Training Opportunities- February 14, 2014

Join us at the Third Annual Oregon School Employee Wellness Conference on March 23-25, 2014 in Bend!
Invite your friends and colleagues to attend the conference!  And if you have the greatest number of friends and colleagues that attend, you become eligible for free lodging at the Riverhouse Hotel and Conference Center in their SPA Suite!
Need a reason to attend the conference? The conference is a great place to…

  • Fuel your passion through networking and learning what others are doing to promote wellness
  • Get practical information and tools to take back to your communities
  • Rejuvenate yourself where there are plenty of opportunities to be active, eat healthy, and relax in the beautiful nature of Central Oregon
  • Hone your personal skills as a leader in employee wellness
  • Connect with community partners
  • No Registration Fee

Featuring nationally recognized speaker, Greg Bell! Register online NOW! For more information go to Or contact, Inge Aldersebaes at or Jake Rooks at

Webinar on Smoking in the Movies
This webinar will present the current science, policy solutions, and state of play on February 25, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:30 Pacific Time sponsored by the UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center.
The webinar is free, but the Smoking Cessation leadership center asks people to register in advance here:
Interested people can get CME credits, too.

Now accepting session proposals for the 2014 conference!
Got a great idea for an educational session at our 2014 annual conference?  Submit your session proposal for ORPA’s 2014 annual conference, September 8 through 10 in Seaside. Click here for all the details and to link to the online proposal site.

ORPA members, vendors, professional speakers, partner organizations, and others are welcome to submit session proposals for ORPA’s 2014 conference. Session proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, March 21, 2014.
“Waves to Wellness” is the conference theme, reflecting our 2014 coastal location and the growing interest in wellness in parks and recreation. |
All proposed sessions should be strictly educational in nature; sessions that only promote commercial goods and/or services are not permitted and will be excluded from consideration. Click here to learn more.

Upcoming free training for Walk with Ease in Southern Oregon.
The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease program is a community based physical activity and self-management program.  Trained leaders teach participants how to safely make physical activity part of their everyday life.  Walk with Ease was specifically developed for adults with arthritis or other chronic health conditions but throughout Oregon it is being implemented in worksites, schools, and community centers with healthy adults. The only pre-requisite is the participant’s ability to be on their feet for at least 10 minutes without pain.
Oregon State University via Extension  is working toward implementing the program throughout Oregon over the next several years.  Katie Conte, OSU PhD candidate and Cindy Bishop from the  Oregon Arthritis Foundation will be on hand to conduct training and assist with strategies for recruiting participants and developing the program locally.  Following the training, you will be asked to lead at least one walking group (18-sessions) within a year but ideally in Spring 2014.   Program materials include a leader notebook, evaluations and motivational tools for participants –a workbook and walking diary.

For more information, please email Sheila Lee at  by March 5th.  You are welcome to pass this message on to others in Southern Oregon  who might be interested in this opportunity.

Tobacco Control Strategies for the Next Generation: Working for a Tobacco-free Future
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964, smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. In January 2014, the Surgeon General released the 50th anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health. The report highlighted 50 years of progress in tobacco control and prevention, presented new data on the health consequences of tobacco use, and detailed initiatives that can end the tobacco use epidemic in the United States.
Register Now! Please click on the following link for more information and to register for this event:

Upcoming Webinar Series: Healthy Food Retail Strategies
Healthy food advocates can use a variety of approaches to change the food retail environment in their community. Join us for a six-part webinar series that highlights these diverse strategies. Register now for the first three webinars in the series:
March 18: Healthy Food Retail 101: Strategies for Changing the Food Retail Environment. This webinar is an introduction to the series and will provide an overview of different approaches to changing the retail environment, including pros and cons of each approach and applicability to different communities.

April 22: Soup to Nuts: Designing a Healthy Food Retail Program. This webinar will describe components of a successful healthy retail program in detail, including standards, incentives, enforcement and sustainability

May 20: Going for Green: Getting Federal Funding.
This webinar will highlight lesser-known federal funding opportunities, such as Specialty Crop Block Grants, Community Development Block Grants, Community Development Financial Institutions, and USDA rural development grants.

You’ll find even more healthy food retail resources on the ChangeLab Solutions website

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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