Friday, June 28, 2019
Pain in the Nation Issue Brief: Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide and the Millennial Generation — a Devastating Impact
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Save the date for an upcoming seminar – Dr. Branas has done pioneering work on geography and other factors that underpin gun violence and we are pleased to host him for a seminar here next month! Learn more about Dr. Branas here. Please share with your networks.
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology
Charles Branas, PhD
Gelman Endowed Professor and Chair
Department of Epidemiology
Monday, July 29, 2019 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Education 1, Room 1400
With new found recognition of gun violence as a public health crisis, what is the state of the science in support of solutions, and is there value in thinking of gun violence as a disease?
View the presentation live via Zoom:https://ucdenver.zoom.us/
Seminar will be recorded and posted onwww.ucdenver.edu/
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Rural Leadership Pathways Learning Initiative
Application Deadline: July 8
Mad*Pow and Health 2.0 Advocates have launched a design challenge, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. We ask the health and design community to envision solutions that reshape everyday life to be healthier by default.
The focus of this design challenge is to imagine how, in the near future, we might use technology to make health an integral part of our daily routines.
Many attempts to encourage healthy lifestyles rely on prompting people to make healthy decisions in the moment, while doing nothing to address the underlying infrastructure, norms, and culture that guide our behavior. For example, a FitBit might prompt us to take more steps, but it doesn’t touch the transportation infrastructure that makes commuting by car the default choice.
Our environment has made it hard to be healthy, and our health care system can’t keep up. The United States spends far more on health care than any country in the world and yet, in terms of health outcomes, we achieve dismal results. We seek solutions that improve health, not just by focusing on health care and medicine, but also by taking a new look at the fundamentals of our everyday lives.
How might we design the systems we use every day to yield health instead of sickness? Building health into our everyday lives means using design and technology to reshape how we eat, sleep, move from place to place, socialize, and entertain ourselves so that everyone can lead healthier lives by default.
Our panel of judges will choose two winning solutions: one design that targets specific healthy behaviors and one design that envisions broad, systemic change. Let us know if you are considering participating by submitting your intent. If you are interested in watching the recording of the Q&A webinar, you can do so here.
Submit your final design by August 31, 2019, by 11:59 PM ET.
Monday, June 24, 2019
|Connectedness refers to a sense of being cared for, supported, and belonging, and can be centered on feeling connected to school, families, or other important people and organizations.|
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Housing impacts health. And systemic racial inequities in housing policies—from the legacies of redlining and segregation to immigration status and income—must be addressed to make both homes and health accessible to all. A news analysis from PHI's Berkeley Media Studies Group found that when public health departments and their partners make the equity and health aspects of housing a priority, those priorities (and connected solutions) appear more often in news coverage.
BMSG says start with the three Ps: protecting people from displacement; preserving existing affordable housing; and, producing new affordable housing. Read their full analysis, including seven recommendations for how practitioners and advocates can leverage policy and media strategies to make safe, affordable homes a reality.
Share on Twitter: How can we connect #RacialEquity & #HealthEquity w #housing in news coverage? See seven recommendations from @PHIdotorg's @BMSG for practitioners and advocates working to make safe, affordable homes a reality in their communities: bit.ly/2HNt2jK
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Join Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their Annual Event:
Walk Like MADD
Denver - August 3rd
Sloan's Lake Park
Colorado Springs - September 7th
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Greeley - September 21st
With every step taken and each dollar raised, we walk to save lives and support victims and survivors.