Training Opportunities- July 19, 2013

The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium
Hosting a webinar on July 23, 2013 from 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Central Time (9:00 – 10:30 AM ET) entitled “Not in My Backyard:  What Can Locals Do to Regulate Other Tobacco Products?”. The webinar will provide an overview of local and state policy options, including youth access restrictions, smoke-free measures, sales restrictions, and pricing initiatives; present a few examples of recent legislation; and examine industry practices and hot issues related to the regulation of these emerging tobacco products. For More Information and to register, click HERE.

NACCHO Free Consulting to Help Build Healthy Communities – Limited Time Only
NACCHO is pleased to offer free, one-on-one consulting on four focus areas for building healthy communities: (1) healthy comprehensive planning, (2) health impact assessment, (3) health in all policies and (4) community/street-scale urban design. Your local health department (LHD) may qualify for free consulting time through September 2013. Preference will be provided to LHDs that have made a focus area a strategic priority and are actively working toward or initiating successful implementation this year. Please contact Kenneth D. Smith for more information.

NACCHO Webinar – Wellness for Every Body: Training for Staff Who Support Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Obesity is a public health epidemic, and the crisis is worse for people with disabilities, who are 58% more likely to be obese than people without disabilities. To address this problem Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department developed Wellness for Every Body (WFEB), an online training program for direct service providers. WFEB uses an environmental approach that targets adult care homes for intervention and creates conditions that establish healthy living as the norm. In 2013, Wellness for Every Body was recognized as a Promising Practice by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Model and Promising Practices Program. Join NACCHO and Hennepin County Public Health to learn about this program and how you can use it in your jurisdiction. The webinar is on Tuesday, June 25 from 2-3 pm ET. Click here to register.

Upcoming Webinar: Building Capacity for Public Health Infrastructure
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
2:00-3:30 pm Eastern
Click here to register for this Webinar.
This Webinar will explore the relationship between systemic infrastructure and public health achievements. Information will be provided on the Component Model of Infrastructure (CMI) – an approach to defining program infrastructure that consists of 5 interactive components: Networked Partnerships, Multi-Level Leadership, Engaged Data, Managed Resources, and Responsive Plans/Planning. Evidence will be presented on how the interaction between these components, as well as the need for ongoing maintenance of these components, is critical for sustaining improved outcomes. Two DCH awardees will share practical experiences from their applications of the model, and discuss how they have contributed to building a successful public health infrastructure at the state and local level.

Not in My Backyard:  What Can Locals Do to Regulate Other Tobacco Products?
July 23, 2013 at 1:00-2:30pm Eastern Time
The webinar from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium will provide an overview of local and state policy options, including youth access restrictions, smoke-free measures, sales restrictions, and pricing initiatives; present a few examples of recent legislation; and examine industry practices and hot issues related to the regulation of these emerging tobacco products.

The Passion and Power of Young People in the Ongoing Fight Against Tobacco
July 24, 2013 at 12:30-2:00 PM Eastern Time
Legacy and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) will host a special youth-led panel discussion, as part of the Kenneth E. Warner Series Lecture, which will highlight the power and passion of youth engagement in tobacco control. Young leaders will discuss the challenges and successes of the movement and, with the upcoming release of the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s report, its significance in the future of tobacco control for years to come. Click here to register to attend the webcast; in-person attendance is not open to the public.

Emory Centers A Taste of Training webinar: TTAC’s Tobacco 101 Online Tutorial
July 31, 2013 at 3:00-3:30pm Eastern Time
Tobacco 101 is Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium’s (TTAC) newly-updated 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. Presenter Brandi Bourgeois, Louisiana Tobacco Control Program Manager, will explain how the tutorial can be used to develop tobacco control expertise in new staff and stakeholders. Click here to register.

Marketing Matters: How Local Governments Can Address Food Marketing to Children
Thursday, July 25, 2013
2:00-3:00pm EST
This webinar will provide an overview of the role local governments can play to effectively reduce the marketing of unhealthful foods and beverages to children.  Research shows a strong connection between marketing practices that target youth and an increase in the consumption of junk food that contributes to childhood obesity. Moving beyond industry self-regulation, several local governments have adopted innovative strategies to minimize the prevalence of unhealthy food and food marketing. Presenters will share examples of successful policy options to promote the marketing of healthier food and beverage options.
Register Here!
For questions or further information, please email Elizabeth Hinman.

