Networking and Information for the Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System's Local and State Teams
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019
WEBINAR Learning about Positive Youth Development: A Free & Fun Course for Youth Work Professionals
August 14, 2019
Learning about Positive Youth Development:
What does positive youth development mean to us? We may think about competencies, opportunities, and supports young people need to thrive and make healthy decisions. We may think about youth voice and leadership.
A Free & Fun Course for Youth Work Professionals
In this webinar co-creator Jutta Dotterweich will provide a guided tour of a new, interactive online training course on positive youth development. This free resource consists of six, stand-alone segments, which were developed with a wide range of audiences in mind (e.g., volunteers, parents, frontline youth workers).
Join us to learn about this free, engaging, and informative online resource!
Specifically, webinar attendees will be able to:
- Identify at least three key principles of positive youth development
- Describe meaningful roles for young people
- Locate web resources that they can apply in their youth programming
Presenter:Jutta Dotterweich, M.A. Director of Training, ACT for Youth Center of Excellence.
Who should attend: Youth-serving professionals in the field of Adolescent Health and Youth Development, relationship skills educators, community-based youth workers, family life educators, health educators, high school counselors/teachers, adolescent development researchers, Extension professionals, anyone interested in improving outcomes for youth.
When: Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific
Duration: 60 minutes
Thursday, July 25, 2019
ARTICLE Teen ACEs & Peer Crowds - Key Predictors of Adolescent Health Risks
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
OPPORTUNITIES Recruitment for 2 committees
Maternal Mortality Review Committee: Application for Membership
Tobacco Review Committee
The Tobacco Grant Program, on behalf of the Colorado Board of Health, is seeking applications for people interested in serving on the Tobacco Review Committee. This opportunity provides members with the chance to shape short and long term strategic priorities and funding for tobacco control work across the state.
There are two positions open at this time:
All applicants must submit a signed application form and required attachments by 5:00 p.m. August 2, 2019.
Applicants who reside outside of the Denver metro area and particularly in rural areas of the state are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please see the TRC webpage for more details. Please share widely with your networks.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
FUNDING Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program
Purpose of Program: The Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program provides competitive grants to support and demonstrate innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers for employment in schools and local educational agencies (LEAs). The goal of this program is to expand the pipeline of high-quality, trained providers to address the shortages of mental health service professionals in schools served by high-need LEAs. The partnerships must include (1) one or more high-need LEAs or a State educational agency(SEA) on behalf of one or more high-need LEAs; and (2) one or more eligible institutions of higher education (IHE). Partnerships must provide opportunities to place graduate students of IHEs in school-based mental health fields into schools served by the participating high-need LEAs to complete required field work, credit hours, internships, or related training as applicable fort he degree, license, or credential program of each student.
Deadline: August 5
Friday, July 19, 2019
OPPORTUNITY Strengthen Colorado’s Early Childhood Care and Education System
We are reaching out to ask for your help gathering input from individuals providing care and education to
young children, professionals that work with children and families, and other early childhood
stakeholders AND parents and caregivers with young childrenon how to strengthen Colorado’s early childhood care and education system.
To gather this input, the Colorado Health Institute is holding a series of community conversations statewide.
These conversations are part of the
Colorado Shines Brighter Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five. The Preschool Development
Grant’s goal is to ensure all Colorado children are ready for school when entering kindergarten.
The stakeholders, parents and families you serve and engage with are valuable participants in these
discussions to inform how we can achieve this goal.
Would you be willing to help us identify people who may like to participate? If so, thank you! Please
distribute the enclosed flyer and email text that is pasted below to spread the word.
First, a few details:
- Participants will receive a $30 Amazon gift card. Food and child care will be provided. Some discussions will be available in Spanish. See enclosed for details.
- At the meetings, we will discuss what’s working in your community’s early childhood system and what the greatest needs are.
- Professionals providing services to families of children birth to age five (such as child care providers, home visitors, and other support service providers) and other early childhood stakeholders are also encouraged to provide input! We are holding separate discussions for these groups. Please contact Nina Bastian for more information on ways to provide input at BastianN@coloradohealthinstitute.org.
