ABCs of Safe Sleep: Alone on the Back in a Crib
Dear Prevent Child Injury member,
Our colleagues at CDC Injury Prevention have produced a Safe Sleep Toolkit using the Alone, Back, Crib model. The toolkit provides resources to help parents and caregivers understand how to keep babies safe while sleeping. Click on the link to access the complete toolkit. http://www.preventchildinjury.
They are also hosting a Twitter chat:
Please join Prevent Child Injury for a Twitter chat on infant safe sleep on Thursday, February 20, from . The Twitter chat will promote important prevention messages for infant safe sleep with a focus on suffocation, and coincides with the release of the new safe sleep toolkit available at: http://www.preventchildinjury.
org/resources-3/safe-sleep. aspx. If you cannot join us at that time but wish to help promote information on safe sleep, please use the hashtag #safesleep on your tweets.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Child Fatality Review Training for Local Team Coordinators
June 5th and 6th, 2014Denver, Colorado
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is hosting a comprehensive training for local Child Fatality Prevention Team Coordinators in Denver, Colorado on June 5th and 6th, 2014.The Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) Support Team, along with Theresa Covington, MPH, from the National MCH Center for Child Death Review, will be training Coordinators on how to effectively conduct child fatality reviews (including case abstraction, data collection, and making prevention recommendations) and how to facilitate the activities of a local Child Fatality Prevention Review team.
This training is OPEN to local Child Fatality Prevention Review team Coordinators and we encourage one Coordinator from each team to attend. The state has funding available to reimburse travel expenses; local planning dollars may be used to supplement these funds if a team incurs more travel costs than the state funds can support (details will be provided as soon as possible).
As we finalize the details of this training event, we will send out more information on the location venue, agenda and travel reimbursement process. In the meantime, please mark these dates on your calendar!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
APPLICATIONS must be received by 4:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) March 10, 2014.
(postmarks will not be honored)
The Office of Suicide Prevention (OSP) is pleased to announce the availability of funds, through OSP state General Funds, to enhance suicide prevention programming and community organization efforts in Colorado.
For the project period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017, funding will be provided to selected communities for implementation and evaluation of OSP identified priority suicide prevention projects to be completed over a three-year funding period (years two and three are subject to available funding).
In 2013, the OSP identified strategic priorities through 2020. Priorities are data-driven and focus on high risk populations in the counties and regions of the state with the highest numbers and rates of suicide deaths and attempts. For the July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017 community grant program, the OSP will fund projects that implement strategies and programs that target high risk populations in areas of the state with high suicide death and attempt rates.
Use the following three documents to complete your application:
A technical assistance call is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on February 26, 2014 to answer questions regarding the application requirements.
Conference Line: 712-432-02210
Pass code: 2589#
Health Impact of Suicide:
Suicide is a public health issue in Colorado. In 2010, the most recent year of national data available, Colorado had the eighth highest suicide rate in the country. In 2012, the most recent year of state data available, 1,053 Coloradans died by suicide and the age-adjusted suicide rate was 19.7/100,000, both record highs in Colorado. In 2012, there were 2,777 hospitalizations for suicide attempts in Colorado and the age-adjusted suicide hospitalization rate was 51.6/100,000. According to the 2011 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, during the previous twelve months, 21.9 percent of high school students in Colorado reported feeling so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities, 14.8 percent reported seriously considering suicide, and 6.1 percent attempted suicide one or more times.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Injury and Violence Seminar Series:
Presented by the Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) Program and the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health
Ashley Brooks-Russell, MPH, PhD
Save the Date: Thursday, February 27th
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Save the Date: February 28thInstead of asking, "why?" do you tend to ask "why not?!" We're looking for solution-focused people who innovate, influence, and break down silos across sectors, including health, business, education, family, faith-based, and policy professionals. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is building a diverse collective impact team that crosses disciplines, communities and cultures to work toward a common goal and drive change. The team will use a structured process - a collective impact framework – to develop and implement strategies to promote healthy families and relationships. This exciting project is called Essentials for Childhood: Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments. Essentials for Childhood promotes the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens who can then build stronger and safer communities for the next generation. This initiative is groundbreaking because it facilitates a structured process for non-traditional partners to align efforts, and identifies strategies targeting large-scale social change. You or someone you know could be part of this Colorado team to inform national practice!
Join us for a kickoff event “Peaks to Plains and Bodies to Brains: Making Colorado a place where children thrive” on February 28 from 8:30am-noon at Clayton Early Learning Campus to learn more about this exciting work.
Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EfCKickoff
This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Participation via web will be available.
For more info on Essentials for Childhood, visit www.colorado.gov/cdphe/isvp.
For questions, contact Sarah Hernandez, Project Coordinator at 303-692-2369
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.