Training Opportunities- May 16, 2014

Resources to Support Local School Wellness Policy Revision and Implementation
Webinar: May 16, 2014 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Hosted by Action for Healthy Kids, this webinar will provide an overview of the new proposed requirements for local school wellness policies and identify related resources for states and school districts.

Invitation to Town Hall Meetings on the Statewide Behavioral Health System Strategic Plan
Please consider attending one of six upcoming town hall meeting across Oregon (Portland, Bend, Seaside, Salem, Roseburg, Pendleton) to discuss the state’s behavioral health system hosted by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The goal is to create a shared vision for building and expanding an integrated, coordinated and culturally competent behavioral health system that provides better health, better care and lower cost for all Oregonians.

These events serve as an important opportunity to build relationships with behavioral health/community partners and to demonstrate your support for the wellbeing of Oregonians experiencing mental illness and substance use disorders.

By participating, you are also reinforcing the efforts of the Cross Agency Health Improvement Project (CAHIP), an initiative aiming to improve the health of employees, clients and consumers of the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services.  As part of the 2013-2015 CAHIP workplan, OHA Addictions and Mental Health is working to ensure successful implementation of the Tobacco Freedom policy for staff, consumers and visitors at all licensed and funded AMH residential treatment facilities.

2014 Health Impact Assessment Training: A Framework for Considering Health in All Policies
June 24, 2014, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Keizer Heritage Center – 980 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, OR 97303
This is a full day health impact assessment workshop designed for practitioners and consultants who work in planning, evaluation, assessment, or health promotion. This training was developed with support from a grant from the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The primary goals of this workshop are to:

  • Increase multi-sectoral understanding of HIA rationale and process
  • Increase multi-sectoral understanding of key public health concepts and social determinants of health
  • Help participants understand when an HIA is appropriate and other tools to integrate health analyses into existing projects
  • Strengthen relationships between organizations interested in integrating public health considerations into their work
  • Understand how HIA is used in the field

The Second National Soda Summit
Location: National Press Club in Washington D.C. on June 4 – 5, 2014.
This event will feature the latest on policy advocacy efforts across the nation,  science from leading researchers, and effective strategies to take home to your community. Feel free to share with your networks.
You can learn more about the summit and register here
See the agenda here:

ANNUAL CANCER RESEARCH CONFERENCE DATES ANNOUNCED
The American Institute for Cancer Research’s Annual Research Conference will take place on 23-31 October this year, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The unique event is dedicated to increasing knowledge, stimulating research and promoting the prevention and treatment of cancer through nutrition, physical activity and weight management. Attendees usually include clinical investigators, epidemiologists, dietitians, nutritionists, policy makers and other health professionals. Registration information available here.

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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