Monday, February 5, 2018

Webinar: Empowering Youth Leaders for Change: Youth-led Participatory Action Research

Register for this free 30 minute webinar to learn about engaging 
youth as leaders in health equity issues! 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
1:30 - 2:00 MT

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Funding Announcement: Trusted Adults & Youth Health Education Program

Make an impact on impaired driving in your community by educating adults on preventing youth marijuana use!

The Retail Marijuana Education Program has released RFA #9254 Trusted Adults & Youth Health Education Program to fund local outreach and education to youth-serving professionals and parents, Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers, and adults in the lives of LGBTQ young people to prevent youth marijuana use.

Approximately $440,000 annually is available and the deadline to apply is February 16, 2018.

RFA Application, Information and Timeline can be found here:

Child Fatality Prevention System is Hiring!

The Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) is hiring a new CFPS Coordinator located at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Apply your talent to help build stronger, healthier communities. Our team is growing and we’re looking for someone with great customer service experience who wants to learn about improving the systems affecting children and youth in our state.

Apply today and please share this posting with someone who might be interested in a career that makes a difference!

Learn more about the position and apply here: Child Fatality Prevention System Coordinator 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Attend Denver's First Youth Health Assessment Launch


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
2:30 - 4:30 pm MST

Mile High United Way
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205


Denver Public Health and Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment are celebrating the release of Denver’s first Youth Health Assessment, a report published by Denver Public Health and Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment to elevate the voices of Denver's youth and shape policies and programs designed to benefit them.

  • Hear from the youth leaders behind the report
  • Discuss the threats and opportunities facing Denver youth
  • Network for action to support young people

Registration and networking begins at 2:30 p.m., with the formal program starting at 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Limited free parking is available at Mile High United Way. Additional parking and transportation options are available.

Denver Public Health and Denver Department of Public Health and Environment collaboratively produce a health assessment every three to five years. Health assessments are designed to provide a comprehensive and clear understanding of the health status of Denver residents. Public health and community stakeholders partner with communities and use that information to identify and implement strategies that improve the well-being of all residents.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Find a Positive Youth Development Trainer in Your Area

The regional Positive Youth Development Training System (PYD-TS) has formally launched! Below is a list and map of the PYD-TS regions which are covered by grant-funded organizations piloting this system. 

Contact these organizations with any requests for a PYD training in these regions. If there is a request outside of these regions, or the regions themselves do not have the capacity to fulfill a request, please contact Lorin Scott-Okerblom at 

Region 1: Northwest Colorado
Eagle River Youth Coalition
Michelle Stecher

Region 5: Southwest Colorado
School Community Youth Collaborative
Cindy Houston

Region 8: Southeast Colorado
Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County
Becky Medina
719-564-0055 ext. 111


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Webinar: Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children 8-14 Years Old Safe as Motor Vehicle Occupants
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM Mountain Time

In 2015, 146 U. S. children ages 8-14 died as motor vehicle occupants. (1) This webinar will focus on children ages 8-14 and their use (or nonuse) of vehicle restraints. Many educators find this audience hard to reach and, in fact, child passenger safety and teen driver safety programs often miss this group of vulnerable children. Learn how injury prevention programs can blend data, research, and strategies from several sources to address the unmet needs of motor vehicle occupants ages 8-14.

Lorrie Walker of Safe Kids Worldwide will share data and information from multiple sources, including the 2016 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), Bright Futures anticipatory guidance recommendations and guidance, (2) and the American Academy of Pediatrics'  Technical Report-Child Passenger Safety recommendations. (3)  Ms. Walker will also talk about how 8-14-year-old children are affected by primary versus secondary seat belt laws, as they often straddle both. She will introduce data-driven programs developed by Safe Kids for children ages 10-14. Joe Anne Ward-Cottrell of WellSpan Health in Pennsylvania will address programs for parents and children across age groups, giving parents the words to use with children who may be riding in cars without their parents' supervision.  Deputy Sheriff Wes Williams will talk about building partnerships to deliver safety messages, including his pre-teen and teen program, which involves collaboration with a trauma center and an insurance partner.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Teen Driver Safety Webinar - Friday, December 8th

The Western Pacific Injury Prevention Network will be hosting Dr. Rob Foss of the Highway Safety Research Center at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Foss organized and chairs the Transportation Research Board’s Subcommittee on Young Drivers, and is one of the nation’s foremost expert on the Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) legislative process. 

Join this webinar for a presentation and discussion with Dr. Foss.

Friday, December 8, 2017  12:00 - 1:00pm MST. 

Register Here for Teen Driving Webinar