Training Opportunities- January 9, 2015

New York State Prevention Agenda Webinar Series: Implementing Complete Streets Public Awareness Campaigns  January 13, 2015, 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
One of the goals of the NYS Prevention Agenda is to promote attention to the health implications of policies and actions that occur outside of the health sector, including transportation and public safety. Complete streets policies create safer and smarter multi-modal transportation networks for all pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users of all ages and abilities. Complete streets policies are ultimately geared towards promoting healthy lifestyles. Learn how two New York communities have used public awareness campaigns to encourage their residents to use walking and biking facilities or trail networks that have been established as a result of complete streets projects.
For more information, please visit our websiteCall us at 518.402.0330 or e-mail if you need assistance. Click here to Register

Training opportunity for state teams: Walking Action Institute
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors released a call for applications for the Action Institute to Increase Walking and Walkability for Interdisciplinary State Teams May 4-6, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee. The National Physical Activity Society and other partners — such as America Walks, the University of South Carolina, and Active Living by Design — have collaborated with NACDD on the development of this institute, which will be led by Mark Fenton. Applications Due January 30 – Applicants must gather a team that includes representatives of both public health and transportation. The request for applications is found on the NACDD web page.

Paid Federal Internship Opportunities
The Washington Center, in partnership with HBCU Connect, has announced summer 2015 paid federal internships through the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative.   Students will have the opportunity to intern with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Library of Congress (LOC) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Applications are at

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for 7th Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University
CONFERENCE THEME: Research, Practice and Policy for Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe Towards Justice in the Era of Health Disparities, the School to Prison Pipeline, Mass Incarceration and the New Jim Crow. Submit your abstract for a paper, panel or poster by January 9, 2015 for presentation at the 7th Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City on March 6-7, 2015.

Please join CSPI
and author Dr. Deborah A. Cohen for a webinar and tweet chat about her book A Big Fat Crisis, which is now available in paperback.  Links to register, and to submit questions for the tweet chat, are below.
In A Big Fat Crisis, Dr. Cohen helps to shift the conversation surrounding the obesity crisis.  Based on her research, as well as insights from behavioral economics and cognitive science, Dr. Cohen explores what drives the obesity epidemic and how we, as a nation, can address it.
Join us for these two events:

Webinar: A Big Fat Crisis – Drivers of the Obesity Epidemic & What to Do About It
Register here
Date: Tuesday, January 13
Time: 11:00 am-12:00 noon PT / 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Tweet Chat: A Big Fat Crisis – A Discussion with Dr. Deborah A. Cohen
Register and submit your question here
Date: Thursday, January 15
Time: 11:00 am-12:00 noon PT / 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Hashtag: #ABigFatCrisis

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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