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The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will lead three trainings in Anchorage for individuals or organizations that want to offer research-based community health education. Lifestyle coach training for the National Diabetes Prevention Program will be offered in Anchorage Jan. 29-30. The training is for individuals or organizations that want to offer a face-to-face, group diabetes prevention program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

The Anchorage office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host an open house Wednesday, Jan. 23, in its new space at the Loussac Public Library. The event will take place from 3-7 p.m. in the library’s fourth floor Learning Commons. The event will include a meet and greet with outreach center staff, refreshments, and a ribbon-cutting and cake at 5 p.m. Extension, library staff and Anchorage master gardeners will be on hand to talk about upcoming programs and events. Read more

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer separate workshops in Fairbanks and Nenana on testing for radon, carbon monoxide and arsenic. Art Nash, the Extension energy and radon specialist, will lead the Fairbanks workshops Jan. 21 in Room 108 of the University Park Building at 1000 University Ave. The workshop on radon detection and testing will meet at 4:30 p.m., carbon monoxide at 5:30 p.m. and testing for arsenic and methods for filtering water at 6 p.m. Read more

Certified food protection manager training will take place by videoconference Feb. 12 in several Alaska communities. Locations include Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Palmer, Valdez, Juneau, Sitka and other communities as requested. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer the food safety management workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager to ensure compliance with food safety regulations. Read more

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