Virginia Public Health Association
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Events

Upcoming events

    • 06 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Main Street Library, Newport News

    In order to address issues facing communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is imperative that agencies work together and create the proverbial “village” it takes to raise a child, in order to achieve positive change.  This village is established through the development of effective partnerships.  In this one day interactive workshop, participants will be engaged in activities to help them understand, retain, and apply the fundamentals of “Developing, Managing, and Maintaining Effective Community Partnerships,” in order to improve their communities.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Identifying your organization’s needs
    • Analyzing and assessing programs offered through community organizations
    • Effective Communication for Community Partnerships
    • Creating Measurements of Success for Effective Community Partnerships
    • Developing Assessment Tools for Effective Community Partnerships
    • Understanding Memorandums of Understanding
    • Writing effective Memorandums of Understanding

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 11 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • * Location in the Wytheville Area to be Determined

    NOTE: This is a HALF DAY WORKSHOP (4.0 hours)  

    This workshop will present up-to-date information on the Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) on the market in the US, especially e-cigarettes, the status of their regulation by the FDA, what's in them and how they work, how they are being marketed, and how their use is being addressed by government agencies, businesses and tobacco control advocates.

    Group discussion of the pros and cons of ENDS products, as well as potential for unintended consequences, will be facilitated along with an opportunity to share ideas related to actions that could be taken locally and at a state level to mediate negative effects and prevent youth initiation of an addicting product.

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 11 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Aug 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Randolph-Macon College, Ashland

    The Lead & Seed program is a two phase process.  Phase I (the 2-day training) provides the knowledge and tools to youth, their adult advisors and community stakeholders to fix and change their environment in terms of the prevention and reduction of drug use. Phase II (the action phase) is the time frame following the training whereby action plans generated during the training are implemented.

    The purpose of this training is to present youth, adult advisors and community stakeholders with research-based perspectives and theories on leadership qualities, methods and strategies that will prepare them to become “change agents” in the prevention and reduction of teen use of drugs and alcohol in their own local communities.

    The mission for youth leaders is to initiate several small, local changes in policies, practices and procedures along a continuum of action that will ultimately result in “population level” behavioral change where the youth live, work and play.

    The program goal for the youth is to prepare them to serve as community leaders so they can help facilitate community-level change. The Lead & Seed process is also designed to provide an opportunity for youth growth in social, emotional, educational and civic developmental areas.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Create a tentative logic model and detailed action plan that links back to the logic model.
    • Prepare youth and adults to execute with fidelity, their logic model and action plan goals during the Phase II implementation phase.
    • Prepare youth for regular committee meetings

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 12 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • * Location in the Fredericksburg Area to be Determined*

    When it comes to social media, you can’t just build it and assume they will come. But if you want to reach people, you do need to build it. This daylong seminar is designed to walk participants through the world of social media, starting with basic understanding of what platforms are available, how to determine where an organization or cause should communicate (you don’t need to join each of the hundreds of social media platforms available to be effective), developing a strategy to use social media as part of your overarching marketing and communications efforts and how to track your efforts to see if they are working. Let’s build it together.

    This course is designed for beginnings and can be offered online in a webinar format. It includes breakout sessions with one-on-one assistance with course participants. Participants will be asked to fill out a questionnaire before the seminar so the presenter can research each organization represented.

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 14 Aug 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Sponsored by PolicyLink.

    Click here to register.

    Sponsored by PolicyLink 

    Thursday, August 14th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) - webinar 

    To register

    • 18 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 Aug 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Perimeter Center Conference Center, Richmond

    This 4-day workshop offered by The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Office of Behavioral Health and Wellness Service is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. The workshop content is grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. It is appropriate for prevention practitioners, as well as professionals working in related fields.

    This 4-day training addresses the following topics:

    • Behavioral Health
    • Institute of Medicine's Continuum of Care
    • Public Health Approach
    • Risk and Protective Factors
    • Developmental Perspective
    • Application of SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework: Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
    • Cultural Competence and Sustainability

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 20 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • * Location in the Williamsburg Area to be Determined*

    Dive into this review of the flood of information, sometimes conflicting, around nutrition and physical activity. Each participant will take responsibility for a dynamic investigation of a popular element for each category. You will become our team expert in that category as we learn effective, research validated techniques for sharing the information in ways that effect behavioral outcomes. You will discover elements of Motivational Interviewing, the behavioral coaching technique developed by William Miller. 

