Training Opportunities- August 22, 2014

Worksite Lactation Accommodation Support Webinars
Webinar #3: Thursday, September 4, 2-3 p.m. ET
Title: Making it Work: Using New National Tools to Help Employers Support Nursing Moms
For: Local businesses, business organizations
Host: Altarum Institute with OWH, Every Mother, Inc., California WIC Association, and California Breastfeeding Coalition
Read the description and register at:

Write Winning Grants
November 14, 2014, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is sponsoring, Write Winning Grants: A Seminar for Clinician Scientists on November 14.  This 8-hour seminar, taking place in the Old Library Auditorium, is geared toward clinicians and scientists who wish to improve their skills in obtaining research grant funds.  The seminar will address both the conceptual and practical aspects of grant writing.  The cost for the seminar is $80.  Payment and registration is due by October 31, 2014.  The seminar agenda and registration form are available through the following link:
Please contact Kimberly Poole at with any questions.

Webinar: Education, Environmental Change & Evaluation: Combining Multiple Approaches to Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Register HERE
No single strategy has the potential to prevent overweight and obesity, especially among low-income populations. A growing body of evidence calls for multi-component approaches to nutrition education, physical activity promotion, and obesity prevention. Program implementers working on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) are at the forefront of planning, implementing, and evaluating multi-component strategies and interventions. This session intends to connect research and practice in how direct education, social marketing, and environmental change are best delivered together. Special emphasis will be placed on setting evaluation objectives that measure progress and outcomes in multi-component programs, including measuring parallel objectives in individual and environmental changes.

Learning objectives:
Increase understanding of what a multi-component nutrition education, physical activity, and obesity prevention model looks like;
Increase knowledge, skills, and confidence to link education, social marketing, and environmental changes in SNAP-Ed
Identify evaluation indicators for multi-component programming with individual, organizational, and environmental changes

Webinar: Coaching your Community’s Journey Toward Health
Aug 26, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Register HERE
Our team of community coaches, based in the Roadmaps to Health Action Center at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in Madison, WI, provide guidance to communities who have reviewed their County Health Rankings and are now driving action to improve health. During this webinar, we’ll interview two community coaches to hear their lessons from the field. What can we learn from communities that are working to build a Culture of Health? What do coaches do that helps communities move forward? How can you tell if your community is ready for coaching and how do you apply?

The Arthritis Foundation is undergoing some changes
…to the way that they nationally administer Walk With Ease. We do not expect that this will change the way you offer classes and receive materials – it’s business as usual J
However, we may not be able to offer in-person trainings after 2014, only online trainings. As such, expect to see several in-person trainings offered around the state this fall as we try to get as many folks trained as possible. If you know folks who have voiced interest in leading or co-leading Walk With Ease, now is the time to get trained!!
We have 4 trainings scheduled as of now:
8/21 – Harney Co. Courthouse , Burns
8/22 – Redmond Senior Center
9/19 – Portland Community College, Portland
10/3 – Oregon State University, Corvallis
All trainings are 9a-2p.
Here is the registration link for in-person and online trainings.

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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