Thursday, October 10, 2019

October Training Announcement from RMPHTC

Training Announcement 
Check out free training opportunities through the RM-PHTC and our partners! 
Economic Evaluation Virtual Workshop (Oct. 22, 2019)
Are you wondering how economic evaluation might benefit your program or initiative? Interested in communicating value to decision-makers and funders? Join this virtual workshop to discuss the application of economic evaluation to your work. 

Community Engagement: Recruitment & Retention Virtual Workshop (Oct. 31, 2019) - How are you managing and sustaining community participation in your work? Participants in this virtual workshop will go over identifying key factors to support the recruitment and retention of community members, as well as conducting a stakeholder analysis.

Reducing Barriers Webinar Series: Housing and Homelessness
Housing Navigation Webinar (Oct. 23, 2019) - This session will feature Chelsea Kestler of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to discuss resources for those facing housing insecurity, as well as Open Homes via Airbnb and Cancer Support Community.
Cancer Screening and Homeless Navigation Webinar (Oct. 28, 2019) -This session will feature navigators from Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to share resources and strategies for reaching populations experiencing homelessness.

Team Based Care Coordination ECHO Series (Oct. 31 - Dec. 12, 2019) - The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative (PNTC) and ECHO Colorado are partnering on a study to evaluate how our trainings improve team-based care coordination skills. This project is designed to learn more about the effectiveness of these trainings in increasing self-efficacy, knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to team-based care coordination among participants.

Coalition Architecture Webinar (Nov. 4, 2019) -  Explore how the design and structure of a coalition can support its success. Our panelists present critical questions to consider when structuring (or restructuring) your collaboration, and provide examples and analysis of 3 distinct and effective coalition designs.

Managing Effective Coalitions Community of Practice (Nov. 5, 2019 - June 2, 2020) - Come chat once a month with colleagues who are managing, leading, or supporting coalitions in their community. We will explore successes, challenges, ideas, and solutions for building effective coalitions that create and sustain lasting change.
Communicating and Disseminating Evidence to Policymakers (Nov. 8, 2019) - In the online module and live learning session, participants will explore effective strategies for communicating evidence to decision-makers and acquire tools and resources to create and disseminate messages about evidence-based solutions on different platforms for diverse audiences.

Care Coordination for Patient Navigators Online Course (Nov. 8 - Dec. 13, 2019) - In this course, we will explore care coordination and related concepts, including their application to practice and commonly encountered challenges.

Hypothesis Generation During a Foodborne Illness Outbreak ECHO Series (Nov. 13 - Dec. 11, 2019) - This series is designed to encourage foodborne epidemiologists to take advantage of a variety of data and tools available to them when generating a hypothesis for an outbreak detected through pathogen-based surveillance.

Designing Effective Meetings Virtual Workshop (Nov. 14, 2019) -Whether you lead a community coalition, an accreditation or QI team, workgroup or committee meetings, stakeholder planning sessions, or other types of meetings, this virtual workshop will provide you with strategies and techniques to help you keep your meetings on point, engaging, and action-oriented.

Community Engagement & Coalition Building In-Person Workshop (Nov. 18, 2019 in Boulder) - Topics covered in this workshop include principles of community engagement such as: recruiting community members, meeting planning and design, decision-making strategies, and retention strategies.

View our full training directory here.

Training Opportunity: Positive Youth Development Training in Denver - Registration Now Open!

The next Positive Youth Development (PYD) Training event is coming up this November!

Positive Youth Development, "PYD" is an approach that incorporates the development of skills, opportunities and authentic relationships into programs, practices and policies, so that young people reach their full potential. This training is open to youth serving professionals or anyone interested in youth well-being. Email with any questions. 

This FREE training will link content with expertise! Lunch will be provided. 

