Thursday, October 17, 2019

Funding Opportunity: Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education

New Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education Funding Opportunity

Purpose: To support schools and school districts to implement comprehensive human sexuality education content that is medically accurate, culturally sensitive, inclusive of a positive youth development approach, and aligned with content requirements indicated in the Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education Bill (HB19-1032). 

Eligibility:  All public schools, school districts, board of cooperative services, charter schools, or institute charter schools are eligible to apply for this funding. Rural schools/districts and those not currently implementing comprehensive human sexuality education will be prioritized.

Access the RFA:  

Due Date: November 1, 2019 at 5pm

How This Relates to Young Driver Safety: Data from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey show that Colorado youth who identify as LGBTQ+ report significantly higher levels of risky driving behavior from not wearing a seat belt to riding with an impaired driving. These and other health inequities by sexual orientation and gender identity exist because heterosexual and cisgender norms dominate our culture and systems. This social context results in LGBTQ+ people experiencing discrimination, stigma, and bias, including rejection from family, friends, and community, as well as limited access to LGBTQ+ informed healthcare. Research has shown that schools with LGBTQ+ inclusive education, including receiving information about sexual orientation, learning about LGBTQ+ history, and discussions of LGBTQ+ current events, increases the likelihood of students thinking their school was a safer place. LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education is associated with reduced suicidal ideation, increased mental health, and lower experiences of bullying among LGBTQ+ youth - all of which improve young peoples' abilities to make safe, healthy choices and provide an environment to support safe driving practices. Importantly, LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education is protective for youth of all identities related to safety, suicidal despair, and mental health.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Save The Date: 2020 Lifesavers Conference

March 15-17, 2020 - Tampa Convention Center - Tampa, FL
Register online beginning early November

Visit the website now for the tentative schedule of events

Who Attends Lifesavers? 

  • Local, tribal, state & federal highway safety officials
  • Law enforcement, prosecutors & first responders
  • Child safety advocates, technicians & instructors
  • Private & non-profit program providers
  • Victim advocates
  • Auto & insurance industry leaders
  • Public health professionals
  • Safety & injury prevention specialists
  • Students, researchers & academics
  • Transportation planners & engineers

Why Attend Lifesavers? 

Education & Training
  • Nearly 80 workshops in 10 tracks addressing hot topics, latest trends & cutting-edge programs 
  • Learn from traffic safety experts, practitioners & national leaders 

  • Formal & informal peer exchange with over 2,000 participants, including safety professionals from AAA, AAMVA, FHWA, FMCSA, GHSA, IIHS, MADD, NDAA, NHTSA, NSC, NTSB, SKW, auto & insurance industries and more

  • 100+ companies, government agencies & decision-makers 
  • State-of-the-art products & services 

$350 – Early Bird (until January 10) 
$400 – Regular (January 11 – February 21) 
$500 – Late/On-Site (February 22 – March 17) 
$100 – Needs Based
$100 – Students* (full-time high school/college) 

$600 – non-profit
$1,200 – for-profit
♦Needs Based: See website registration page for criteria and application (application available when registration opens)

*Student Rate: A student ID must be presented to register at this special rate; email a copy of your ID to to receive the student registration code.

College students be sure to visit the Traffic Safety Scholars page for information on applying for a scholarship to help defray your Lifesavers Conference travel expenses. Program open to undergraduate and graduate students at accredited colleges and universities. Deadline to apply is November 11.
You can reserve your hotel room now, visit the website hotel/travel page to view options

Learn more about Lifesavers at
Questions? Call 703-922-7944 or email
Lifesavers Conference, Inc. | P.O. Box 30045, Alexandria VA 22310

Monday, October 14, 2019

RMPHTC: Free Training Opportunities

Training Announcement 
Check out free training opportunities through the RM-PHTC and our partners! 

Economic Evaluation Virtual Workshop (Oct. 22, 2019)
Are you wondering how economic evaluation might benefit your program or initiative? Interested in communicating value to decision-makers and funders? Join this virtual workshop to discuss the application of economic evaluation to your work. 

Community Engagement: Recruitment & Retention Virtual Workshop (Oct. 31, 2019) - How are you managing and sustaining community participation in your work? Participants in this virtual workshop will go over identifying key factors to support the recruitment and retention of community members, as well as conducting a stakeholder analysis.

Reducing Barriers Webinar Series: Housing and Homelessness
Housing Navigation Webinar (Oct. 23, 2019) - This session will feature Chelsea Kestler of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to discuss resources for those facing housing insecurity, as well as Open Homes via Airbnb and Cancer Support Community.
Cancer Screening and Homeless Navigation Webinar (Oct. 28, 2019) -This session will feature navigators from Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to share resources and strategies for reaching populations experiencing homelessness.

Team Based Care Coordination ECHO Series (Oct. 31 - Dec. 12, 2019) - The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative (PNTC) and ECHO Colorado are partnering on a study to evaluate how our trainings improve team-based care coordination skills. This project is designed to learn more about the effectiveness of these trainings in increasing self-efficacy, knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to team-based care coordination among participants.

Coalition Architecture Webinar (Nov. 4, 2019) -  Explore how the design and structure of a coalition can support its success. Our panelists present critical questions to consider when structuring (or restructuring) your collaboration, and provide examples and analysis of 3 distinct and effective coalition designs.

Managing Effective Coalitions Community of Practice (Nov. 5, 2019 - June 2, 2020) - Come chat once a month with colleagues who are managing, leading, or supporting coalitions in their community. We will explore successes, challenges, ideas, and solutions for building effective coalitions that create and sustain lasting change.
Communicating and Disseminating Evidence to Policymakers (Nov. 8, 2019) - In the online module and live learning session, participants will explore effective strategies for communicating evidence to decision-makers and acquire tools and resources to create and disseminate messages about evidence-based solutions on different platforms for diverse audiences.

