Training opportunities – May 26, 2016

Webinar: Understanding the Links between Transportation and Health: Case Studies from the Field

May 23, 10:00pm                                       Register here

This webinar will center on a discussion of the benefits of bringing health together with transportation. Topics will include:

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Transportation and Health Tool, and its relationship to States and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).
  • Examples from three MPOs on how health and transportation impacts the environment, safety, active transportation, air quality, and connectivity.
  • An overview of the FTA Rides to Wellness Program.

Webinar: A Tool For Building A Strong Partnership

May 31, 12-12:30pm                                    Register here

Join this webinar to learn about a tool created by the Center for Creative Leadership that clarifies your partnership’s purpose, context, goals, meeting processes, roles and responsibilities, and group norms. During the webinar, participants will be introduced to the essential features of the tool, learn where to access it, and hear how other partnerships have benefitted from the use of the tool.

Workshop: Exploring Data and Metrics of Value at the Intersection of Health Care and Transportation

June 6-7, 2016                                               Register here.

The Health and Medicine Division and the Transportation Research Board, program divisions of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will jointly conduct a two-day workshop intended to examine community level data relating to building partnerships between health and transportation providers, including identifying data from health care providers, existing measures, and other information relevant to measuring the value of the relationship and partnerships between public transit services and health care and to calculate the return on investment. The workshop is supported by the Federal Transit Administration, US Department of Transportation. Objectives for this workshop include:

  • Showcase local examples of systems of transportation to health care and other services (including formal and informal partnerships);
  • Explore relevant local information systems and data sources relevant to estimating the value of transportation and health care in various settings;
  • Examine existing, locally-relevant performance measures  pertinent to the relationship between transit/transportation services and health care outcomes (e.g., missed health care appointments, hospital readmissions); and

Discuss what is needed to calculate the return on investment for public transit (including the Rides to Wellness Initiative) and health care delivery system spending on transportation services.

Workshop: July 2016 Lifestyle Coach Training for National Diabetes Prevention Program

July 22-23, 2016                                            Register here

s Center for Health & Healing in Portland. The cost for participation in this two-day training is $750 per person. For more information, contact Don Kain at

Research Fellowship: Regulatory Tobacco Policy

The Ohio State University Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (OSU-CERTS) invites applications from individuals interested in obtaining a post-graduate research fellowship in tobacco regulatory policy. In this two year training program, the Fellow will gain research experience and explore the legal and policy implications of the scientific research conducted by OSU-CERTS. Among other topics, the research will explore the impact of advertising and marketing, patterns of smokeless tobacco and dual/multi-product use, and factors influencing tobacco-related decision-making. Get more information here.


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