Friday, December 13, 2019

Opportunity: Application Training Workshop Registration for the Crime Victim Services (CVS) Grant Program Funds



The Office for Victims Programs (OVP), a unit of the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) within the Colorado Department of Public Safety, will be releasing the Announcement of Available Funds for the CY 2021 & CY 2022 Crime Victim Services (CVS) Grant Program Funds and application materials on January 6th, 2020.  Application materials will be due February 18th, 2020.

OVP will be hosting a series of workshops across the state to provide technical assistance and training on how to complete the CY 2021 & CY 2022 CVS Grant Application between January 16th-February 6th.  Please use the links below to register for a training near you.
LAKEWOOD (DENVER) Thursday, January 16th from 8:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
Click here to sign-up!

GREENWOOD VILLAGE (DENVER) Tuesday, January 21st from 12 p.m-4 p.m.
Click here to sign-up!

GRAND JUNCTION Thursday, January 23rd from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
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GREELEY Thursday, January 23rd from 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
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CORTEZ Tuesday, January 28th from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
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PUEBLO Wednesday, January 29th from 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
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WEBINAR Thursday, February 6th 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
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*Please note, once capacity is full the registration will close.  If you register for a workshop and then cannot attend, please email us at

**If you would also like to request travel reimbursement to/from the Grant Application Workshop, please complete the Travel Assistance Request Form and return to Kelly Kissell at no later than January 10th, 2020.
For more information, contact:
Office for Victims Programs
Office: 303.239.5719
Toll Free: 1.888.282.1080

Thursday, December 12, 2019

New Advocacy Funding Opportunity: Application Details and Evaluation RFQ

Building and Bridging Power Strategy

Details on New Advocacy Funding Opportunity
The Colorado Trust is pleased to announce a new advocacy funding opportunity, titled “Building and Bridging Power to Advance Health Equity through Policy and Advocacy” (Building and Bridging Power). This new strategy will support the work of organizing people in communities and building policy infrastructure with and between grassroots and grasstops organizations in Colorado.

Please review the information document about this funding opportunity, or visit the funding strategy page for further details. Letters of intent will be accepted beginning Jan. 6, 2020 through our grantee portal and will close Feb. 7, 2020. No other application format will be accepted. The application link at the grantee portal will go live on Jan. 6 and be made available via our email list, our social media channels and on our website.

For people and organizations interested in learning more about this opportunity, The Trust will host statewide, in-person information sessions throughout January in locations across Colorado, as well as a live webinar on Jan. 10, 2020, from 2-3:30 p.m. MST. The webinar will be recorded and available on our website until the funding opportunity closes. Registration details for both in-person sessions and the webinar are available in the information document and on our website.

For questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Noelle Dorward, Colorado Trust advocacy and policy partner, at (303) 539-3134 or
Request for Qualifications for Evaluation
The Trust seeks an evaluator with expertise in evaluation of capacity building, community organizing, and policy and advocacy efforts; a strong learning orientation; and a commitment to equitable evaluation practices, to design and implement an evaluation and learning approach for the Building and Bridging Power strategy.

Please see the request for qualifications (RFQ) document for more details on the desired outcomes, scope of work, and requirements for responses. Applications are due on Jan. 10, 2020. An informational webinar for interested applicants will be held on Dec. 17, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MST. Registration details can be found in the RFQ.

For questions about this RFQ, please contact Felisa Gonzales, Colorado Trust evaluation and learning manager, at (303) 539-3110 or

Opportunity: Colorado Healthy Youth Campaign Seeking Youth Panelists - Apply Now!

Youth Panelists needed!
Panelists can participate from anywhere in the state and will be paid $5 per poll and $15 per survey (via a Target/Amazon/etc gift card) and can earn up to $105 between December 2019 and June 2020. They will also have chances to win prizes for challenges and activities in their community. We are looking for diverse perspectives and young people from all backgrounds. Young people ages 12-20 can visit to submit a brief application. For priority consideration, youth should submit their applications by December 16th, 2019.

Help us recruit young people ages 12-20 for an online panel! 
SE2 is creating a panel of young people from across Colorado to provide real-time input on youth lifestyles and culture. We want to know more about the concerns and challenges youth face today. Youth panelists will participate in quick weekly online polls and have an opportunity to give input on materials for the Healthy Youth Campaign, including messages and ads. Members of the panel can also participate in content-creation challenges and local activations that will promote the campaign in their school or community. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

New RFP: Ensuring child safety in for-hire rideshare vehicles


Child restraint systems (CRS) are a proven method for reducing injuries to children.  While there is little information on how CRS are used in rideshare vehicles and taxis, current data suggests that CRS use in taxis is much lower (5.9%) compared to personal use vehicles (92.8%) the United States, rideshare vehicle use offered by services such as Lyft and Uber, has increased dramatically in the last few years.  According to the Pew Research Center, in late 2015, only 15% of those surveyed said they had used these services (one-third had never heard of ridesharing); by the end of 2018, 36% had used such services and 3% had never heard of them. Rideshare use in urban and suburban areas seems certain to grow at a rapid pace. One issue that has received little attention is the transportation of children in rideshare vehicles, particularly child safety seat installation and use. Car seats, especially for toddlers and small children, can be bulky, heavy, and challenging to handle outside of the vehicle. Inside vehicles, the options for correct installation can be as varied as the combination of vehicles and car seats available, and traveling with two or more children adds to the complexity.  Initial surveys that examined the issue suggest widespread regulatory inconsistency on child seat use and confusion on the part of caregivers and for-hire drivers.  Moreover, there is a lack of research on best practice approaches for promoting child safety in for-hire ride share scenarios. 