Date & Time: November 13, 2019 from 9am - 4pm
Location: Lowry Conference Center in Denver
Cost: Free!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Opportunity: An Initiative to Engage Health Care Providers in Firearm Injury Prevention

What You Can Do: An Initiative To Engage Health Care Providers in Firearm Injury Prevention
October 28, 2019 / 1-2 pm / Dean’s Conference Room (W3166) in Fitzsimmons Building, Anschutz Medical Campus

Rocco Pallin, MPH, is a Research Data Analyst at the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. Her work is focused on firearm violence prevention, with particular interest in firearm policy evaluation and community- and hospital-based interventions for firearm violence prevention. She also directs the What You Can Do initiative. Rocco has a background in youth development and community health. She holds an MPH from Tulane University and a BA from Dartmouth College.
During this informal session, Rocco will share background on the development of What You Can Do, a prevention initiative mobilizing health care providers to engage in clinical strategies for reducing firearm injury and death.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Share Your Thoughts - SB63 List of Recommendations

We Want to Hear From You! Share Your Thoughts on Senate Bill 63

The Office of Early Childhood and Early Childhood Leadership Commission request your input on our efforts to address the declining availability of family child care homes and infant care pursuant to Senate Bill 19-063.

For the last few months, we have been gathering stakeholder input from around the state on the reasons for the declining availability of family child care homes and infant care, and ways to reverse those trends. This feedback process has produced a long list of key issues and proposed recommendations.
To help determine which recommendations should be included in the final Strategic Action Plan for the legislature, we want to hear from you!  We want to know whether you support each recommendation and the level of impact you think it would have if implemented.

You can provide us that feedback on recommendations for every issue, or only those that are most relevant to your work. However you choose to complete it, please take time to do so by Thursday, October 10th.
Share your feedback now!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Opportunity: Active Transportation Mini-Grants from America Walks

Applications Due November 8 at 5pm Eastern

America Walks has seen firsthand that the passion, innovation and hard work of advocates and local organizations to advance safe, equitable, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and move are what create the foundation for walkable communities across the US. This grant program will work to provide support to the growing network of advocates, organizations, and agencies using innovative, engaging, and inclusive programs and projects to create change at the community level.

Funded projects should:
  • Increase physical activity and active transportation in a specific community
  • Work to engage people and organizations new to the efforts of walking and walkability
  • Demonstrate a culture of inclusive health
  • Create and support healthy, active, and engaged communities
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October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month

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No family should experience the inconceivable pain of waking up to the loss of their child. Yet approximately 3,600 babies die in their sleep every year. This October, in recognition of SIDS Awareness Month, we’re sharing new resources and collating relevant stories to help health professionals, community advocates, and families ensure every baby has a safe night’s sleep.

New Interactive Safe Sleep Resource

All families want what’s best for their babies. That’s why it’s vital that health professionals talk to families about recommended practices and empower all caregivers as safe sleep champions. This new interactive E-handout supports those conversations. Health professionals can sit with families and click through the pages where they’ll find different sleep scenes and environments. A series of prompts and pop-ups help users learn about what’s safe and inspire learning conversations. Families can also access the handout at home and use it to teach their friends and families about safe sleep.


Ideas that Resist Inequities

Black babies and American Indian/Alaskan Native babies die from sleep-related deaths at more than twice the rate of white babies. These glaring inequities are rooted in systemic barriers caused by structural racism. Here, we share nine promising practices for change from innovative community programs, grassroots initiatives, and state and national campaigns.
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Know that Knowledge is Power

Every new person who learns about safe infant sleep is one more person who can promote safe sleep guidelines. Help build collective knowledge across the country by sharing safe sleep information all month on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Not sure where to start? Our SIDS Awareness Month social media toolkit includes sample posts and graphics for your use.

Remember to Move Beyond the Numbers

Safe sleep statistics represent real babies and real losses. Here, Brittanie Weaver talks about the loss of her son to raise awareness about sudden unexpected infant deaths so that other families won’t experience what her family went through.
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