Training Opportunities- July 12, 2013

Healthy Air, Health You:  The Connection Between Chronic Diseases and the Environment
Click Here to Register
Wednesday, July 31, 2013;   3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Webinar #3 in the “Healthy Air, Healthy You” Series.  This webinar series is facilitated by NACDD with CDC subject matter expertise.  These webinars are designed to introduce and orient states about available resources through CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program and the National Asthma Control Program while increasing the awareness and understanding of the role of air quality in asthma and other chronic diseases.  During this webinar, we will discuss the connection between environmental pollutants and chronic diseases such as asthma and heart disease.

Healthy Communities: Neighborhood Planning through a Health Equity Lens
Webinar: July 18, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT
The Community Transformation Grant program creates healthier communities by making healthy living easier and more affordable where people work, live, learn and play. Communities are encouraged to make structural changes to the built environment and establish policies that facilitate healthier living through the development and implementation of initiatives that prevent chronic diseases. This approach is particularly critical in communities with the greatest health and economic disparities.
This webinar will feature stories of successful collaboration between public health and planning in Seattle and Fort Worth, Texas, and demonstrate the positive impact attention to health equity has in neighborhood planning. Register now!

7th National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit
Early Registration Ends on July 12th
Register before July 12th to take advantage of the early registration rate. The rate will increase after that date. Click here to register
Program Schedule
There have been a few updates on the program schedule, click here to view the full detailed program schedule.
2013 Awards Program
The Summit Advisory Board (SAB) is a group dedicated to supporting the on-going success of each National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit. We are pleased to announce the continuation of the Awards Program at this year’s Summit, to be held in August 2013 in Missoula, Montana.  During the Summit, the SAB will present four national awards.
Visit the Summit homepage for a list and description of the awards. You may download the nominations form on the webpage as well.
Nominations will be accepted through July 26, 2013.
We look forward to recognizing outstanding individuals or organizations around the nation for their work in smokeless and spit tobacco prevention.

Presentation by Guadalupe Pacheco: National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care
Wednesday July 17 from 3-5 pm.
Portland State Office Building
800 NE Oregon Conference Room1A
You can join us in a live webinar, sign up at this link:
Guadalupe Pacheco is the Founder and President/CEO of the Pacheco Consulting Group.  Mr. Pacheco serves as the Training Director for the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), Howard University College of Medicine.  As the Training Director, he is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of all curriculum phases related to AETC.
Mr. Pacheco previously served as a Senior Health Advisor to the Director, Office of Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services.  Under the capacity of Senior Health Advisor, Mr. Pacheco assisted in developing policies and initiatives at mitigating health disparities affecting racial and ethnic minority communities, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Moreover, he concurrently staffed and managed the Office of Minority Health’s (OMH) Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competence in Health Care and the OMH’s Center for Emergency Preparedness in Underserved Communities portfolios. Under the cultural competency portfolio, Mr. Pacheco served as the project officer for the initial development of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (CLAS) and version 2.0 of CLAS. Additionally, he managed portfolios on health literacy, language access, Promotores de Salud (Community Health Workers), and other Hispanic related initiatives.

For more information please contact:
Anita Yap
Training Coordinator
OHA Office of Equity and Inclusion

Peers Helping Peers: Ways to Quit with Rx for Change
Who: Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
When: July 24, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET
To Register: Click HERE.
Webinar objectives:
Explain why it is important to quit smoking
Understand why tobacco products are addictive
Describe what helps people quit smoking
Explain what peer counselors can do to help others quit smoking
Learn from a peer consumer about how to put the training into practice
Participants who join the LIVE session, on July 24, 2013, are eligible to earn up to 2.0 CME/CEU credits for a fee of $25 per certificate. Through September 30, 2013, you are eligible to receive FREE CME/CEU credit thanks to the support of SAMHSA. Please contact Jennifer Matekuare at , after the webinar, to sign up.

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. This 30-minute webinar will 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.

Join Legacy and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for a  dynamic youth-led discussion via webcast addressing the significance of the youth activism movement in tobacco control, how it has evolved and the future of this effort for years to come. Click here for more information and to watch the webcast. A complete list of panelists will be posted. No call-in or password is required to watch the live webcasted event on July 24.

Public Health Law Webinar: Efforts, Challenges and Successes of Reducing Sodium Consumption
Ninety percent of Americans typically consume more than the recommended daily intake limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium (about one teaspoon of salt). Researchers estimate that reducing this 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 the webinar and register.

This webinar will cover new developments in the TUS-CPS, including new linkages, best practices for accessing and analyzing the data, and the release of the 2010/2011 wave and longitudinal data. The National Cancer Institute invites anyone interested in learning more about the TUS-CPS — including new users, veteran users, and those who have attended previous TUS-CPS Users’ Workshops — to participate. Click here for more details, or click here to register for the webinar.

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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