About the work unit The Violence and Injury Prevention - Mental Health Promotion (VIP-MHP) Branch exists to coordinate state and local efforts toward mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and the prevention of death and disability in Colorado due to unintentional and intentional injuries through health policy, legislation, public awareness and education, training, assessments, and intervention programs. The VIP-MHP Branch houses the Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) program, and is charged with implementing the Colorado Child Fatality Prevention Act (Article 20.5 of Title 25, Colorado Revised Statutes). The CFPS is a statewide, multidisciplinary, multi-agency effort to prevent child deaths. This unit is responsible for the oversight of the CFPS, which coordinates local child fatality review teams to review child deaths (ages 0-17) for the purpose of describing the trends and patterns in Colorado, aggregating child fatality data from individual deaths, identifying prevention strategies, and implementing and evaluating prevention strategies at the state and local levels.
About the position The primary purpose of this position is to provide training and technical assistance on the prevention of unintentional injuries and fatalities and implementation and evaluation of the CFPS, including working with the CFPS State Review Team and the local child fatality prevention review teams (local teams) and other injury prevention partners throughout Colorado. This position develops and provides regular and ongoing training and support to the system on topics related to equity; positive youth development; contract monitoring; continuous quality improvement; child fatality case review and data-related tasks (including quality assurance, case assignment, etc.); communication with partners through the state through website, blog, and newsletter; and evaluation and data collection tools. This position collaborates with other state injury and violence prevention programs in the VIP-MHP Branch and with other state child death review and prevention programs and partners. This position requires strong communication, evaluation, and group facilitation skills. The position is also expected to ensure that equity is central to all training, technical assistance, evaluation and communication with partners and will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships at the community, state and national levels.