Training Opportunities- August 1, 2014

New Walk With Ease Leader Training
FREE in-person trainings for Walk With Ease leaders that will be held in Central/Eastern Oregon in August:
August 21st: Harney Co. Courthouse, Burns, OR, at 9am-2pm
August 22nd: Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave., Redmond, OR, at 9am-2pm.
To register for the training, go to:

Please note that due to changes brought around by the Arthritis Foundation, in-person trainings for WWE group leaders will be discontinued as of January 1, 2015. Take this training opportunity to build capacity for physical activity programs in your communities!

Advancing Infant Health: Addressing Disparities and Identifying Legal Strategies to Promote Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is proven to have significant health benefits for infants, providing nutrients and antibodies that promote health and fight illness. But for many mothers, social, political and economic challenges impede opportunities to breastfeed. This upcoming webinar will examine racial inequalities and their impact on breastfeeding support, and highlight legal and policy strategies to strengthen systems to support breastfeeding initiation and success. The webinar takes place on Thursday, August 21 at 1 p.m. (ET).  Learn more and register for the webinar.

Community Health Workers: Part of the Solution for Advancing Health Equity; Perspectives and Initiatives from the New England Regional Health Equity Council, August 5, 1:00pm-2:00pm (ET)
The New England Regional Health Equity Council and ASTHO are hosting a webinar, which will discuss key partnerships and collaborations between CHWs, allies and other stakeholders as we continue to build a regional network to facilitate sharing of CHW workforce promising practices and policy development. Speakers will discuss the history and evolution of regional collaboration on CHWs in New England; highlight the experience of one state’s involvement in building support and policy for CHWs, and recommendations on how to build regional networks elsewhere. Click Here to 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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