Thursday, December 3, 2020

Opportunity: 2021 Culture of Data is Happening April 8-9, 2021 - Call for Abstracts is Now Open!



The Colorado Public Health Association invites you to submit an abstract for our annual Culture of Data Conference to be held online April 8-9, 2021.

The Culture of Data (CoD) conference brings together community members, academia, state/local government and nonprofit organizations that share a goal of achieving health equity.

The Culture of Data conference is designed to strengthen the use of data to support the CPHA vision of creating the healthiest Colorado for everyone by:

  • Highlighting data sources and methodologies to identify and measure health disparities
  • Sharing innovative data dissemination practices that make data accessible and useful
  • Cultivating relationships and partnerships between data owners, practitioners, and policymakers both in public health and related sectors

The theme of the 2021 conference is Public Health at the Confluence of Current Events. Some of the most impactful current events of the last year have emphasized the importance of public health and its intersection with many other sectors of society. Namely, the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movements have shown how social determinants of health impact individuals’ and communities’ abilities to thrive.

The conference planning committee is seeking submissions that highlight key current events and demonstrate the use of data to address public health challenges such as COVID-19, climate change, and health inequities. Because these issues require interdisciplinary action including sectors from urban planning to education to criminal justice, we are seeking submissions related to the use of data sources or partnerships beyond traditional public health sources.

The conference will include two presentation formats and we are accepting abstract submissions for both types:

  • Lecture style with Q&A (15-30 minute presentations plus time for questions)
  • Skill building workshops (1 - 1.5 hours; we encourage presenters to utilize breakout groups and hands-on learning activities in these sessions)
Submit Your Presentation Here

 Please submit your proposal by January 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. for consideration. Selected speakers will be informed in mid-February.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Resource: Student Toolkit: Kids Speaking Up for Road Safety


Student Toolkit: "Kids Speaking Up for Road Safety" with End Distracted Driving

Ready-to-use distracted driving lesson plans

End Distracted Driving, in partnership with Safe Roads Alliance, is offering free “Kids Speaking up for Road Safety” lesson plans for students in grades 2-6. Developed with educators and experts, the lessons can be used by teachers and parents and are designed to help children recognize when drivers are distracted and how to respectfully speak up and ask them to put their phones down. The initiative is being evaluated by the U.S. DOT and users can visit the End Distracted Driving website here to learn more and access the materials. 

Reach out to Joel Feldman at with questions. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Resource: USDOT Pedestrian Safety Action Plan


USDOT Pedestrian Plan 

On the heels of the nation’s first Pedestrian Safety Month, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released its first Pedestrian Safety Action Plan that identifies near and long-term actions, across all agency modes, to improve the safety of people on foot. The plan takes a comprehensive approach that encompasses improvements to roadways and the surrounding environment, increased education on the shared responsibility of pedestrians and motorists, and  enforcement and adjudication of pedestrian safety laws. Actions that fall under the safe system approach, which promotes a more forgiving transportation system that takes human error and vulnerability into account, are also included in the plan.

Click here to view the full action plan

Monday, November 30, 2020

Opportunity: 2021 Lifesavers Conference Traffic Safety Scholars Program


Lifesavers Conference Traffic Safety Scholar Program Application Site Now Open
April 26 - 28, 2021
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Virtual Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities Traffic Safety Scholars Program (TSS).

The TSS Program provides registration reimbursement to help full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, in a variety of fields, defray the cost of attending the nation's largest virtual gathering of traffic safety professionals April 26-28. 
A letter of accreditation will be sent to the Scholar upon completion of the Traffic Safety Scholars Program Requirements. Scholars will also earn service credits toward the National Presidential Volunteer Service Award in addition to earning “medallions” to add to their LinkedIn and other social media pages.
A flyer detailing the application process can be found here. There is also a short video highlighting the program. Please help us get the word out by sharing it with students, posting it on social media, and/or forwarding it to others in your network who may know of a worthy applicant. The application deadline is January 8, 2021. For complete details, visit the Lifesavers Conference Website TSS Page.
As a reminder, all selected 2020 TSS will automatically qualify for the 2021 program if they are still a student; 2020 TSS do NOT need to re-apply.
Questions? Call 703-922-7944 or email

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Webinar: Opioid Abuse Prevention in a Tribal Community






TUESDAY DECEMBER 8TH, 2020 | 12 - 1 PM MT / 2-3 PM ET




In this presentation, the intervention team will describe the steps involved with launching a pilot program to research prevention effectiveness for the distribution and monitoring of lock boxes for clients with opioid medication in a Tribal Community.



