Monday, January 27, 2020

New Funding Opportunity: School Health Professional Grant

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2020 School Health Professional Grant Program

Applications are now available for the School Health Professional Grant (SHPG) to support K-12 schools.

The purpose of the grant is to:
  1. Increase the presence of school health professionals in K-12 schools to provide substance abuse and behavioral health care to students who are enrolled in K-12 schools and have substance abuse or other behavioral health needs;
  2. Provide training and resources for the newly hired school health professionals, other behavioral health school team members, and school staff on the implementation of evidence-based programming on substance abuse prevention education and behavioral health education for all students who are enrolled in K-12 schools; and
  3. Allow school health professionals to provide care coordination and connect K-12 students with services that are provided by community-based organizations for treatment and counseling for students who are at risk for substance abuse and who have need mental/behavioral health support.

Approximately $9.2 million is available for the 2020-21 school year. Applicants must demonstrate a match of 10 percent of funds requested. This may include both in-kind and cash matches.

Applications are due Tuesday, March 24, 2020, by 11:59 pm.

School Professional Grant Application:
For more information access the RFP link here

An application training webinar will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2020, from 12–1 pm

Please share this grant opportunity with other educators who may be interested.

Free Webinar: Exploring Social Poverty: Low-Income Populations and the Impact of Family and Community Ties

February 12, 2020
Exploring Social Poverty:
Low-Income Populations and the
Impact of Family and Community Ties

The impact of financial poverty has been a focus of researchers for decades. In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Halpern-Meekin, author of Social Poverty: Low-income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties, examines another dimension of poverty that has been considerably understudied: social poverty. Social povertyor lacking adequate close, dependable, and trusting relationshipsis an often-ignored form of hardship that is separate from financial poverty. Developing healthy relationship skills and coping mechanisms through relationship education may help address social poverty.
Join us as Dr. Halpern-Meekin discusses the relational and emotional dimensions of poverty and the benefits relationship education has to offer.

Specifically, webinar attendees will learn:
  1. To identify what social poverty is, and how it may motivate participation in relationship education
  2. How programs can purposefully try to build participants’ social resources
Presenters: Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Who should attend: Relationship skills educators, community-based workers, family life educators, health educators, high school counselors/teachers, adolescent development researchers, Extension professionals, anyone interested in improving outcomes for youth, couples, and families, individuals working with high-needs, vulnerable youth, couples, and families.

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

Duration: 60 minutes 

Cost: Free!
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Friday, January 24, 2020

2020 Webinar Series on ACEs and Child Maltreatment Prevention

This will be a great opportunity to learn about research in progress related to ACEs and child maltreatment prevention. In each session, you will learn about the research topic and methodology, and have the opportunity to engage with the researchers to share your ideas and questions!

Registration is live – visit the website to sign up for webinars. Feel free to share with your networks – these are open to all.

All webinars are one hour, free and open to prevention professionals and researchers in child maltreatment prevention. Presenters will describe research in progress and take questions from attendees.
To register, visit the website.
April 16

Time: 10 Pacific, 11 Mountain, 12 Central,
1 Eastern
Opioids and Child Maltreatment: Neighborhood Factors To Protect Families

Nichole Michaels, PhD, and Bridget Freisthler, PhD
Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University

May 18

Time: 10 Pacific, 11 Mountain, 12 Central,
1 Eastern
Building Community Resilience: Addressing the 'Pair of ACEs' and Preventing Child Maltreatment through a Cross-Sector Approach

Caitlin Murphy, MPA-PNP and Jeff Hild, JD
George Washington University
June 17

Time: 10 Pacific, 11 Mountain, 12 Central,
1 Eastern
Evaluating Organizational Policies to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Luciana Assini-Meytin, PhD and Katherine E. Soule, PhD
Johns Hopkins University and University of California Cooperative Extension
July 14

Time: 10 Pacific, 11 Mountain, 12 Central,
1 Eastern
Promoting Economic Stability to Reduce Child Maltreatment: Evaluating a Policy Approach

Ali Rowhani Rahbar, MD, PhD and Nicole Kovski, MS
University of Washington
September 15

Time: 10 Pacific, 11 Mountain, 12 Central,
1 Eastern
Gun Violence as an Adverse Childhood Experience: Reflections from Research and Practice Perspectives

Sonali Rajan, EdD, Danielle Kassow, PhD, and Ginny Rauh, ScD
Columbia University and Trauma-Free NYC

