Training Opportunities- July 3, 2014

Taking on Tobacco Regulation: An Overview of New York City’s Tobacco Control Laws
New York City’s tobacco control law has been used to dramatically reduce tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable, premature death in NYC and the U.S. This webinar examines the city’s ground-breaking Smoke-Free Air Act along with more recent measures to address tobacco use. The webinar will take place tomorrow, June 27 at 3 p.m. ET. Learn more and register for the Taking on Tobacco Regulation Webinar.

Free Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series!
Although developed for primary care providers, the program can be completed by anyone with an interest in survivorship. This free resource includes presentations by national experts and is updated

Webinar: By the Numbers: New CMS Data Resources on Chronic Conditions
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is holding a webinar on July 7, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.
The webinar will introduce publicly available data on chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries. The webinar will also feature new interactive Dashboards that display chronic conditions that can be customized to examine different geographic levels and different Medicare populations. Click here to register for the webinar

Facilitation Techniques for Evaluators: Getting the Most Out of Stakeholder Engagement
July 8thth,2014 -2:30 p.m. ET
Presenter: John Whitehill, MPH
Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
20-minute coffee break on Facilitation Techniques for Evaluators: Getting the Most Out of Stakeholder Engagement, the next web-based evaluation mini-presentation.

“Engage Stakeholders” is the first step in the CDC Evaluation Framework. One of the many roles of an evaluator is to facilitate the engagement of stakeholders to increase the likelihood that the evaluation will be valuable, clarify roles and responsibilities of all participating members, enhance cultural competency, and avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest. This webinar will showcase essential facilitation skills that evaluators can use to enhance stakeholder engagement by creating a safe environment in which to work and thrive while keeping stakeholders energized and focused. The presenter will provide tips and resources and highlight one of the most versatile facilitator tools, the reacting question.
No need to register, simply join this event by going to:
Note: There are a limited number of lines for audio and Live Meeting.
Audio information:Toll free number: 1 (866) 714-2067; Participant passcode: 13323823

Two new Walk With Ease leader trainings in July
July 14th: South Coast Business Employment Center: Coos Bay; 9a-2p
July 23rd: Food Innovation Center: Portland; 9a-2p
Register HERE

Program materials, lunch, and certifications will be provided. Walk With Ease trainings are FREE but we do require that trainees lead or co-lead at least one program within a year of the training. Program administrators are welcome to attend, but will not receive program materials unless they commit to leading classes.
Here are details about Walk With Ease:
The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease program is an evidence-based, community physical activity and self-management program. Trained leaders teach participants how to safely make physical activity part of their everyday life. Walk with Ease was specifically developed for adults with arthritis or other chronic health conditions but throughout Oregon it is being implemented in worksites, schools, and community centers with healthy adults. The program can help anyone get started in a physical activity program. The only pre-requisite is the participant’s ability to be on their feet for at least 10 minutes without pain.

Participant materials are available in Spanish, and now available in a self-directed version where participants walk independently, without a group.
Oregon State University Extension, with support from the Oregon Health Authority, is providing free training, materials, and technical assistance to get this program out to communities throughout Oregon. Our goal is to get people walking safely and comfortably!
For more information about the program please visit
For information about Walk With Ease in Oregon, questions about training, or to find a class near you please contact:
Kathleen Conte
Extension Family and Community Health
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Phone: 541-737-3173

Register for NACCHO Annual 2014
NACCHO’s annual conference for U.S. local health officials and public health partners will take place on July 8 – 10 in Atlanta, GA and will feature plenary sessions, sharing sessions and skill building workshops.

Evaluation 101 Webinars: How to Evaluate Activities Intended to Increase Awareness and Use of Colorectal Cancer Screening
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable is sponsoring a series of webinars that will provide an overview of the evaluation process using the NCCRT’s Evaluation Toolkit. The webinars will take place from 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. ET on July 10 and September 3. An archived recording of the first session on June 23 is available.

Shaping Policy for Health™ Implementing Enacted Policies
Register today for this 2-day workshop on July 17 – 18 co-sponsored by the DC Department of Health and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW, during which participants will develop the skills necessary for policy, environmental and systems change initiatives.   

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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