Training Opportunities- November 1, 2013

Food Policy Councils:  Recipes for Success from the Local, County, and State Levels
Sponsored by the Institute for Public Health Innovation
Thursday, October 31st, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. (EDT) – webinar  To register

Partnership for Healthier America and Work Healthy America – Implementing the Highest Standard of Healthy Food
Sponsored by Partnership for Healthier America and Prevention Partners
Wednesday, November 6th, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (EDT) – webinar  
Hosted by the Partnership for a Healthier America and Prevention Partners
To register

Using New/Social Media for Cancer Control and Prevention
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
In early summer, the NCI Research to Reality Program issued a call for abstract inviting community members to share their experiences using new and social media tools in innovative and effective ways.  The response was robust and we are delighted to present the first in a two-part series on Using New/Social Media for Cancer Control & Prevention Interventions.
The use of applications (apps) to deliver evidence-based messages and interventions will be illustrated through the AYA Healthy Survivorship app. Deborah Vollmer Dahlke designed this iOS application for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors (ages 15-39), to assess their health habits using a theory-based interactive tool that includes a BMI calculator. The assessment gives survivors individual scores for lifestyle, physical activity, nutrition and well-being.
Please click on the following link for more information and to register for this event:

Register Now for Cultivating Prevention Champions: Making the Case to Local Elected Officials (Webinar)
Community prevention efforts are flourishing across the country. Working together, communities are finding unique local solutions to create safe, walkable streets, promote healthy food environments, support workplace wellness and safeguard tobacco-free air. Educating local elected officials about this process is often key to building a robust prevention coalition, and can result in high-profile prevention champions in local government. Please join Prevention Institute on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PST for a webinar that explores how you can make the case for prevention to your local elected officials. Register today.

Active Living Research invites you to our 11th annual conference in San Diego! The theme of the 2014 conference, Niche to Norm, recognizes the importance of advancing active living from an emerging research field with limited results and impact to well-accepted findings that regularly guide decision-making across sectors to create more active communities.
The ALR conference is an opportunity to hear the latest evidence on policy and environmental strategies to increase physical activity. To create more opportunities for exchange among researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners, we’ve incorporated presentations with both a research- and practice-focus. The agenda includes roundtable discussions, an energetic keynote speaker, oral and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics, interactive learning workshops, an engaging panel presentation, as well as many physical activity opportunities.

Visit the 2014 Conference website for a complete overview of the program and for information on how to register and book your hotel reservation. Register for the conference before January 6th to get the ‘early bird’ discount.

Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) webinar, “Using Plain Language to Make Diabetes Messages Clear and Simple” featuring Wendy Mettger, M.A., President of Mettger Communications.
Tuesday, November 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time for the NationalClear communication can make a difference when it comes to helping a person understand and use health information to make good health care decisions. During this webinar, health literacy expert Wendy Mettger, M.A., will review the problem of low health literacy in the United States, explain why plain language can make a difference, and share insight to improve understanding of barriers to comprehension. Using the NDEP’s patient education publications, Ms. Mettger will explain principles of plain language from the content development stage to the field testing with audience members stage. Ms. Mettger will also highlight “before” and “after” examples to illustrate how NDEP used these plain language principles to make the materials easier to read and understand.To register, visit Webinar details will be provided to those who register.

GranteesPlease 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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