Training Opportunities- July 24, 2015

Webinar: Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country –  A Double Dose of Preventative Care: FluFIT/FluFOBT
Tuesday, July 28, 3:00 p.m. ET
This Webinar will describe the impact of colorectal cancer on American Indian/Alaska Native populations and the impact   of screening on disease outcomes, how the American Cancer Society FluFIT/FluFOBT Program can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, and how to implement a FluFIT/FluFOBT program.  Presenters will include: Dr. Durado S. Brooks, Director Cancer Control Interventions, American Cancer Society, and Dr. Kevin English, Director Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board.
To register, click on:

 America Walks Free Webinar
Walkability: The Health and Wellness Equation
W = WCA2
Walking is more than basic transportation and recreation; it is the key to health, longevity and affordable living. If we want more equitable communities–accessible–then walking must become a natural activity again.

We are all change agents. In this session, Dan Burden, one of the earliest pioneers in North America’s walkability movement, who is credited with coining the terms ‘road diets,’ ‘walking audits,’ ‘photomorphs’ and inspiring Complete Streets conversions since 1991, will be joined by his colleague Samantha Thomas of Blue Zones to demonstrate to us the added lift given to us by the health movement. Participants will also hear from local Blue Zones experts from Fort Worth, TX and the Beach Cities, CA.
Learn More About This Exciting Webinar

Date and Time:  Thursday, August 6th at 2pm-3pm Eastern, 11am-12am Pacific
Dan Burden, Director of Innovation & Inspiration, Blue Zones
Samantha Thomas, Built Environment Manager, Blue Zones

Webinar:  CRC Screening Data Sets: BRFSS, NHIS, HEDIS, UDS
Thursday, July 30, 1:00 p.m., ET
This Webinar will address:
What does each data set measure, how frequently are the data collected, and what is the data lag?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each data set?
What is the right data set for my purpose and how much does accessing the data cost?
Pre-registration is necessary.  To reserve a Webinar seat, click here:
For more information, contact Mary Doroshenk,

Hypertension 101: Basic care management
This webinar is hosted by Care Management Plus and ORPRN. It is intended to provide staff in behavioral health settings with a baseline of knowledge on hypertension to enable them to:

  1. understand and monitor the disease’s progression and recognize warning signs of complications;
  2. understand how lifestyle choices and some psychotropic medications can increase the risk of developing hypertension or exacerbate its impact on overall health;
  3. empower clients to understand and manage this chronic condition

When: 8am – 9am PDT Wednesday, August 19 2015
To join the meeting: Open any browser; go to, and enter the meeting ID 7191475942

Save The Date: 8th National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco
Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 18-20, 2016
Click here for more information

Who Should Attend:

  • Local, state and federal tobacco prevention and control administrators
  • Tobacco program staff
  • Public health educators and policy professionals
  • Health care professionals and providers including physicians, nurses and clinic managers
  • Tobacco treatment specialists
  • Scientists
  • Dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants
  • Higher education staff
  • Students
  • School and youth-serving agencies and youth advocates


Early-Bird Registration Opens November 1, 2015

America Walks Free “Walking College” Webinar Series
Engage with Local Government:
Critical Stakeholders in Your Walkable Community Movement
Learn More About This Exciting Webinar
Date and Time:  Friday, August 14th at 2pm-3pm Eastern, 11am-12am Pacific
It takes teamwork to create social change and you need a diverse team with common goals.  For walkable community initiatives, the team often starts with advocates – for health, for children and people with disabilities, and for social equity.  But, it is also essential to recruit local government officials to the team – especially, traffic engineers, town planners, and elected policy makers.  Join councilwoman Elaine Clegg, planner Roger Millar, and engineer Gary Toth to learn how best to engage each of these critical stakeholder groups in your community.

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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