Training Opportunities- August 29, 2014

Solving Obesity: Everyone’s Issue – A Workshop – September 30, 2014
Please join the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Obesity Solutions on September 30th, 2014 for a public workshop on Cross-Sector Work on Obesity Prevention, Treatment, and Weight Maintenance: Models for Change.
The registration cap has been expanded, register to attend the workshop at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. or via live webcast.

ASTHO Webinar: Leveraging the HealthLead™ Assessment to Enhance Best Practices in Worksite Wellness, September 23, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00PM EST
This webinar will highlight successful strategies and best practices that have been implemented in the North Dakota and Oklahoma state health agencies to improve the quality of their worksite wellness programs.  In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will describe their experience going through the HealthLead™ Accreditation process.  The speakers will also address the challenges they faced while completing the assessment tool and share strategies they used to improve their scores and programs. Register Here 

The Power of Communication:  Empowering and Engaging Patients as Partners in Managing Care Decisions, September 19,12:00 pm ET
Click here to register.
While there are many paths to better health, something as simple as a conversation can lead to improved patient outcomes. The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes health care delivery sites have piloted new ways to improve patient outcomes using shared-decision making, culturally-relevant interventions and other techniques to better communicate with patients and empower them to be an active participant in their care. These techniques can lead to measurable improvements in health outcomes and enhanced efficiency in healthcare delivery. To register for the webinar, click here

Final Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Outreach Sessions
Please join us for one of our three final Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Initiative Outreach Sessions. Register Here

September 15, 2014 2:00 PM EDT – Promoting Behavioral Health Equity through the California Reducing Disparities Project and Office of Health Equity
This webinar will discuss the policy levers and partnerships that support the California Office of Health Equity and their California Reducing Disparities Project as well as the strategies, resources and tools implemented through the California Reducing Disparities Project to promote health equity in the state of California.
To read more about this webcast, please click HERE.

As many of you are aware, the former Oregon Living Well Network has recently expanded to become the Oregon Self-Management Network.
As part of this transition, the full Network will continue to meet quarterly by phone and annually in person. The Network’s next quarterly phone conference is next Thursday, September 4 at 10-11:30 AM.
An executive summary and full meeting notes from the June 10 Network Business Meeting are now available online. OHA staff contact: susan.m.miles@state.or.us.
Based on member feedback, Network  workgroup structure is changing. Workgroups are getting up and running this month and next, and will be staffed by OHA in partnership with Network Steering Committee members. Call-in information will be sent via this listserv

  • Quality Assurance/Fidelity/Data/Metrics workgroup: next meeting is Monday, October 20 at 1-2 PM.
    OHA staff contact: mead@state.or.us
    Steering committee members: Libby Kennard
  • Participant Recruitment & Leader Engagement workgroup: next meeting TBD (mid/late September).
    OHA staff contact: v.burkovskaia@state.or.us
    Steering committee members: Kathy Hayden, Katia Ariceaga

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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