Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Funding Opportunity through CO Health Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation would like to hear from school districts, charter schools, nonprofit organizations and government agencies that are interested in future Creating Healthy Schools funding opportunities which includes:

Creating Healthy Schools: Local Planning and Assessment, aims to support local planning, capacity-building and community collaboration efforts.

Creating Healthy Schools: Local Implementation, intends to assist strategy execution in specifics areas related to building or increasing healthy schools work.

Creating Healthy Schools: Statewide Systems Building, supports systems-level and infrastructure work.

Intent to Participate forms are requested by Nov. 30, 2015. Following the November deadline, organizations interested in this work are invited to submit a grant proposal to the Foundation in February 2016. Submitting the Intent to Participateform does not guarantee future funding.

We are eager to hear both from existing partners and those we have not worked with before. Based on feedback in theIntent to Participate forms, the Foundation will provide information and guidance to support local organizations in developing their applications. Please see additional details in the Intent to Participate forms and funding opportunities. We welcome your feedback on what would be most helpful as you consider applying.

Questions or feedback?
Please contact Tiffany Perrin, program officer, Healthy Living, 303.953.3617.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Safe Infant Sleep: Innovative National and State Efforts to Protect Our Youngest

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
1:00-2:00 PM Mountain Standard Time

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is the leading cause of injury fatality for those under age one. This webinar shares examples of a national framework and a state campaign to prevent sleep-related infant deaths. The webinar will begin with information about the National Action Plan to Increase Safe Infant Sleep, a theory-based approach to changing the behaviors of families and other caregivers to implement safe sleep and breastfeeding. The plan, which can inform public health initiatives and provide a way to track and share successes on a national level, was developed by the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep, a coalition of over 60 national organizations, including SUID/SIDS-focused organizations and initiatives, breastfeeding support organizations, national membership and advocacy organizations for advancing public health initiatives, MCHB program representatives, early childhood care organizations, maternal and child education and wellness organizations, health care provider organizations, media, and businesses, as well as the Children's Safety Network. Webinar participants will also learn about innovative safe sleep activities that have been implemented in Tennessee in collaboration with hospitals, community-based agencies, and first responders, and they will hear about the evaluation results of those activities.

The webinar capacity is limited. Please register now.

This webinar will be recorded and the recording will be posted on the CSN website.

It may take up to two weeks for the recording to be posted. 

Please note that we do not offer CEUs or certificates for our webinars.