Swedish Medical Center 501 E. Hampden Ave., 2nd Floor Conference Area, Spruce C
Englewood, CO 80113
What is ‘Just Drive’?
A free one hour class delivered by safety experts about the risks and
consequences of distracted driving, practical strategies for reducing
distracted driving habits, and Colorado’s laws.
What will attendees Learn?
Why it’s important to spread the message of the dangers of distracted driving.
How to present the Just Drive: Take Action Against Distraction presentation.
What is the problem?
Distracted driving now joins alcohol and speeding as a leading cause of motor vehicle injury
Research has shown that talking on the phone while driving increases the risk of
collision four times, while texting increases crash risk by 8 to 23 times. Swedish Medical Center
501 E. Hampden Ave.,
2nd Floor Conference Area, Spruce C
Englewood, CO 80113
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tracey Holmberg at 303-788-5358 or Tracey.Holmberg@healthonecares.com.
Based on 2010-2014 child fatality data, the CFPS team members recommend the following strategies be implemented to reduce child fatalities in Colorado:
Establish a statutory requirement that allows for primary enforcement of Colorado’s adult seat belt law, making it possible to stop a driver and issue a citation if anyone (the driver and all passengers, regardless of seating position) in the vehicle is not properly restrained.
Enhance the Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) law to increase the minimum age for a learner’s permit to 16 years and expand restricted driving hours to 10:00pm-5:00am.
Mandate that all healthcare settings develop and implement policies to provide education and information about infant safe sleep promotion.
Mandate all schools in Colorado implement a full spectrum of suicide prevention programming, including programs that promote resilience and positive youth development as protective factors for suicide.
Support policies that ensure the long-term financial stability of free full-day preschool and free full-day kindergarten.
Support policies that ensure paid parental leave for families.
In addition, the following recommendations were made to strengthen child fatality data quality inclusive of ideas to improve how child fatalities are examined by investigative agencies, as well as ideas to improve systems to track and analyze data:
Mandate law enforcement agencies and coroner offices use the Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation Reporting Form (SUIDIRF) during infant death scene investigations.
Mandate the use of a suicide investigation form for law enforcement and coroners when investigating suicide deaths.
Improve Colorado’s Traffic Accident Report to include more specific information about motor vehicle crashes.
Strengthen practices related to sharing child maltreatment data across local agencies in Colorado.
Sarah Brummet is being recognized by the Denver University Graduate School of Professional Psychology as a unique and inspiring alumni as they lead up to their 40th anniversary.
After GSPP, Sarah obtained her law degree at DU and practiced family law for 5 years before transitioning back to psychology to work in suicide prevention.
She serves as the Suicide Prevention Commission Coordinator within the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Making the transition to work in the suicide prevention arena was as much personal and professional.
The Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention is the lead agency for coordinating suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention efforts statewide. As one of the unspoken and taboo topics that continues to touch Coloradans in profound and devastating ways, suicide prevention is aimed at not only keeping individuals safe, but also in supporting and enriching communities.
A 2014 health department report concludes there is no safe level of marijuana use for pregnant and breastfeeding women or their babies.
“Women have a lot of choices to make when they become pregnant,” said Dr. Tista Ghosh, deputy chief medical officer. “We encourage them to talk to their health care providers and use our new resources to make the healthiest choices for themselves and their babies.”
The campaign for pregnant and breastfeeding women is part of the state’s Good To Know Colorado campaign, which was launched in 2014 to educate Coloradans about the safe and responsible use of retail marijuana. The campaign continues the Good to Know approach of using direct messages and images to engage Coloradans in the state’s ongoing conversation about marijuana. The new campaign uses social media, online resources, health care providers and community groups to reach pregnant and breastfeeding women.