Training Opportunities- October 16th, 2015

Hear Our Voices: Connecting Underrepresented Communities to Legislators on Active Living Policy Discussions or click here to register Disparities are rarely part of the legislative conversation as health policy directly affecting communities is decided. Without these perspectives, the health disparities gap can widen. Substantial federal and state funds are being allocated to support safe routes to school (SRTS) and active living. The purpose of the “Hear Our Voices” study was to bridge the persistent information gaps that exist between underserved communities, research, and policy-makers and policy implementers. We engaged three communities representing Somali, Native American, and LGBTQ/Two-Spirit people of color in a series of dialogues to identify community needs around SRTS and active living with the purpose of conveying the findings, including recommendations, to multiple decision makers. The gap between funding solicitations and needs of these citizens is evident. The results of the dialogues and progress to date on communicating recommendations to decision makers will be presented

Join ODOT for the 2015 Transportation Safety Conference

DATES: October 19 – 20, 2015

LOCATION: Embassy Suites – Washington Square, 9000 SW Washington Square Road, Tigard, OR 97223 On-Line Registration is now open. The cost is $40 and includes lunch both days of the conference.

For information about what will be presented, please see the Draft Agenda. There are session related to marijuana, Safe Routes to School, communications, pedestrian safety and more.


The Oregon Public Health Division, Maternal and Child Health section is hosting a series of webinars to discuss Oregon’s new Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) priorities. These webinars are an opportunity for MCH partners around the state to explore strategies that Oregon’s MCH programs might use to “move the needle” on priorities over the coming 5 years. Each webinar will focus on a different topic, so you and your staff can choose to participate in any that match your interests, expertise, and community needs.


Webinar schedule and registration information:


October 26, 1 – 2:30 pm


Oral health for pregnant woman and children                                 

October 27, 9 -10:30 am


Smoking among pregnant women and children’s exposure to smoking

October 29, 1 -2:30 pm


Physical activity among children           

October 30, 1 -2:30 pm


Well woman care    

November 2, 10 -11:30 am


Adolescent well visit

November 5, 12-1:30 pm


Please use the links provided above to register for any of the webinars. If you have any technical difficulties with registration, please contact Tracie Smith-McCarthy (; for any other questions about the webinars or Title V, contact Nurit Fischler (   Links to the webinars will also be posted on the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant website:

Please forward this information to MCH staff and partners who may want to contribute to the discussion about Oregon’s new MCH priorities! Thanks and we look forward to hearing your ideas at the MCH strategy webinars

Water Access in Schools October 22, 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Please join Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center for a discussion about water access and water policies in schools. Register. Topics will include:

  • An overview of water access guidelines for schools
  • Barriers and solutions to water access challenges
  • Key steps to broaden water access in your school
  • Resources on water access policy and implementation


CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents: E Cigarettes: The Cutting Edge of Tobacco Control

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are an emerging challenge for public health. These devices are part of a growing landscape of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) that includes many different types of products, such as vape pens and e-hookahs. Despite differences in appearance, these devices are quite similar in function – they create an aerosol that can contain nicotine and other additives. Because the nicotine in these products is typically derived from tobacco, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products. However, these proposals have not yet been implemented, and electronic cigarettes remain unregulated at the federal level. The potential long-term benefits and risks associated with e-cigarette use are not currently known. What is known is that nicotine exposure at a young age may cause lasting harm to brain development, promote nicotine addiction, and lead to sustained tobacco use – making any use of these products among U.S. youth a major concern. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, in 2011, 1 in 20 high school students reported ever using e-cigarettes and 1 in 50 high school students reported using an e-cigarette in past 30 days. Since 2011, use of e-cigarettes among U.S. middle and high school students has increased at an alarming rate. In the 2014 survey, over 1 in 4 U.S. high school students reported ever using e-cigarettes, and more than 1 in 8 had used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. Given these rapid increases in use, implementing proven strategies that reduce the use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, may prevent further harm among youth in the United States. Please join us for this session of Grand Rounds as we explore the public health challenge of electronic cigarettes, including the surveillance and research gaps that must be addressed to assess the impact of e-cigarettes on the health of our nation.

“E-cigarettes: An Emerging Public Health Challenge”

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT  Location: This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

***For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, the archived presentation will be posted 48 hours after each session.

Webcast Links:


  • List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  • Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  • Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  • Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.

Questions? Feel free to e-mail your questions to before or during the session. 15th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference February 11-13, 2016 in Portland, OR.  Conference registration is now open! Early-bird rates are available now through December 4. The multi-disciplinary program will include more than 80 sessions – plenaries, breakouts, focused trainings, experiential learning opportunities, and implementation workshops – and will feature practical tools and innovative strategies for creating great communities.

Visit to see the program and register.


8th National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco: Don’t Wait, Register Today! Albuquerque, New Mexico | April 10-20, 2016 Thank you for your interest in attending the 8th National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco! Early Bird registration is now open and ends on January 22, 2016. Click here to register online.

The 8th NSST will take place at the Crowne Plaza Albuquerque in New Mexico

Crowne Plaza Albuquerque 1901 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Don’t miss your chance to save with Early Bird Registration and reserve a room at the Crowne Plaza Albuquerque.



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



2 thoughts on “Training Opportunities- October 16th, 2015

  1. Will the MCH series be recorded so can look at them in my own schedule. Jim

    J.R. BECRAFT public health & media projects

    consulting, communication, education for change

    office: 503 842 5937 mobile: 503 312 7406

    MPH–public health, BA–communications


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