Friday, May 22, 2015

Community Safety: A Building Block for Community Health

Safety is essential for good community health, and the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative in California recognizes the importance of place-based solutions to address violence. This publication showcases the nine priority strategies recommended by BHC sites to make communities safer, such as economic opportunity and community cohesion. Funded by The California Endowment and developed by Prevention Institute and Advancement Project, "Community Safety" illustrates how BHC sites are creating places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

Learn more here: Community Safety: A Building Block for Community Health

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Updated fall prevention materials from the CDC

CDC has updated their Compenduim of Effective Fall Interventions and their Guide to Implementing Effective Community-based Fall Prevention Programs, both great resources for fall prevention!

Effective Falls Interventions

Effective Falls Interventions coverCDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition

This collection of effective fall interventions is designed to help public health practitioners, senior service providers, clinicians, and others who want to address older adult falls in their community.

Community-Based Fall Prevention Program Guide

Preventing Falls imagePreventing Falls: A Guide to Implementing Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs

This “how-to” guide is designed for community-based organizations who are interested in implementing their own evidence-based fall prevention programs.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Developing a Continuum of Care in Rural Environments and Other Areas with Low Provider Capacity

If you are interested in becoming more knowledgeable about using telemedicine to treat SUD in Medicaid and would like to understand common challenges in using advanced telemedicine and review avenues to address those challenges then you should check out the slides from the "Developing a Continuum of Care in Rural Environments and Other Areas with Low Provider Capacity" webinar.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Colorado Violence and Injury Prevention Programs of Excellence

The Violence and Injury Prevention (VIP) Programs of Excellence highlights sustainable and evidence-based programs that are being implemented around the state. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is recognizing the following hospitals as VIP Programs of Excellence for their outstanding work implementing the Stepping On program, addressing older adult fall prevention:

UCHealth - Northern Region Injury Prevention
Porter Adventist Hospital
Centura Health
Littleton Adventist Hospital

Stepping On is an evidence-based program that utilizes healthcare professionals to lead the various course modules and offers the most flexibility for participants to ask questions related to not just the exercises but a variety of medical issues. As a group activity that is based on stories and group examples, it also offers a social interaction for the seniors we target with the program. It offers an opportunity for additional community supporters of fall prevention to interact with this at risk population by volunteering as guest speakers.

For more information on the Violence and Injury Prevention Program of Excellence or to nominate a person or agency doing evidenced-based work in this field go to the Violence and Injury Prevention Recognition page..

For more information on Older Adult Falls Prevention go to the Older Adult Falls Coalition website or the Colorado Falls Prevention webpage.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

“The Mask You Live In” Film Screening – A Community Conversation

What: The documentary film explores the narrow definitions of masculinity in American culture and how those are affecting boys, men and society at large. View trailer at: Our event will focus on these issues here in Denver; how they contribute to the fields of mental & public health, sexual and domestic violence, and related areas; and how we can collectively broaden our understanding of fostering positive social and emotional well-being for everyone, including boys and men, in our community.

When: May, 28, 2015; Screening will start at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30); Panel discussion to follow (Guests to be announced soon.)

Where: Tivoli Student Center – Turnhalle – Auraria Campus; 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

Who: Co-Sponsored by: The Blue Bench; CCADV; CCASA; Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment; CRISIS CENTER; Gender & Women’s Studies - University of Denver; Man Therapy; The Phoenix Center at Auraria; Project PAVE; Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center; Victim Services – Denver District Attorney’s Office; WINGS Foundation; Women’s Resource Center at CU Denver

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SafeCare Colorado Cohort Three Request for Applications

The Kempe Center has released the SafeCare® Colorado Cohort Three Request for Applications (RFA).

Click HERE to download the SafeCare® Colorado Cohort Three Request for Applications (RFA).
Applications are due Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Questions?Please send questions about the application process, letters of intent, and applications to Please observe deadlines as outlined below.

  • Request for Applications (RFA) Released: May 1, 2015
  • Letters of Intent Due: May 22, 2015
  • Applications Due: June 12, 2015
  • Sites Announced: Early July 2015
  • Kick Off Meetings: August 2015
  • SafeCare® Home Visitor Training: September/October 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015