    Key Learning Objectives

    • Participants will develop a solid working overview of current research on nutrition and exercise for youth.
    • Participants will develop one area of expertise each for nutrition and exercise for youth.
    • Participants will build skills for coaching youth on healthy choices using Motivational Interviewing strategies.

     Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 20 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 Aug 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • * Location in the Wytheville Area to be Determined*

    This workshop conducted by Kim Brown is designed to reduce the "overwhelming" factor of conducting comprehensive community assessments in building and/or increasing capacity within respective communities. The Bolman & Deal (2008) Four-Frame Model will be introduced to provide a framework for addressing the structural, human resources, political and symbolic elements that will foster participants’ understanding of "things to consider" in coalition and strategic plan development, establishment and sustainability. The back drop for the workshop will be based on the evidence-based Strategic Prevention Framework.  

    Participants will:

    • Identify or review the essential components of effective coalition models, to include the following: clearly defined roles, membership diversity and engagement, documentation of lessons learned and celebration and recognition of resources and successes.
    • Increase understanding of conducting a comprehensive community assessment, such as, effectively analyzing and prioritizing collected data, producing the assessment report and disseminating results to diverse audiences to create buy-in for chosen strategies.
    • Increase familiarity with the strategic planning process using assessment results.
    • Identify resources (human and economic) for successful deployment and implementation of each community-specific strategic plan.
    • Discuss potential barriers and modifications.
    • Use provided tools to participate in a mock strategic planning session that will foster a clearer understanding of defining and aligning local mission, goals and objectives.

     Key Objectives:

    • Identify key components of coalition structures and key roles. 
    • Clarify roles for implementation (collection, analysis, facilitation and dissemination).
    • Use the Bolman and Deal (2008) Four-Frame Model as a framework
    • Have a strategic planning template that can be used in respective communities.
    • Consider cultural and demographic issues.

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 26 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Perimeter Center Conference Center, Richmond

    You have a web site, are using social media and even make sure that you send out an email newsletter each month. But even in this great world of digital media, there is one place you can’t forget to share your story and your news – traditional mass media. Reporters, producers and editors want to hear your news and spread it as much as you do. And the reality is they often have a much greater audience than you do. In this four hour course, we’ll discuss the state of the media, what journalists are looking for (stories, video, photos, quotes, expert opinion, powerful stories, news), how to craft a press release to garner their attention and how to utilize the many tools the mass media offers (did you know most media outlets have online calendars, social media and their own email newsletters?). 

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 26 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • * Location in the Wytheville Area to be Determined*

    This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based tobacco use prevention interventions to reach youth and young adults. This will include interactive sessions on effectively planning and implementing strategies to create healthier environments that promote tobacco-free living.

    Key Learning Objectives

    • Review evidence-based interventions for preventing and reducing tobacco use  among youth and young adults
    • Discuss specific strategies that are most effective with youth and young adults
    • Understand the role of interventions in promoting tobacco-free environments that impact both prevention and cessation for youth and young adults
    • Discuss and practice interactive activities using the nine question framework for strategic planning

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 27 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • * Location in the Wytheville Area to be Determined *

    This course will provide information on tobacco addiction, USPHS Clinical Practice Guideline treatment recommendations, and how to counsel pregnant teens/young adults about their tobacco use, both those ready to quit and those not yet willing. Detailed information on pharmacotherapy and additional resources will be provided. Focus will be on training participants to implement effective evidence-based cessation interventions tailored to pregnant tobacco users, especially within settings that serve Medicaid/uninsured such as Community Service Boards.

    Key Learning Objectives 

    • Recognize major risks of prenatal smoking and benefits of quitting
    • Learn about biopsychosocial nature of tobacco dependence and Stages of Change
    • Become aware of USPHS Clinical Practice Guideline key findings and recommendations
    • Learn elements of evidence-based counseling for cessation
    • Gain understanding of tailoring interventions to pregnant teens/young adults
    • Learn how to utilize quit line referral in order to provide augmented cessation services for pregnant teens/young adults
    • Identify sources of additional resources
    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 27 Aug 2014
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Sponsored by Public Health Institute.

    Click here to register.

