Training Opportunities- October 31, 2014

Achieving Optimal Integration of Clinic and Community Interventions in Diabetes Care, November 12, 2:00pm (EST)
Please join us for a panel discussion about diabetes with nationally renowned experts, Drs. James Gavin, Ann Albright, and George Rust, who will lead the conversation about barriers to integrated clinical care and practice transformation, community engagement, community partnerships, and data collection and analysis. We will also examine ways health professionals are successfully working together to make a difference. RSVP.

Healthy Vending: Two Recent Studies Support Healthy Vending Efforts
November 6th, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
ASTHO, the Food Marketing Workgroup, and NPLAN Webinar
Many states and localities are working to improve the nutritional quality of foods and beverages sold through vending machines on their public property. This webinar will give an overview of two recent studies on vending machines on public places. One study looks at the nutritional quality of foods and beverages on state and local public property across the country and the other analyzes the Chicago Parks District 100% healthy vending policy showing that healthy options can be profitable and well accepted by consumers. Register here:

CDC Healthy Schools Webinar: 2014 School Health Index
November 6th, 1:00 ET
To Register:
Keeping track of your school wellness efforts can seem overwhelming with multiple programs and resources at your fingertips. Where should you begin?
Now, there is a unified tool, the School Health Index, which helps you assess your school’s health practices, create a customized action plan, track your progress from year to year, and get support to make healthy changes that align with federal requirements.

Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation on November 6. We’ll teach you how to use the new School Health Index so that your students stay healthy and ready to learn.
This webinar is perfect for those of you familiar with the School Health Index and for those of you who are brand new to it. This webinar will:

1)    Highlight key enhancements and changes to the 2014 version

2)    Review benefits to schools and districts in your state

3)    Give you the opportunity to ask questions

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.

Oregon’s Coordinated Care Model Summit: Inspiring Health System Innovation
December 3-4, 2014;
The Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center invites you to experience first-hand Oregon’s groundbreaking health system transformation efforts. Throughout the summit, local and national health leaders will share concrete, innovative strategies for what health system transformation looks like on the ground.

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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