Monday, November 19, 2018

Lift the Label


Lift The Label is a public awareness campaign that strives to remove damaging labels and stigmas that prevent those with opioid addiction from seeking effective treatment. The campaign was developed by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health and is funded through the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
Use the toolkit to support the Lift The Label campaign. This toolkit is a resource for partners to use to remove stigma in their communities and further efforts to help people seek effective treatment for opioid addiction.

Friday, November 16, 2018

November 17th is Suicide Survivor Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is Saturday, Nov. 17th
Find an event near you
Finding Comfort and Healing: A Different Kind of Thanksgiving
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Survivors Supporting Other Loss Survivors in their Healing Journey
Makes a Difference
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Helping Schools Recover in the Aftermath of a Suicide Death
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Preventing Veteran Suicide: A New Approach to the War on Hopelessness
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Supporting AFSP on Giving Tuesday, November 27
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Suicide Prevention is Making Headlines
Read the highlights
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The rate of high school-aged youth considering and committing suicide continues to rise, particularly among female students

new blog explores trends in youth suicide, highlighting that the percentage of high school students who report seriously considering suicide has increased since 2009. There are differences by gender, as well: In 2017, female high school students reported seriously considering suicide at nearly twice the rate of their male counterparts (22.1 and 11.9 percent, respectively).

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Please check out the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s new report Suicide Surveillance Strategies for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.

This report describes challenges, successes, and innovative ways that American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities are approaching suicide data collection to inform and evaluate their prevention efforts. Developed with input from tribal grantees and other experts in the field, the report offers strategies and resources for a feasible and culturally appropriate approach to suicide surveillance that acknowledges the uniqueness of each AI/AN community.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Prevention Science Specialist


Communities That Care is Hiring! 

The CTC Team in CO is hiring a Prevention Science Specialist that will be housed in the evaluation contractor's unit at CU Boulder in the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. This team both evaluates the statewide implementation of CTC in CO and helps support local communities to create and implement their local evaluation plans for the selected strategies in their Community Action Plans.

More information below

Job Summary:

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) seeks a Prevention Science Specialist, who will provide technical assistance and evaluation support to state and community partners involved with the Communities That Care (CTC) Colorado initiative. CTC is a prevention science model that supports local community coalitions to make data-driven decisions that reduce risk, promote protection, and address problems related to youth violence, substance use, and mental health. CTC in Colorado is supported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in 47 communities across the state. CDPHE contracted CSPV to lead the statewide evaluation efforts of CTC Colorado and provide technical assistance to communities on evidence-based practices for implementation and evaluation. This position is classified as a Professional Research Assistant who will report to the Project Manager. 

Who We Are:

Located at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at CU Boulder, CSPV seeks to bridge the divide between research, practice, and policy to reduce problem behaviors and promote positive youth development. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:
  • Translate scientific information in practical, applicable terms for a variety of audiences at the community, school, family, and individual levels in urban and rural contexts;
  • Build local capacity to collect, interpret, and understand data to support decision making;
  • Enhance understanding of scientific best practices to effectively address core issues;
  • Build community capacity to monitor and evaluate local-level interventions;
  • Learn from communities to inform research and scientific findings.

Friday, November 9, 2018

WEBINAR: The Community Engagement Toolkit

Opportunity360
Listen: The Community Engagement Toolkit
An Opportunity360 Webinar
 

NOVEMBER 15, 2018 | 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. ET
 
 
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As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Opportunity360, Enterprise Community Partners is excited to announce the launch of Listen: the Community Engagement Toolkit. This new tool brings together more than 40 resources to assist and enable effective community engagement.

Join us as we share this new feature of Opportunity360 and hear from a panel of experts and practitioners from across the country who specialize in community development. Presenters will share how engagement has shaped their work, from a small community in Maryland to a city-wide approach to community development in Detroit.
Moderator: Andy Masters, Strategic Partnership Manager, Enterprise Community Partners
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

OPPORTUNITY National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health


The National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) began in 2011 to provide training to four-person multi-sector teams from across the country to advance their leadership skills and achieve health equity in their community. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the one-year program uses an experiential learning process that includes webinars, a multi-day retreat, coaching support, peer networking, and an applied population health project. 


Now Accepting Applications for 2019!

We are currently seeking applications from multi-sector teams across the United States for the 8th National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) cohort for the 2019 program year. Since 2012, NLAPH has brought together leaders from diverse sectors including health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement to build their own capacity in order to transform their communities, improve health, and advance equity. With NLAPH, your group will develop high-performing teamwork and communication skills while working on an issue that is already a priority in your community through an applied health leadership project. Learning opportunities throughout the year include an engaging leadership retreat, web-based discussions, coaching support from national experts, and peer networking. Fellows will receive training and support to increase their mastery of the following competencies: individual and team leadership principles; the ability to work effectively across sectors; continuous quality improvement; using data to plan, evaluate and monitor; and systems and policy change.

For more information, including eligibility and dates of the program launch and learning retreat, please read the announcement and download the 2019 NLAPH application by filling out the Application Request Form.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm PST on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Please contact us at info@healthleadership.org with any questions. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

FUNDING Data and Shared Messaging Mini-Grants

Looking to boost the power of your communications and data capacity? An ECCP mini-grant can support you in these efforts! The Network will offer up to 6 mini-grants in the amount of $1,000 each. These mini grants will support statewide partners to integrate tools and approaches which leverage and/or communicate data more effectively. Examples of use for mini-grants include, but aren’t limited to:
  • Develop outreach tools like infographics, briefs, data graphics, etc.
  • Purchase and utilize software like Tableau, Canva, Kumu, or other visualization tools.
  • Build partnerships and agreements between communities and various data owners and/or experts.
  • Gather local-level (neighborhood, census tract, municipality, region) data to increase data availability.
  • Utilize the Shared Message BankShared Data Agenda, and/or corresponding tools
  • Provide trainings on framing, social math, data visualization, or software to key stakeholders.
Find more information about these mini-grants in this Request for Proposals. All submissions will be made online. For questions, reach out to earlychildhood@civiccanopy.org.

Monday, November 5, 2018

EVENT 2018 Culture of Collaboration Summit


FOR THE GOOD OF ALL

NOVEMBER 28-29, 2018

More than ever, we need spaces where diverse perspectives can unite, engage in productive dialogue, and collectively act to solve the complex social issues we face.

This November, the Culture of Collaboration Summit will gather nonprofit, business, government, and philanthropic partners, as well community members from across Colorado and beyond, to build skills and knowledge around what it takes to ensure healthy and thriving communities.

For more information click here

Materials from the last Culture of Collaboration Summit can be downloaded at Civic Network.

Canopy Summit 2017 Final Report

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