Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Funding Opportunity: CDPHE Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education


The Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education Program is excited to announce a 1-year (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022) funding opportunity for all Colorado public schools, school districts, board of cooperative services, charter schools, or institute charter schools. Applicants may request up to $25,000.

This funding may be used to build readiness and capacity for comprehensive human sexuality education in alignment with House Bill 19-1032 including, but not limited to the following activities: community engagement, stakeholder buy-in, professional development and training for staff, selecting curricula, school/district level policy development, readiness assessments, purchasing materials or technology, and piloting instruction.

We have tried to keep this process simple and will hopefully only take a short amount of time to complete. Applications are due by April 2, 2021 at 5pm. 

For more information regarding this funding and how to apply, please see below:
  • Funding: The total anticipated funding available is approximately $180,000 and is contingent upon fully restored funding for the program for state Fiscal Year 2021-22. The CHSE program anticipates funding approximately 7-10 schools/districts with a maximum award of $25,000.
  • Eligibility:  Colorado public schools, school districts, board of cooperative services, charter schools, or institute charter schools
  • Priority: Priority for funding will be given to 
    • Rural schools or districts as defined by the Colorado Department of Education.
    • Schools or districts not currently implementing any comprehensive human sexuality education.
  • Due Date: Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 2nd 2021 at 5:00 pm  
Please feel free to reach out to Danielle Tuft at [email protected] with any questions.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Webinar: Socioeconomic Crash Factors


March 17: Socioeconomic Crash Factors


This webinar will address how social and economic factors can play a role in crash injuries and fatalities. Dr. Klinich will discuss her study which analyzed crash fatality data and found that lower education levels, more rural environments, and lower income levels resulted in higher numbers of fatalities than expected. This was due to dangerous crash types, lower restraint use, and older vehicle age. In Mr. Cole’s presentation, he will provide an overview of Virginia’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) and explain how his team used Virginia's Health Opportunity Index as a factor to help determine the PSAP priority locations. Mr. Cole will show how the same model could be explored for additional programs and safety planning.

Mark Cole, Virginia Department of Transportation
Kathy Klinich, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Date: March 17, 2021

Time: 2-3:10pm EST


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Virtual Event: Storytelling for Active Transportation Advocates


Storytelling for Active Transportation Advocates
March 17th, 2021 at 2pm - 3pm EST, 11am - 12pm PST
How can we reach more people and convince them of the benefits of inclusive and accessible walkable communities? We have incredible data on how they improve health, the climate, the economy, and our quality of life - but data alone often doesn’t carry the day.

We’ve put together a panel of creative and experienced communicators to share their ideas about how to cut through the clutter and move people to action. Tom Flood, bringing car advertising experience to street safety, Marian Huhman to present research results on language that works, and Jorge Cañez (Peatónito) creative earned media expert and filmmaker. 

Moderated by our Executive Director, Mike McGinn - advocate, campaigner, and former elected official. Join us for presentations and conversation about tapping into the emotional core of successful advocacy.
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Monday, March 1, 2021

Youth Opportunity: Colorado Collaborative Youth Summit Call for Youth Presenters


The Collaborative Youth Summit will bring together young people from across Colorado to gather for a three-day virtual conference. The goal is to connect and inspire ALL youth to embrace your unique leadership by providing an open and inclusive space to further expand your knowledge and skills, and to create and lead the changes you want to see in your community.

We invite YOUth to apply to present at the Colorado Collaborative Youth Summit Virtual Conference. The Call for Presenters is now open! Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by March 15th, 2021. We are accepting proposals for presentations by youth-only as well as youth-adult teams. (Please note that no adult-only proposals will be accepted.)

The Call for Youth Presenters can be found at this link


The Collaborative Youth Summit will be held on June 8-11, 2021, in collaboration with the Shared Risk and Protective Factor Conference. Registration for young people (up to age 25) will be free. Registration will open on March 15th, 2021. See the "Save the Date" and hold these days in your calendar! 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Funding Opportunity: CDOT's Highway Safety Office RFA for FY22 Coming Soon!


