Thursday, August 13, 2020

Virtual Event: Statewide Regional Youth Development Event (STRYDE)

 Join us for our Statewide Regional Youth Development Event (STRYDE) on September 23 at 9:30am

Register here

 
STRYDE Meeting Goals:  
  • Showcase local youth data and discuss changing needs in the time of COVID.
  • Create local connections to maximize resources for youth ages 9 to 25.


Reach out to pearl.bell@state.co.us with questions.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Training Opportunity: Health Equity Advocacy Summit Series

 

Health Equity Advocacy Summit Series

The Health Equity Advocacy Summit Series is a four-month series of interactive training, discussions and presentations with national and Colorado-based leaders beginning on Aug. 11. The summits will provide opportunities for you to engage with other community members to advance policy, change the narrative and promote healing towards action. The speakers and topics in this series are being overseen by the members of the Health Equity Advocacy (HEA) Cohort. In this series, presenters will:

  • Examine modern-day racism;
  • Share the latest updates on statewide policy wins and continuing challenges; and
  • Discuss a new narrative to heal and move towards action.

Featured presenters include:
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 5:30 - 8 p.m. MST 
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.: “America is Changing. Are You Ready?”
Dr. Moore founded The Privilege Institute, which engages people in research, education, action and leadership through workshops, conferences, publications and collaborative partnerships and relationships. This session challenges participants to examine their own biases, behaviors and belief systems. Additionally, they will learn how to take action against hatred, bigotry, privilege and oppression. We need more leaders for social justice and equity across America. Do you have the skills and ability to lead? Register here for this event.
 
Friday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. MST 
john a. powell: “Building Communities of Belonging in the Face of Othering”
As director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, john a. powell brings together stakeholders to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just and sustainable society in order to create transformative change. This session will dive into the conversation of his most recent book, Racing to Justice: Transforming our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive SocietyRegister here for this event.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5:30 - 8 p.m. MST
Akaya Windwood: “Exploring the State of the Possible”
Akaya is internationally recognized for elevating the effectiveness of leadership and collaboration in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors. Her vision for our global community includes infusing a sense of purpose, delight and wonder into everything we do. She will be offering her perspective on patriarchy, hierarchy, race, the future of the planet, climate change, being a woman and where to source our wisdom. Register here for this event.

A FULL LISTING OF AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER SUMMITS IS PROVIDED BELOW; STAY TUNED FOR MORE SPEAKERS AND DATES IN THE FALL!


AUGUST SUMMITS
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 5:30 - 8 p.m. MST 
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.: “America is Changing. Are You Ready?”
How can we take action against hatred, bigotry, privilege and oppression? We need more leaders for social justice and equity across America. Do you have the skills and ability to lead? Register here for this event.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 12 - 2:30 p.m. MST 
Colorado Legislative Panel: Leading in Extraordinary Times 
A panel of state legislators will discuss the work that happened during the 2020 legislative session to improve health equity in the state and contribute to an equitable recovery from the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislator panel will be followed by a panel of local policy advocates and organizers who will talk about what the work looks like moving forward. Register here for this event.
 
Friday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. MST
john a. powell: “Building Communities of Belonging in the Face of Othering”
As director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, john a. powell brings together stakeholders to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just and sustainable society in order to create transformative change. This session will dive into the conversation of his most recent book, Racing to Justice: Transforming our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive SocietyRegister here for this event.
 
Monday, Aug. 31, 12 - 2:30 p.m. MST
Building the Health Equity Advocacy Field in Colorado
HEA Cohort members will offer reflections and lessons learned on the past six years of building and nurturing a strong field of community advocates to impact policy decisions and improve health equity in Colorado for years to come. Register here for this event.


SEPTEMBER SUMMITS 
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5:30 - 8 p.m. MST 
Akaya Windwood: “Exploring the State of the Possible”
How can we contribute to healing the ills of our community and society if we are not taking care of ourselves? Akaya Windwood is internationally recognized for elevating the effectiveness of leadership and collaboration in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors. Her vision for our global community includes infusing a sense of purpose, delight and wonder into everything we do. She will be offering her perspective on patriarchy, hierarchy, race, the future of the planet, climate change, being a woman and where to source our wisdom. Register here for this event.
 
Monday, Sept. 14, 5:30 - 8 p.m. MST
Young Leaders Rising: A Panel of Young People Making a Difference in Colorado
Emerging leaders in Colorado will share their experiences. We will discuss COVID-19 and the movement for racial equity and justice that have brought a new energy to building a better society. The visionaries behind the movement will discuss current realities and future opportunities. Register here for this event.
 
