Training Opportunities- June 28, 2013

Webinar recording: Adult Smoking, Focusing on People with Mental Illness –May 22, 2013 – the latest webinar from the Surveillance and Evaluation Net-conference series was the first in a coordinated month-long series from CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health that followed after the Vital signs report, “Adult Smoking, Focusing on People with Mental Illness.” Recordings of past webinars from the S&E Net-Conference series are also available here.

Rail~Volution 2013
October 20-23, 2013 – Seattle, WA
This year Rail~Volution travels to Seattle, a true frontier city, from its geography to its imagination. Join us as we explore around the Puget Sound. Registration Opens June 24th! Read more >>

A Taste of Training”: Introduction to Tobacco 101 Online Tutorial
July 31, 2013 at 3:00-3:30pm Eastern Time
Tobacco 101 is TTAC’s new (free!) self-guided online tutorial that provides the information and resources necessary to understand the problems related to tobacco use and the strategies that effectively reduce tobacco use.
TTAC is hosting a 30-minute webinar to provide an overview of the Tobacco 101 tutorial content, highlight the tutorial’s interactive features, and provide suggestions on how a variety of different audiences can use the tool. Webinar login information will be sent directly to registered participants prior to the webinar. Click here to register for the webinar.

Is Your Community Putting Prevention to Work?
Thursday, July 11, 2013
10:00- 11:30am Pacific Click here to register.
Active Living Research and the Public Health Institute presents a Web Forum on active transportation. Communities that support walking and biking help people be physically active, promote health and can lower health care costs. This Web Forum will showcase different “active transportation” initiatives that make walking and biking for daily travel an easier and more attractive option for children and adults. Presenters will highlight projects that had received funding from Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grants focused on increasing physical activity and preventing obesity.

CDC’s National Healthy Worksite Program Webinar: Program Evaluation
Monday, July 15; 1-2:30 p.m. EDT
The last in a series of five webinar trainings provided by CDC will discuss program evaluation as part of a comprehensive worksite health program, the definition of program evaluation, how to decide on the program evaluation focus, how to design a program evaluation, and key evaluation areas and metrics for worksite health. Webinar attendees will also have the opportunity to hear the latest updates on the National Healthy Worksite Program (NHWP).Click HERE to register.

Public Health Law Webinar: The Efforts, Challenges and Successes of Reducing Sodium Intake in the U.S.
Excessive sodium consumption poses a tough challenge for public health. Researchers estimate that reducing American’s average daily sodium intake by 1,200 mg would prevent up to 92,000 deaths and save up to $24 billion in health care costs each year. The next Public Health Law webinar will address sodium reduction as a public health goal, provide insight on implementation issues from regulatory and voluntary reduction aspects, and discuss the successes and best practices that have resulted in notable sodium reduction measures. The webinar takes place on Thursday, July 18 at 1 p.m. ET.Learn more about this free webinar and register.

Sunday, June 30 is the extended early-bird registration deadline for the first Southeast Regional HIA Summit to be held July 31-August 2, 2013 in beautiful Davidson, NC! Register on-line right here!

Event: Signs of Progress Toward Reversing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Join RWJF and the American Heart Association for a Special Event on July 9 with Leaders from Around the Country
After decades of increases in rates of childhood obesity, several cities and states across the country have reported that their rates have declined. Leaders from many of these places will be gathered in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, July 9, to take part in an engaging conversation about how their communities are taking on the epidemic.
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, president and CEO of RWJF, and Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association (AHA), will co-host the event and lead discussions. The keynote session will be a candid conversation with Tom Farley, health commissioner of New York City, and Mayor Chip Johnson of Hernando, Miss., about efforts in their respective cities and how lessons learned there can be applied elsewhere. Register to attend the event.
The event is being presented by Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of RWJF and AHA. It will be webcast live for those unable to attend in person. Register for the webcast.

Tobacco companies add flavors to their products to mask the harsh taste of tobacco, making it easier for young people to start smoking. That’s why Congress banned the sale of flavored cigarettes in 2009. But Congress made one exception to the flavor ban, deferring action on the most popular of all flavors — menthol — and directing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to decide whether continued sale of menthol cigarettes is “appropriate for public health.” Unfortunately, in the nearly four years since the law was enacted, the FDA has studied the issue but failed to take action to prohibit menthol in tobacco products. 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. Please share this training opportunity with local health officials and grantees! Click here to register.

{Save the Dates} The 24th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference – What Works Best in Health Promotion? Perspectives of the Top Program Managers and Scientists
March 26th -28th, 2014 
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
For more information

{Save the Dates} Reduce Tobacco Use Conference 2014
Sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Health Youth and Prevention
April 10th – 11th, 2014 
Sheraton Pentagon City
For more information (registration opens this summer) 

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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