Training Opportunities- May 2nd, 2014

Multilevel Interventions to Increase Physical Activity & Improve Nutrition and Create Change in Communities
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Multi-level interventions to improve the health of communities and decrease chronic disease risk are an essential part of cancer control strategies.  The policies, systems, and environments (PSEs) in communities significantly shape lives and impact cancer risk.  PSEs in communities that make healthy choices easy, safe, and affordable can have a positive impact on the way people live, learn, work, and play. Partnerships with community leaders in education, government, transportation, and business are essential in creating sustainable change to reduce the burden of chronic disease.
Please click on the following link for more information and to register for this event:

Free Webinar, “The Role of Narrative in Public Health,” May 6 and 7
Click here to register
For the past 20 years, the Center for Digital Storytelling has been supporting researchers, educators, and advocates in understanding how first person narrative and digital media production can advance a broad range of public health goals.

Treatment of Tobacco Dependence in the Health Care Setting: Current Best Practices
May 14, 2014 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
This free webinar addresses how to treat tobacco dependence in the health care setting. It is based on the current PHS clinical practice guideline: “Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence.” Emphasis is placed on how to motivate the smoker not currently ready to quit and how to work in partnership with a telephone quit line. Also, additional information is provided about smokers who also have a mental illness and/or other substance use disorder.
Produced in partnership with the National SBIRT ATTC, NORC at the University of Chicago, The BIG Initiative, and NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals
Click here to learn more and register.

A variety of approaches can be used to change the food retail environment of a community. Join ChangeLab Solutions for a six-part Webinar series that highlights these diverse strategies.See details on the first three Webinars in the series below:
Healthy Food Retail 101: Strategies for Changing the Food Retail Environment
This Webinar was an introduction to the series. The recording provides an overview of different approaches to changing the retail environment, including pros and cons of each approach and applicability to different communities. Click here to access the archived Webinar.

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.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:00-3:00pm Eastern

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.Tuesday, May 20, 214 2:00-3:00pm Eastern

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Training Pre-Conference Session at NACCHO Annual 2014 in Atlanta, GA, July 8th, 2014
NACCHO is hosting a health impact assessment (HIA) training pre-conference session at NACCHO Annual 2014 in Atlanta, GA on July 8th. The training is geared towards introducing local health department staff to the concepts and strategies of HIA, and how they may be able to utilize this approach to increase the consideration of health in policy and planning decision-making processes within their own jurisdictions. Jimmy Dills, an experienced HIA practitioner from the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policies Studies in Atlanta, will be leading the training. The session intends to be interactive and dynamic. Participants will be given opportunities to interact with each other, ask questions, and begin to implement ideas and lessons learned.

HIA is a structured process that brings together scientific data, public health expertise, and stakeholder input to assess the potential health consequences of a proposed policy, project, plan, or program that does not have health as its primary objective and to craft health-based recommendations. HIA provides local health departments with an opportunity to engage their communities, planners, engineers, and elected officials in the decision-making process while ensuring that the proposed changes support public health, health equity, and environmental justice.

Participants can sign up for the HIA training when registering to attend NACCHO Annual 2014. Cost to attend training is $50.00.

For more information about HIA, please visit:

Portland Employers Bike Summit
Friday, May 16,
National Bike to Work Day
Going Mainstream- Bike Commuting is for Everyone
1:00-4:00 pm: Summit
4:30 pm: Post-Event and Happy Hour
Location: Regence, Sign-in and Free Bike Parking at East side of Pettygrove City Park

IOM Webinar: “Making it Happen: Overcoming Barriers to Increasing Physical Activity and Physical Education in Schools” 
May 13, 2014 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

On May 13th, 2013, the IOM released the report Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School, which offered recommendations, strategies, and action steps that individually have potential to increase children’s opportunities to engage in health-promoting physical activity in the school environment, including before, during, and after school. However, many barriers exist to achieving the recommended amount of physical activity in the school environment. In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the release of the report, this webinar will review the recommendations of the report and ways that schools across the country are working to implement physical activity programs. The webinar will consider barriers to implementation faced by schools and highlight ways in which district and school-level administrators are working to overcome these obstacles.

The webinar will feature presentations from:

  • Rochelle Davis, President and CEO, Healthy Schools Campaign
  • Annie Lionberger, District Wellness Supervisor, Chicago Public Schools
  • Patty Cote, Principal, Mary Louise Phillips Elementary School, Fort Worth, TX

Registration is required to attend the webinar via Webex and space is limited. Please contact Sarah Ziegenhorn at the Institute of Medicine, (202)-334-3913,, with questions. For those unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted to the IOM’s website following the event. To access the webinar and the presentations after May 13th please visit the webinar page.

CADCA is pleased to present a new, free webinar, “Igniting a Spark: Tips for Building Impactful Campaigns with Limited Funding.”
The webinar will explore how to develop and implement campaigns to reduce tobacco use in rural and frontier communities. The presenters will also discuss how coalitions can apply cost-effective strategies to sustain campaign visibility overtime using social media mechanisms, resources from national tobacco prevention campaigns and other nonconventional mediums.

At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Identify at least one best practice strategy for sustaining campaign visibility
  • Describe some of the challenges and benefits to creating campaigns in rural communities
  • Recognize the importance of local partnerships and identify a new nonconventional partner

Diabetes, Distress, and Depression: Incorporating the Emotional Side of Diabetes Into Clinical Care, May 20, 1:00pm
Diabetes and depression have been associated with poor self-management behavior and poor clinical outcomes. However many unanswered questions remain about the links between diabetes and depression, leaving diabetes educators and clinicians struggling to find effective strategies to address these issues in their practices. What if our symptom-based approach to diagnosing depression in people with diabetes is too narrow?

Dr. Lawrence Fisher invites clinicians to consider the broader construct of emotional distress which takes into account the context of living with diabetes including its management, other life stresses, and other contributors that can impact emotional well-being.

Please join the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) for a webinar on diabetes, distress, and depression where Dr. Fisher will explore the construct of emotional distress, and suggest strategies for integrating the emotional side of diabetes into regular diabetes care. This approach can reduce confusion between depression and distress so that appropriate and targeted patient-centered interventions can occur.

NDEP is a program of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Register.

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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