Hosted by the National Peer Learning Team on Child Maltreatment, a collaborative initiative of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) at the Colorado School of Public Health

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Webinar: Walkability for All: Putting Equity into Practice

Support Walkable Communities
February 12, 2020
2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific
How do we move beyond talking about equity to building equitable communities? Join us for the webinar Walkability for All: Putting Equity into Practice on February 12, 2020 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific where we’ll explore ways individuals and organizations are taking action to create walkable and movable communities for all people. This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path as well as those interested in learning more about the topic.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Learn about strategies, resources, and data to help implement equity into your own work
  • Hear from those working to develop and implement strategies to improve engagement and participation
  • Explore how we take equity from a buzzword to an action item
Learn More and Register Here

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Position Announcement & Health Equity Program Opportunity

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Position announcement: two distinct opportunities available
Join the Transformative Alliances Team!
Transformative Alliances LLC is looking for prospective team members to fill two distinct positions: Technical Assistant and Facilitator. Applicants are welcome to apply for one or both positions.

We work with people and  organizations to better accomplish their missions, live their values, and have an intentional impact through anti-oppression and equity consulting.  As part of our work, we have partnered closely with The Colorado Trust, a health equity foundation.  Both the Technical Assistant and Facilitator will be working with us in our implementation of The Colorado Trust program known as Community Leaders in Health Equity (CLHE).

The deadline to apply is 5pm Friday, February 7, 2020.  Prospective Interview Dates are February 17 – 19, 2020.  Click here for more information.
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Invitation to Apply and Participate: 18-Month Health Equity Curriculum
We invite interested organizations and community groups to apply for the Community Leaders in Health Equity (CLHE) program!  It’s an 18-month intensive, coordinated equity and health equity curriculum that is devised & conducted by Transformative Alliances LLC and funded & organized by The Colorado Trust

Prospective grantees will be responsible for recruiting and supporting 12-14 participants with strong community ties and an existing interest in equity to join the CLHE program (in addition to 2 organizational representatives).  The program includes multi-day convenings, workshops, ongoing project work, and more, and focuses on the connection between anti-oppression principles and health (in)equity.  There is a concentration on racism, classism, sexism, nationalism, and language oppression, and the program is designed to give participants a set of tools to be able to better apply and act upon what they learn.  Seven (7) organizations from across the state of Colorado will ultimately be chosen to participate.

We think it’s a phenomenal opportunity!  Be sure to apply before or by Friday, February 21, 2020.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Workshop Opportunities: Mobility for All | Movilidad para todos

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Technology Workshops


One mode of transportation does not fit all needs. By integrating various modes; transportation becomes flexible & provides diverse options for
diverse needs: Social, Economic, Affordability, Independence, Quality of Life and Health.

Feel Confident Using Smartphone Apps that Help
you Get Around
Free 90-minute smartphone app workshops offered:

Center for People with Disabilities 
Thursdays, 12-1:30 pm
1675 Range St, Boulder, CO 80301

Free transportation credits or passes upon completion of each workshop.
This program will help expand access to and use of
technology-based transportation options. 
Questions, email,
or call 720.564.2218


Un modo de transporte no se ajusta a todas las necesidades. Al integrar varios modos; el transporte
se vuelve flexible y ofrece diferentes opciones para diversas necesidades: sociales, económicas,
que estén a su alcance, que brinden independencia, calidad de vida y salud.

Sienta confianza cuando use las
aplicaciones del teléfono inteligente que lo
ayudan a desplazarse por la ciudad
Se ofrecen talleres gratuitos de 90 minutos sobre aplicaciones para teléfonos inteligentes:
El centro para personas con discapacidades
Jueves, de 12-1:30 pm
1675 Range St, Boulder, CO 80301

Créditos o pases de transporte gratis al finalizar cada taller.
Este programa ayudará a ampliar el acceso y el uso de opciones de transporte basadas en la tecnología.
Si tiene preguntas, escriba un correo electrónico a, o llame al 720.564.2218

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Conference: Culture of Data - Redefining Approaches to Health Equity

How do you define health equity?

Join us at the Culture of Data conference Friday April 10th  and learn from experts how systemic changes can improve health for all.

Theme:  Health in All Data:  Redefining Approaches to Health Equity

  • To identify and utilize the collection of health data on racial and ethnic populations that will impact health policy and the delivery of health services.
  • To modify existing data collection and dissemination processes to prioritize telling the story of those communities experiencing health inequities.

REGISTER NOW for best rates

 View our conference page for the most current information