Monday, Sept. 28, 5:30 - 8 p.m. MST
Young Leaders Rising: A Conversation with Amanda Gorman  
Amanda Gorman is founder and executive director of One Pen One Page, which promotes literacy through free creative writing programming for underserved youth. Amanda made history in 2017 by being named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States. Amanda uses pen and paper to give voice to social change. In this session, Amanda will share her journey, work and vision for reforming systemic racism, and using the power of language to start social movements, energize revolutions and bring about widespread change. Register here for this event.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE SPEAKERS AND DATES IN THE FALL! 
 
Bookmark this website and check back in the future, or sign up here to be notified by email. For more information on the Health Equity Advocacy Summit Series, please contact Kevin Fong.

This series is sponsored by The Colorado Trust and the Colorado Health Foundation.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Opportunity: U in the Driver Seat (UDS) Call for Presenters



U in the Driver Seat (UDS)

Call for Presenters

Deadline to submit: August 14, 2020


 

Are you or someone you know interested in presenting at the upcoming UDS Symposium? If so, U in the Driver Seat (UDS) wants to hear from you! We are now accepting application for presenters. To apply please use the Presenter Application – deadline to submit presenter application is August 14, 2020.

 

The year, UDS is hosting a virtual symposium October 7-9, 2020. The theme is Power Up with U in the Driver Seat-Recharge to Save Lives on Our Roads.  To learn more, visit the UDS Symposium page. 

 

The UDS Symposium will feature On-Demand (Recorded) and Live Sessions, Networking Opportunities, and Exhibitors. There will be concurrent sessions: one for college student participants and the other for professional participants who are seeking to gain more knowledge and skills within the 18-25 age group.  This event is for college students, college staff members/advisors, transportation safety professionals, injury prevention experts and more. 

 

For more information, please contact Rubi Mares at r-mares@tti.tamu.edu

 

Topic areas include but are not limited to the following:

  • Taking your group from peer-driver to peer-led
  • College campuses in the COVID world
  • Power up the Leader in You
  • Healthy communication to get at the roots of behavior
  • Data is the key to guiding your organization
  • Rapport building with college students
  • Impaired driving
  • Traffic trends during COVID
  • Alcohol/drug use during quarantine
  • Traffic safety issues (general topics such as distractions, railway safety, etc.)
  • Resiliency
  • How to succeed in a virtual environment



Looking forward to seeing you virtually!


 

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Webinar: Alcohol Home Deliveries & Enforcement Challenges


The U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance wants to be sure you are aware of an important webinar hosted by NABCA and the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association on August 12, from 2:00-3:30 EDT

Alcohol Home Deliveries & Enforcement Challenges

This webinar will explore the responsibilities of alcohol law enforcement and alcohol regulatory authorities to protect the public's health while navigating the expansion of home alcohol deliveries.

Please be sure to register for this webinar using this link.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

CDOT Gets Personal to Encourage Seat Belt Use

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Sam Cole, CDOT Communications Manager
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Aug. 4, 2020  


CDOT Gets Personal to Encourage Seat Belt Use

Nurses are busy enough, says new campaign

 

Campaign materials, videos and b-roll available here

 

DENVER – Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched a new public awareness campaign to draw attention to the importance of seat belt safety and the importance of buckling up.

 

The counties that had the most unbuckled deaths in 2019 were Adams (25), Weld (23) and El Paso (15).

 

Throughout the month of August, CDOT’s “Reasons” campaign will remind drivers and passengers about the wide variety of personal reasons people may have for buckling up. Healthcare providers and first responders helped kick off the campaign with video testimonials about buckling up.


“We all have reasons to make it to our destination safely, and wearing a seat belt can help ensure that we do,” said CDOT Traffic Safety Manager Sam Cole. “CDOT’s campaign taps into lighthearted things that motivate us, while also underscoring the serious consequences of not buckling up.”

Some of the reasons include:

 

Reason #11 to Buckle Up: A windshield is something nobody should go through.

Reason #21 to Buckle Up: “Be right back” shouldn’t be your last words.

Reason #84 to Buckle Up: You finally paid off your student loan.

Reason #156 to Buckle Up: You’re not out of dad jokes yet.


The campaign’s first billboard is located near Denver Health at W. 8th Avenue and Galapago Street in Denver: Reason #3 to Buckle Up: Nurses are busy enough.

 

“This message is particularly relevant right now as healthcare workers are under a lot of stress from the coronavirus pandemic,” explains Cole. “By wearing seat belts, drivers and passengers can avoid ending up in an urgent care facility, putting additional strain on the system.”

