Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Funding Opportunity: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Mini Grant

In partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood, Illuminate Colorado is awarding mini grants to support approved curricula to prevent child sexual abuse on a rolling basis until all funds are expended. All trainings must be complete by June 30, 2020.

At the time of this announcement, the approved curricula are: Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development and Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children.

Mini grants are being provided to support in person delivery of the approved child sexual abuse prevention curricula across the state with the following aims:

  • Increase adult knowledge, attitudes, and skills to prevent child sexual abuse
  • Improve adult understanding of healthy development in children

Mini grants and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are expended. All trainings must be complete by June 30, 2020. Application decisions will be made within 2 weeks of submission. A final report of financial expenditures, including receipts, will be due within 2 weeks of training completion.

Application Details
Mini grant requests may be submitted online at Requests submitted in any other manner will not be considered.

If you would like more information about becoming an authorized facilitators or certified trainer or would like to get more involved in preventing child sexual abuse in Colorado, contact:

 Alissa Kalish,
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program Manager

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

New Job Opportunities to work with Drug Overdose Data at CDPHE

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The Colorado Violent Death Reporting System (CoVDRS) at CDPHE is hiring! As part of the expansion for the new State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS), our team at CDPHE is hiring three new positions. This includes a Term-Limited Mortality Surveillance Unit Coordinator (#2396) and two Term-Limited Coroner Record Abstractors (#2381/#2382). We are looking for a diverse pool of applicants who are interested in collecting detailed data about both overdose and violence mortality. Both the CoVDRS and new SUDORS are part of the new Mortality Surveillance Program at CDPHE which is a key source to better understand the drivers and risk factors of injury mortality in Colorado. You can learn more and apply to the jobs at the below links.

Coordinator posting:

Abstractors Posting:

Training Opportunities: Rocky Mountain Public Health training Center

Training Announcement 
Check out free training opportunities through the RM-PHTC and our partners! 

Managing Effective Coalitions Community of Practice (through June 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.

Community Engagement & Coalition Building Workshop (Nov. 18, 2019) - 
How are you managing and sustaining community participation in your work? Topics covered in this in-person workshop include recruiting community members, conducting a stakeholder analysis, meeting planning and design to encourage participation and retention, and decision-making strategies that seek maximum involvement of stakeholders.

Authentic Engagement of Young People (Dec. 5, 2019) - In this webinar we will explore the benefits of engaging young people, introducing ideas of sharing power, and what that looks like. We will also discuss adultism and how to avoid the common errors that lead to ineffective engagement.

Influencing Change Workshop (Dec. 5, 2019) -  In this in-person training, participants will delve into the "how" of bringing about change - namely through identifying the decision makers who can make the change and how to influence those decision makers through an understanding of change management, communication strategies, and power-building tactics.

Facilitating Decision Making Virtual Workshop (Dec. 11, 2019) - Learn the foundational skills needed to effectively engage stakeholders and bring about change. This virtual workshop will feature a blend of instruction and practice work in small breakouts.

Looking to develop any trainings? Check out our new website and see what the Training Center has to offer at

Job Opportunity: Term-Limited Drug Epidemiologist

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This position is open to current Colorado residents
This position is term-limited and funding cannot be guaranteed beyond August 31, 2020.
This announcement will close on December 1, 2019 or when an adequate pool is reached (adequate pool is defined as 30 candidates who meet minimum qualifications or 50 applications total), whichever comes first. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

This position serves as a drug epidemiologist and statistical analyst for the VIP-MHP Branch, with a focus on conducting descriptive and inferential analysis of datasets that provide information on fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses and substance use disorders. The goal of these analyses is to inform program planning and prevention efforts, monitor trends (surveillance) and evaluate programs. In addition to analysis, the drug epidemiologist will collaborate with other state agencies, task forces and local grantees or local coalitions to improve data quality and to better use the analysis results to drive change and evaluate the outcomes of their prevention efforts. Working collaboratively with the prescription drug epidemiologist, this position is responsible for using existing and new data sources to measure short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term outcomes. This position creates and executes analysis plans using multiple data sources and is responsible for reporting the CDC's required outcome indicators for the new CDC funding to address drug overdose.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Lunch and Learn - A Conversation About Behavioral Health: Multiple Approaches to Support Youth in Schools

Please Note: The deadline to register has been extended to November 18th. Register here!

Job Opportunity: Term-Limited Communities That Care Coordinator

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This position is open to current Colorado residents
This is a term-limited position and funding cannot be guaranteed beyond August 31, 2022.

This announcement will close on December 1, 2019 or when an adequate pool is reached (adequate pool is defined as 30 candidates who meet minimum qualifications or 50 applications total), whichever comes first.   Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.
The Position
The purpose of this position is to provide grant oversight and to coordinate training and technical assistance 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 technical assistance, cultivation of a community of learning among project grantees, and facilitation of project assessments for continuous program quality improvement. Expertise on the public health approach to primary prevention, program implementation, substance abuse prevention using a shared risk and protective factor approach, and the evaluation of prevention activities is required. This position must possess expertise in the provision of technical assistance to diverse partners and communities on the synthesis and communication of information from multiple sources. 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. 
This position provides direction to the enhancement of the VIP-MHP Branch's understanding of the magnitude and contexts of youth substance use as a risk factor for other priority prevention topics for the branch. This position will work collaboratively with other members of the Retail Marijuana Education Program on the context of legalized recreational marijuana in the state, with other members of the VIP-MHP branch on prescription drug misuse prevention efforts, and partners from sister agencies on substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion, and primary prevention strategies for youth. 

For more information and to apply, click here.