Training Opportunities- June 13, 2014

Public Health Division State Health Improvement Plan Discussion
Monday, June 30, 2014; 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Oregon State Public Health Laboratory 3150 NW 229th Ave Hillsboro, OR 97124 Conference Room 1 A/B

Upcoming Webinar: What’s Walking Got to Do with It? A Look at the Economic and Social Impact of Walkability
Thursday, June 19, 2014
2:00-3:00pm Eastern
Click here to register.
This Webinar, hosted by the National League of Cities, America Walks, and Smart Growth America, looks at the impact of improved walkability on Columbia, MO, and Arlington County, VA. Local stakeholders will discuss the economic and social benefits their communities have seen and their efforts to support and build pedestrian facilities. The speakers will discuss pedestrian-related initiatives and the importance of leveraging funds from various sources to build walking projects that are meeting the needs of communities, and advancing social, economic, and environmental goals. Click here to learn more

Upcoming Webinar: Healthy Food Access and Healthcare
2:00-3:00pm Eastern
Click here to register.
The Healthy Food Access Portal, supported by PolicyLink, The Food Trust and The Reinvestment Fund, is hosting a Webinar that will provide examples of why community health centers are excellent partners in food access efforts, how supermarkets are helping to rethink health clinic services, and why food may be the best medicine. Attendees will hear from a supermarket operator and community health centers about their innovative programs helping people access better nutrition and health care. With so many people, especially low-income people, affected by diet-related health conditions, building a connection between healthy foods and the doctor’s office may be one of the most effective ways to improve health outcomes.

Maximizing Returns on Public Health Investments: Structural and Policy Initiatives to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity, June 19, 2:00pm (ET) 
The complexity of health disparities and health inequities requires public agencies to implement a variety of upstream strategies to effectively address these problems. The webinar will describe how the Ohio Office of Health Transformation, the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and the Ohio Department of Health use state level policy as well as administrative, data and strategic partnerships to advance health equity. Register*:  http://tinyurl.com/FIHETWEBINARSERIES 

Community Health Needs Assessments: a Tool for Achieving Health Equity, June 24, 4:00pm (ET)
This webinar will feature presentations from state health agency leaders and CHNA experts to highlight current programs, policies and/or mechanisms to promote health equity and eliminate health disparities, with a focus on community health needs assessments and health reform. Click Here to Register!

Registration is now open for the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s annualHealth Impact Assessment Practitioners’ Training (July 14-17, 2014)
Register early at the link http://bit.ly/1mhK7lh. The deadline for applications is June 19 (Thu). What:7th Annual Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer Training Course (deadline is June 19th)zZ
Where: TCE Oakland Conference Center, 1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA
Instructors: HIA practitioners at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and community, academic, and local government partners
Cost: $960 (includes the cost of course materials, breakfast and lunch; accommodations and travel not included).  We are working to raise funds to support attendance of organizations facing financial hardship. We STRONGLY encourage applications from community-based organizations who are actively planning, considering, or doing HIA to apply. Feel free to contact 415-252-3961 if you have any questions.

Webinar Monday June 16 – Eight Ways Parks Improve Health
The more parks there are in a community, the more people exercise. People who live closer to parks exercise more. And people who regularly use parks get more exercise than people who don’t. Research has shown that physical activity is one of the most important contributors to fitness and health. But 95 percent of U.S. adults, 92 percent of adolescents, and 58 percent of children aren’t getting the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Parks can help. Building new parks–and improving existing parks–is a great way to get and keep people active. This webinar is being hosted by the National Physical Activity Society.

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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