Wednesday, December 4, 2019

WEBINAR: Reduction of Peripartum Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Spring 2020 Online Child Abuse Prevention Course















2020 Census Survey for Rural Communities

Do you live in a rural Colorado community? Take a few minutes to provide your input on ways to make sure rural Coloradans are counted in the 2020 Census!
If you live in a rural Colorado community, the Rural Subcommittee of Colorado’s Complete Count Campaign wants to hear from you about how the state can make sure rural Coloradans are counted in the 2020 Census. Census population counts are used to allocate billions of dollars in federal funding to rural communities in the U.S., so an accurate count of Coloradans in rural areas is vital to making sure our rural communities receive their fair share of federal resources. Click here to complete a quick survey and make your voice heard.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Job Opportunity: Homeless Programs Specialist, Youth

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This Homeless Programs Specialist, Youth position is dedicated to guiding the statewide efforts to ensure homelessness for youth and other Coloradans is rare, brief, and one-time as a member of the Office of Homeless Initiatives (OHI). This position is responsible for administering the Office of Homeless Youth Services (OHYS) and provides leadership for the Advisory Council on Homeless Youth (ACHY), which identifies obstacles to the provision of services and connection to housing, as well as makes recommendations regarding solutions at both local and statewide levels.  The position oversees and coordinates homeless solutions recommendations with state and local planning and advisory groups and taskforces to ensure that youth experiencing homelessness connected to the limited housing and services resources. The position helps plan, organize, and provide local, regional, and statewide strategies and technical assistance regarding challenges and best practices regarding homeless solutions.
The position administers the Division of Housing (DOH) Family Unification Program (FUP) for youth and the various state-funded Youth Housing programs. This includes managing procurement selection processes; drafting and managing contracts; managing budgets and utilization; monitoring policies and regulations; managing program procedures, milestones, and outcomes; and providing technical assistance and trainings as needed. 
The Homeless Programs Specialist, Youth will work to further the efforts of OHI towards homeless solutions, particularly for special populations, and will focus on expanding the OHI's impact through strategic partnerships, including the state's Continuum of Care regions, other state agencies, and local government or non-government stakeholders, in order to provide additional housing opportunities for Colorado's residents living with complex needs and without housing. The position develops, prepares, and delivers presentations to organizations within public agencies and to the community about homelessness, and meets with and provides guidance to government departments and to the community on the housing and service needs of youth and others at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
For more information and to apply, please click hereOpen to Colorado residents only.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is Hiring!



The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is hiring! Please see details below for 4 open positions and apply or share in your networks.

Term-Limited Overdose Project Evaluator (#5217)
Classification: Statistical Analyst II
Status: Full time
Funding: Term-limited funding (funding cannot be guaranteed beyond August 31, 2022)
FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation)
Job location: Denver, CO
Application deadline: The announcement will close on December 15, 2019, or when an adequate pool (i.e., minimum of 30 qualified candidates or 50 total applications), whichever comes first.

Harm Reduction Grant Coordinator (#2403)
Classification: Grants Specialist III
Status: Full time
Funding: Permanent funding
FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation)
Job location: Denver, CO
Application deadline: The announcement will close on December 11, 2019, or when an adequate pool is identified (i.e., 50 total applications), whichever comes first. 

Naloxone Bulk Fund Coordinator (#2410)
Classification: Administrator III
Status: Full time
Funding: Permanent funding
FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation)
Job location: Denver, CO
Application deadline: The announcement will close on December 11, 2019, or when an adequate pool is identified (i.e., 50 total applications), whichever comes first.

Suicide Prevention Commission Coordinator (#1977)
Classification: Public Health and Community Outreach Professional III
Status: Full time
Funding: Permanent funding
FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation)
Job location: Denver, CO
Application deadline: The announcement will close on December 9, 2019, or when an adequate pool (i.e., minimum of 30 qualified candidates or 50 total applications), whichever comes first.

Applications will be considered from current Colorado residents. Please visit here for other jobs at the department.

Colorado Licensing & Zoning: Local Tools for Managing Alcohol Outlet Density in Colorado!


The Colorado State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) released a new resource with tools regarding the regulation of alcohol outlet density at the community-level to reduce excessive alcohol use and related harms, such as alcohol-involved violence and injury.

The resource entitled "Licensing & Zoning: Local Tools for Managing Alcohol Outlet Density in Colorado" was created through a partnership with the SEOW Alcohol Policy Work Group and ChangeLab Solutions, an external technical assistance provider for public health legal support. This resource provides an overview of local mechanisms to regulate alcohol outlet density, potential advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and relevant stakeholders to engage in implementation efforts. 

For more information, please contact Kacy Crawford at kacy.crawford@state.co.us.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention in Eight American Indian/Alaska Native Communities

New Article on Motor Vehicle Safety: Motor vehicle injury prevention in eight American Indian/Alaska Native communities: results from the 2010–2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tribal Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Program

The article shares promoting results, including the following highlights:

  • Four projects exceeded their goals for percentage change increases in seat belt (SB) use.
  • SB use significantly increased in three projects (10–43% average annual increase).
  • Motor vehicle injuries significantly decreased in three projects (10–21% average annual decrease).
  • Proven strategies to increase SB use and decrease motor vehicle injury can be tailored to American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

The publication link can be found on the IHS IP Resources - Motor Vehicle Safety page.