Training Opportunities- November 15, 2013

Warner Series webinar: Community Health Centers – Helping Your Patients Quit Tobacco Use
November 21, 2013 at 2:00-3:30pm Eastern time
Save the date! Partnership for Prevention and Legacy will co-sponsor a free webinar on Great American Smokeout day. The program will feature Mike Fiore, MD, University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Treatment and Intervention, Donald Weaver, MD, National Association of Community Health Centers, and Laura Chisholm, MPH, MCHES of the Oregon Public Health Division.

The CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program is Gaining Momentum! Curious to Know What it’s All About?
Date: November 19, 2013 Time: 10:30 a.m. (Pacific), 11:30 a.m. (Mountain), 12:30 p.m. (Central), 1:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Register here to attend
November 19, 2013 for a webinar presentation of Viridian’s newest white paper: A Call to Action for a Coordinated Approach to Diabetes Prevention. The presentation will provide highlights from the white paper that include:
Health and financial impact of diabetes
The traditional approach to prevent diabetes and why it doesn’t work
The evidence base behind the National DPP
The rise and promise of the National DPP
“For information related to the delivery of the National DPP in Oregon, go to or contact Andrew Epstein, or 971-673-2379.”

Risks of Cigarette Smoke Exposure to Treatment Outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM (refreshments provided at 11:30 AM)

Location: OHSU, University Hospital South, Room 8B60 (UHS8B60)

3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR. 97239

Dr. Gonzales is a Co-director of the OHSU Smoking Cessation Center in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Since 1988 he has been providing treatment to smokers and investigating pharmacologic and behavioral treatments for nicotine dependence. Much of his work has focused on translating new research findings into clinical practice. He has been a consultant to medical, pharmacy, nursing and dental schools; health plans; professional associations; universities; Indian Health Service;

Alaska Native and Indian Health Boards; and national, state and local tobacco control programs.

Presentation Summary

American Indian and Alaska Native elders have a higher prevalence of chronic diseases such as arthritis, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and various cancers. Patients with a cancer diagnosis or those with other chronic or acute medical conditions who smoke are at higher risk for treatment failures, longer recoveries and poorer treatment outcomes than non-smoking patients. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the risks of cigarette smoke exposure.

Boosting Profits, Boosting Health in Food and Beverage Operations
 Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 12:00 to 1:30 PM CT
Participants will be introduced to some of the key principles to making food and beverage operations financially successful, as well as healthier, with a focus on captive market settings such as recreation center concessions and parks.  The webinar will provide highlights on the following:

  • Strategies for managing the food and labor numbers
  • What it takes to make concessions a healthy, stand-alone business
  • What items to sell and what items to avoid for maximum effect
  • Looking at the current food trends to adjust  concession offerings
  • How to navigate and direct  vendors/suppliers
  • Special issues around vending machine outlets
    Register: This webinar is free, but registration is required. To register, go to:

This Webinar, part of the 2013 Webinar Series sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region VII Federal Partners Workgroup, will explore the National Prevention Strategy’s goals related to active living.
Agenda Items:
What is the National Prevention Strategy?
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Let’s Move! Active Schools and the Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Let’s Move! Missoula
Denver’s Health and Healthy Eating and Active Living Program
Continuing education credits from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for this activity are pending. Please see the attached PDF for more details on this Webinar. Click here to register.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), which has regulatory authority over group child care centers in NYC, modified the health code to promote obesity prevention in early childhood settings. Specifically, the regulations implemented in 2007 strengthened the requirements for physical activity opportunities offered and limited screen time provided to children. In order to better understand the implementation of these policies, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CDC, CDC Foundation, NYC DOHMH, and ICF International worked collaboratively to conduct an evaluation of this effort. This Webinar will highlight key findings from this work related to promoting physical activity within a group child care setting, focusing on providing practical recommendations and tools that child care providers can use to improve the delivery of physical activity opportunities within child care and promote childhood obesity prevention. Click here to register.

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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