Friday, August 10, 2018

Job Opportunity: Denver Health Injury Prevention Position

Denver Health is Hiring an Injury Prevention Coordinator:

Job Summary:  
Under the general plans, organizes and develops the Injury Prevention Program at Denver Health in areas such as violence prevention for sexual assault, teen dating violence, recreational injuries, older adult falls, and other primary prevention areas identified by the data. Participates in designing, planning and implementing formal and informal primary prevention programs, activities, events, trainings, and policies based on community and hospital needs and data. Participates in researching and identifying opportunities and initiates contact in the community, among local partners, and with internal stakeholders. Participates in performance improvement activities that benefit primary prevention and the trauma program.

For more info and to apply, visit:

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Volunteer Opportunity: Circles Boulder County

For Immediate Release
Aug. 9, 2018
Media ContactMike Stratton, 303-441-1559

Help families work their way out of poverty -- Become a Circles Ally 

Volunteer training session Saturday, Aug. 18 in Boulder

Boulder County, Colo. Looking for an opportunity to make a lasting difference in your community? If so, the Boulder County Circles campaign is seeking volunteers to help families work their way out of poverty. Circles is a proven program that helps end poverty -- one family at a time -- by focusing on doing things “with” not “for” those in need. Circles volunteers (called Allies) work directly with the head of a family to help them develop the skills necessary to move out of poverty permanently. A training session for new Allies will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18 in Boulder.
   What: Circles Ally Training Session
   When: Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
   Where: Boulder County Health Auditorium, Health Admin Building, 
                3450 N. Broadway, Boulder
Do you have about five hours of time each month to become an Ally and help mentor and support Circles participants? Most of the volunteer time takes place on Wednesday evenings, and being an Ally requires an 18-month commitment. Training and support is provided. For more information and to register for the session, contact Marnita Rodriguez at 303-441-1503, or
Circles Ally Training

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

SADD Hiring for Colorado Coordinator

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is the nation’s premier youth health and safety organization that works to empower teens on the issues of traffic safety, substance abuse, personal health and safety.

SADD has a network of dedicated professionals who serve as State Coordinators. This full-time position, based in Colorado, develops and oversees the vibrant network of SADD chapters across the state.

Key responsibilities include:

● Serve as the project manager for statewide and national grants with support from the national office.

● Develop new SADD chapters by targeting school districts, superintendents, principals and other education and community professionals.

● Support existing SADD chapters by keeping them active, informed, and engaged in national and statewide programs, activities, and initiatives.

● Serve as the state voice of SADD with day and overnight travel to meet with chapters, partners, media, legislators, and other interested parties.

A successful applicant will possess a BA or BS degree with 3-5 years’ experience in the field of education, prevention, youth advocacy, substance abuse, program development, or other relevant field. Strong writing and organizational skills are a must, as well as effective interpersonal communication and presentation skills. Proficiency with software such as Microsoft Office and other tools is expected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. No phone calls accepted.

Send resume, cover letter (including salary requirements), and relevant writing sample no later than August 24, 2018 to:

SADD Inc., 
Elizabeth Vermette 
Senior Director of Programs , Subject: Colorado State Coordinator. 

SADD, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Online Learning: Evidence-Based Public Health

The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is offering an opportunity for public health professionals
from around the country to participate in a unique, online training series, which covers core concepts like:
defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating
program and policy impacts. Read more about the topics.
Participants will watch recorded lectures and complete homework assignments and then attend online
live learning sessions. A facilitator will lead guided discussions and activities related to the online content
with the cohort of participants.  A topic expert will also be on hand to answer questions and engage in the
discussion. These sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to connect evidence-based decision
making concepts to their daily work.
This online course uses a flipped classroom approach. This gives you the opportunity to work through course
content on your own time prior to connecting with a small group of peers during a live learning session. All
from the convenience of your home or office.
Live Learning Sessions @12p on Wednesdays (participants should plan to attend all sessions)
  • Course opens: August 22, 2018 
  • 1 - Introduction - September 5, 12:00pm-1:30pm MT Session 1.5 hours 
  • 2- Community Assessment - September 12, 12:00- 1:00pm MT
  • 3- Quantifying the Issue - September 19, 12:00- 1:00pm MT
  • 4- Initial Statement - September 26, 12:00- 1:00pm MT
  • 5- Searching and Summarizing the Literature - October 3, 12:00- 1:00pm MT
  • 6- Prioritization - October 10, 12:00- 1:00pm MT
  • 7- Action Planning - October 17, 12:00- 1:00pm MT
  • 8- Economic Evaluation - October 24, 12:00- 1:00pm MT
  • 9- Evaluation - October 31, 12:00- 1:00pm MT
Registration Information
Registration is a 2-step process:
  1. Register on this page (you will receive an email with a link to download the Letter of Commitment).
  2. Email completed LOC.
You will be contacted after completion of both steps. 



Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills

Monday, August 6, 2018

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Mitigating Involuntary Housing Displacement

Grantfunding Opportunity: General Operating Support
Request For Proposals (RFP) Release Date: August 1, 2018
Webinar: August 10, 2018, 11:00 a.m. MT
Intent to Apply Due: August 17, 2018
Full Proposals Due: August 31, 2018
Grant PeriodDecember 1, 2018-December 31, 2021

Kaiser Permanente Colorado is pleased to announce the release of a request for proposals (RFP) for general operating support of organizations that are mitigating involuntary housing displacement. We plan to invest up to $800,000 to support up to 10 nonprofit organizations.
Eligible 501(c)(3) organizations are:

  • Using place-based community organizing to mitigate involuntary housing displacement of people of color living (including, but not limited to, Asian Americans, African Americans, Latino/as, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders) in economically vulnerable communities/neighborhoods
The applying organization must be a Colorado-based 501(c)(3). To be considered for funding, organizations must also meet specific eligibility criteria outlined in the RFP.

Organizations interested in applying for grantfunding should review our frequently asked questions and read the RFP in its entirety. See the complete RFP. We will hold a webinar on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MT, to further describe the goals and objectives of this funding opportunity and to answer questions. Instructions on how to register for the webinar are included in the RFP.
Please share this announcement broadly within your networks and with organizations that may be interested in applying. Thank you for your consideration. Together we build healthier communities in Colorado.

WEBINAR: Innovation in Public Health

Using innovative technologies to increase community engagement
Tune in to learn how Garrett County, MD, a rural Appalachian community and 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winner, has developed This innovative online planning tool allows residents to share information, data, and solutions with each other and elected officials. We'll also share exciting details about a new universal version of this community engagement tool coming your way soon! 
Innovation in Public Health: A Collaborative Planning Tool for Increasing Equity and Community Engagement
Tuesday, August 28 at 3 p.m. ET

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Public Health Institute's New Healthcare Playbook

Check out more information about Public Health Institute's Healthcare Playbook below!


$1 trillion is spent every year in the U.S. on treating avoidable disease created by conditions of poverty. What if we invested that $1 trillion towards eliminating the intergenerational transmission of poor health and poverty instead? New from PHI's Build Healthy Places Network, the Healthcare Playbook builds the skills to help community developers partner with hospitals and healthcare systems. The playbook can help identify cross-sector partners; determine hospital readiness for collaboration; leverage your assets for partnership; and create your partnership roadmap.