CDOT's Highway Safety Office (HSO) will be releasing a Request for Applications (RFA) for FY22 on or around March 1, 2021. Those interested in applying can visit this link, where the RFA, RFA Guides, data sources and other information will be posted soon. 

Some exciting changes have been made to the available traffic safety emphasis areas, specifically Police Traffic Services and Community Traffic Safety Programs. These additional emphasis areas will now allow an agency to submit one combined application for projects that encompass a combination of areas. Agencies who have more than one project are encouraged to combine applications if feasible (e.g. if you have a young driver grant and a child passenger grant, they may now be combined into one overall grant). According to the 2020 Problem Identification Report, the number of young drivers ages 15-20 involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash in Colorado  increased 11% from 2014-2018. Additionally, the number of motor vehicle fatalities among young drivers ages 15-20 increased 9% from 2014-2018, regardless of the age of the driver. Young drivers are particularly susceptible to the impacts of social, environmental, political, economic, interpersonal, and physical influences and systems. The most effective interventions are those which combine multifaceted, multilevel strategies for sustainable change.

Please reach out to Ashley Nicks or Lynn Holly with any questions:

[email protected]  

Lynn.Ho[email protected] 

Opportunity: Call for Abstracts and Reviewers for Safe States 2021


Share Your Expertise!

To say it has been a challenging year, would be an understatement. Injury and violence prevention (IVP) professionals have certainly felt the impact of the pandemic - taking on additional duties, pivoting programming to accommodate the virtual world we now live in, all while balancing new personal and family challenges.


Now it is time to Reconnect and Reimagine IVP at the Safe States 2021 Virtual Injury and Violence Prevention Conference.


Last year over 400 IVP professionals experienced Safe States' first-ever virtual conference. For 2021, we are excited to build upon that successful format, offering three days of unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.


The Safe States 2021 Annual Conference will provide opportunities to Reconnect with peers from across the country on the important topics and issues impacting the field and Reimagine what injury and violence prevention looks like going forward.


The 2021 virtual conference will be held August 31st through September 2nd and feature both live and pre-recorded presentations. We know our members and partners are doing exciting and innovative work to advance the practice and the field, so it's your time to shine! We encourage you to attend and share your expertise with colleagues from across the country at this year's conference.



Submit an Abstract

Proposals accepted until 5:00 PM PDT on March 19, 2021

Abstracts of 250 words or less will be accepted for pre-recorded oral presentation, lightning talk, or learning lab formats.



Access the full set of guidelines and instructions for submitting your proposal and learn more about a new opportunity this year - Lightning Talks!



Apply to Review Abstracts

Complete the quick application by March 19, 2021

Help shape the agenda - volunteer to review abstracts in mid-April 2021. Authors planning to submit abstracts are welcome to participate.


Save the Date

Registration Opens in June 2021

Make plans to join us August 31st - September 2nd from anywhere with an internet connection.

Safe States Alliance

5456 Peachtree Blvd #244

Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Virtual Event: First Impact Parent Education Program, ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Month Event - Happening on March 1, 2021


Safety partners, educators, school administrators, health officials, and parents of young drivers: First Impact Zoom Presentation is scheduled for March 1, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 via Zoom
  • ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Month Event
  • Speakers: LT Collin Stosberg, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Marsha Jones, Retired Law Enforcement Officer. Moderator: Deana Dothage, University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Department of PM&R, ThinkFirst Missouri
  • First Impact educates parents and teens regarding Missouri’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) law.
  • Attendance at First Impact is perfect for: Parents of teen drivers, ages 14 - 19, new and soon to be teen drivers, ages 14 - 19
  • First Impact aims to eliminate motor vehicle fatalities and injuries among teens. It further attempts to reduce teen-involved crashes by increasing parental awareness and enforcement of Missouri’s GDL law.

Register in advance for this meeting hereAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Watch a brief video to learn more about First Impact here . The Objectives of the First Impact Program are to Increase
  • Awareness of teen driving risks
  • Understanding of Missouri’s GDL law
  • GDL monitoring and enforcement at home
  • Importance of being a positive role model