    Sponsored by PolicyLink 

    Thursday, August 14th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) - webinar 

    To register

    • 28 Aug 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Perimeter Center Conference Center, Richmond

    This class is recommended for program managers, supervisors, and staff members who work directly in youth programs that must demonstrate effective outcomes. Whether developing and implementing new youth programs or sustaining existing youth programs, effective program strategies are critical to being successful in reaching desired program outcomes. This class focuses on core essentials such as: adolescent development, assessment and evaluation, prevention research and best practices for successful youth programming. Participants engage in interactive activities designed to highlight each of the core essentials and to understand the effectiveness of the program strategies. 

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will be able to identify core essentials and effective program strategies for successful youth programs.
    • Participants will be able to identify and implement youth assessment tools.
    • Participants will be able to identify potential areas of modification in their own programs.
    • Participants will be able to utilize a logic model approach in measuring program effectiveness. 

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 09 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Sep 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • * Location in Roanoke/Blacksburg to be Determined *

    This 4-day workshop offered by The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Office of Behavioral Health and Wellness Service is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. The workshop content is grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. It is appropriate for prevention practitioners, as well as professionals working in related fields.

    This 4-day training addresses the following topics:

    • Behavioral Health
    • Institute of Medicine's Continuum of Care
    • Public Health Approach
    • Risk and Protective Factors
    • Developmental Perspective
    • Application of SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework: Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
    • Cultural Competence and Sustainability

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 09 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Sep 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • Webinar

    *THIS IS A 2 WEEK ONLINE COURSE*

    This presentation will examine the link between food and its’ potential effects on children’s mood and behavior as well as the impact those behaviors have on the family system. The information provided is based on the first-hand experience of a mother who is a mental health professional and whose son has gluten-sensitivity and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This presentation will show how children may be misdiagnosed or labeled before discovering the underlying medical conditions that cause or contribute to symptoms in children.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Be able to define gluten, the common foods that contain gluten, and how to recognize hidden gluten in ingredient lists
    • Identify emotional and behavioral symptoms of gluten-sensitivity as well as other food sensitivities in young children
    • Understand food sensitivities and how it impacts the family system
    • Learn about available resources to make official diagnosis of gluten-sensitivity and/or Celiac Disease
    • Learn about health problems that may develop if the gluten-sensitive person continues to consume gluten
    • How to begin a gluten-free diet and what to expect when doing so
    • Understand and identify the links between gluten-sensitivity, lactose intolerance, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • When to pursue the possibility of medication in the treatment of symptoms
    • How to prepare healthy lunches and school snacks
    • How to help children cope with eating differently than other children

    Click here for complete details and to register.

    • 10 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 13 Sep 2014
    • Baltimore, MD

    Sponsored by GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equity.

    Click here for complete details on the program.

    Sponsored by GLMA:  Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

    September 10th - 13th  

    Baltimore, MD

    For more information   

    Sponsored by GLMA:  Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

    September 10th - 13th  

    Baltimore, MD

    For more information   

    • 12 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Higher Horizons, Falls Church

    This six hour workshop introduces participants to healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, and makes the concept of “wellness” accessible to families.  Participants explore the cycle of obesity and high risk for illness passed on by parents to their children.  They are then introduced to an action plan to break this cycle.  The action plan incorporates educational and skill building activities for the family and is centered around adopting healthy lifestyles.  Action plans topics include key basic items such as: “urban” nutrition, nutritional goals, meal planning, food selection, food preparation, movement and physical fitness, and stress management.

    Key Learning Objectives include:

    • Identifying nutritionally based foods- Helps family members to be able to make better choices.
    • Food preparation and sanitation while do so- Sanitation is the main ingredient to food preparation.
    • Selecting the right foods for the season- Knowing which foods to prepare throughout the year.

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 15 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rappahannock United Way, Fredericksburg

    This workshop will present up-to-date information on the Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) on the market in the US, especially e-cigarettes, the status of their regulation by the FDA, what's in them and how they work, how they are being marketed, and how their use is being addressed by government agencies, businesses and tobacco control advocates. 

    Group discussion of the pros and cons of ENDS products, as well as potential for unintended consequences, will be facilitated along with an opportunity to share ideas related to actions that could be taken locally and at a state level to mediate negative effects and prevent youth initiation of an addicting product.

