Friday, March 22, 2019

Event: Uniting to Prevent School Violence

Uniting to Prevent School Violence

Uniting to Prevent School Violence

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, this event will explore what we have learned about preventing school violence since the Columbine tragedy, what questions remain and – perhaps most important – what is preventing us from implementing what we have learned to end these tragedies.

Designed for scientists, school leaders, public health professionals, community members, public safety professionals, and decision-makers, this symposium will provide knowledge and tools to help us work together to advance violence prevention using a public health approach.
For more information on the event, please visit
Registration Fees:
General Registration - $25
Student Registration - $15
 Lunch is provided.


  • When

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mountain Time
  • Where

  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
    13121 E. 17th Avenue
    Room 1102
    Aurora, Colorado 80045

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Opportunity: Stipends to Host Underage Drinking Town Halls

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Tips and Resources for a Successful Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking event

The Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives contract launched the 2019 round of Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking. The initiative educates communities about underage and high-risk drinking and mobilizes them to take evidence-based actions at local, state, and national levels. A limited number of $750 stipends are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to host aCommunities Talk event.

To apply for one of the stipends, email with the name of your organization, contact name, contact email, and contact phone number by April 26, 2019. Visit the Communities Talk website for more information.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Webinar: Using policy to create healthy schools

Webinar: Using policy to create healthy schools

On Friday, March 29, 2019, at 12 p.m. MST, join experts from Child Trends and the National Association of State Boards of Education for a webinar on how state policies can help educators build healthy schools. Presenters will discuss how current state statutes and regulations address mental health, school discipline, and other factors influencing school health, and how a new trauma-informed policy framework can help policymakers create learning environments that support all students. Dr. Jay Barth, chair of the Arkansas State Board of Education, will also share his perspectives on the role of policy in creating healthy school environments.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Call for Abstracts: 2019 Public Health in the Rockies

2019 Public Health in the Rockies Call for Abstracts

The theme of this year's conference is - Equity and Social Justice: Innovation at Elevation
Public Health in the Rockies will take place at Keystone Conference Center from August 27 - 30.
 The purpose of the 2019 Public Health in the Rockies Conference is to provide an opportunity for education, networking and skill development of professionals in Colorado and neighboring regions.  The Conference is designed to build a more competent public health workforce. 
Please click here to submit an abstract for review. 
Abstracts submissions will close on Friday, March 29

New Data on Sports- and Recreation-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your online source for credible health information. 

New Data on Sports- and Recreation-Related Traumatic Brain Injury
youthFootball_250x375.pngAn estimated 283,000 children seek care in U.S. emergency departments each year for a sports- or recreation-related traumatic brain injury (SRR-TBI), according to an MMWR Report released today. The report, Emergency Department Visits for Sports and Recreation-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Among ChildrenUnited States, 2010-2016, also found that:
  • Contact sports contributed to nearly half (45%) of the SRR-TBI visits examined.
  • Males and children aged 10-14 and 15-17 years were most likely to sustain a SRR-TBI.
  • Activities with the highest number of SRR-TBI visits included: football, bicycling, basketball, playground activities, and soccer.
What can be done?
Prevention efforts to reduce the risk for SRR-TBI among children are critical. Promising practices include:
  • Limiting player-to-player collisions through rule changes.
  • Teaching strategies to reduce opportunities for head impacts.
  • Using pre-participation athletic examinations to identify athletes at increased risk for TBI.
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Monday, March 18, 2019

Webinar: MyMobility Planning Tool for Older Adults

Save the Date
 The MyMobility Planning Tool for Older Adults Webinar
 Tuesday, March 26, 2019
3:00pm-4:30pm EST

This webinar will include the research that led CDC to the creation of the MyMobility Plan and provide an overview of this planning tool, which encourages older adults to plan for mobility changes in the same way that they may plan for retirement.  We will also be sharing updates of NCIPC’s work in older adult falls, including STEADI, and older adult transportation research.

We encourage you to invite your partners (AAA, etc.) that work with this population and look forward to our webinar in a couple of weeks.

To join the meeting:

Conference Number(s):  1-855-644-0229
Participant Code: 1634049

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Friday, March 15, 2019

Job Opportunity: Communities That Care Coordinator

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is Now Hiring a Communities That Care Coordinator!

Description of Job

The Work Unit

The Prevention Services Division works with public and private partners across Colorado to improve the health of all Coloradans. Division professionals develop, review, implement and evaluate public health interventions proven to promote healthy living, prevent chronic disease, protect against injury and ensure access to health care and opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. The Division is committed to the professional development, collaborative effort and sustained wellness of its workforce.

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. As prevention professionals, we seek to impact the root causes that are common among youth, families and communities at risk for injury or violence - issues like poverty, families dealing with substance abuse, and youth who are not connected to or do not feel safe at school. These risk and protective factors are shared across many of the outcomes we address. We believe that all people - no matter their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, education level, age, language, religion, ability or geographic location - should have the opportunity to live healthy lives.

The Position

The Communities that Care Coordinator will provide grant oversight and to coordinate training, coaching, resource development, and quality assurance checks for funded local partner agencies implementing the Communities That Care model to address youth substance abuse prevention across the state. This position will manage the contracts for approximately 10-15 community grants for the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention project, which includes the planning and coordination of grantee meetings, development and execution of scopes of work and budgets, provision of regular and ongoing coaching, Communities that Care community organizing support, cultivation of a community of learning among project grantees, and facilitation of project assessments for continuous program quality improvement. The Coordinator will become a certified coach in the Communities that Care model to assist communities in maintaining fidelity to the model.

Expertise on the public health approach to primary prevention, program implementation, substance abuse prevention using a shared risk and protective factor approach, and community engagement in prevention activities is required. This position will manage monthly grantee invoices and track grantee compliance. This position will be responsible for scheduling and conducting grantee site visits. This position must possess expertise in collaborative relationship building and working with community-based partners.

This position must possess expertise in using media and technology for the purpose of creating creative and engaging webinars and other training opportunities. This position must possess expertise in the provision of coaching to diverse partners and communities on the key points and communication of information from multiple sources. This position will be responsible for collecting and analyzing quarterly data provided by grantees to inform technical assistance and training. This position requires strong communication skills and must demonstrate strong skills to build and maintain relationships at the community level in order to support local Communities That Care substance abuse prevention programs to engage their communities and implement prevention projects.
For more information and to apply, please click here.