Training Opportunities- April 4, 2014

Register just once for all webinars in the four-part series and attend as many as you like. 

Food Justice, Obesity & the Social Determinants of Health
April 10, 2 p.m. EST
Presented in conjunction with National Public Health WeekShiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, APHA president-electCecilia Martinez, PhD, Center for Earth, Energy & Democracy
Healthy communities depend on food environments that offer all residents access to healthy food choices. Where people live should not dictate how well they can eat, but it often does. APHA President-elect Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, discusses food environments as drivers of obesity and related diseases as well as critical elements in achieving health equity. Speaker Cecilia Martinez, PhD, will discuss community indicators for food justice.

Transforming Community Food: Stories from the Ground Up
May 28,  3 p.m. EST
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Transformation Grants have supported American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Hmong, Hispanic, black and many other communities in developing programs aimed at preventing food-related disease epidemics such as diabetes and heart disease. Since 2011, the grant program has awarded over $170 million. Hear three communities’ stories of trying to change their food systems, their success so far, and the many challenges that remain as residents tackle food justice, community and job development, and health inequity.

Culture is Health:  Sovereignty & Food Systems
Sept. 23, 1 p.m. EST
Maile Taualii, PhD, MPH, APHA Executive Board
Obesity, diabetes and related disease typically have greater impacts within American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and immigrant communities. Growing, cooking together and eating traditional foods are often integral to their cultures as well as key to social cohesion and community health. Yet these communities often have less-than-healthy food environments, in which policies and conditions make access to highly processed, fatty and sugary nontraditional foods more available. Thus, chronic disease prevention in many such communities is inseparable from the issue of food sovereignty.

Building Healthy Food Systems, Overcoming Historical Trauma
Oct. 15, 2 p.m. EST
Ladonna Redmond, founder, Campaign for Food Justice Now
Register now for the full series! Space is limited. Questions? Email

National DPP Lifestyle Coach Training Portland, Oregon May 16 – 17, 2014
Is your organization planning on delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program – the nation’s foremost evidence-based program for the prevention of type 2 diabetes? The Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University is bringing National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach Training to Portland, Oregon on May 16, and 17, 2014.

DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Training is a highly interactive, 2-day, in-person training with an expert DTTAC Master Trainer that provides your Lifestyle Coaches with the skills, knowledge and experience that they need to successfully facilitate the proven-effective lifestyle change program. DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Training:

  • Features an interactive, small group format with hands-on practice in group facilitation techniques
  • Includes detailed review of the core and post-core National DPP curriculum, developed by CDC in collaboration with DTTAC
  • Includes the most up-to-date information on the CDC recognition process and the national program
  • Offers continuing education credits for dietitians, certified diabetes educators and nurses.

Dates:  Friday, May 16–Saturday, May 17, 2014; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

Location:  Oregon Health & Science University Center for Health & Healing 2nd Floor March Wellness Fitness Center 3303 SW Bond Ave Portland, Oregon 97239

Fee:  $670 per person (Online payment option is available. The fee includes all training materials. Participants will break for lunch on their own.)

Register:  Click the following link for more information and to register for the training. Learn more about DTTAC Lifestyle Coach Training

About the National Diabetes Prevention Program An estimated 79 million Americans (about 1 in 3) have prediabetes, which means that a person has a blood sugar reading that is higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) can reduce the risk for transitioning from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes by 58%. The National DPP is a year-long program (16 weekly sessions followed by monthly meetings for the balance of the year) led by trained Lifestyle Coaches. The primary goals of the National DPP are that participants experience a 7% weight loss and average 150 minutes of physical activity on a weekly basis over the course of the program.

A growing number of organizations are offering the National DPP in communities across the U.S. These organizations run the gamut from small community-based organizations serving specific populations, to large health systems. You can see a list of organizations in Oregon that are offering (or preparing to offer) the National DPP here:

Lifestyle Coaches come from all walks of life.  Some coaches are medical providers and some aren’t. The only requirement of a Lifestyle Coach is that he or she is comfortable leading a group.

Interested in seeing a DPP in action?  Please click on this link:

Interested in becoming a National DPP Lifestyle Coach? For information and registration for an upcoming training for Lifestyle Coaches in Portland on May 16-17, 2014:

Additional questions about the National DPP?  Feel free to contact Don Kain at 503.494.5249, or Don is a National DPP Master Trainer and Diabetes Program Education & Outreach Manager at theHarold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center at Oregon Health & Science University.

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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