Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Webinar: Pursuing Health Equity

Pursuing Health Equity: Start Where You Are

A Conversation About Individual Implicit Bias

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Addressing the persistent inequities in our health systems will take the concerted efforts of many individuals—public health professionals, nurses, clinicians, policy makers, community advocates, and families, among others. Because, while health disparities are rooted in the structures of our systems, change begins with each one of us. This is why NICHQ is launching a series of webinars to support individuals who are pursuing equity within the health system. If you have ever felt overwhelmed about where to begin with tackling such a complex subject, we invite you to register for our first webinar and join us in what will be an ongoing conversation.

 April 10, 2019, 1-2 p.m. MT

Specifically, this webinar will provide
  • An overview of health equity and implicit bias, and their impact on children's health
  • A modeling exercise to explore how to recognize and address our own individual implicit bias
  • Resources and guidance to help attendees continue this journey after the webinar  

This webinar benefits all those seeking to reduce disparities in children's health. 
Be sure to register to reserve your seat

Monday, March 4, 2019

Training: Injury Prevention Coordinators Course

Throughout Colorado, unintentional injury continues to be a leading cause of death and disability for all age groups. Thousands of individuals are affected by injury or injury-related deaths each year. Evidence shows that effective prevention programs and strategies work to reduce these statistics. 

With this in mind the Injury Prevention Program at Children's Hospital Colorado will be hosting the American Trauma Society Injury Prevention Coordinator’s Course (IPCC) June 6 - 7, 2019 at the Anschutz Campus in Aurora, CO. This 2-day course is geared towards establishing and developing a formal hospital-based, multi-faceted injury prevention program, and was developed by seasoned injury prevention professionals across the country. It is designed to cover 14 chapters on injury and data analysis, education, program development, advocacy, promotion, and more! For more information, including course registration, please visit

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Opportunity: Impact Teen Drivers' Train-The-Trainers Workshop

You're invited to attend a train the trainer class for the What Do You Consider Lethal program, given by Dr. Kelly Browning, Executive Director of Impact Teen Driver. 

This is a free training and will be held March 4th at the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy, 15055 South Golden Road, Golden, 80401. Room M1
8am - 12pm

Please RSVP as noted on the attached flyer.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Funding Announcement: Excessive Alcohol Use and Impaired Driving Prevention

CDOT's Highway Safety Office has released an RFA on Community Level Approaches to Alcohol-Impaired Driving Prevention. The purpose of this CDOT funding, with technical assistance support from CDPHE, is to partner with local agencies to increase safety by addressing the root causes of alcohol-impaired driving. Awarded agencies will engage community stakeholders in decision-making and use local data to identify evidence-based or evidence-informed prevention strategies that reduce risk factors and promote protective factors commonly associated with excessive alcohol use. By setting population-level goals to address excessive alcohol consumption, coalitions can drive efforts that reduce alcohol-impaired driving crashes and fatalities as well as other alcohol-related consequences, such as violence, cancer, and poor mental health outcomes.

Applications are due March 25, 2019.

A pre-training webinar will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Registration is not required.

Please use the following link to attend:; Optional call in number is +1-669-900-6833; Meeting ID 308 298 857.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Road to Zero Funding Announcement

The Road to Zero (RTZ) initiative launched in 2016 by the National Safety Council, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with the goal of eliminating roadway deaths within 30 years. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control became a partner to RTZ, which now has more than 800 coalition members. The U.S. Department of Transportation committed $1 million a year for three years and an additional $500,000 in year two to fund Safe System Innovation Grants; NSC is distributing these grants.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Safe System Innovation Grants, now in their third year. Grants are open to organizations with innovative approaches to making roadways safer and eliminating preventable roadway deaths.
Applications will be accepted through Jan. 25, with winners announced in March.
Applicants must clearly explain how their programs will reduce motor-vehicle crashes, set a time frame for the reduction, outline how the program will be evaluated and detail how the organization intends to reach its target audience, among other elements.
Learn more about the grant program, and submit an application here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Now Hiring: Motor Vehicle Program Coordinator at CDPHE

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Violence and Injury Prevention - Mental Health Promotion team is expanding to hire a Motor Vehicle Program Coordinator! This position is responsible for leading training and technical assistance for community partners on the identification, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based motor vehicle safety programs and strategies at the state and local levels. 

This position will work closely with the Colorado Department of Transportation and will actively participate in statewide coalitions related to teen driving, impaired driving and injury prevention. 

Qualified candidates should have experience engaging diverse partners to achieve program goals, conducting program evaluation, and providing training on injury and violence prevention or similar topics. 

The job posting will close on January 22, 2019 or when 30 qualified applications have been received. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Motor Vehicle Safety Survey

The Colorado Young Drivers Alliance conducts an annual survey to measure our community partners' opinions and understanding of young driver policies and practices. Responses are anonymous and help guide future safety efforts. Please help us out by taking the survey yourself and sharing it with your networks who address traffic safety issues within the following industries:

  • Motor Vehicle Safety Organizations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Community Coalitions
  • Healthcare/Hospitals
  • Local or State Governments
  • Schools/School Districts
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Business Community Members
  • Alcohol/Marijuana Retailers

The survey should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete and will remain open until December 21st.