveness.
If you have any questions regarding this Webinar, please contact us at

Billing and Reimbursement for Diabetes Self-Management: A Local Perspective
Monday, June 17, 2013
1:00- 2:00pm Eastern  Click here to register.
Local health departments often provide Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T) classes in their communities, but many do not have reimbursement systems in place to bill for and sustain these important services. This National Association of County and City Officials (NACCHO) Webinar will highlight the North Carolina Diabetes Education Recognition Program and show how billing for DSME/T was set up by Wilkes County Health Department, one of the local health departments involved in the program. The Webinar will share resources that local health departments and programs can use for developing reimbursement models, while also addressing how the Affordable Care Act impacts diabetes services.

Osteoarthritis Lunch and Learn presentations
Occur on the third Wednesday of every month. Lunch and Learns are a 30 minute conference call (20 min. presentation, 10 min. Q&A) where participants follow along to a slideshow presentation.  Slides are posted to prior to the conference call.  The presentations are free for anyone who would like to participate. 

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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