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 15 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 17 Sep 2014
    • College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Hyattsville, MD

    Click here for complete details on the program.

    Sponsored by GLMA:  Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

    September 10th - 13th  

    Baltimore, MD

    For more information   

    Sponsored by GLMA:  Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

    September 10th - 13th  

    Baltimore, MD

    For more information   

    • 15 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Sep 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • Webinar
    *THIS IS A 2 WEEK ONLINE COURSE*


    This workshop is an online course that will be completed at your leisure - anytime 24 hours a day over a course of three weeks.  The workshop will incorporate video lectures, powerpoint presentations and written assignments. You will also be asked to join  2 teleconference calls.

    Program facilitators often hear their students say “this program is boring!” And the natural response is to find appropriate ways “spice up” your program. However, as an educator you must balance making an activity fun while at the same time ensuring it is effective and salient. One way of approaching this situation is to think like a child! This session invites participants to approach the delivery of prevention, cessation and intervention activities in ways that engage learners on multiple levels, enhances the durability of the learning, and increases the likelihood that what is experienced in the classroom will be transferred and applied to solve real world challenges. Participants will be able to use these fun and innovative techniques when delivering any type of prevention or cessation/intervention program

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Examine instructional techniques and activities to deliver prevention, cessation and intervention activities in ways that engage adolescent learners on multiple levels
    • Enhance the durability of the learning and increase the likelihood that what is experienced in the classroom will be transferred and applied to solve real world challenges
    • Share ideas and techniques with one another through discussion and demonstration

    Click here for complete details and to register.

    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 8:00 AM
    • 19 Sep 2014
    • 5:00 AM
    • University of Maryland
    On September 18-19, 2014, the Center for the History of the New America and the Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland will co-host a conference exploring the connections between migration, race, disease, and public health. Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States, will be the keynote speaker.

    Historically, immigration has had as much to do with the movement of disease as with the movement of people. In the United States, Ellis, Angel, and Sullivan Islands began as quarantine stations, and to this day immigrants and their health continue to be a focus of policy debates. From smallpox to AIDS, immigrants have been the targets of medicalized prejudice and have been stigmatized by associations with disease. After their arrival, immigrants face unique challenges when interacting with doctors, hospitals, and governmental health care professionals. Although their work leaves them vulnerable to injury and disease, immigrants struggle with inequities in access to quality health care.

    Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine, and Public Health in a Global Age will bring together leading scholars, practitioners, public officials, labor leaders, and immigrants themselves to explore public health in the age of mass migration. Among other matters, they will address the economics of migration, patterns of prejudice in medical practices, and access to health insurance.

    The conference is free and open to the public, and we encourage all who are interested in these important issues to attend. More information, including sessions and confirmed speakers, will be available in the coming months at the conference website.
    • 19 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar
    *THIS IS A 3 HOUR WEBINAR*


    Generation Z, born between 1995 and present time, are living and experiencing a time of complete technology. These young people are comfortable with technology and are actively using to learn new information; search and post video; play and entertain themselves and most of all “network” online.   In this workshop you will experience how web-based or e-learning platforms may be used to creatively teach evidence-based and/or continuum of care curriculums to our Generation Z technology enthusiast.  The development of this workshop is done using Adobe products (Adobe Connect Platform and Adobe Captivate). Must have a computer/laptop, headphones and microphone to participate for this synchronous workshop (camera is optional).

    Participants will:

    • Learn which software to use in developing content for the platform.
    • Learn how to pull video of Youtube and embed into platform.
    • Learn how to use polling questions to establish baselines in the platform.
    • Learn how assessments developed in Adobe Captivate may be used in the platform.
    • Learn how interactive activities developed in Adobe Captivate may be used in Adobe Connect.
    • Learn how to add links to websites, which may be reviewed in real time during the discussions.
    • Learn how this platform may be used to help practice reading skills, comprehension, drawing conclusions, critical thinking, and application.  (Skills that research is showing that many or our at-risk populations need improvement). 
    • Experience a simulation of an evidence-base Middle School Lifeskill Topic in the platform.

    Click here for complete details and to register.

    • 22 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Sep 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • * Location in the Hampton Roads Area to be Determined *

    This 4-day workshop offered by The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Office of Behavioral Health and Wellness Service is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. The workshop content is grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. It is appropriate for prevention practitioners, as well as professionals working in related fields.

