Training Opportunities – March 24, 2016

Webinar – Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country: Gambling with our Health

March 29, 2016, noon-1pm. Click here to register.

Attendees of this webinar sponsored by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network will:

  • know what theoretical win is
  • be able to articulate the age and preferences for a smoke free environment
  • be able to tell three differences between commercial tobacco and traditional tobacco.

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

March 30, 2016, 11 am. Click here to register. Join this webinar to learn more about the new Dietary Guidelines. Speakers from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) will discuss recommendations for developing healthier eating patterns, suggestions for small, manageable dietary changes, and resources for putting the Dietary Guidelines into practice.

Webinar – Promoting Healthy Retail in Hispanic Communities

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 @ 11am-noon. Click here to register.

Please join the Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) National Hispanic Network to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities for its webinar Promoting Healthy Retail in Hispanic Communities. Healthy food retail programs can increase the availability of fruits and vegetables in communities that lack access to supermarkets. With the option to tap into federal, state, and local funding streams, Hispanic communities have opportunities to add healthy food retail to a toolbox of policies for tackling diet-related diseases. Some programs have also successfully integrated tobacco control measures, helping to improve the overall health of the community. Join this webinar to hear policy experts discuss proven strategies, and learn how community advocates are advancing this public health agenda on the ground in Hispanic communities. Learn more details about the Network’s efforts to address tobacco and cancer-related health disparities here.

Webinar – Sugar-sweetened beverage tax evaluations

Thursday, March 31, from 10:45am to noon. Click here to register

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity is hosting a webinar Learning from sugar-sweetened beverage tax evaluations in Mexico, South America, and the U.S. to reverse childhood obesity. Read More

Informational webinar – 2016 America Walks Walking College

Thursday, March 31 at 11:00. Click here to register

Looking for a way to gain the skills and knowledge needed to make your community more walkable? America Walks, the national non-profit that is helping create walkable communities around the country, announces the opening of applications for the second year of The Walking College. The Walking College is an interactive, online educational program for walkable community advocates. Learn more at an informational webinar with Program Director Ian Thomas and several former fellows.

Webinar – Youth and Young Adult Tobacco Use Trends: What We Know and What It Means

April 6, 2016, 11am-noon. Click here to register.

Truth Initiative will be hosting a webinar on the 2015 data on youth and young adult tobacco use in the U.S. Register for this webinar which will give you a clearer understanding of what we know and point to insights that can strengthen current youth tobacco prevention efforts.

Webinar – Surgeon General’s Call to Action: Walking as a Practice  

Thursday, April 14, 11:00-noon  Click here to register

The release of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015 was a watershed moment for the walking movement. Its release provided leadership and motivation for governments, businesses and organizations to address the numerous barriers to safe, active mobility and promote the multiple health benefits of walking. Join America Walks as we look at the great work that has been done since its launch and what is next. Participants of this webinar will take a take a closer look at the “Walking as a Practice” report that was released in January and can be downloaded here. This report outlines four categories that identify how individuals and organizations are engaging in the practice of walking.

Webinar – Are We Ready to Meet Today’s Challenges with Diabetes Education: Plight or Promise?

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 10am. Click here to register

Ongoing diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) helps people with diabetes make and sustain behavioral changes needed for successful disease management and prevention of diabetes-related complications. Despite proven benefits, many adults with diabetes are not receiving diabetes education and support. During this webinar, presenters will:

  • Describe challenges associated with delivering DSME/S services, including reimbursement and referral for services with leading diabetes organizations, health systems and policy-makers.
  • Summarize the critical times for assessing and providing diabetes education based on the Joint Position Statement’s diabetes education algorithm of care.
  • Advise how educators can use the evidence for DSME/S and the algorithm included in the Joint Position Statement to develop innovative models for increased referrals and participation in DSME/S.

Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless

April 18-20, 2016, Albuquerque, NM

The FDA Center for Tobacco Products will be premiering their new smokeless tobacco use prevention campaign at the National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco.

The campaign targets boys who live in rural areas and are most at risk for smokeless tobacco initiation, and seeks to educate them about the dangers of the product. Presenters will share insights about the target audience and describe the creative development of this campaign, which builds on the successes of the FDA’s other public education campaigns.

Basic Rights Education Fund Statewide Leadership Summit

Saturday, May 7, 2016, Eugene.

This all day event costs $20 and will be your opportunity to meet with LGBTQ advocates from around the state, attend organizing workshops, and get the skills you need to become a leader in your community. The event will kick off with a welcome address from a leader in our movement; followed by workshops on transgender justice, organizing, skill-building, and much more; a mid-day plenary, another round of workshops; caucus meetings so folks can connect with activists and community members; and a closing speech. For more information: https://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35028/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=3657.

Latino Health Equity Conference Immigration and Latino Health: The Journey Ahead

June 23, 2016, 7:30am to 4:00pm. Portland State University.

This year’s conference will examine the unique health issues faced by Latino immigrant communities in the United States.  While conflict and poverty in the immigrants’ countries of origin are major reasons for crossing the border in the U.S., it is less clear what impact this trauma has on the health of immigrant communities.  Crossing without documents can produce long term health effects; even if documented, immigrants still face major political, cultural, and economic barriers that impact health.  These experiences will be explored in relation to age, gender, economics, language, and sociocultural traditions, focusing on how these factors affect health and healthcare delivery in the U.S. For more information: http://www.familiasenaccion.org/conference/.

New Summer Institute Course: Examining the Root Causes of Health Equity

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice offers Examining the Root Causes of Health Equity as part of the 2016 Summer Institute. This new course uses data and case studies to explore commonly held notions of health. Participants will build an essential framework for promoting population health and create tools to help move their organization or community towards action. Read more…

New Summer Institute Course: Strategic Decision Making for Health Systems Leaders 

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice offers Strategic Decision Making for Health Systems Leaders as part of the 2016 Summer Institute. This new course will help non-statisticians in health care, public health, and community-based organizations effectively collect, interpret, and use health data to inform strategy. Read 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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