 

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First responders and healthcare workers see first-hand the impact of wearing—and not wearing—a seat belt. CDOT asked a dozen of them to offer their perspectives on the importance of seat belt safety. Here are a few of their testimonials:

 

Sarah, RN, Denver Health: “We would never want to see you, or any member of your family, in one of our trauma bays because you could have done something as easy as buckling up. We see patients day in and day out that could have taken the very simple step, and instead they end in our ICUs or worse.”

 

Mary, EMT, Lutheran Medical Center: “I remember one particular patient; they had rolled their car several times. The patient was ejected over 20 feet from the car. We know that seat belts keep people safe and I often wonder if that person would have been wearing their seat belt, would it have saved their life.”

 

Mark, Firefighter, Adams County Fire Rescue: “Sometimes we’ll go on vehicle ejections where a patient is thrown from a vehicle. A lot of times we’ll find ourselves going many feet away from the vehicle just to find somebody. In the case that you are ejected from your vehicle because you weren’t wearing your seat belt, you have a higher chance of succumbing to your injuries.”

 

Video testimonials from healthcare workers and first responders representing Denver Health, Lutheran Medical Center and Adams County Fire Rescue (English and Spanish) can be found here.


Key figures:

·        In 2019, 196 unbuckled drivers and passengers were killed in crashes in the stateaccounting for more than half of the 377 total passenger vehicle deaths.

  • Seat belts reduce the risk of death or injury by almost 50%.

·        Seat belts save about 200 lives in Colorado every year. But an estimated 70 more could be saved if everyone buckled up. 

·        Colorado’s seat belt use rate is currently 88% — below the national average of 90%. Some rural counties in Colorado are much worse.

·        According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers reported lower use of seat belts when traveling less than two miles from home despite being just as vulnerable to a crash.

The “Reasons” campaign includes out-of-home billboards and bus tails, Variable Message Sign reminders, radio ads and paid social media; video testimonials will be shared via CDOT’s social media.

 

CDOT seat belt safety efforts are part of CDOT’s Whole System – Whole Safety campaign which aims to reduce fatalities and injuries and “Bring everyone home safely.” 

 

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.  

In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative takes a systematic, statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.

 

ABOUT CDOT

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located at its Denver headquarters and in regional offices throughout Colorado and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Governor Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Stop on Red Week: August 2nd - 8th

Stop on Red Week: August 2nd - 8th



This observance by the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) aims to "raise awareness about the dangers of red-light running" - NCSR. Every day lives are lost due to dangerous and reckless driving. Each day, different safety aspects will be highlighted. Learn more about what's happening each day August 2nd through August 8th, 2020.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

GHSA Webinar Series: Forging a New and Safer Normal

Just two sessions left in our GHSA2020 Webinar Series!

All sessions are free and open to all, and registration is required.
August Webinar
Drug-Impaired Driving: An Update on Trends and Tools
Wednesday, August 5, 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET
This webinar features a roundtable discussion on the current status of drug-impaired driving. Learn about Responsibility.org's new High-Risk Impaired Driver (HRID) toolkit and grants to states, the impacts of marijuana legalization in Canada and new technology tools available to the criminal justice community to better manage impaired drivers. We also want to hear from YOU – join the discussion by sharing your best practices and asking the speakers and the audience to weigh-in on ideas you may have to address DUID.
Sponsored By
Moderator:
  • Chuck DeWeese, Assistant Commissioner, New York Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and Chair, Governors Highway Safety Association

Panelists:
  • Darrin Grondel, Vice President, Traffic Safety and Government Relations, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
  • Robyn Robertson, President & CEO, Traffic Injury Research Foundation
Register
September Webinar
Understanding Micromobility: Transportation's New Disruptor
Wednesday, September 2, 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET
Micromobility – or the use of shared bicycles, e-bikes and scooters – is helping to revolutionize the movement of people in cities and on college campuses across the U.S. However, this increasingly popular mode of transportation is not without its issues. Join a panel of experts to explore six micromobility challenges and the role state highway safety offices can play to help address them.
Sponsored By
Moderator:
  • Pam Shadel Fischer, Senior Director of External Engagement, Governors Highway Safety Association

Panelists:
  • Commander Eric Miesse, Highway Enforcement Command, Austin Police Department
  • Staci Hoff, Ph.D., Research Director & FARS/CRSS Supervisor, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
  • Henry Dunbar, Director, Active Transportation Operations, Arlington County Commuter Services
  • Colin Hughes, Sr. Policy Manager/New Mobility, Lyft
Register