Child passenger safety inspection stations are places or events where parents and caregivers can receive assistance from certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians. Prior research has suggested that primary care providers and child passenger safety technicians may be important conduits of child passenger safety information to caregivers, but more research is needed given the rapidly evolving rideshare environment.

For more information, please visit

Monday, December 9, 2019

Environmental Scan of Ride Share Services Available for Older Adults

Older adults (65+ years of age) in the United States travel primarily in privately owned vehicles, and they are most often the driver. This dependence on driving can pose both safety and mobility concerns for older adults. Older drivers, particularly those aged 75+ years, have higher crash death rates than drivers aged 35-54 years primarily due to increased vulnerability to injury in a crash. Age-related declines in vision and cognitive functioning, as well as physical changes, might affect some older adults’ driving abilities. There is a need to identify alternative transportation options that can improve safe mobility for older adults. 

To address this issue, CDC funded a study, resulting in a white paper titled “Environmental Scan of Ride Share Services Available for Older Adults.” The paper explores the potential for ride share services to promote older adult health and well-being by improving safe mobility. It was recently released by NORC at the University of Chicago and the Independent Transportation Network of America (ITNAmerica). 

The paper has three objectives: 

  • Describe ride share services in the U.S., including services specifically for older adults
  • Describe the characteristics of older adults using one ride share service based on an analysis of more than 20 years of data in 27 U.S. locations
  • Explore factors that affect older adults’ use of ride share services

The paper is based on:

  • A targeted review of literature
  • Interviews with ride share services and other stakeholders
  • Ride share data from two transportation databases 

Download the white paper here and share with your networks to help them better understand the potential for ride share services to improve mobility for older adults.   

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Opportunity: Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Research and Evaluation Through a Public Health Lens

Webinar: Understanding and Preventing E-Cigarette Use Among Youth

CSN Webinar
December 12, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Understanding and Preventing Electronic Cigarette Use Among Youth
Thursday, December 12, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes,” “e-cigs,” “vapes,” “e-hookahs,” “vape pens,” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS),” are experiencing widespread use among American youth. E-cigarette poisonings among children and youth are a concern for health care providers, parents, poison specialists, tobacco control practitioners, educators and others. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2018, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, including 20.8% of high school students and 4.9 % of middle school students. (1)

National attention has recently focused on vaping-related lung injury. As of November 13, 2019, 2,172 cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported to CDC from 49 states (all except Alaska), D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Forty-two related deaths have been confirmed in 24 states and D.C. (2) Other injury-related consequences of electronic cigarettes include acute nicotine exposure among children and youth caused by swallowing, breathing or absorbing e-cigarette liquid as well as fires and explosions caused by defective e-cigarette batteries, some of which have resulted in serious injuries. (3)

This webinar will be opened with remarks from moderator Angela Marr, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Diane Calello of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) will describe the extent of the problem by sharing national data from the AAPCC (American Association of Poison Control Centers) and and discuss the toxicity of electronic cigarettes, including the poisoning risks to young children and adolescents. Jennifer Folkenroth of the American Lung Association will provide an overview of electronic cigarettes and present effective strategies to prevent e-cigarette use among youth.

This webinar is geared to maternal child health leaders, injury prevention practitioners, educators, youth-focused organizations, and the public.
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Diane Calello, MD. Dr. Calello is the Executive and Medical Director of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) in Newark, NJ and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She obtained her BA from the College of William and Mary, MD from New Jersey Medical School, and completed all post-graduate training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, medical toxicology and addiction medicine. Dr. Calello has presented and published on a variety of topics in clinical toxicology, and has a background in epidemiology, health measurements and database research. Her areas of specific interest include pediatric consequences of the opioid epidemic, public health implications of medicinal and retail cannabis programs, health implications and management of environmental lead poisoning, and public health response and investigation of toxic illness. This includes the most recent outbreak of vaping-associated pulmonary injury, the toxicosurveillance for which is being conducted by NJPIES in conjunction with state and federal agencies.
Jennifer Folkenroth, BA, CTTS. Ms. Folkenroth is the American Lung Association’s National Senior Director for Tobacco Programs, leading efforts nationwide in ending the epidemic of e-cigarette product use among our youth. In 2004, Jennifer started her career as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and received her certification from the Mayo Clinic in December 2006. Over the past 15 years, Ms. Folkenroth has assisted over 1,000 youth and adult tobacco users in successfully breaking free from their lifelong addiction. In her current role, Jennifer serves as the lead on all national tobacco control partnerships addressing education, awareness, community mobilization and behavior modification program development, implementation and management. Jennifer is also a member of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user. Before joining the American Lung Association, Jennifer was employed in a healthcare system providing nicotine addiction and tobacco treatment counseling in clinical and community-based settings. She is very passionate about developing, implementing, and enhancing the delivery of programs that will ultimately support healthier tobacco free lifestyles throughout the communities served. 
Angela Marr, MPH. Ms. Marr is the Branch Chief, Program Implementation and Evaluation Branch, in the Division of Injury Prevention (DIP) in CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. In this role, she provides leadership to bridge science and practice in an effort to move the field of violence and injury prevention forward and leads a diverse portfolio of work that includes surveillance, data and economic analysis, information technology, policy research, evaluation, and technical assistance to state health departments. Prior to serving as the Branch Chief, Angela was Branch Chief for the Practice Integration and Evaluation Branch in the Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration. In this role, she led a multi-disciplinary group of professionals providing expertise in public health practice, surveillance, evaluation and research. Ms. Marr began her career in injury prevention at the state and local level working for the Alabama and Oklahoma State Departments of Health before joining CDC as an epidemiologist. She has a background in surveillance and program implementation. Ms. Marr received her MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health in 1996. Angela is an active member of the Children’s Safety Network Alliance (CSN-A). Ms. Marr will moderate this webinar.  
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