Training Opportunities- October 17, 2014

Save the date for Office of Equity and Inclusions’ Annual Meeting!
Please RSVP here!
When: Thursday, December 4th Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Oregon Convention Center (Portland Ballroom)*
777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd Portland, OR 97232

 Appetizers and refreshments will be served
The Office of Equity and Inclusion has been advancing health equity and diversity initiatives, policy recommendations and capacity building within the Oregon Health Authority and in the community.  Join us to hear about our shared accomplishments and honor the people who have contributed significant time and talents to promote equity and inclusion. Come celebrate, share and help us build capacity to improve health outcomes and quality in Oregon.

October 30 Webinar: Designing and Planning for Healthy Cities 9:45-11 a.m. Pacific time Register
On Thursday, October 30, the Security & Sustainability Forum and the American Public Health Association will co-host a webinar featuring Tim Beatley of the University of Virginia and Richard Jackson of UCLA discussing creating cities that are compelling and healthy places to live, work, and play.
Background: The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we have constructed-or the positive benefits of well designed built environments. Join SSF on October 30th in a rare opportunity to listen in on a conversation between two of the thought leaders in public health and urban planning  and design —   UCLA Professor Richard Jackson co-author of Urban Sprawl and Public Health and co-editor of Making Healthy Places; and Tim Beatley of the University of Virginia and author of Biophilic Cities and Blue Urbanism  plus several other books on urban and environmental planning.

NACCHO Webinar – Million Hearts Lessons from the Field: Improving Quality and Accuracy in Blood Pressure Monitoring, October 28, 2:00pm (EST)
Million Hearts is a national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. This webinar will provide an overview of evidenced-based hypertension protocols developed by and used in four local health departments in the United States as one of the key strategies for impacting cardiovascular disease prevention. APHN provides consultation on the role and contribution of the PHN, evidenced base resources as well as case studies of public health nurses impacting cardiovascular disease.

In Person Trainings for Walk With Ease
Please spread the word widely about two more in-person trainings for Walk With Ease leaders to be conducted in Portland, at the Food Innovation Center.  The dates are: Nov 10th and Dec 10th, 9am-2pm
To register, please go to the newly created Walk With Ease website where you can also find a lot of good information about the program.
We’re trying to fill  up these two training groups so that we can get as many people trained before the end of this year: starting January 2015, we will not be able to offer any in-person trainings.
Note: the online training website for Walk With Ease leaders currently down as the Arthritis Foundation updates the training. We don’t expect it to be available again until December.

Webinar: Health Impact Assessment and the Built Environment
October 21 from 10:30-12:00
The Oregon Public Health Division will hold a free webinar introducing the connections between health and the built environment, the basics of planning in Oregon, and the use of health impact assessment to support the consideration of health in built environment decisions in communities throughout Oregon.
Register for the webinar at:

 The Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center invites you to the 2014 Coordinated Care Model Summit!
Throughout the summit, local and national health leaders will share concrete, innovative strategies for what health system transformation looks like on the ground.

The summit will include:

  • Inspiring keynote presentations from:
    • Governor John Kitzhaber, M.D.
    • Don Berwick, M.D., (just added!) Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Founding CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    • Eric Coleman, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
    • Kelly Hall, Senior Vice President of Catalyze at Health Leads
    • Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., Managing Vice President of the Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association
  • 16 breakout session topics including alternative payment methods, behavioral health integration, health equity, health information technology, housing and health, oral health integration, patient engagement, traditional health workers and more
  • Opportunities to connect with and learn from clinical and community leaders from Oregon and across the country

This free conference is open to anyone working on health system transformation nationwide, including health leaders, policymakers, providers, funders and community stakeholders.Please share the word with anyone who might want to attend!
When: Wednesday, December 3, noon – Thursday, December 4, 5 p.m.
Where: Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232
To register: An agenda and registration information are available at If you have questions, please contact Registration deadline November 14.

African American Health Coalition’s (AAHC) 19th Annual Wellness Village Luncheon – Diabetes Strategies for Success: a One on One Chat with the Expert
Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Ambridge Center, 1333 NE MLK JR.,Portland, OR 97232
Come to the Village and listen to diabetes health expert Roniece Weaver, M.S., R.D., L.D. Roniece Weaver, M.S.,R.D., L.D. is a founding partner and Executive Director of the Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc (the developer of the original Soul Food Pyramid™ – a culturally sensitive food guide pyramid and the New Soul Food Plate©. She is the co –host of the very popular cooking show Health and Fitness Now, currently shown on Vision Network in Orlando Florida. In her current role she is also the co-author with Fabiola Gaines on several wellness/cooking books for the American Diabetes Association. “The New Soul Food Cookbook for People With Diabetes”, “Slim Down Sister”, “Month of Meals,” Family Style Soul Food, Healthy Soul Food, and their newest book to be released in 2013-14 with the American Cancer 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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