- Stakeholders focus group informational flyer
- Early childhood professionals and stakeholders can RSVP using this link: http://colo.health/earlychildhood
- Parents and families are also encouraged to provide input! We are holding separate discussions for these groups. Please contact Nina Bastian for more information on ways to provide input at BastianN@coloradohealthinstitute.org.
- Family focus group informational flyer
- Parents and caregivers can RSVP using this link: http://colo.health/earlychildhood
We are especially interested in hearing from special populations of parents and families, including families experiencing homelessness, migrant, refugee, and monolingual groups where English is a second language. Does your organization convene a group of these parents that we should engage with? Let us know.
Stay tuned! More opportunities are coming in August and September 2019 to provide input and strengthen
the early childhood care and education system in Colorado.
Questions? Please contact Nina Bastian at BastianN@coloradohealthinstitute.org.
Thank you in advance!
Alex, Nina, and the Colorado Shines Brighter Team
Thursday, July 18, 2019
FUNDING Regional Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinators
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
WEBINAR Screening Youth for Suicide Risk
Monday, July 15, 2019
OPPORTUNITY Join the Colorado Equity Compass Pilot
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Labels: colorado, Communities, Data, Diversity, Health Equity, Lived Experience, Local Review Teams, Networking, Opportunity, Public health, Research, shared risk and protective factors, Social Determinants of Health
Friday, July 12, 2019
CONFERENCE: National Dropout Prevention
October 5 - 8, 2019
Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center
6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80019
To book by phone please call 888-789-3090 and indicate that you are attending the 2019 National Dropout Prevention Conference.
John Gailer - (864) 712-3704
Denise Gianforcaro - (864) 712-3703
FUNDING Community Mobility Design Challenge
Community Mobility Design Challenge 2019 Planning Grants
Deadline for responses: August 1, 2019, 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Download the RFP.
NCMM’s Community Mobility Design Challenge 2019 Planning Grants, with funding from the Federal Transit Administration, will support communities seeking innovative ways to address the particular mobility challenges experienced by low-income community members for whom a lack of transportation is an obstacle to the pursuit of economic, health, and social well being.
The goals of the NCMM Community Mobility Design Challenge 2019 are to
- Support communities in creating mobility solutions that improve access for low-income residents with regard to these three focus areas:
- Economic opportunities
- Opportunities to improve health and well-being
- Opportunities to become more integrated into their community
- Support the development of cross-sector partnerships that work together on transportation solutions for their community
- Prepare communities to apply for opportunities for funding the implementation of community transportation solutions, such as federal transit funding, as well as other types of federal, state and local funding for which the designed projects may be eligible.
To see past projects, check out the videos of the 2017 Health Care Design Challenge grantees under "Learn about the teams' work."
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Labels: Collective Impact, Communities, funding, Grant, Local Review Teams, Opportunity, Prevention Strategies, Public health, Resources, shared risk and protective factors, Social Determinants of Health
Thursday, July 11, 2019
WEBINAR Authentic Youth Engagement in Public Health
Nothing About Us Without Us: Authentic Youth Engagement in Public Health
Meaningful youth engagement is key to achieving the “triple dividend” in adolescent health and supporting integrated public health efforts. Authentic youth engagement: ensures that young people feel respected, valued and trusted; provides an environment that involves them as teachers as well as learners; values young people’s voice and input; provides opportunities for youth decision making and leadership skill development; and demonstrates that their contributions can lead to real change. With adequate preparation, training and opportunities, youth can bring their insights to public health efforts that benefit them, their communities and the field of public health. This webinar will identify best practices and feature examples for planning for and ensuring authentic youth engagement in public health programs and practices for adolescents. Speakers will include Elizabeth Berard from USAID; and Nikki Payne and Nakisha Watts from Delta Health Alliance. View the previous webinars in this series using the following links: Building on Strengths and Walking the Walk.
Webinar participants will learn to:
- Define authentic youth engagement;
- Identify best practices or guiding principles for authentic youth engagement in public health;
- Identify strategies used to effectively engage youth in various roles that affect their healthy development; and
- Discuss suggestions from youth on how to improve their involvement in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Tuesday July 16, 2019
12:00pm-1:00pm Eastern Daylight Time
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