Training Opportunities- February 6, 2015

Walk with a Doc: A “Simple” Solution
February 9, 1:00PM
Walk with a Doc is a grassroots effort organized by physicians to bring the benefits of regular exercise and healthy nutrition to the general public. Register.

Boosting Summer Meal Participation: Strategies and Best Practices
February 19, 2:00pm
Join NASBE as we discuss the facts of summer hunger and ways states can boost summer meal participation. Register.

Webinar: A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking Webinar
Tuesday, February 10, 2015  10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

To register:

The Federal Highway Administration just released “A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Bicycling,” a free guide offering step-by-step instructions for residents and community groups looking to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, access, and comfort. This webinar offers an overview of the guide and will review how two communities used the principles outlined within it to make their communities more walkable and bikeable.

Tamara Redmon, with FHWA’s Office of Safety, will introduce the guide and discuss how it fits within the US Department of Transportation’s Safer People, Safer Streets Initiative.

Laura Sandt, with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, will discuss the content of the new guide and how residents can use it, including how to identify, document, and communicate pedestrian and bicycle safety concerns; engage with a variety of groups and individuals to make improvements; explore various ways in which community members can be involved in implementing programs and changes; gain inspiration and ideas from more than a dozen success stories of other communities; and find additional resources, including tip sheets and sample materials.

Eva Garcia and Ramiro Gonzalez, with the City of Brownsville, Texas, will discuss how, through policies, programming, and new bike/ped facilities, Brownsville, a fast-growing city located on the Texas and Mexico Border with a rich cultural heritage and high poverty rates, and its partners have worked diligently to transform transportation and health within the community.

John Paul Shaffer will discuss Livable Memphis’s successes and lessons learned in advocating for and planning safer streets for bicycling and walking. Livable Memphis has used the principles of the Resident’s Guide to further its work around improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, increasing access to transit, and promoting Complete Streets in the Memphis region.

The guide is available for download at


Exploring the Use of Electronic Health Records to Support Tobacco Cessation and Million Hearts
Monday, February 23, 2015 1:00-2:30 PM ET
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. The use of electronic health records can play an important role in improving health by supporting tobacco cessation efforts.

This webinar, hosted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) will explore and identify opportunities for using electronic health records (EHRs) to improve two of the ABCS of Million Hearts: smoking cessation efforts and improving blood pressure control. Furthermore, we will provide an overview and national perspective of EHR use, state and local examples, and available resources to support these efforts.

The intended audience for this webinar includes state health agencies, local health agencies and community-based clinics.

Register at:
NDEP Webinar Series- Population Health Management: Improving Health Where We Live, Work, and Play
Tuesday, February 24, 2015. 12:00 PM EST 1 hour. Click here to register

United States health care costs continue to soar, outpacing inflation and taking up increasingly larger portions of business, government, and consumer budgets. But while costs are rising, overall health and well-being are declining. A population health management approach considers health quality and costs beyond the clinical setting to integrate health information, management, and support into people’s daily lives.

The National Diabetes Education Program, a joint program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, invite you to join them in this webinar, that will show you a different way to think about health and wellness on the job and in the community.

At this webinar, you will:

  • Recognize the social, economic, and physical environmental factors that contribute to health.
  • Find out how employers and communities can work together to control health care spending plus have a positive influence on health outcomes.
  • Hear how new technologies can be used for patient engagement, education, and management.

Tap into resources for enhancing health management in the workplace, in the home, and in time off.

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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