Training Opportunities-August 16, 2013

Webinar on Affordable Care Act and AI/AN Provisions
(This webinar is highly recommended for AI/AN grantees and states with high AI/AN populations)
3 pm, EDT on Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Information on the ACA and AI/AN populations was requested by our NBCCEDP and CRCCP grantees at a recent training in Atlanta. This webinar will provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act and American Indian/Alaska Native Provisions. Ample time will be allowed for questions and discussion.
Geoff Roth, Senior Advisor
Indian Health Service Headquarters
Please contact your assigned Program Consultant if you have questions.

NACDD General Member Call – August 22nd – “An Under-recognized Public Health Crisis: Making Arthritis a National Priority”
Thursday, August 22, 2013; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Click HERE to register
Join us to find out what you can do to combat the under-recognized public health crisis of arthritis.  A shocking 50 million adults have arthritis and the prevalence is expected to rise dramatically in the future. Even more troubling is that half of adults with heart disease, diabetes, or obesity also have arthritis.  Unfortunately, arthritis often limits physical activity and complicates management of these chronic diseases.  Despite all the myths, arthritis can be managed and its disability can be prevented. Because arthritis is often met with complacency by patients, law makers, and others, there is an urgent need to elevate arthritis as a serious public health issue.  This webinar will introduce you to the many activities that are being done locally and nationally to make arthritis a national public health priority.  Patience White, MD, vice president, public health policy and advocacy, and Mary Waterman, MPH, director, public health from the Arthritis Foundation will share their expertise and knowledge about arthritis and will highlight ways that you can improve the lives of people with arthritis in your community.

Needs Assessment: Tobacco Dependence Education in Graduate Psychiatric Nursing and Pharmacy Schools
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) will sponsor an interactive webinar on August 28, 2013 from 1:00-2:15 pm Eastern time. People who smoke with co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders are estimated to account for nearly half the cigarettes sold in the United States today. Graduate education in psychiatric nursing and pharmacy programs provides an ideal arena for impacting professional norms and increasing access to tobacco cessation services among those with mental illness and substance use disorders who smoke. Register HERE. CME/CEU credits offered.

E-Cigarettes: The Vapor This Time?
The University of California’s Tobacco Related Disease Research Program will be hosting a live webcast on October 3 from 1-4pm Pacific time. Given the rapid rise in use of E-cigarettes coupled with the disparate research and regulatory opinions, this live event and webcast will feature scientific findings for electronic nicotine delivery devices, commonly called E-cigarettes. Internationally renowned researchers will present the state of the science on E-cigarettes, a product with rapidly growing interest and global attention. A discussant will synthesize findings and Q & A will follow presentations. Register HERE.

Working with Domains 3 & 4- How Governmental Public Health Can Work with Health Systems to Drive Improvements
Monday, August 26, 2013
3:00- 4:00 pm Eastern
Click here to register.
This Webinar offered by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) 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.

The Recent FDA-Approved Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Label Changes- Implications for our Practice
Wednesday, August 14, 2013; 12:30– 2:00pm Eastern
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This Webinar is hosted by the North American Quitline Consortium, and will focus on the recent FDA-approved label changes for NRT and the implications for cessation and quitline practice. The Webinar will host a three person panel. Speakers will discuss the implications of this decision from a physician/healthcare delivery perspective, implications for cessation among priority populations, and implications on quitline services and protocols. The Webinar is open to all current NAQC members free of charge.

Kenneth E. Warner Lecture Series, Moving Towards Tobacco-Related Health Equity – What Will It Take?
Thursday, August 15, 2013; 12:00–1:00pm Eastern
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Legacy is hosting a panel discussion and live Webinar as part of the Kenneth E. Warner Series Lecture to spotlight social determinants of tobacco use and diseases and deaths caused by tobacco. Speakers will discuss the disproportionate impact of tobacco and barriers to health on communities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status (SES) and more. This Webinar will help identify strategies to tackle tobacco-related health inequities. Note: registration is necessary only for on-site participants.

Craving Change: Implementing Tobacco Free Policies in Behavioral Health
Wednesday, August 21, 2013; 2:30- 4:00pm Eastern
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This Webinar is being presented by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). The presenters will 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. Continuing Medical Education credits are being provided for physicians and allied health professionals, and this Webinar will be recorded.

Upcoming Webinar – Save the Date Brownfields and Public Health
Wednesday, September 11th – 10AM
Presented by Kari Christensen, Brownfield Initiative Coordinator, Oregon Health Authority-Public Health Division
Invited speakers: Gil Wistar, Brownfield Manager, Department of Environmental Quality| Karen Homolac, Brownfield Coordinator, Business Oregon | Tony DeFalco, Living Cully Coordinator, Verde

The Oregon Health Authority – Public Health Division (OHA-PHD) Brownfield Initiative will host a webinar to provide background on public health opportunities in brownfield redevelopment and land reuse efforts. The webinar will also highlight information about an upcoming mini-grant opportunity intended to build capacity for public health involvement in local brownfield redevelopment and land reuse projects. The “Brownfields and Public Health” webinar will take place live on Wednesday, September 11th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. From 11:00 – 11:30 AM the webinar will transition to a Q&A discussion for folks who would like to remain on the line. Participating either live, or by watching the recorded version is an eligibility requirement for Local Health Departments and Tribal Governments interested in seeking funding through the OHA-PHD Brownfields Initiative mini-grant opportunity. We look forward to working together to support health focused redevelopment. If you have questions about OHA-PHD’s Brownfield Initiative please email

Interested in teaching safe biking skills to kids?
Join us for one of three upcoming opportunities for Safe Routes for Kids Curriculum Training!

•             September 5th and 6th in Portland, OR  for the BTA’s new education staff. Contact me before August 22 if interested in attending.

•             October 12 in partnership with the Oregon SHAPE in Albany, OR conference in for Oregon physical educators.

Each training is for a specific group, but I am happy to open it up to other community members in the area. Interested in any of these?  Let me know, and I will send more info.  All training are either free or low cost ($20 or less).

Register for the CDC’s National Healthy Worksite Program Webinar:
Small Employer Worksites
September 12, 2013
1-2:30 p.m. EDT Space is limited.
Reserve your webinar seat now! Click HERE TO REGISTER

Be Nourished Training Institute provides training and support in the Art of Behavior Change Counseling.
We know the conversations that occur between health care providers and their clients are powerful ones, capable of supporting or inhibiting the innate change process that is alive in all of us.  We also believe helping professionals do the work they do because they want to be agents of change.  Our institute, which is grounded in the empirically validated modalities of Motivation Interviewing and Health At Every Size® can help you create well-balanced, meaningful relationships with your clients.  Our modalities share some key strengths that will enhance your practice:

  • They are based on research about what helps people move towards health.
  • They harness the innate motivation and wisdom that are already present in your clientele.
  • They make your job easier, meaning they teach you to draw on your clients desire to move towards health so it isn’t coming from you alone.
  • These modalities leave your clients feeling supported and excited about returning for your services.

We believe that through these trainings you will be reminded of the very reason you entered the helping profession.  Are you ready to love your work more than ever?

The Art of Behavior Change Counseling: Using Health at Every Size and Motivational Interviewing to Develop a Sustainable Model of Health

September 20-22, 2013
Up to 18 CECs available, more information:

The Embodied Practitioner: Exploring Your Own Body Experience with Health at Every Size
November 15, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More information:

Advanced Motivational Interviewing Training to Strengthen Your Practice
December 5-6, 2013
More information:

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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