Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Colorado Office of Health Equity is hiring a trainer!

CDPHE is looking for diverse individuals with a dynamic skill set and thus need to cast a wide net. Please consider forwarding this position announcement to people in your network, including listservs or social media pages you participate in.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WEBINAR: How Can We Engage Families for System Change in Early Childhood?


The webinar will summarize a fresh approach to family engagement along a continuum, from First Teacher to Policy Advocate, highlighting cutting-edge strategies for early childhood agency and program leaders to promote equity-driven, family-led systems change. Finally, the panel will explore policy and practice implications and take questions from participants. 

In this webinar, you will: 
  • Get an exclusive preview of a new family engagement toolkit, Ripples of Transformation: Families Leading Change in Early Childhood Systems; 
  • Hear how parents define family engagement along a continuum, from first teacher to policy advocate in early childhood systems; 
  • Learn how public agency leaders in California, Massachusetts and Florida are supporting families to engage along a pathway to leadership; and 
  • Explore how your agency or program can deepen family engagement opportunities. 

Youth Called Upon to Tackle Opioid Crisis through Video Competition

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are launching the Operation Prevention Video Challenge that gives students the power to send a message to their peers about the dangers of opioid misuse.

The Operation Prevention Video Challenge invites youth across the country to create a unique 30-60 second public service announcement, aimed to reach other youth about this widespread issue. The question: “If your friends were going to watch ONE video that made them think twice about misusing prescription opioids, what would that video be?”

A panel of judges from Discovery Education and the DEA, as well as community leaders, educators, and communications experts, will select the winners for three DEA Educational Foundation scholarships. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000, the second place winner will receive $5,000, and the third place winner will receive $1,000.

One People’s Choice winner will also be selected through public vote in April 2017 and will win a trip provided by the DEA for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of DEA agent training at the DEA’s Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Winning PSAs will also be featured on-air and across DEA’s digital and social media platforms.

Students must be at least 13-years-old and enrolled in 9th through 12th grade. Video entries will be evaluated based on their creativity, content, persuasiveness and overall effective communication. No violent, dangerous, or illegal behavior in creating the Entry Video is allowed. Youth can register and submit their entries through March 28, 2017 at https://www.operationprevention.com/video-challenge.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Colorado School of Public Health is Hiring


University of Colorado – Colorado School of Public Health
Professional Research Assistant - Job Number 07457

The Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH), Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus, seeks a part time (.50 FTE) Professional Research Assistant to serve as a Researcher/Technical Advisor for the monitoring contract issued by the Indian Health Service Tribal Injury Prevention Cooperative Agreements Program (TIPCAP). The TIPCAP monitoring contractor provides professional oversight and technical expertise in the best practices in community-based injury prevention program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, training, and resource development to two types of grantees – Part I, Injury Prevention Programs and Part II, Injury Prevention Program Effective Strategy Projects.

This half-time position will work closely with the Project Director to support the overall efforts of the project. More specifically, the Researcher/Technical Advisor will be responsible for assessing the needs of the grantees under TIPCAP and working closely with identified injury prevention consultants to determine appropriate resources and training opportunities that provide technical assistance to fulfill those needs. This position will assist in ensuring that the deliverables of the contract are completed.

Find more information and apply online here: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl 

Enter the job number (07457) into the advanced search to access the job posting

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

WEBINAR: Safe Sleep: Using Home Visiting and Welcome Family Visits to Improve Safe Sleep

Our national Infant Mortality CoIIN partners are presenting the following webinar:

"Safe Sleep: Using Home Visiting and Welcome Family Visits to Improve Safe Sleep"

January 3rd, 12:00 - 1:00pm MT (2-3:00 pm ET)

Presenters: Massachusetts Welcome Family Home Visiting

Join us to learn from the Massachusetts State team about their successes and lessons learned in integrating safe sleep practices into home visiting through the Welcome Family Home Visiting pilot.

REGISTER HERE: http://www.cvent.com/surveys/Welcome.aspx?s=d4579cdc-da3c-4fbd-9e6b-03ed3a0fc119

Funding Opportunity for Local Initiatives Working on Social Determinants of Health

Health is influenced by more than an individual's health behaviors and their access to health care services. Nonclinical factors such as housing, transportation, food access, educational attainment, and income greatly impact health outcomes.  These factors are often referred to as social determinants of health or upstream factors, and they are the focus of the BUILD Health Challenge. The initiative is looking to add 17+ community collaboratives in their newest round of funding and support.

BUILD is a national funding collaborative focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals and families through BOLD, UPSTREAM, INTEGRATED, LOCAL, and DATA-DRIVEN community-driven projects.  Its diverse founders, including the Colorado Health Foundation, understand the need to build cross-sectional collaboration across disciplines as well as focusing on upstream factors to effectively and sustainably improve community health. The hospital-community-public health partnership make this program both unique and sustainable.  

Three of the grants BUILD intends to award in this next funding round will be dedicated to the state of Colorado.  Please visit the BUILD Health Challenge application website to view more details about the award and eligibility.  There will be a webinar on January 31 to go over the details of the award--interested parties must register on the BUILD Health Challenge website.  Applications for the BUILD Health Challenge will be accepted between January 10-February 21 2017 (deadline 5pm EST).

Thursday, December 22, 2016

WEBINAR: Building Effective Partnerships for Fatality Review

Our partners at the National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Death are hosting an upcoming webinar:

"Building Effective Partnerships for Fatality Review"

Presented on January 11, 2017 at 12 pm MST/2pm EST

Dr. Carolyn Cumpsty-Fowler will be presenting on different aspects of partnerships as strong and diverse partnerships are the foundation of a successful mortality review team. Partnerships are vital for all aspects of mortality review work, including reviewing deaths, abstracting and collecting data and identifying and implementing prevention recommendations. This webinar will focus on identifying and engaging new partners, identifying methods for improving collaboration with existing partners, and best practices in partnership building.

REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5876092883902816260

If you are not able to watch the webinar live, you can find the recorded webinar posted with the slides on the NCFRP website: www.ncfrp.org.