Training Opportunities- November 17

Registration is open for the Food, Nutrition, and Health Update 2017 Conference

Thursday, February 23, 2017      Register here

Early Bird Registration on/before Jan. 15: $110

CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

The goals of the conference are to provide updates on the latest research and address important critical issues in nutrition and healthy eating.

Target audience: dietitians, nutrition educators and health professionals in preventive and public health. The tentative program agenda can be viewed here.




Training Opportunities – November 10

This mid-bulletin post announces Training Opportunities that occur before out next full-issue Building Healthy Communities Bulletin next week.

Webinar: Creating Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities with Inspiration from the Great American Smokeout

November 14, 2016 – 1:00 to 2:00 PM (Pacific)      Register here

While more colleges and universities continue to go tobacco-free, some students in the United States are still able to use tobacco products on campus and expose other students to secondhand smoke. This live webinar co-hosted by ASTHO and NACCHO will feature speakers from the American Cancer Society, local health departments, and colleges and universities, and will explore how health departments and colleges can leverage their own resources and national events such as the upcoming 2016 Great American Smokeout to work towards smoke-free colleges and universities.

This free webinar is hosted by Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).


Training Opportunities – November 3

Webinar: The Role of Clinicians and Health Care Systems

November 17, 2016 – 1:00-2:30 pm (2:00-3:30 pm MT)      Register here

Part of the 2016 webinar series, “Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living through Partnerships and the National Prevention Strategy,” this webinar explores the roles clinicians and health systems play in reaching communities with chronic disease prevention efforts. This webinar is presented by Region VIII Federal Partners. Find the full schedule here.

Training Opportunities – October 27

This mid-bulletin post announces Training Opportunities that occur before out next full-issue Building Healthy Communities Bulletin next week.

Webinar: Did our Ancestors Eat Buffalo Chicken? Decolonizing Practices in Urban Indian Health

October 31, 12:00–1:00 PM PT      Register here

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network and the Indian Health Services Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar, “Did our Ancestors Eat Buffalo Chicken? Decolonizing Practices in Urban Indian Health.”

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Conceptualize the link between historical trauma and contemporary American Indian health outcomes.
  2. Employ successful community interventions around the topics of food sovereignty, decolonized eating practices, and overtly indigenist strategies to combat significant health concerns in Native communities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, emotional health, and resilience.
  3. Create culturally-grounded health and wellness programs appropriate for and desirable to the specific needs of their communities.

The presenter is Kerry Hawk Lessard, MAA, Executive Director, Native American Lifelines of Baltimore. The intended audience includes physicians, nurses, health educators, administrators, and support staff working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities. Continuing education credits are available.

Training Opportunities – October 20, 2016

Webinar: Million Hearts® – Progress, Challenges, and the Next Phase

October 27, 2016 – 12:00 to 1:00 PM      Register here

mh_logoMillion Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the US over the next 5 years. Launched by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in September 2011, it aligns existing efforts, as well as creates new programs, to improve health across communities and help Americans live longer, more productive lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), co-leaders of Million Hearts® within HHS, are working alongside other federal agencies and private-sector organizations to make a long-lasting impact against cardiovascular disease.

Join the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) for this free webinar. Learn more about the NACDD and the Million Hearts® here.

Supporting Female Veterans: She Also Served Summit

Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

November 1, 2016 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM       Register here

The Ambridge Center, Marquam Room, 1333 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, OR 97232


The Multnomah County Domestic & Sexual Violence Coordination Office and the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs are pleased to announce the first She Also Served Summit, a full day of presentations, networking, and exploring effective ways to serve women veterans.

Women are often overlooked in the conversation about how best to provide support services to our nation’s veterans, yet their experiences are unique and bring with them specific needs and challenges.  We are inviting providers from across the social service system to meet one another and increase our community’s knowledge base and skill set for serving this population.

Learn more and register for this free summit here.

New Webinar: Work While Walking—The What, Why and How of Walking Meetings

November 17, 2016 – 11:00 AM (2:00 ET)     Register here

walkingWalking is a great way to incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine. One way to make sure you are getting the recommended amount of steps is to turn meetings at work into walking meetings.

Join America Walks for a webinar on November 17, 2016, at 11:00 AM Pacific (2:00 PM Eastern) to explore the what, why and how of walking meetings and learn from examples of businesses and organization that have put them into practice. Learn more and register here.

Training Opportunities – October 6, 2016

Webinar: Walking and Walkability in Rural Communities

October 13, 11:00 AM       Register here

unsafewalkingHumans are built to walk and the built environment needs to match this. How can individuals, organizations and governments work to make sure that every American has access to safe, accessible and convenient places to walk? Join America Walks as we explore some of the barriers to a walkable America and ways that we can begin to address these challenges.

Learn more about this free webinar here. 

Webinar: #FinishIT – Helping Colleges Across the Country End Tobacco Use

October 26, 4:00 – 5:30 PM (1:00 – 2:30 EST)     Register here

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) and the Truth Initiative are pleased to invite you to its next free webinar: “Truth Initiative’s College Programs:  Helping colleges across the country #FinishIT, one campus at a time”. (CME/CEUs will be available for participants who join the LIVE session.)campusSM

Training Opportunities – September 22, 2016

Webinar: Programs for Active Adults: What Really Works?

September 22, 2016 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM       Register here

The National Recreation and Park Association is hosting a free webinar titled “Programs for Active Adults: What Really Works?” The webinar will cover parks, recreation departments and local government’s role in improving the wellbeing of older adults with chronic conditions through evidence-based arthritis intervention programs such as Walk with Ease (WWE) and Active Living Every Day (ALED).


Forums for Public Involvement: Oregon Public Transportation Plan

White City: September 27, 2016 – 10:00 AM to noon       Register here

Portland: October 13, 2016 – 10:00 AM to noon       Register here

Salem: October 18, 2016 – 1:00 to 3:00 PM       Register here

Online: open through October 28, 2016      Participate here

ODOT is inviting public transportation providers, local government staff and officials, interest groups, the general public, and other interested parties to discuss challenges and opportunities for public transportation at meetings around the state in September and October or by participating in an online open house. Learn more here.

Public transportation connects many communities in Oregon, provides options for travelers, and often serves as the only way for people to get where they need to go. The Oregon Public Transportation Plan (OPTP) will provide a statewide vision and policy foundation for decisions about public transportation in and between Oregon communities. This plan will not identify projects or local investments, but it will set priorities and policies to guide future decisions and investments by state and local agencies. Access a printable OPTP factsheet here and information about public involvement here.


Webinar: Using Text Message Campaigns to Connect Hispanics with Tobacco and Cancer-Related Information and Services

September 28, 2016 – 12:30 to 1:30 PM (3:30 – 4:30 pm EST)       Register here

Please join the Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) National Hispanic Network to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities for Using Text Message Campaigns to Connect Hispanics with Tobacco and Cancer-Related Information and Services. This webinar is free and open to all, but requires registration.

Register for this free webinar here. Learn more details about the Network’s efforts to address tobacco and cancer-related health disparities here.

Expo: American Lung Association Lung Force Expo

November 4, 2016 – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM       Register here

Early registration until October 7, 2016

The LUNG FORCE Expo is a program designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD and asthma. The Expo will be at the Monarch Hotel & Conference Center in Clackamas, Oregon. Scholarship opportunities are available.