Thursday, October 19, 2017

Last Day to Register for FREE Systems Change for Health Training!

This training recognizes that health problems are heavily influenced by policies and environments that either sustain healthy behaviors and practices or fail to support healthy choices. Learn more during a 2-day, FREE training - but hurry, registration closes Thursday, October 19th!  *Training is free. Your mileage, dinner, and lodging (if applicable) are not covered.

Course 1: October 23-24, 2017

The workshop guides participants in considering how problems are socially constructed, and how economic and other determinants can be identified as root causes of problems that lead to health disparities.

Course 2: October 26-27, 2017

During this two-day, interactive workshop, participants develop skills for analyzing(comparing) and selecting policy/environmental solutions to health problems. The workshop introduces the need for policy analysis and its relationship to socio-political values.

  • Jefferson County Public Health Dept, Mount Bierstadt Room, 645 Parfet St Lakewood, CO 
  • Registration Here

Questions? Contact Garrett Sawyer at

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Video Release! The Impact of Distracted Driving

In honor of National Teen Driving Safety Week, Children's Hospital and Denver Metro Teen Drivers has just released a video highlighting the story of a Colorado college student who made a single mistake that changed her life and the lives of those around her forever.

Please help spread awareness by sharing the video on social media and starting vital conversations about the dangers of distracted driving with your family, friends, and community.

For more information about the video you can contact Eliza Gadziala at 

Child Fatality Prevention State Review Team Recruits New Members

The Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) State Review Team is recruiting for one member who represents an organization specializing in auto safety or driver safety within the state.

If you are interested in serving in this role, please email a CV/resume and a few sentences expressing your interest and how you fulfill the role to the CFPS State Support Team at:

To learn more about the CFPS State Review Team,  please visit the Child Fatality Prevention System Website.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Positive Youth Development Trainings

Adolescence is a time of change and opportunity. The physical, social and psychological changes young people undergo impacts their behavior, how they interact with the world and how the adults around them respond to this transformation. This Positive Youth Development (PYD) training will help you understand and learn the skills needed to integrate the evidence-based PYD approach into your current youth programming efforts. Positive Youth Development Trainings are available in Estes Park, Winter Park, Commerce City, Fort Collins, and Canon City.

Register today! Registration: PYD Training Registration

When & Where:

Sept 19th: Estes Park
Sept 29th, Winter Park
Oct 20th, Commerce City
Nov 8th, Fort Collins
March 16th, Canon City

Who: Youth-serving professionals and anyone else interested in youth health and well-being.

What will you get:

Training on Positive Youth Development
An introduction to Adolescent Development
Tools to support your program, organization, or personal practice
Networking opportunities

Any questions, contact Rebecca Medina at

For more Violence and Injury Prevention trainings visit the VIPrevention Network Training Calendar.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Colorado Motor Vehicle Safety Survey

The Colorado Motor Vehicle Safety Survey measures knowledge of current motor vehicle laws, stakeholder collaboration and engagement, prevention strategy support, and data use. Survey results will help the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Colorado Department of Transportation better support safety efforts across the state.

This survey should only be completed by community partners who are either directly or indirectly involved in motor vehicle safety work, and is not intended for the general public.

Examples of Stakeholders:

  • Law Enforcement
  • First Responders
  • Local Public Health Agencies
  • Local and State Legislators
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Community Organizations Impacting Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Violence and Injury Prevention Professionals
  • Parents of Driving Aged Youth
  • Alcohol and Marijuana Retailers
  • Business Owners With a Stake in Motor Vehicle Safety


Monday, August 21, 2017

Youth Partnership for Health

Youth Partnership for Health is a youth advisory council that meets monthly to provide feedback to department staff and community stakeholders who have created or are creating programs for youth. The council comprises youth consultants, ages 13-19, who are selected for their unique experiences and ability to provide open and honest feedback about how best to communicate and support young people. The council meets monthly, and you are welcome to attend and ask for feedback on any youth program, policy or practice you have.

Click here to learn more about the Youth Partnership for Health

If you're interested in receiving feedback from the council, please contact Lorin Scott-Okerblom at or 303.691.4073 so she can tell you which meeting has an opening on the agenda.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Recruiting Colorado 9 to 25 Community Connectors

✓ Do you have connections in your community to youth-serving organizations, youth councils, local public agencies, and committees / coalitions / collaborative groups?

✓ Do you want to help ensure all young people ages 9-25 in your community and in Colorado are safe, healthy, educated, connected and contributing?

Colorado9to25 (CO9to25) is recruiting individuals throughout Colorado with strong connections
to collaborative efforts to join the first Community Connector cohort launching in September. Community Connectors build stronger communities by growing relationships across local and state systems so that ALL youth and young adults in Colorado are able to reach their full potential. 

For more information on the role of a CO9to25 Community Connector and the associated expectations and opportunities, please see this one-pager . To preview the questions on the online application, see these Community Connector Questions.

To apply, please complete this brief questionnaire by August 17th.  The application helps the recruiting team get to know you a little better and to support a shared understanding of the purpose and expectations of Community Connectors. 

For questions, contact Meghan Chaney at