Training Opportunities- August 7th, 2015

Webinar:   Understanding Evaluation – Tips in Evaluating a Colorectal Cancer Screening Social Media Campaign Tuesday, August 11, 2:30 pm
The purpose of this webinar is to review how to evaluate a social media campaign using the seven steps to evaluation, as outlined in the NCCRT Evaluation Toolkit.  Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary.
To reserve a Webinar seat, go to the link below and click on the “Register” button:

America Walks FREE “Walking College” Webinar Series Engage with Local Government: Critical Stakeholders in Your Walkable Community Movement
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.
Date: Friday, August 14th Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Where: Online Webinar

8th National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Submit your abstracts for NSST 2016 The National Steering Committee for the 8th National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco (NSST) invites your participation in helping to advance leadership, research, and programs aimed at reducing the threat posed by the use of smokeless and spit tobacco products.
Abstracts are due by August 31, 2015. We will notify you of your submission’s status no later than November 6, 2015.
For more information, please visit:

Healthy Food Service Guidelines in Worksite and Community Settings September 29, 2015 from 1:00-2:30pm EST 866-581-9669, participant code 31358597
Sponsored by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Food Service Guidelines Workgroup Sept 29 topic:  Incorporating Food Service Guidelines into Contractual Agreements

Who are the calls for?  This call series is intended for state or local health departments that are taking an active role in healthy food service guidelines and procurement in worksite and community settings.   What is the purpose?  The purpose of this call series is to facilitate a networking forum to share information among public health practitioners on healthy food service guidelines and procurement strategies.  If you would like to receive future notices for these networking calls on Healthy Food Service Guidelines in Worksite and Community Settings, please send your e-mail address to Sarah Kuester at

Offering Evidence-Based Programs in Rural Communities: Lessons Learned from Wisconsin
Register Now Learn about innovative projects Wisconsin is piloting to increase health promotion programs in rural communities. They’ll share their work and results from a 16-county process improvement strategy that aims to help jumpstart rural communities and explain the results and lessons learned. They will also explain a referral initiative with rural communities based on the understanding that everyday medical providers serve individuals that could benefit from self-management education. Learn different referral models rural Wisconsin communities have piloted that increase participation in EBPs. Hear best practices, lessons learned, and ways you can work with smaller health care systems to reach more of your population.

Safe Routes to School National Conference: April 5-7, 2016
National bicycle and pedestrian safety experts and health professionals will connect the dots between active transportation and health at the fifth Safe Routes to School National Conference.
Coming Soon! Training on Media Planning and Media Relations

Coming soon! Communication Training for Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Professionals 101: Media Planning and Media Relations will launch next week. This free online training walks participants through the process of media planning, creating media-friendly materials and building relationships with journalists. It includes background information, resources and customizable templates, so after completing the training, you will have a tailored media plan and media-ready materials for your cancer control program to use. The training is accompanied by a Guide, which can also be used as a standalone resource.  Watch this space! #TAPeTraining #CompCancer

Free Webinar: Tailoring Tobacco Cessation Interventions for Special Populations served by Federally Qualified Health Centers
On Tuesday, September 1 at 2 p.m. ET the GW Cancer Institute will host a free webinar on Tailoring Tobacco Cessation Interventions for Special Populations Served by Federally Qualified Health Centers. The webinar will feature Mandi Pratt-Chapman, Director of the GW Cancer Institute, who will discuss findings from a literature review and an evaluation of Whitman-Walker Health’s tobacco cessation program, including recommendations for increased program retention and sustained quit attempts among people living with HIV; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) individuals; homeless people and African Americans. Register today! #TAPwebinar

Making Data Work for the Public’s Health: Diving into Details
The ways in which different sectors are able to collect and use newly available data sources range tremendously, due to inherent differences in underlying infrastructure, financing, privacy issues, and the specific innovations that advance particular issues. With support from the California Healthcare Foundation, Dialogue4Health is excited to announce a new Web Forum series exploring the public health sector’s relationship with data. Explore the current landscape of data and public health. RSVP today!

Southern Obesity Summit
The Texas Health Institute is hosting the 9th Annual Southern Obesity Summit on November 15 – 17 in Jackson, MS. Participants include policymakers, leaders from community-based organizations, federal and state government officials, health care providers, youth and members from national and state association to discuss strategies for obesity prevention. Learn more.

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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