    This 4-day training addresses the following topics:

    • Behavioral Health
    • Institute of Medicine's Continuum of Care
    • Public Health Approach
    • Risk and Protective Factors
    • Developmental Perspective
    • Application of SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework: Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
    • Cultural Competence and Sustainability

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 23 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Perimeter Center Conference Center, Richmond

    This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based tobacco use prevention interventions to reach youth and young adults. This will include interactive sessions on effectively planning and implementing strategies to create healthier environments that promote tobacco-free living.

    Key Learning Objectives

    • Review evidence-based interventions for preventing and reducing tobacco use  among youth and young adults
    • Discuss specific strategies that are most effective with youth and young adults
    • Understand the role of interventions in promoting tobacco-free environments that impact both prevention and cessation for youth and young adults
    • Discuss and practice interactive activities using the nine question framework for strategic planning

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 29 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Oct 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • Webinar
    *THIS IS A 2 WEEK ONLINE COURSE*

    The framework for Multicultural Competency for this workshop comes from Dr. Patricia Arredondo's model.  Cultural competency is made up of 3 factors:  1) awareness, both of ourselves and others, 2) knowledge of self and others, and 3) skills, including how we think and feel as well as how we behave.

    A brief review of assumptions, personal bias, and awareness of cultural diversity issues will be presented.  Focus of the workshop will be on knowledge of self and others (appreciating diversity of many different aspects of culture) and on developing skills for working with people from diverse cultures.  Specific skills will be presented and practiced.  Organizational cultural competency will also be addressed.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will review personal bias and assumptions about cultural competency.
    • Participants will develop knowledge about self and other cultures.
    • Participants will learn and practice skills to increase cultural competency.
    • Participants will consider their agencies’ cultural competency

    Click here for complete details and to register.

    • 05 Oct 2014
    • 8:00 AM
    • 07 Oct 2014
    • 5:00 AM
    • Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville, KY
    Click here for more information or to register.
    • 07 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Oct 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • * Location in Fairfax/NOVA to be Determined *

    This 4-day workshop offered by The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Office of Behavioral Health and Wellness Service is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. The workshop content is grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. It is appropriate for prevention practitioners, as well as professionals working in related fields.

    This 4-day training addresses the following topics:

    • Behavioral Health
    • Institute of Medicine's Continuum of Care
    • Public Health Approach
    • Risk and Protective Factors
    • Developmental Perspective
    • Application of SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework: Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
    • Cultural Competence and Sustainability

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 09 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Oct 2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Peninsula Health District, Newport News

    This two-day workshop conducted by Kim Brown is designed to reduce the "overwhelming" factor of conducting comprehensive community assessments in building and/or increasing capacity within respective communities. The Bolman & Deal (2008) Four-Frame Model will be introduced to provide a framework for addressing the structural, human resources, political and symbolic elements that will foster participants’ understanding of "things to consider" in coalition and strategic plan development, establishment and sustainability. The back drop for the workshop will be based on the evidence-based Strategic Prevention Framework. 

    Participants will:

    • Identify or review the essential components of effective coalition models, to include the following: clearly defined roles, membership diversity and engagement, documentation of lessons learned and celebration and recognition of resources and successes.
    • Increase understanding of conducting a comprehensive community assessment, such as, effectively analyzing and prioritizing collected data, producing the assessment report and disseminating results to diverse audiences to create buy-in for chosen strategies.
    • Increase familiarity with the strategic planning process using assessment results.
    • Identify resources (human and economic) for successful deployment and implementation of each community-specific strategic plan.
    • Discuss potential barriers and modifications.
    • Use provided tools to participate in a mock strategic planning session that will foster a clearer understanding of defining and aligning local mission, goals and objectives.

     Key Objectives:

    • Identify key components of coalition structures and key roles. 
    • Clarify roles for implementation (collection, analysis, facilitation and dissemination).
    • Use the Bolman and Deal (2008) Four-Frame Model as a framework
    • Have a strategic planning template that can be used in respective communities.
    • Consider cultural and demographic issues.

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 21 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department

    This course will provide information on tobacco addiction, USPHS Clinical Practice Guideline treatment recommendations, and how to counsel pregnant teens/young adults about their tobacco use, both those ready to quit and those not yet willing. Detailed information on pharmacotherapy and additional resources will be provided. Focus will be on training participants to implement effective evidence-based cessation interventions tailored to pregnant tobacco users, especially within settings that serve Medicaid/uninsured such as Community Service Boards.

