Training Opportunities- May 9, 2014

Food Systems Research to Action Symposium
Friday, May 16th, 2014, from 10am-4pm at the Native American Student and Community Center
Join the PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions on May 16 for a Research to Action Symposium on Food Systems.

The Research to Action Symposium is an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and community members to share their work in five-minute, lightning-round presentations. The event allows attendees the chance to hear about and inform our collective efforts to address food systems issues and to explore connections, develop networks, and build collaborative potential.
Registration to attend the event is still open- click here to register

Online Discussion to Review Finding of “Dangerous by Design, 2014”
On Tuesday, May 20, Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition will release Dangerous by Design 2014, a report that brings attention to the national epidemic of pedestrian fatalities and the decades-long neglect of pedestrian safety.
Click this link to register for the event.

Healthy Food Marketing: Trends & New Research
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Click this link to register
Healthy food marketing efforts have integrated approaches used by the grocery industry with academic research to create promising and feasible practices that make the healthy choice the easy choice. Join us on May 13th to hear from experts about how these efforts, commonly referred to as in-store marketing strategies, are changing consumer behavior in grocery stores and supermarkets.
This webinar will feature the latest evidence from the field, and explore how new research is changing how the public purchases nutritious food. Healthy food marketing efforts are generating healthy outcomes for retailers and for consumers.

Upstream Public Health and the Oregon Public Health Institute are holding a training on HIA this summer on June 24, 2014 in Salem, OR at the Keizer Heritage Center.
The training is designed for practitioners and consultants who work in planning, evaluation, assessment, and health promotion. This hands-on day will review the basics of HIA practice from a broad perspective of how to include public health considerations in various decision processes. Scholarships are available in exchange for a volunteer role in the training.  Visit Upstream’s site to register.

Webinar on Tribal Public Health Law Resources
Public Health Law Program and the Network for Public Health Law will co-host Advancing Tribal Public Health Through Law: Legal Technical Assistance and Resources for Tribes and Tribal-Serving Organizations, a webinar on tribal public health law resources on Thursday, May 29, 2014, 2:00–3:00 p.m. (EDT). Speakers will share information on the role of law in advancing tribal public health goals and provide examples of legal technical assistance offered to tribes on public health issues including

  • Development of public health codes
  • Hunting and fishing rights
  • Legal preparedness for public health emergencies

The speakers include staff from the National Indian Health Board, CDC’s Public Health Law Program, the Network for Public Health Law, and the National Congress for American Indians. Participants will be able to ask questions of the speakers about public health law-related issues and needs of tribal communities. Find more information and register for the webinar.

Summer Institute for Public Health Practice
Interested in attending the 2014 Summer Institute for Public Health Practice? Register by May 31, 2014, to save with early bird discounts. This three-and-a-half day, hands-on training offered by the NW Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington in Seattle helps practitioners build critical skills needed for the future of public health.

Oregon Safe Routes to School Conference
Do you want a strong Safe Routes to School Program in your community?
Do you want to personally know who to go to when you have a challenge?
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and change the world?
If so, the Walk+Bike Network invites you to come to the 3rd Annual Oregon Safe Routes to School Conference (formerly the Walk+Bike Retreat)! The conference is coming up on June 26-28, 2014 in Newburg, Oregon and registration is open now.

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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