Training Opportunity- March 19, 2015

Aligning State Cancer Plans with National Priorities
March 25, 2015 at 12pm Pacific Time
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Leading national public health entities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Institute of Medicine, the U.S. Surgeon General and others have put out a number of priority, strategy, and guidance statements on cancer and chronic disease topics. The GW Cancer Institute’s new Priority Alignment Tool aggregates and streamlines recommendations from 13 major national sources into the top 9 priorities in cancer and chronic disease.  Learn about how this new tool can help Comprehensive Cancer Control programs and coalitions:

  • Gain a better understanding of current national public health priorities
  • Critically assess their cancer plan and activities to identify opportunities for improving alignment with national priorities
  • Draft cancer plan goals, objectives, targets and strategies on national priority topics

The webinar will discuss development of the tool, contents of the tool, and step-by-step guidance on how to use the tool for cancer plan revision purposes.

America Walks Announces 2nd Webinar Series of 2015: “Taking Action at the Local Level”
America Walks’ second free webinar series of 2015 has been scheduled for April and May.
Following the first “Inspiring Stories” Webinar series, “Taking Action at the Local Level” will target advocates and professionals working to build community and institutional support for walkable design.  Each of the Webinars in this series will include a “Call to Action” – a specific task for webinar participants from all over the country to complete that will help move the needle at the local community level.  We will also ask you to report back to us what you did and what happened as a result. Topics include the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative and the “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” recipe for placemaking.

Monday, April 13th (10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern): “The Fine Art of Messaging” – Based on research commissioned by the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, this webinar will help you understand which messages about walking and walkability work, and which ones don’t.  Karen Saverino and colleagues at Metropolitan Group will present the results of surveys, key informant interviews, and focus groups conducted across the country, that will help us effectively frame the issue of walkable communities.  Your “call to action” will be to build these messages into your next communications initiative.

Thursday, April 23rd (10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern): “Lighter, Quicker Cheaper – And Healthier” – Transforming the built environment to improve health outcomes can take years, if not decades. This webinar will focus on short term, low cost, yet high impact strategies for improving streets, public spaces, and buildings across the country that can lead to longer term change. Kate Rube and her team at Project for Public Spaces will present health-promoting ‘Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper’ approaches, including active recreation amenities, street redesigns that prioritize pedestrians, and farmers’ market stands.  After the webinar, participants will be ready to create great public places that attract people and provide many ways to get healthy.

DATE TBA, May 2015: “The Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets” – Earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx challenged mayors across the country to take a leadership role in addressing pedestrian and bicycle safety.   A former mayor himself, Secretary Foxx understands that effective action to reverse the current trend of rising pedestrian injuries and deaths can only be achieved through a partnership between the federal and local governments. This webinar will feature three of the mayors who have responded to the Challenge and task you to get involved in your mayor’s initiative or to get your mayor involved.

America Walks is grateful to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Public Health Association, New Jersey Department of Health, and Every Body Walk! Collaborative for sponsoring this program.

Building Healthy Academic Communities across the U.S. to:
Prevent and Manage Chronic Conditions- A Solution-Focused Online Panel Discussion
Nearly 2,200 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease. One in four has a mental health problem, yet less than 25 percent receive treatment. One in three will have diabetes by 2050. Of every dollar spent on health care in the U.S., more than 75 cents is used to treat chronic disease. About 80 percent of heart disease, strokes and type 2 diabetes could be prevented through simple lifestyle changes. The health of our country is in crisis.
Join our expert panel for a free webinar discussion of solutions to combat the number one cause of death, disability and rising health care costs: chronic disease.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Register here to join us via live stream.

Taxing E-Cigarettes: The Next (Complicated) Frontier|
Date: Thu, 03/26/2015
Time: 12:00PM
Link: Go To Webinar
This webinar will focus on the surprisingly complex policy considerations involved in e-cigarette taxation. Presenters will discuss key issues to consider in tax policy and will look briefly at jurisdictions that have enacted, or are considering enacting, a tax on e-cigarettes.  Presenters:  Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs, ClearWay Minnesota; Mark Meaney, Staff Attorney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.  Moderator: Susan Weisman, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center.

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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