    Key Learning Objectives 

    • Recognize major risks of prenatal smoking and benefits of quitting
    • Learn about biopsychosocial nature of tobacco dependence and Stages of Change
    • Become aware of USPHS Clinical Practice Guideline key findings and recommendations
    • Learn elements of evidence-based counseling for cessation
    • Gain understanding of tailoring interventions to pregnant teens/young adults
    • Learn how to utilize quit line referral in order to provide augmented cessation services for pregnant teens/young adults
    • Identify sources of additional resources
    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 22 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Perimeter Center Conference Center, Richmond

    This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the KIDS COUNT Data Center and show them how the center could help them review child well-being trends in their respective locales. Participants will review both good and bad trends in their locale and be able to compare local and state trends. Using the data center's 100 or so child well-being indicators from Virginia's 134 locales, attendees will not only be shown how to compare local trends against state trends but also to compare state trends against national or other state trends. Participants will be shown how to map the trend data and how to download it to spreadsheets, charts or to their computers for future reference. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to learn how to maneuver within the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Learn how to use KIDS COUNT Data Center to review the well-being of children in your locale
    • Learn on which well-being indicators children improved in your locale over the last decade
    • Learn on which well-being indicators children in your locale are at-risk
    • Learn KIDS COUNT Data Center can help with writing community needs assessments when applying for federal substance abuse block grant funds

    Click here for complete details or to register.

    • 22 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Oct 2014
    • Washington, DC

    Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Meeting and webcast. Scholarships are available.

    Click here for complete details on the program.

    Sponsored by GLMA:  Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

    September 10th - 13th  

    Baltimore, MD

    For more information   

    Sponsored by GLMA:  Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

    September 10th - 13th  

    Baltimore, MD

    For more information   

    • 20 Apr 2015
    • 21 Apr 2015
    • Hilton Richmond Hotel, Short Pump

    The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and Prevention Connections are pleased to invite you to Virginia's fourth Weight of the State conference on childhood obesity prevention, to be held in Richmond, Va., on April 20-21, 2015, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel in Short Pump.

    Virginia's 2015 Weight of the State conference will showcase the latest approaches in childhood obesity prevention and control. Hundreds of attendees from across the commonwealth will gather to hear national, state and local experts sharing cutting-edge tactics for reducing and preventing obesity, including community-based approaches and policy changes.

    Click here for complete details on the program.

Past events

01 Jul 2014 The Current State of Obesity Solutions in the United States
16 Jun 2014 Health on the Homefront: Addressing the Health Needs of Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Veterans and Their Families
10 Jun 2014 2014 Health Center and Public Housing National Symposium
16 May 2014 Symposium on Tick-borne Diseases
01 May 2014 VAPHA 5th Annual Career Fair/2014 Health Career Fair
28 Apr 2014 Promising Practices 2014: Promoting Tobacco-Free Living and Healthy Eating in Low Socioeconomic Status Communities
23 Apr 2014 CDC’s Digital Media Syndication
16 Apr 2014 Interstate Seafood Seminar
10 Apr 2014 The 11th Reduce Tobacco Use Conference
10 Apr 2014 The 11th Reduce Tobacco Use Conference 2014
08 Apr 2014 Webinar: The State of the Leading Health Indicators: Progress to Date
01 Apr 2014 Preparedness Summit
21 Mar 2014 An HBCU Call to Action: Pathways into Public Health
19 Mar 2014 Public Health and the 2014 General Assembly of Virginia
19 Mar 2014 Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) 65th Annual Meeting
12 Mar 2014 2014 Creating a Healthier Future Summit
27 Feb 2014 ASPPH Webinar: Policy & Advocacy
26 Feb 2014 Working with Community Partners to Serve Veterans
26 Feb 2014 Working with Community Partners to Serve Veterans
22 Feb 2014 17th Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit
24 Jan 2014 Treating the Invisible Wounds of War: A Primary Care Approach
22 Jan 2014 Webinar: Reimbursement Strategies for Community-Based Prevention Services
09 Jan 2014 Creating Healthy Food Access in the Municipal Workplace One Bite at a Time

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