Care Coordination for Patient Navigators Online Course (Nov. 8 - Dec. 13, 2019) - In this course, we will explore care coordination and related concepts, including their application to practice and commonly encountered challenges.

Hypothesis Generation During a Foodborne Illness Outbreak ECHO Series (Nov. 13 - Dec. 11, 2019) - This series is designed to encourage foodborne epidemiologists to take advantage of a variety of data and tools available to them when generating a hypothesis for an outbreak detected through pathogen-based surveillance.

Designing Effective Meetings Virtual Workshop (Nov. 14, 2019) -Whether you lead a community coalition, an accreditation or QI team, workgroup or committee meetings, stakeholder planning sessions, or other types of meetings, this virtual workshop will provide you with strategies and techniques to help you keep your meetings on point, engaging, and action-oriented.

Community Engagement & Coalition Building In-Person Workshop (Nov. 18, 2019 in Boulder) - Topics covered in this workshop include principles of community engagement such as: recruiting community members, meeting planning and design, decision-making strategies, and retention strategies.

View our full training directory here.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Webinar: Strategies for Educating and Engaging the Public

Webinar 5 in Preparing the Public Health Community for Autonomous Vehicles:
Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Strategies for Educating and Engaging the Public.
October 22, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:00pm ET

  • Rachel Sturm, Manager of Traffic Safety Research & Analysis and Lee Howell, State Relations Manager from the American Automobile Association (AAA)
  • Brad Stertz, Director, Audi Government Affairs and Co-Chair PAVE Campaign (Partners for Automated Vehicle Education
  • Sharon Gilmartin, Deputy Director, Safe States Alliance.

This session will focus on advancing and promoting engineering-based solutions and be of particular interest for injury prevention professionals, state and regional transportation agency members, autonomous and connected vehicle manufacturers, researchers, and engineers. Participants will be able to ask questions of the presenters.

For more information or to register, email Ivy Jones Turner at Registrants for this webinar will be notified of future webinars in this series.  

About the MV-NPLT
With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016, a group of injury prevention professionals, researchers, engineers, and policy makers formed the Motor Vehicle National Peer Learning Core Team (MV-NPLT) to promote a public health approach to the acceptance and integration of automated safety features that can rapidly reduce automobile crash injuries and fatalities and decrease crash disparities. The MV-NPLT Core Team believes that public health practitioners can increase the acceptance and use of life-saving motor-vehicle technologies by understanding the systems that facilitate or impede the uptake of new safety technologies.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Training Opportunity: Positive Youth Development Training in Denver - Registration Now Open!

The next Positive Youth Development (PYD) Training event is coming up this November!

Positive Youth Development, "PYD" is an approach that incorporates the development of skills, opportunities and authentic relationships into programs, practices and policies, so that young people reach their full potential. This training is open to youth serving professionals or anyone interested in youth well-being. Email with any questions. 

This FREE training will link content with expertise! Lunch will be provided. 

Date & Time: November 13, 2019 from 9am - 4pm
Location: Lowry Conference Center in Denver
Cost: Free!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Opportunity: Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award

Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award 

Recognizing places in the United States that are leading the way in prioritizing children’s pedestrian and bicyclist safety

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award. Today cities of all sizes are committing to eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries, often as part of Vision Zero initiatives. A growing number are focusing on improving safety for youth. This award recognizes places in the United States that are leading the way in prioritizing children’s safety. Now in its third year, the award is given annually by the National Center for Safe Routes to School in partnership with the FIA Foundation and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Communities of all sizes are encouraged to apply.

About The Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award

The first award was presented to the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District for their commitment to children’s safety, Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School. Their focus on traffic calming, a partnership between the city and school district, data-driven approach, and the culture of safety they work to cultivate offer examples for how other communities might prioritize children’s safety within Vision Zero or other transportation safety initiatives.
In 2019 New York City and its Vision Zero Task Force were recognized for significant safety improvements that have benefitted youth throughout the city. The city uses roadway design improvements and safety cameras in school zones to reduce speeds and make crossings safer for its residents and visitors. A broad assembly of organizations collaborates to implement Vision Zero and engage young people to serve as their own advocates for safe streets. 
Award recipients will be featured in a news release, case studies, and newsletter articles.  The National Center for Safe Routes to School will seek conference presentations and webinar opportunities to feature the recipients as speakers.


  • The application may be submitted by the intended recipient or by an outside individual or organization.
  • The award recipient can be a city or county government.
  • Vision Zero commitment is not a requirement.
  • Any population size will be considered.
  • Must demonstrate at least two of the criteria listed below.

Criteria and selection

Applicant communities should have at least two of the following:
  • Changes in design/speed in places where children walk and bike
  • Reductions in deaths and injuries or changes in vehicle speeds along those corridors
  • Work with the community to create support for traffic calming measures that began with a focus on child pedestrians and/or bicyclists.
  • Establishment of policies that benefit child pedestrians or bicyclists
  • Vision Zero plan with strategies beyond education that focus on children and youth
  • Multi-sector partnerships that share a priority for child safety (does not have to be the only priority)
  • Evidence of public and/or political support for child pedestrian and bicyclist safety
  • Use of evidence-based approaches


Submission process

  1. Review the application questions Because no account creation is required, it may be helpful to prepare answers before using the submission form as the form needs to be completed in one session.
  2. Complete the application submission form by Dec 8, 2019.
  3. Award selection will be made on January 2020. Presentation of the award will take place in February or March 2020, in coordination with the award recipient.