Training Opportunities-August 30, 2013

2013 Worksite Wellness Summit
Click here to register
The American Heart Association joins with business leaders to make your company a healthier place to work. The summit is a full-day conference available at a reduced cost for earlybird registrants and non-profits.

Creating Welcoming Programs for People with Disabilities
September. 23. 2013 at 11 am
The Oregon Office of Disability and Health at OHSU will be discussing how to make chronic disease self-management programs accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities, i.e., sensory (visually and/or hearing impaired), physical, intellectual and/or developmental, with tips on effective marketing and recruitment, and program logistics and delivery.  Presenters will share personal experiences with conducting Living Well classes as a person with a disability, as well as meeting the needs of program participants with various disabilities.  There is no need to register for the webinar beforehand – at the time of the webinar simply click this link:, select “enter as a guest” and enter your name and phone number.

Registration Now Open for LI 2016:  Putting Evidence into Action for Chronic Disease Prevention – Saturday, November 2, 2013; 8:00am-5:30pm
Course overview
Evidence-based approaches (EBAs), including programs, strategies and policies, have been proven effective by research but remain underutilized by public health practitioners at community and state levels. The purpose of this interactive Learning Institute is to provide public health practitioners with the skills and knowledge to use data and resources to identify, select, and adopt or adapt EBAs for chronic disease prevention.  This training teaches participants a conceptual framework in using EBAs including programs, strategies and policies.
Participants will be able to:

  • Use data to conduct a community assessment
  • Use and leverage data to select and adapt EBAs
  • Identify evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs, policies and strategies
  • Select, adopt and/or adapt an EBA for use in local community settings
  • Evaluate implementation and outcomes of evidence-based interventions

How to Register
The APHA 2013 Annual Meeting and Learning Institute registration opened June 3 at

Research to Reality Cyber-Seminar: September 17, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm ET
The Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Cancer Control
Join us for our next R2R cyber-seminar and this timely and important topic. September’s session will explore the current and future impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on cancer control programs and research.  The session will feature Carter Steger, from the American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network, who will provide a national perspective on this topic and Dr. Jennifer Redmond, from the University of Kentucky, who will lead a discussion on the impact of the ACA at the state and local levels.  More Information and Registration.

Demystifying Lung Cancer ScreeningThe Path from U.S. Preventive Service Task Force Recommendation to Implementation
This is a Warner Series Lecture sponsored by Legacy and the Lung Cancer Alliance. The event will take place Tuesday September 10, 2013 from noon to 2:00 PM Eastern time. For those viewing by webcast, the program begins at 12:30pm. Click HERE to register.

Announcing the Fifth Annual C. Everett Koop, MD Tobacco Treatment Conference
Casting a Wider Net for Tobacco Use Prevention & Treatment: An Endgame Approach, coming up next month in Vermont. Register HERE.

Upcoming Walk With Ease leader trainings
There are two upcoming leader training opportunities for the Walk With Ease program. Walk With Ease is a community-based physical activity and self-management education program for those who have arthritis or simply want to walk for better health. It is conducted in groups led by trained leaders in a structured six-week program.  Sessions are held three times a week over the six-week period for a total of 18 sessions.
While most leader trainings for Walk With Ease are conducted online, this is an opportunity for those who wish to complete the training in person to do so. The trainings will take place on September 6 in Portland at the Food Innovation Center in Portland from 9am-1pm, or September 11 at Tuality Health Education Center in Hillsboro.
Please share these training opportunities with your networks. To register for this training opportunity, or to ask questions about becoming a trained leader in the program, please contact Katie Conte at 541-737-3173 or

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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