Training Opportunities- October 23rd, 2015

Healthy, Equitable Food systems
As past New Partners conferences have highlighted, communities across the country are recognizing food systems as critical elements of efforts to promote healthy, equitable and resilient places. The most innovative and promising strategies involve partnerships to bridge gaps: they align community-based initiatives with local and regional policies and plans; they engage local residents and businesses in designing systems that best serve them; they understand food access and affordability are components of economic growth as well as public health.
On Wednesday afternoon, join a pre-conference workshop held from 1:30 – 6:00 pm. Featuring local and national leaders, the agenda will include a mix of general and small group sessions exploring the food and smart growth nexus through policy and practice perspectives on food justice, land use, production, infrastructure, economic development and public health.  Visit for more information and to register!

Tribal Health Data and Surveillance: The Role of Law
Tribal, state and federal laws create avenues for the collection of health data that can be used for public health surveillance. This webinar on Thursday, November 5 at 1 p.m. will provide an overview of legal considerations related to health data, and include a discussion of data access and quality, and the role of tribal, state and federal jurisdictions, and Tribal Epidemiology Centers.

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

CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents: “E-cigarettes: An Emerging Public Health Challenge” October 20, 1:00 p.m. EDT
A live external webcast will be available.  For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, the archived presentation will be posted 48 hours after each session.

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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