Thursday, June 13, 2019

Webinar: Positive Youth Development Approaches to Adolescent Health

Monday, June 10, 2019

Event: Walk Like MADD Annual Events in Colorado


Join Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their Annual Event: 
Walk Like MADD

Denver - August 3rd
Sloan's Lake Park

Colorado Springs - September 7th
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Greeley - September 21st
Promontory Park


With every step taken and each dollar raised, we walk to save lives and support victims and survivors.




Friday, June 7, 2019

Fundraising Event: Support The Butterfly Foundation at Mod Market!



Support The Butterfly Foundation 
Tuesday, June 25th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at: 

Mod Market
8575 E. Arapahoe Road #F, Greenwood Village


You must say "Butterfly Foundation" when you place your order.


50% of net proceeds benefit The Butterfly Foundation's 
grant making program and distracted driving awareness community outreach. 

Do you or someone you know need a hand-up? 


For questions, email Colleen Currie: ccurrie@coloradobutterfly.org


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Training Opportunity: Positive Youth Development Trainer & State Champion

The next Positive Youth Development Train the Trainer is coming up this July! 
Submit your application by June 17 to hold your spot - they're going fast!

We want YOU to advocate for youth as a Trainer & State Champion.





What are the benefits for you? 

  • Able to train your grantees in PYD
  • Better equipped to provide support for your grantees to operationalize PYD
  • "Lead up" to Executive Leadership Teams, branch/work team/division leadership
  • Join a network of committed state agency employees leading systems-change work to support healthy, educated, and thriving youth
  • Be the "PYD go-to" resource in your division or department.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Training Opportunity: Student Leaders in Public Health program


Training Announcement 


Student Leaders in Public Health
We are excited to announce the new funding cycle for the Student Leaders in Public Health program! RM-PHTC will award 27 students in higher education $3,500 in financial support to assist with public health field placements and faculty-student collaborative projects. Click here for more information. Summer and Fall Deadline is June 15, 2019. 





Check out free training opportunities through the RM-PHTC and our partners!
View our full training directory here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Webinar: Safe Speeds, Safe Communities - Partners in Speed Management




New Webinar: Safe Speeds, Safe Communities - Partners in Speed Management 
June 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific



About the Webinar
Speed management is an important component in creating a safe community. Learn how organizations and individuals can work together to decrease speed and increase safety in their communities. This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path as well as those interested in learning more about the topic. 

Attendees of the webinar will be able to:
  • Describe common countermeasures and interventions used to manage speed.
  • Explain the importance of accessibility and speed management countermeasures. 
  • Discuss local community efforts and ways walking advocates should be engaging on topics related to this work. 


Friday, May 24, 2019

CDOT: The Heat Is On During Memorial Day Weekend


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Twitter: @coloradodot

May 23, 2019

 CONTACT:   
Sam Cole, CDOT Communications Manager

CDOT Reminds Motorists that The Heat Is On During Memorial Day Weekend
301 motorists cited during last year’s enforcement period
                                                               
STATEWIDE – With summer just around the corner, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will kick off the next Heat Is On high-visibility enforcement period this Memorial Day Weekend. Starting Friday, May 24 and continuing through Tuesday, May 28, over 100 law enforcement agencies will participate in the enforcement period with increased and saturation patrols across the state. As always, those enjoying the festivities are encouraged to plan ahead for a sober ride if they intend to consume alcohol or other impairing substances.

DUI enforcement is a key component of CDOT’s Whole System | Whole Safety approach to reducing deaths and injuries on Colorado’s roads. Last May, there were 19 impairment-related fatalities on Colorado’s roads.

“Although we design our roads to enhance safety, we rely on our law enforcement officers to help keep impaired drivers off the road before they crash,” said Shoshana Lew, Executive Director of CDOT. “That’s why these DUI enforcement periods are so critical to supporting our system-wide efforts to reduce death and injury across our transportation network.”

Over last year’s Memorial Day weekend enforcement period, 104 law enforcement agencies cited 301 motorists for DUI. Law enforcement will be on patrol for impaired drivers and hope to see more motorists choosing alternative modes of transportation to get home safely.

CDOT is also reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state over the Memorial Day weekend.  All CDOT construction and maintenance projects will be suspended by noon Friday and not resume their regular schedule until Tuesday, May 28. The only exception is for emergency operations. 

“Operating motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs drastically impair a person’s ability to drive,” said Col. Matthew Packard, Chief of the CSP. “Look out for your friends and family this holiday weekend and help make sure everyone gets home safely – they will thank you later.”

The Heat Is On will be back with its Summer Blitz DUI enforcement from June 4-14. During last year’s summer enforcement, 584 citations were given to impaired drivers with the highest arrests seen from the Colorado Springs Police Department (58), Denver Police Department (51) and Aurora Police Department (25). The summer months traditionally show an increase in DUI crashes and arrests. Law enforcement is always on the lookout for impaired drivers and working to keep Colorado roads safe.

About The Heat Is On
The CDOT Highway Safety Office provides funding to Colorado law enforcement for impaired-driving enforcement, education and awareness campaigns. The Heat Is On campaign runs throughout the year, with 15 specific high-visibility impaired driving enforcement periods centered on national holidays and large public events. Enforcement periods can include sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and additional law enforcement on duty dedicated to impaired driving enforcement. Find more details about the campaign, including impaired driving enforcement plans, arrest totals and safety tips at HeatIsOnColorado.com.

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System, Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behavior, the 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 safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission - to get everyone home safely.

Whole System. Whole Safety. 
To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its “Whole System | Whole Safety initiative. This project 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 safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission - to get everyone home safely.


About CDOT
CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located 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. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.