Thursday, August 17, 2017

Families Forward Resource Center's 2017 Fundraiser


Enjoy a night of live auctioning,  gaming, dancing, drinking and a selection of awesome food truck catering from Stanley Marketplace Vendors that will benefit Families Forward Resource Center and provide program support through 2018.

Without your help, FFRC would not be able to provide program support and work efficiently toward our mission to enrich families.


There are various Sponsorship Packages. Please click on this link to receive detailed information about Sponsorship opportunities. All sponsorship deadlines October 16, 2017


New CDC Resource for Violence Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Using Essential Elements to Select, Adapt, and Evaluate Violence Prevention Approaches to help state and local partners with the implementation of evidence-based prevention approaches.

Because each setting for violence prevention strategies is unique, practitioners must make decisions about how to balance delivering prevention approaches as intended with the reality of their local context. The Division of Violence Prevention developed this guidance document to support a step of the implementation process.

How can the document be used?
This guidance will help anyone implementing violence prevention programs to:

  • Identify essential elements of approaches
  • Better understand what evidence-based approaches are and
  • Apply this knowledge to effectively select, deliver, adapt and evaluate approaches.

Although this guidance was designed with evidence-based approaches in mind, it may also be useful for approaches supported by promising or emerging evidence.

To learn more, join CDC and PreventConnect for a web conference Monday, August 28 at 12pm MST. For more information and to register, click here.

Free Screening of Milky Way breastfeeding documentary at Denver Health

Happy National Breastfeeding Month!

Denver WIC and Denver Health Inpatient Lactation are providing a free screening of the Milky Way breastfeeding documentary on Thursday August 31 from 6-9 pm at Denver Health in the Sabin Classroom (basement). 

Space is limited - click here to reserve your ticket! 

Colorado's Healthiest Places to Work - TODAY, August 17th

New Infographic on Opioid Medication Poisoning

This infographic created by the Children's Safety Network (CSN) covers poison control center calls about children and teens exposed to opioid medications.

How often are children and teens exposed to opioid medication?
Each year, opioid medication poisoning causes more than 300 deaths in children and teens. Every 45 minutes, poison control centers get a call about children and teens exposed to opioid medication. About 1 in 10 of these cases are admitted to health care facilities.

What ages of children and teens are most at risk?
Young children (ages 5 and younger) account for 60% of these calls. Most of these cases (86%) are unintentional, like when a child finds pills that are within reach. Teenagers (ages 13 through 19) account for 30% of the calls. Most of these cases (72%) are intentional, like when a teen takes their parents' medication.

View the full infographic and download a printable version here:

Breastival at Cheesman Park in Denver on Sunday, August, 20

Bring the whole family for a day of FREE fun and activities at the Breastival on Sunday, August 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cheesman Park in Denver!

The Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition hosts the Breastival each year as a free event to connect families to community goods and services and help support, normalize and celebrate breastfeeding.

This year's event features over 30 vendors, food trucks, face painting, bounce house, balloon animals and numerous activities, including music classes, yoga, story time, infant sign language, baby wearing dance class, chair massage, etc.

For prizes, register before the event here.

Mothers’ Milk Bank is kicking off the day’s events with a Stroller Push. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated stroller - sign up here.

Plan to bring your families and please invite friends, coworkers, patients, clients, neighbors and others. Feel free to share the event Facebook page.

Upcoming Marijuana and Public Health Regional Workshops in Fountain, Colorado

Upcoming Marijuana and Public Health Regional Workshops in Fountain, Colorado hosted by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and El Paso County Public Health Department.

Workshops cover the latest literature findings on health effects, state data on marijuana use and health effects, efforts to prevent youth marijuana use, plus resources and tools for you to educate your community about safe, legal and responsible marijuana use.

Both workshops are free to attend and allow opportunities to network with partners in your area.

The marijuana education workshop is split into two, half-day (4 hour) workshops:

#1: Youth, Young Adults, & Young Children Workshop
Thursday, August 24th
12pm - 4pm
Fountain, CO
Intended audience: youth-serving organizations, school health professionals, public health professionals, substance use/abuse professionals, prevention professionals

#2: Adult & Pregnant Women Focused Workshop
Friday, August 25th
8am - 12pm
Fountain, CO
Intended audience: clinical professionals, public health professionals, substance use/abuse professionals, prevention professionals, health care providers, those who serve pregnant and breastfeeding women

Register today, space is limited! Register here: