Training Opportunities- August 21, 2015

Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care, August 25, 2 p.m. EDT
The Affordable Care Act has led to expansions in health insurance coverage. But racial and ethnic minorities still are more likely to have unequal access, receive poorer quality care and have worse health outcomes. These health disparities threaten our nation’s health. Register now!

Webinar: Building a Healthy Corner Store Network
August 27, 1:00-2:00pm Eastern
This upcoming webinar explores strategies, tactics, best practices, and lessons learned on launching and implementing healthy corner store networks by highlighting existing efforts in New Jersey; San Jose, California; and Cleveland, Ohio. Click here to register.

American Heart Association, 2015 Worksite Wellness Summit: September 1, 2015
Only a couple of weeks until the American Heart Association’s 6th Annual Worksite Wellness Summit on September 1, 2015 from 7:30 am – 4 pm at the Oregon Convention Center. This year’s theme is Building a Culture of Health. Hear the latest research, tools, and methods that will take your wellness efforts to new dimensions! Visit for more information and to register.

 Webinar: Resources for Evaluating Community-level Obesity Prevention Efforts 
August 25, 12:00pm ET
In 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress. This webinar will provide introductory remarks about the 2013 IOM Report, and will feature steps in community evaluation and related resources for supporting evaluation efforts. To join: Please dial 877-278-2734 and use participant pin number 714652. Please click the following link or copy/paste it in your web browser to join Glance:

 The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute Launches Free Online Training
Communication Training for Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Professionals 101: Media Planning and Media Relations is a free online trainingIt 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.

  • This training is the first of a two-part series on cancer control communication and is designed for participants purely interested in creating a media plan to fulfill their Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deliverable.
  • Part 2, Communication Training for Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Professionals 102: Making Communication Campaigns Evidence-Based, which will be available in late 2015, will be for participants who want more in-depth training on organizing an evidence-based communication campaign.

To enroll, visit the Online Academy and use code COMM101 (note, this is case sensitive).

For additional information, download the promotional flyer (also attached).

 SAVE-THE-DATE: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Tobacco Use Among American Indian/Alaska Native Adults and Youth
Paul Mowery, MA
To join, clink on link:
No registration required.
This web-based session is scheduled for 1 hour.

Learning Objectives – At the conclusion of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand trends in cigarette smoking among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth and young adults compared with white youth and young adults.
  2. Identify key indicators helpful for tobacco interventions among youth and young adults in AI/AN communities.
  3. Recognize differences in AI/AN youth and young adult smoking prevalence across U.S regions.

8th National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco
April 18-20, 2016
Scholarships Now Available

The scholarship fund gives the opportunity to attend the 8th National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco to interested individuals who face financial limitations. Scholarships are available to all those working to eliminate the use of smokeless and spit tobacco. Scholarships are intended to cover partial or full registration fees only.

Please note:

  • Applicants must not be employed by the tobacco industry.
  • The applicant’s agency/organization may not be receiving monies from the tobacco industry.

For more information, please visit our website.

Only 16 days left to submit your abstracts!
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:

2015 OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting 
Registration Now Open!
Date: Monday, October 12th and Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Time: Doors open at 8:00 am; presentations begin at 9:00 am and run throughout the day.
Location: LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University
100 LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th St
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3101

OPHA’s Annual Conference and Meeting has been the state’s leading public health event for 71 years. The conference is a unique and important opportunity for public health stakeholders throughout the state to come together for an in-depth, in-person meeting. For professionals working in Oregon’s remote locations, the conference is a rare chance to learn and network with their peers. Physicians, Administrators, Nurses, Educators, Policy Makers, Researchers, Non-profit Executives, CCO Executives & Partners, and Students are all invited to be a part of this exciting event!

At OPHA 2015 you’ll find the latest in public health research and trends, focused learning sessions, thought-provoking speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities. Highlights include:

Education: More than 70 presentations on key functional areas of public health; facilitated discussion forums to learn from your peers; and an interactive poster session.

Networking Events: Connect with other public health professionals and stakeholders from around the Northwest during plentiful breaks, receptions, and evening events.

Association Awards: Join OPHA in recognizing Oregon’s public health advocates and leaders. Click here to nominate a person or organization that you would like to see receive an OPHA award – Nominations are due September 4th. Download the OPHA award criteria here.

Professional Opportunities, Products and Services: Connect with OPHA Sponsors and visit the new Exhibit Hall.

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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