Training Opportunities- January 31, 2014

Registration Now Open for the Summer Institute and Management Certificate
Are you ready to gain practical skills, share ideas, and network with colleagues from around the region? NWCPHP is now accepting applications for our Summer Institute and Management Certificate programs. Register by May 31, 2014 and you could save up to $500. Additional discounts are being offered for organizations that send a group of three or more people.
Choose from two intensive programs:

  • Summer Institute for Public Health Practice: Held August 4–7, 2014, this three-and-a-half day, hands-on training strengthens core public health skills. This year’s Summer Institute will feature popular courses from the past, along with three new course offerings: Achieving Racial Equity in Public Health, Leadership in Changing Times, and Medical Coding: Introducing ICD-10-CM.
  • Public Health Management Certificate: Held August 2014 to July 2015, this yearlong, in-person and online program builds skills to help you manage people, money, and information. The program, which was recently named a model practice, features curriculum that covers management skills selected from core competencies by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice.

NIOSH Total Worker Health™ Webinar Series
Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 3:30-5:00 p.m. EST
Recognizing the complex, often interlinked hazards affecting the healthy, safety, and well-being of today’s workforce, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ (TWH™) program is excited to present an all-new, free webinar series aimed at providing the latest research and case studies for protecting the health—in every sense of the word—of workers everywhere.

The first webinar in this series, “Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches,” will begin with an overview of Total Worker Health, followed by a discussion of the evidence base for a Total Worker Health approach. The presentation will also feature a discussion of the types of organizational returns that might be expected for efforts to integrate wellness and workplace safety programs. The webinar will close with a question-and-answer session and brief closing remarks. To register: Please visit

The Journey to EO 13-06:
How Washington State Adopted a Policy to Improve Food on State Property
February 25th, 3:00-4:00 pm EST
ASTHO, the Food Marketing Workgroup, and NPLAN Webinar
Washington is the first state in the country to establish a comprehensive food service policy. On October 30, 2013, Governor Inslee issued Executive Order 13-06, which requires all executive agencies to adopt the Washington State Healthy Nutrition Guidelines. Each state agency must fully implement the Guidelines by the end of 2016.
The webinar presenters will describe the journey from policy idea to executive order, including the roles played and actions taken by advocates, legislators, the department of health, and governor.  The health department will describe the consensus building that took place within state government, how the nutrition standards were developed, and plans for implementation. Register here:

Building a Healthier America: Priorities for Action
Please join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Friday, February 7 at 12 p.m. ET for a First Friday Google+ Hangout. Experts will expand on the recent rollout of RWJF’s Commission to Build a Healthier America report and propose priority measures for creating a nationwide culture of health—including greater investments in children’s wellbeing and early childhood education. Susan Dentzer, senior policy adviser to the Foundation, will lead a discussion of key recommendations of the report and the urgency needed in enacting them.
This event is the second in the #RWJF1stFri series – a monthly, hour-long Google+ Hangout to keep friends of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation up to speed on its activities.
Friday, February 7, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET
Prior to the Hangout, you can join the conversation and ask questions on Twitter at #RWJF1stFri.
All are welcome to join the Hangout. RSVP for the event here.
The Hangout will air directly on the Foundation’s Google+ page.

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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