Saturday, October 20, 2018

Funding Opportunity: America Walks

America Walks wants to give you $1,500 to kickstart change in your community. Apply today for one of the 2018 Community Change Grantsand take a step in making your community health, active, and engaged. 

Friday, October 19, 2018

RFP: Older Adult Fall Prevention Coordinator


Foothills RETAC       
Request for Proposal
For the Position of
Project Coordinator
Older Adult Fall Prevention

The Foothills Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council (Foothills RETAC) desires to contract with an individual to promote older adult fall prevention activities within the five counties of the Foothills RETAC.


Project Goal

Reduce the number of falls in older adults within the Foothills RETAC through resource assessment, evaluation, evidence-based education, and practical applications.


Find more information below about the following.


  Background
  Project Goals, Objectives and Activities
  Project Coordinator Role and Responsibilities
  Position Requirements
  Funding
  Timeline
  Instructions for Applicants
  Method of Selection

 

New Dates Released: Parent & Young Driver GDL Class

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Educating Youth to be Responsible Drivers:
A Class for Parents and Their New Drivers

Learn the laws of your teen’s restricted license before you hand over the keys.
You will learn about:
  • The risks of young adult driving
  • What Graduated Driver Licensing is and how it impacts you and your teen
  • Adding a youth to your insurance policy
  • Tips on how to teach your young driver to be safe


All sessions run 6:30pm to 7:30pm
RSVP via phone 1-866-779-3347

or online at www.swedishhospital.com

2018 class schedule:
November 7, 2018


2019 class schedule:
January 16, 2019
March 20, 2019
May 15, 2019
July 17, 2019
September 18, 2019

Class Location
Swedish Medical Center
501 E. Hampden Ave.
2nd Floor Conference Room Pine B
Englewood, CO 80113

Prize drawing discounts towards Drivers’ Education provided by:


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Shared Risk and Protective Factor Conf. Call for Abstracts!

The 3rd Annual Shared Risk and Protective Factors Conference will be held at Keystone Conference Center in Frisco, CO, May 29-31st, 2019.

As prevention professionals, you have likely seen issues that are common​ among the youth, families and communities you work with - issues like poverty, families dealing with substance abuse, and youth who are not connected to or do not feel safe at school. We often refer to these issues as "shared risk and protective factors". This conference focuses on learning and implementing ​strategies that take ​a shared risk and protective factor approach to prevent multiple forms of violence, injury and substance abuse​, helping ​multiple programs and agencies​ achieve their desired outcomes​.
THE 2019 CONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS NOW OPEN!!!
Do you have stories of successful collaboration to share? Do you have examples of using a shared risk and protective factor approach to create connected communities? Or maybe expertise around using a positive youth development approach, or changing systems to support youth development, or identifying and addressing the root causes of violence, injury, and substance abuse?
This conference draws young people and adults who are engaged in creating connected communities and safe, healthy, and successful youth. Attendees include adults and young people working with nonprofits and government agencies from across Colorado including stakeholders of the following: CDPHE Violence & Injury Prevention Program, Collaborative Management Program, Communities that Care, Department of Education, Office of Behavioral Health, Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program, Youth Partners, and many more.
Read the Proposal Submission Questions HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P1rc8X9KSKRy2SYhhhtbmdB3W8Lia-7hIGcACBUYJ8k/edit?usp=sharing 
Create a Presenter Account and Submit your session proposal HERE: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/SRPFC2019
Instructions: At the Login page, click "Create Account", once confirmed and logged in select "+ Create New Submission". You can add co-presenters to your session by providing their email address on the form.
*The submission site is best viewed on a desktop.
***Once you click “Submit,” your session will be automatically recorded and you will be taken to a “Submission Summary” page. You can log-in to your account and edit or delete your submission before the Call for Proposals Close date, November 15th.***
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To be notified when registration opens, please complete this form HERE
Have questions about the conference? Email us at info.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu

Monday, October 15, 2018

Job Opportunity: Youth Program Specialist


BOULDER COUNTY COLORADO
invites applications for the position of:
Healthy Futures Coalition Youth Program Specialist
 
Boulder County Public Health is hiring a part-time Healthy Futures Coalition Youth Program Specialist! This position is responsible for coordinating the Healthy Futures Youth Leadership Team. It works closely with the Healthy Futures Coalition coordinator, two part-time youth staff, and community agencies and coalitions to plan, implement, and evaluate a range of prevention strategies to increase healthy behaviors within Boulder County, with a focus on youth.

The Community Health Division at Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) works on the social factors that research has shown to improve health and well-being. The division's Community Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Program works to engage people in Boulder County by building a thriving community where people do not abuse substances and where all community members have a positive role to play in this effort. In particular, the program works from a Positive Youth Development framework, in which young people actively participate.

The person in this position must be interested in supporting young people to learn and develop skills to thrive. The position provides a context in which to develop skills in project management, working with young people and adults in various settings, and communicating about challenging issues in a practical and effective way. It also provides an opportunity to practice implementing public health theory, including Positive Youth Development, health equity, population-based approaches, prevention theory and practice, strengths-based perspective, and harm reduction. 

FREE Training in Fall Prevention


WEBINAR Exploring Evidence-Based Legal and Policy Strategies to Prevent Fatal Injuries and Violence


Join us on Wednesday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about evidence-based legal and policy strategies that can be leveraged to address Healthy People 2020 objectives, including the Leading Health Indicators (LHI). This webinar will focus on the 2 Injury and Violence LHIs — reducing injury deaths and reducing homicides. Presenters will highlight legal research and other policy-related resources that can provide decision-makers and public health professionals with the necessary tools and information to identify and implement laws, policies, and programs to improve population health in their own communities. You’ll also hear about how communities can address these issues by leveraging evidence-based law and policy solutions to address injury and violence prevention goals.