Training Opportunities – March 10, 2016

Regulating Menthol Tobacco Products: The Current Policy Landscape

If you missed the webinar on Regulating Menthol Tobacco Products: The Current Policy Landscape, the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium posted a recording of it on their website.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 101

Have you heard of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps but would like to learn more? Register for a webinar sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that will be held at noon on April 5, 2016. The following will be discussed on this webinar:

  • Why we rank and why rankings are useful;
  • The County Health Rankings model, measures;
  • What’s new with the 2016 Rankings Release;
  • How to dig deeper into data from the Rankings and other sources to understand the health of everyone in your community;
  • How to use the Rankings to ignite action in your community;
  • The Roadmaps to Health Action Center tools and resources, including an overview of What Works for Health and the coaching program.

This webinar will include a tour of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps website, with highlights of what’s new with the 2016 Rankings Release.

Mind the Gap – Smoke-Free Protections in Worksites and Beyond

This webinar hosted by CDC Division of Community Health will explore strategies for community health organizations to create smoke-free worksites and other venues. A subject-matter expert will provide an overview of the gaps that still exist in smoke-free policies, including which populations are still exposed to secondhand smoke. Awardee presenters will share their successes and challenges in implementing smoke-free policies, including gaining buy-in from community leaders, addressing loopholes in policies, increasing adherence to worksite policies, working with youth, and developing a comprehensive approach to healthy worksites.

When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 11:00am – 12:30pm PST

Click here to register.

Fundamentals of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care

This webinar is devoted to culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) that are respectful of and responsive to individual cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy levels and communication needs. Implementing CLAS helps individuals and organizations respond to the demographic changes in the U.S.; reduce health disparities; improve the quality of services; meet legislative, regulatory and accreditation mandates; gain a competitive edge in the market place; and decrease the likelihood of liability. The National CLAS Standards provide a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to best serve our nation’s increasingly diverse communities through culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

When: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm PST

Click here to register. Click here for additional resources on the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards.

 Electronic Cigarettes: A Need for Action

Electronic cigarettes are often promoted by the industry as a safe and effective way to quit smoking. However, emerging research shows otherwise. The North West Center for Public Health Practice will hold a webinar devoted to the review of e-cigarettes, the truths behind industry messaging, how we can use lessons learned from working with Big Tobacco, and what public health partners can do to protect the public. Register for this webinar that will be held on

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT

Applying the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in Public Health Practice

Join a webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Control and Prevention on March 30, 2016 at 11a.m.PT to learn more about the new Dietary Guidelines. Speakers from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture will discuss recommendations for developing healthier eating patterns, suggestions for small, manageable dietary changes, and resources for putting the Dietary Guidelines into practice.

Forum on Emerging Science in Tobacco Control

The Emerging Science in State and Community Tobacco Control Policy and Practice forum will be held on Wednesday, May 4th. This forum, hosted by RTI International and the SCTC Research initiative, aims to stimulate dialogue among policymakers, researchers, and practitioners about the critical needs and lessons learned in state and community tobacco control.

You can join the forum on May 4, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., PST online via live stream. You will receive the live stream URL in an email once you register.

2016 Oregon Active Transportation Summit

When: Monday, March 14th and Tuesday, March 15th, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland Bike ParkingSpinlister will be providing bike valet and security

Register for two days of stimulating mobile workshops, plenaries, professional training, and networking with innovators, thought leaders, and passionate professionals from the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Active Transportation Summit will provide you with new knowledge, inspiration, and motivation to move your work forward, creating healthy communities.

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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