Wednesday, May 29, 2019

EVENT Ford Driving Skills for Life Hands-On Clinic for Teens

Registration for the Ford Driving Skills for Life Denver event is now open! 

Join the Ford Driving Skills for Life program at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, July 13-14 for advanced driver training for teens. This half-day training will help teens improve their skills in hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed and space management, braking and stopping distances, reaction time, and how to avoid the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. This is a free program provided by Ford Motor Company. 

Participants can register here

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Seize the Awkward

Our Seize the Awkward campaign, in partnership with the Ad Council and The Jed Foundation (JED), has already reached millions of young people across the country, inspiring them to reach out to their friends about mental health and giving them the guidance to do so.

Now, in further support of the campaign, music artists Billie Eilish and Ava Max have created their very own videos, in which they speak authentically about their own experiences with mental health. In these two videos, they encourage their many fans to reach out, #SeizetheAwkward, and have a #RealConvo.
We hope you enjoy them, and share them with all your friends and followers on social media.
Watch Billie
Watch Ava
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Friday, May 24, 2019

FREE Positive Youth Development Training June 11

FREE Positive Youth Development Training in Denver on June 11th!

Register and learn more here

Positive Youth Development, "PYD" is an approach that incorporates the development of skills, opportunities and authentic relationships into programs, practices and policies, so that young people reach their full potential. This training is open to youth serving professionals or anyone interested in the well-being of youth.

This FREE training will link content with expertise! Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

CONFERENCE Colorado Health Symposium

Colorado Health Symposium

The 2019 Colorado Health Symposium is July 24-26 at the Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado. The Symposium, a national health conference, offers a unique chance to interact with cross-sector experts and dedicated professionals who are leading the way in addressing health equity.
There is no doubt that Colorado—like many states throughout the U.S.—is in the midst of a housing crisis. Having a place to call home is essential in life and centers us for good health. Home is out of reach for many Coloradans, which means health is, too. Racism, lack of opportunity and discriminatory policies make safe and affordable housing unattainable. This year’s Colorado Health Symposium, The Intersection of Housing, Health and Inequity, is designed to elevate bold solutions for putting a roof over the head of every Coloradan—and paving the path towards health equity.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Opioid Epidemic Leads to Dramatic Increase in Overdose Death Rate among Teens and Young Adults

CSN eNewsletter
May 14, 2019
Opioid Epidemic Leads to Dramatic Increase in Overdose Death Rate among Teens and Young Adults
Dr. Bina Ali of the Children’s Safety Network Economics and Data Analysis Resource Center is the lead author in a new study published in Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. “Trends in Drug Poisoning Deaths Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2006–2015” found that the nationwide opioid epidemic has led to an increase in the death rate for young people from overdoses.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

WEBINAR Policies Targeting Alcohol/Drug Use During Pregnancy & Their Impacts

May 23 Learning Network Webinar
Thursday, May 23
11:00 PT/ 12:00 MT/ 1:00 CT/ 2:00 ET

Sarah Roberts, DrPH, from the University of California, San Francisco, will present findings from the Drug-Alcohol Pregnancy Policy Study (D-APPS). This legal epidemiology study examines the impacts of 40 years of state-level policies targeting alcohol and drug use during pregnancy (alcohol/drug pregnancy policies) on alcohol use during pregnancy, adverse birth outcomes (including low birth weight and preterm birth), and prenatal care use, and how these relationships vary by race and socioeconomic status. The webinar will also offer explanations for how we arrived at the current state of state alcohol/drug pregnancy policies and make suggestions for a path forward for Maternal and Child Health Professionals given the current state of the evidence.
Tell Your Networks!

Monday, May 20, 2019

WEBINAR Maternal Depression: Everyone Can Play a Role to Help Families Thrive

Maternal Depression:
Everyone Can Play a Role to Help Families Thrive
A webinar to drive change at the community, state and federal level.
Decades of science and research are telling us that we must focus on children’s early years as these experiences impact their long-term overall health. We also know that during these formative years, a child’s health is inextricably linked to health of his or her mother.

Maternal depression affects thousands of families in the United States every year. When a mother is depressed, her overall health and well-being suffer, and she may struggle to provide the emotional support and resources her child needs to grow and thrive. Treatment is available, and resources exist. But too many mothers are never screened, never referred to treatment, and never directed to resources that can help their family achieve optimal health.

Mothers and babies don’t need to keep suffering the consequences of maternal depression. Physicians, public health providers, policy makers, families, and community advocates can take action and drive change.

Register to join NICHQ for an expert panel webinar on June 4, from 3-4 pm ET to learn about:
  • The prevalence of maternal depression, and its effect on early childhood outcomes and health disparities
  • The latest recommendations for maternal depression screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
  • Strategies for improving access to screenings and interventions
  • Actions you can take at the community, state, and federal level to help more mothers and families get the support they deserve
To encourage collective action across the health system, this webinar will provide insights from four unique perspectives, all at the forefront of this work.
  • Brookings Institution: Richard V. Reeves, PhD. Director of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative and Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Karina W. Davidson, PhD, MASc
  • The Medical University of South Carolina: Constance Guille, MD, Associate Professor and Director of the Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health Program
  • Parent advocate: Elaine DeaKyne, Executive Director of Postpartum Support Charleston
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Peer-to-Peer Learning Series: Engaging Youth to Create Healthy Communities.

Greetings Community Leaders,

We heard you! Many of you have asked for an opportunity to connect with colleagues from around the country to share successes, challenges, ideas, and solutions for effective youth engagement. 

We are excited to tell you about County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ next Peer-to-Peer Learning Series: Engaging Youth to Create Healthy Communities.
As you know, young people play a powerful role in leading positive community change. They often bring new ideas, new energy, and their own lived experiences that help foster inclusive communities for everyone. Finding ways to reach out, create seats at decision-making tables, and support leadership development among youth and young adults is an important part of building healthy communities for generations to come.

Please join us for this two-part peer-learning series on engaging youth to create community change. Youth and adult colleagues from around the country will come together to share successes, challenges, and ideas for effective approaches to youth participation in planning and decision-making. 

This will be a facilitated conversation rather than a formal presentation. Please come ready to share your own work and bring things you want to learn from others working in the youth engagement space.  

In the first session, you will discuss and share strategies and resources to strengthen partnerships with young people.

In the second session, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your own work, explore ways to build your youth engagement skills, and enhance your professional network. 
Please forward this invitation to colleagues and community leaders in your state who work with youth and young people to create healthy communities. Youth and young adults are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration is limited to ensure space and time for sharing.

In community,

Janna, Karen and Joe