Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Peaks to Plains and Bodies to Brains, making Colorado a place where children thrive

 Save the Date: February 28th         

Instead 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 sarah.hernandez@state.co.us.

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