Training Opportunities-September 6, 2013

National Health Equity Conference
October 2, 2013
Washington, DC

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is holding its third annual conference titled, “Place Matters: Exploring the Intersections of Health and Economic Justice.” The conference will focus on the relationship between community development and the creation of healthy spaces and places. For more information and to register, click here.

All-In Infrastructure: Supporting Communities So All Can Thrive
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific)
Infrastructure – including transportation, water, and energy systems – is critical to connect people to economic opportunity. But infrastructure is often crumbling in communities of color. How can we leverage billions of dollars of infrastructure improvements to reduce the nation’s unemployment and poverty rates and create pathways to jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities for our fastest-growing demographic groups? What infrastructure policies hold the most promise for building a vibrant economy where all can participate and prosper?

Conference registration and the call for abstracts are currently open for Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions Through Strengthened Training. The conference, held in Scottsdale, Arizona this November, aims to strengthen the design and delivery smoking cessation systems in healthcare settings.  

Save the Date Healthy Multifamily Housing Forum in East Portland
Thursday September 26, 2013; Location: TBD
Health begins where we live. Join property owners, landlords, and property managers to learn about design, construction, and maintenance solutions to improve the health and safety of new and existing properties.

New Opportunity for Quality Improvement Support!
A Call for Proposals for the COPPHI Kaizen Event Program
The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), in partnership with Continual Impact, LLC, is pleased to announce a new Call for Proposals for the Community of Practice for Public Health Improvement (COPPHI) Kaizen Event Program.
Selected health departments will receive training in quality improvement and kaizen event methodology for rapid improvement in public health. In addition, those selected will have a QI coach to co-lead a kaizen event at their health department. State, tribal, local and territorial health departments are eligible to apply. Applicants will need to propose a specific QI project applicable to the kaizen event methodology and commit the necessary time and resources. Proposals are due by 3:00pm ET on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. An optional, informational web conference will be held on September 10, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET. Registration is required (see link below).

Visit to access the following:

  • Access the Call for Proposals
  • Access the Application
  • Register for the optional, Informational Web Conference
  • Learn more about kaizen event methodology
  • Access Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Contact Lil Johnson ( with any questions

The Small Communities Toolbox: Best Practices and Messages for Healthy Eating and Active Living in Rural and Small Jurisdictions Webinar
Tuesday, September 24, 2013; 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM PDT
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
Across the country, local elected officials are working to make their communities healthier places to live, work, learn, and play. In rural and small communities, elected officials are examining and implementing solutions to improve access to healthy food and make it easier for people to be physically active.
This webinar, designed for local elected officials and their staff, will provide examples of best practices that smaller cities and towns are implementing. It will also provide tips on how best to communicate and get the support of fellow elected public officials and the public. Speakers will include city officials from around the United States.

Presenter: Derrick Gervin, PhD
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, CDC
Join us for a 20-minute coffee break on Making Logic Models Work For You, the next web-based evaluation mini-presentation.
Logic models are great conceptual tools for highlighting the relationship between a program’s resources, planned work, and expected outcomes. However, to get the most out of program logic models, they should be revisited often and updated as needed. This session will focus on how to conceptualize, design, and assess a logic model so that it is useful and meaningful to the program. This presentation will give special attention to how to use Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) logic models as a guide in planning.
To join this event go to:

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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