Monday, October 15, 2018

October is SUID/SIDS Awareness Month! CDC: Helping Babies Sleep Safely

Division of Reproductive Health Global Activity eUpdate

Helping Babies Sleep Safely


Safe sleep for baby
For Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, we’re sharing tips parents and caregivers can use to help reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths, including SIDS. Start by placing baby on his or her back for all sleep times—for naps and at night. And share your room with your baby, but not your bed. Learn more about these and other steps you can take to create a safe sleep area for baby in a feature from CDC: Helping Babies Sleep Safely

#SafeSleepSnap
Post Your #SafeSleepSnap
For SIDS Awareness Month, CDC and NICHD are teaming up to encourage people to share photos of babies (up to 12 months of age) in a safe sleep environment to help educate others about safe infant sleep. Encourage your friends and followers to participate during the month of October by sharing the following social media post:
Do you know what a safe infant sleep environment looks like? Share this example, or take a pic of your baby, grandbaby, niece, or nephew sleeping safely and share it with your followers. Be sure to use #SafeSleepSnap in your post!  Remember: safe sleep environments are firm, flat, & free of soft and loose items. Babies sleep safest on their backs! #SafeToSleep 
Public Health Grand Rounds
Join us for the next CDC Grand Rounds on “Safe Sleep for Infants,” on Tuesday, October 23, from 1–2 p.m. ET. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

WEBINAR Exploring Evidence-Based Legal and Policy Strategies to Prevent Fatal Injuries and Violence


Join us on Wednesday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about evidence-based legal and policy strategies that can be leveraged to address Healthy People 2020 objectives, including the Leading Health Indicators (LHI). This webinar will focus on the 2 Injury and Violence LHIs — reducing injury deaths and reducing homicides. Presenters will highlight legal research and other policy-related resources that can provide decision-makers and public health professionals with the necessary tools and information to identify and implement laws, policies, and programs to improve population health in their own communities. You’ll also hear about how communities can address these issues by leveraging evidence-based law and policy solutions to address injury and violence prevention goals.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Americans Believe Suicide Can Be Prevented: Results of the New Harris Poll

As part of National Suicide Prevention Week, and in partnership with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, we’ve sponsored a new national survey conducted online by The Harris Poll to discover the general public’s latest perceptions on mental health and suicide, updating a similar survey from 2015.

According to the results, Americans overwhelmingly (94 percent) believe that suicide can be prevented, and most (94 percent) would take action to help someone close to them who was thinking about suicide.
Read more about the survey's findings

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

FUNDING Sexual Violence Prevention RFA

The new Sexual Violence Prevention Program’s RFA (Creating Supportive Environments) has been released!

Background:

The Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Program is pleased to announce the availability of funds to enhance community-level primary prevention across Colorado in an effort to address root causes of sexual violence.

The SVP Program recognizes that there are important shared upstream factors that increase or decrease the likelihood of sexual violence perpetration and multiple other forms of violence such as: weak health, educational, and social policies/laws; diminished economic opportunities/high unemployment rates; community support/connectedness (Connecting the Dots). By funding strategies to impact these upstream factors and modifying characteristics of the community, we can influence healthy social, economic, and environmental conditions that have a sustainable impact for all communities.

This funding opportunity will support this work across two critical focus areas: Creating Protective Environments and Providing Opportunities to Empower and Support Girls and Women.

Due Date: November 16, 2018 at 5pm MT

To Access the RFA Package: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/svp

Thursday, October 4, 2018

EVENT Positive Youth Development Training in Lowry October 30


Positive Youth Development, “PYD” is an approach that incorporates the development of skills, opportunities and authentic relationships into programs, practices and policies, so that young people reach their full potential. This training is open to youth serving professionals or anyone interested in youth well-being or development. This FREE training will link content with expertise! 

Monday, October 1, 2018

WEBINAR Triple P: An Evidence-Based System to Prevent Child Maltreatment


Please join us for an upcoming Virtual Learning Session on the Triple P program hosted by the Child Maltreatment Prevention National Peer Learning Team. Free and open to all but pre-registration is required. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

JOB OPPORTUNITY Communities that Care

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Boulder County Public Health is hiring a Communities that Care Facilitator. Communities That Care (CTC) emphasizes a strengths-based approach to increase protective factors for children, youth, and young adults by promoting principles of healthy youth development, improving youth outcomes, reducing problem behaviors, and supporting communities and youth-serving agencies through coordination of a community-based CTC process. The ultimate goal is to select and implement evidence-based public health strategies, including policy, communications, and system change.

This position recruits and supports a community board and workgroups to understand the CTC process and complete "CTC Milestones & Benchmarks" (i.e. supports the work, but the responsibility rests with the board for completing the CTC process). The position guides community CTC efforts and the CTC project, which is supported by a grant from the State of Colorado. Funding is provided on an annual basis, although the current grant cycle is expected to continue through June 30, 2021. The CTC project focuses on the Lafayette community, and the position works closely with an East Boulder community organization and contracted health planner to implement CTC processes to support and guide the community in generating local responses and solutions to reduce substance abuse.
 
The position is backed by extensive training and technical assistance from the Center for CTC and BCPH. CTC is housed in BCPH's Community Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Program, which is part of the Community Health Division.

This is a full-time, benefited term position with Boulder County, with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2021. The Communities that Care Facilitator will work Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm out of the Public Health office in Boulder, CO. Applicants must be available and willing to work evenings and weekends, as well as travel locally and occasionally out of state. Under FLSA guidelines, this position is exempt from overtime. 

Hiring salary range: $3,881 to $4,736 per month
 
For more information and to apply, please click here.