Monday, October 22, 2018

FUNDING Community Change Grants

America Walks wants to give you $1,500 to kickstart change in your community. Apply today for one of the 2018 Community Change Grants and take a step in making your community health, active, and engaged. 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Call for Abstracts! Shared Risk and Protective Factor Conference 2019

The 3rd Annual Shared Risk and Protective Factors Conference will be held at Keystone Conference Center in Frisco, CO, May 29-31st, 2019.

As prevention professionals, you have likely seen issues that are common​ among the youth, families and communities you work with - issues like poverty, families dealing with substance abuse, and youth who are not connected to or do not feel safe at school. We often refer to these issues as "shared risk and protective factors". This conference focuses on learning and implementing ​strategies that take ​a shared risk and protective factor approach to prevent multiple forms of violence, injury and substance abuse​, helping ​multiple programs and agencies​ achieve their desired outcomes​.
THE 2019 CONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS NOW OPEN!!!
Do you have stories of successful collaboration to share? Do you have examples of using a shared risk and protective factor approach to create connected communities? Or maybe expertise around using a positive youth development approach, or changing systems to support youth development, or identifying and addressing the root causes of violence, injury, and substance abuse?
This conference draws young people and adults who are engaged in creating connected communities and safe, healthy, and successful youth. Attendees include adults and young people working with nonprofits and government agencies from across Colorado including stakeholders of the following: CDPHE Violence & Injury Prevention Program, Collaborative Management Program, Communities that Care, Department of Education, Office of Behavioral Health, Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program, Youth Partners, and many more.
Read the Proposal Submission Questions HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P1rc8X9KSKRy2SYhhhtbmdB3W8Lia-7hIGcACBUYJ8k/edit?usp=sharing 
Create a Presenter Account and Submit your session proposal HERE: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/SRPFC2019
Instructions: At the Login page, click "Create Account", once confirmed and logged in select "+ Create New Submission". You can add co-presenters to your session by providing their email address on the form.
*The submission site is best viewed on a desktop.
***Once you click “Submit,” your session will be automatically recorded and you will be taken to a “Submission Summary” page. You can log-in to your account and edit or delete your submission before the Call for Proposals Close date, November 15th.***
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To be notified when registration opens, please complete this form HERE
Have questions about the conference? Email us at info.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu

Thursday, October 18, 2018

OPPORTUNITY Youth Program Specialist



Boulder County Public Health is hiring a part-time Healthy Futures Coalition Youth Program Specialist! This position is responsible for coordinating the Healthy Futures Youth Leadership Team. It works closely with the Healthy Futures Coalition coordinator, two part-time youth staff, and community agencies and coalitions to plan, implement, and evaluate a range of prevention strategies to increase healthy behaviors within Boulder County, with a focus on youth.

The Community Health Division at Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) works on the social factors that research has shown to improve health and well-being. The division's Community Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Program works to engage people in Boulder County by building a thriving community where people do not abuse substances and where all community members have a positive role to play in this effort. In particular, the program works from a Positive Youth Development framework, in which young people actively participate.

The person in this position must be interested in supporting young people to learn and develop skills to thrive. The position provides a context in which to develop skills in project management, working with young people and adults in various settings, and communicating about challenging issues in a practical and effective way. It also provides an opportunity to practice implementing public health theory, including Positive Youth Development, health equity, population-based approaches, prevention theory and practice, strengths-based perspective, and harm reduction. 

Please apply by 10/19/18: Youth Program Specialist

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