Thursday, May 25, 2017

Register for Colorado Health Symposium

Please join us at the

2017 Colorado Health Symposium
Let’s Talk About… Inequity
Aug. 2–4, 2017
Keystone Resort and Conference Center
The Colorado Health Symposium, a national health conference, is a unique chance to interact with cross-sector experts and dedicated professionals who are leading the way in addressing inequalities.
At the Colorado Health Foundation, we believe health equity is an enduring state where all individuals have the opportunity to be healthy regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ZIP code or other social conditions. 

While inequity is not a new or emerging challenge, we cannot begin to tackle it without getting it on the collective table we all share. The goal of this year’s Symposium is to have a bold and civil conversation about inequity — to dig in and talk about it so we can understand what’s holding us back from bringing health in reach for all Coloradans. What ideas could we ignite to solve for patterns, policies and systems that best serve the needs of our communities?

Register for SIM update at CDPHE

Colorado Medical Home Community Forum:Supporting Integrated Care
June 13, 2017

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

4300 Cherry Creek Dr S
Denver, Colorado 80246
DOC Room, Building A


Participants have the option to join in-person or via webinar.

Topics and Presenters:

Updates from the SIM Office
Barbara Martin
, SIM Office Director
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance

SIM Evaluation: Cohort 1
David Bartsch

Practice Transformation Organization Panel
Kyle Knierim, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
If you were forwarded this email but would like to subscribe to receive updates and information on future Medical Home work, please click here. Be sure to select the "Medical Home" program area at the bottom of the sign-up form. 

Strategies for Success in Addressing Oral and Behavioral Health

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT Register for free at:
Oral health is all too often overlooked when integrating primary care and behavioral health. In addition to impacting a person’s ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, and show feelings and emotions, oral health contributes to general health and wellness, self-esteem and quality of life. Join this webinar to hear from dental experts about the importance of addressing oral health in integrated health setting and identify simple strategies that can be implemented to make oral health part of the conversation in behavioral health and primary care settings. Learn how a behavioral health organization established an innovative partnership with a local university to provide an onsite dental clinic and how an initiative in Utah meets the oral health needs of people with substance use disorders. Presenters will share tools that can help providers looking to expand their efforts to address oral health.

Register Here →

Apply now! June 2 deadline for applications to receive a $100,000 school fitness center!

Is Your School in the Running?

The National Foundation of Governor’s Fitness Councils wants to reward your elementary or middle school for showing leadership getting and keeping your students fit. All educators across the state are encouraged to nominate their school to be in the running to receive a $100,000 Don’t Quit!  state-of-the-art fitness center.
  • Is your school in Colorado?
  • Is your school a public or public charter school?
  • Are most of your students between the ages of 8-13 years old?
  • Does your school have a 900 - 1,500 square foot space ready for brand new fitness equipment?

Applications due by June 2. For questions, contact:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

National Women's Health Week

National Women's Health Week is this week. Below are some images you can use to share via social media. 

Whether you're in your 20s or your 90s, @womenshealth has tips to help you lead a healthier life. #NWHW

Annual Check Ups:
Share copy: It’s #NWHW! Take your health to the next level. Step 1: Schedule your yearly checkup. #Womenshealth
It’s #NWHW! Share your health history with the women in your family & encourage them to discuss their family history with their own doctors.
Share Image:
Vaccines, Screenings and Tests:
Share copy: Healthy looks good at every age! Join us during Nat’l Women’s Health Week for tips to be the healthiest you. #NWHW

For steps for better health by age, go here.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Million Hearts social coming soon

Don't forget to RSVP!
Thursday, June 1
5:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn Denver/Cherry Creek
600 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver CO 80246
Zink Bar & Patio

Million Hearts® in Colorado
Join fellow clinical, public health and community leaders engaged in progressive cardiovascular health efforts. Your valuable input and engagement aligns with the Million Hearts® national aim to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. As a valued community partner in this initiative, we know improving the cardiovascular health of all Coloradans is important to you, and you are warmly invited!
  • Sarah Hernandez, Policy Analyst, Office of Health Equity, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Devin Detwiler, Program Specialist, Telligen
  • Monica Thompson, Association Director, YMCA Health and Wellness Initiatives

Susan G. Komen Colorado Job Opportunities

Susan G. Komen Colorado is searching for passionate, self-motivated individuals interested in joining Susan G. Komen Colorado’s Denver-based team to address disparities in breast cancer outcomes among medically underserved communities. There are two immediate openings available: