Training Opportunities – August 11, 2016

Webinar: Hospital Food Service Programs

August 23, 2016 from 1:00-2:30pm EST

Call Number: 866-581-9669, participant code 31358597

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Join this webinar sponsored by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn about the Wisconsin Healthy Hospitals Community of Practice and about how Sauk Prairie Healthcare hospital is making progress in food service operations to improve nutrition and wellness practices, particularly with local food suppliers. Presenters will talk about the hospital sodium reduction toolkit and the benefits and challenges related to all hospitals working with Performance Food Group for distribution.

Webinar: Breastfeeding in the Community: Implementation that Works!

August 31, 2016, 11am                                       Register here

Join the NACCHO Breastfeeding Team to discuss outcomes and lessons learned from the Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities through Peer and Professional Support Project, the largest nationally coordinated implementation of community-level breastfeeding support initiatives. NACCHO provided training, technical assistance and funding to local health departments, community based organizations, hospitals, and clinics across the nation. This interactive webinar will pinpoint what worked in the field and identify implications for current and future public health breastfeeding initiatives in the community.

Webinar: First Mile, Last Mile: Connections to Transit

September 8, 2016, 11am                                      Register here

Walkability and good public transit are natural partners because together they provide a reliable, supportive infrastructure for people to live well without a car. Learn about the power of combining walkability and public transit during the First Mile, Last Mile: Connections to Transit webinar. This webinar will explore ways for transit advocates and walkable community advocates to work together to create solutions in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Summit: Transportation and Communities

September 8-9, 2016, Portland, Oregon

The annual Transportation & Communities Summit at Portland State University is coming up. This year, in addition to a day of sessions on transportation issues (including some health-related ones on equity, safety, and disaster preparedness), there will be a full day of workshops, including one on the use of the Integrated Transport and Health Impacts Model (ITHIM), which is quickly gaining traction locally and nationally in the transportation planning world and has been adapted for use in Oregon by the Oregon Health Authority. Find more information here.


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