National School Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools
Wednesday July 24, 2013
2-3 p.m. EDT
Register at:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently finalized national school nutrition standards for vending, a la carte, school stores, and other foods sold outside the school meal programs. Please join the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity for a webinar on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 2-3 p.m. EDT, to learn more about the new “Smart Snacks in School” interim final rule, discuss next steps towards implementation, and hear from a school district that is already providing healthy choices for students.

  • USDA Food and Nutrition Service
  • Jessica Donze Black, RD, MPH; Director, Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • School Food Service Director (speaker to be announced)
  • Margo G. Wootan, DSc; Director, Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest (Moderator)

Opportunities with State-Level Task Forces
Cover Oregon:
Cover Oregon, the health insurance exchange that will open its doors in January 2014, is seeking members of its board and its consumer advisory committee. For details, please see For information about the Consumer Advisory Committee, go to:  For information about the Board, go to:
Patient engagement:
In the just completed 2013 session, Oregon passed legislation that continues moving the state’s health system transformation forward. Building on the reforms of the last several years, a key next step is to look for better ways to engage patients in their health.

To that end, Governor Kitzhaber is calling for nominations for people to participate on a task force to help develop recommendations around individual responsibility and health engagement.
As required by HB 2859, the task force shall:

  • develop recommendations for legislation that will establish mechanisms to meaningfully engage medical assistance recipients in their own health, disease prevention and wellness activities;
  • prioritize recommendations that:
    • use incentives or disincentives;
    • encourage partnerships between medical assistance recipients and their health care providers;
    • are appropriate to the cultural and economic circumstances of medical assistance recipients;
    • can be implemented rapidly upon receipt of any necessary federal approval; and
    • represent best practices and are evidence-based with respect to medical assistance recipients;
  • submit its recommendations to the Legislative Assembly no later than November 1, 2013.

The Task Force is currently recruiting membership. Individuals interested in participating on the task force should have experience with patient engagement strategies. The task force will consist of seven persons, at least two of whom are receiving medical assistance from the state. Additionally, the Governor seeks applicants who represent Oregon’s broad diversity, including urban and rural constituencies, ethnic and racial communities, and affected gender and age groups.
Task Force on Individual Responsibility and Health Engagement
Deadline for application: 4 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2013
For information on how to apply, please go to
For further information about the task force, please contact Chris DeMars at:; (971) 673-1279

Evaluation 2013
Conference: October 16-19, 2013
Professional Development Workshops: October 14-16 & 20, 2013
Early Registration Discounts Available through September 12
Registration is now open for Evaluation 2013, to be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. At Evaluation 2013, connect with thousands of industry professionals from across the United States and around the world. Join your colleagues for 650 sessions spanning the breadth of the industry.

Program Content
The conference program is available to view online. You can search the program and start to build your agenda before you arrive in Washington, D.C. this October. Search by keyword, session type, TIG or sponsoring group, or presenter. Conference sessions take place October 16-19.
In addition to educational sessions, more than 55 professional development workshops are offered with in-depth content presented by experts. Workshops take place October 14-16 and 20.

What are clinical-community relationships? How can these relationships enhance the delivery of health care? How can they be measured? Find answers to these questions and other questions on
Wednesday, August 7, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET.  Register: Clinical-Community Relationships as a Pathway to Improve Health: Tools for Research and Evaluation
Join AHRQ for a special Web event that will provide an overview of recent efforts focused on the area of clinical-community relationships, including an in-depth look at two new tools designed to support research and evaluation in the field− the Clinical-Community Relationship Measures (CCRM) Atlas and the Clinical-Community Relationships Evaluation Roadmap

  • Explore the concept of clinical-community relationships and the need for measures to evaluate their effectiveness
  • Learn from experts about the new Clinical-Community Relationships Measures Atlas and Evaluation Roadmap tools and how they were developed
  • Consider how these resources can be applied in evaluation, research, and practice

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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