CDR Robert Morones, MPH, RS/REHS, CPH, USPHS

Indian Health Service: Injury Prevention Program

Robert Morones is currently the Area Injury Prevention Program Manager for the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service (IHS). He is responsible for managing the Phoenix Area Injury Prevention Program, focusing on assisting over 40 Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah tribes and IHS staff in the development of community based injury prevention programs and initiatives.  Robert’s past positions include being assigned as a Service Unit Environmental Health Officer at the Fort Yuma Service Unit in Winterhaven, CA and as an Environmental Health Specialist at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. His education background includes a B.S. in Environmental Health from Wright State University and an MPH from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Nancy Mangieri, DNP MSN RN C-PHFP CPM

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Epidemiology Program

Dr. Nancy L. Mangieri earned her Doctorate of Nursing degree and MSN in Nursing Education from Rutgers University, NJ and her RN from Phillips Beth Israel Medical Center School of Nursing /Hunter College, New York.  Currently, Dr. Mangieri is the Community Epidemiologist at the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale, AZ. Working within this Community she focuses on all things Public Health with a special emphasis on Infectious, Communicable diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Her days since early 2020 has been focused on CoVID19 monitoring, surveillance, prevention and data collection. Dr. Mangieri is Adjunct Faculty at Grand Canyon University and Arizona State University teaching Masters Level nurse leader’s the importance of population health. Rounding out her interest in all forms of healing/wellness Dr. Mangieri is a Massage therapist and trained in Eastern Holistic Healing.


Monte Yazzie, MA, E-RYT 200

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Injury Prevention Program

Monte Yazzie, MA, is the Injury Prevention Program Coordinator for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Monte is working to increase the health status and decrease unintentional injuries within the Community in Salt River. He is a Child Passenger Safety Instructor, Yoga and Tai Chi Instructor, and provides partnership and collaboration interventions as one of the leads for the Community Health and Wellness Summit Committee. Monte is working to build a program that promotes data driven, culturally appropriate interventions that strive for effectiveness and efficacy within their methodology in efforts to provide immediate prevention measures that will benefit the present and future client needs.


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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Register Today: Inclusive Planning in Tribal Communities: Engaging People with Disabilities in Designing Safe and Accessible Transportation Systems


Inclusive Planning in Tribal Communities: Engaging People with Disabilities in Designing Safe & Accessible Transportation Systems
December 9th, 2020 at 2pm – 3pm EST, 11am – 12pm PST
On Wednesday, December 9th, America Walks will release a new White Paper on Inclusive Planning in Tribal Communities and broadcast a live webinar featuring the author and members of the Project Advisory Board.

Funded through a Partnership for Inclusive Health Innovation Grant, this project has involved research, key informant interviews, and expert analysis to understand how people with disabilities are currently engaged in tribal community planning processes, and develop recommendations for expanding inclusion and ensuring the design and construction of safe and accessible transportation systems.

White Paper author Yamelith Aguilar will describe her research and key findings around tribal culture, existing infrastructure for walking and rolling, and the legal applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

A panel of experts in disability inclusion, community engagement/advocacy, accessible design, and tribal planning will discuss the implications of the study and recommendations for future projects and processes. 

Details of a new Tribal Inclusion Mini-Grants Program will be announced ahead of awarding two $2,500 mini-grants in January.
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Friday, November 20, 2020

Resource: Child Safety and Protection Month: Make Safety a Reality for All Young People

Child Safety and Protection Month: 

Make Safety a Reality for All Young People

Each year, approximately 14,000 children and adolescents ages 0–19 die of injuries in the United States, 227,000 are hospitalized, and 8.7 million visit the emergency department. EDC is committed to making safety a reality for all young people—rather than a goal—and that includes addressing social determinants of health and safety.

“Together, we can take action to ensure all children and youth thrive,” says Jennifer Leonardo, director of the Children’s Safety Network at EDC (CSN), “By drawing on evidence, we can work to significantly strengthen safety systems and supports and advance equity in health and safety.”

“Injuries are a serious health and safety risk to young children in particular,” adds Nancy Topping-Tailby, director of the National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety. “But the good news is that most injuries are predictable and preventable.”

This November, in observance of National Child Safety and Protection Month, EDC is sharing the following resources to help federal and state policymakers, state injury and violence prevention leaders and practitioners, community leaders, educators, health and social service providers, and families promote and improve the safety and well-being of all young people.

Evidence-Based Tools and Resources

1. Explore the CSN 2020 resources and browse the full collection of briefs, infographics, articles, and tools:

2. Check out these health and safety resources for preschool children:

3. View these webinar recordings on key safety and protection topics:

4. Read articles and blog posts that spotlight key aspects of children’s and youth’s safety and well-being:

5. Follow us on Twitter (CSN and EDC) and Facebook (Children’s Safety Network and EDC) year-round for ideas and activities.

6. Learn more about EDC’s work in early childhood development and learning as well as suicide, violence, and injury prevention.