Training Opportunities-July 31, 2013

Working with Domains 3 & 4:  How Governmental Public Health Can Work with Health Systems to Drive Improvements
Join us on August 26, 2013; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT Space is limited.
This webinar is a continuation of our exploration of Domains 3 and 4.  During this presentation we will discuss state health department experiences working with health care systems to leverage public health initiatives.Click HERE to register

New Findings and Policies to Advance Healthy Latino Communities
To register click HERE
The obesity epidemic poses a growing burden across the U.S. In some places, one in two adults and one in three youth are obese or overweight. Low income Latinos lacking insurance coverage are especially hard hit by the cost and disabilities from obesity-related type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Latino communities are fighting back by improving opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.
The second Web Forum in the series on Weight of the Latino Nation will highlight the latest research on the obesity epidemic and the factors impacting Latino communities. Following this overview, presenters will discuss various challenges to addressing the epidemic, and the program and policy actions being undertaken—or still needed—to tackle it.

Alzheimer’s Town Hall Meetings – Aug 14- Sept 4 in various locations
The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting town hall meetings to share updates on the Oregon’s State Plan and the National Plan for Alzheimer’s disease, and provide information on local resources that may be helpful to attendees.  The meetings will be held in collaboration with the members of the State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease in Oregon Implementation Team , which is a project of numerous community partners in Oregon who are concerned about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on our communities. Townhall meetings will be held from 7-9 pm in each of the following locations: Eugene–August 13; Roseburg–August 14; Portland–August 15; Bend–August 22; Medford–August 28; Florence–August 29; Tillamook–September 4  More information<>.

Upcoming Webinar: Zoning for the Public’s Health – Using Mixed-Use Zoning to Increase Walkability and Reduce Crime
Thursday, August 15, 2013 1:00-2:00pm Eastern
Click here to register.
Neighborhood design can play a significant role in public health. Recent research explores mixed-use zoning and the laws that impact this type of zoning, and how well-planned zoning could help reduce crime and increase neighborhood walkability — two outcomes integrally tied to improved public health. In this Webinar, presenters will share the latest public health law research that supports these findings, describe a new method for evaluating zoning laws, examine case studies from the East and West coasts, and highlight some of the challenges involved in such policy work.

Warner Series Lecture: Moving Towards Tobacco-Related Health Equity – What Will It Take?
Legacy will host a special panel discussion that puts a spotlight on social determinants of tobacco use and diseases and deaths caused by tobacco. They have invited a distinguished group of speakers who will discuss the disproportionate impact of tobacco and barriers to health on communities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status (SES) and more, and will help identify strategies to tackle tobacco-related health inequities. More information can be found HERE.
When: Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 pm Eastern Time
To attend via webcast: Click here to view the webcast
For more information, please contact Laura Cruzada at or 202-341-0324

Craving Change: Implementing Tobacco Free Policies in Behavioral Health
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) are pleased to invite you to a free webinar.
Webinar objectives:

  • Provide an overview of tobacco use among behavioral health populations and the case for tobacco cessation
  • Compare and contrast two examples of policy implementation strategies from King County, Washington and Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare, Illinois
  • Identify available resources to help behavioral health consumers quit tobacco

When: August 21, 2013 from 2:30-4:00 pm Eastern Time
For more information on how to register and on how to obtain continuing education credits, click HERE.

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
November 2nd – 6th
Boston, MA
To register

Promising Practices 2014: Promoting Tobacco-Free Living and Healthy Eating in Low Socioeconomic Status Communities
Sponsored by the Break-Free Alliance and Health Education Council
April 28th – 29th
Hyatt Crystal City, Arlington, VA
For more information
(abstracts now accepted through July 29th)

60 Minutes or More a Day: Where Kids Live, Learn, and Play
Register Now | Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 3:30–4:30 PM EDT
Come back for a second webinar featuring Katrina (Butner) Piercy, Ph.D., R.D., from ODPHP to discuss the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies To Increase Physical Activity Among Youth. Dr. Piercy will highlight key findings from the report and discuss strategies to increase youth physical activity in multiple settings, with a spotlight on schools. You will also hear from a panel of leaders from the school setting, who will share how they have been successful in integrating physical activity throughout the school day .

U.S. National Physical Activity Plan: Guidelines for Americans To Be Physically Active Where They Live, Work, and Play
Register Now | Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 3:30–4:30 PM EDT
Join national experts Russell Pate, Ph.D., with the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and William Kraus, M.D., with Duke University Medical Center to discuss the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan. They will provide an overview of the report and identify specific strategies for increasing physical activity in areas where Americans live, work, and play

Save the Date! 7th Annual Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Austin, TX
Make plans to attend the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, April 15-18, 2014 in Austin, Texas!
Cafeterias in schools, universities, prisons, hospitals, and preschools serve more than 40 million Americans every day during the school year, placing the farm to cafeteria movement at the forefront of the fight to end obesity and strengthen local food systems.
The 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference: Powering Up for three days of inspiring field trips, workshops, speakers, and networking! For more information, click here. Registration opens in January 2014.

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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