Tuesday, January 11, 2022

CDPHE Hiring for Two Positions in Chronic Disease

The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Branch in the Prevention Services Division (PSD) is hiring two new Program Coordinator positions to join the Diabetes, Cardiovascular Health, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (DCVHADRD) Unit.

The Cardiovascular Health Interventions Coordinator #02206 in the DCVHADRD Unit this position will focus on increasing access to, participation in, and sustainability of quality clinic interventions that address cardiovascular health, with particular emphasis on high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This includes implementing CVH strategies and activities related to clinic quality improvement and the implementation of CVH clinic/community-based interventions such as self-measured blood pressure monitoring, chronic care management, cardiac rehabilitation, and others, as described in both the core and innovative diabetes and heart disease and stroke CDC cooperative agreement work plans. 

The Community-Clinical Linkages Coordinator # 02235 in the DCVHADRD Unit, this position will focus on the advancement of diabetes and cardiovascular health-related prevention and management interventions and the facilitation of community to clinical linkages. Interventions supported by this role may be delivered by partners and team members who are not physicians, or who may work within a clinic or at a community-based location and maintain a strong linkage to clinic-based services. Currently, this work is primarily focused on the deployment of pharmacy-based or pharmacist-delivered programming. In addition, this position conceptualizes, plans, and executes strategies that advance the long-term sustainability of team-based care.  This includes developing policy approaches and partnerships that sustain linkages between public health and state and local level systems with reimbursement and return on investment.

Both positions are included in the posting below. For more information and to view the full job posting, please use the link below. 


· PSD Program Coordinator #02206 & #02235

· Program Coordinator multiple positions

· Classification:   Health Professional III  (C7C3XX)

· Status: Term-Limited Full-Time

· FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

· Job location: Denver, CO

· Application deadline: The announcement will close on January 23, 2022.


Please encourage those who may have interest in either of these positions to apply by the deadline. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Grant Opportunities - Additional Funding Announced for Larger Safety Infrastructure Grants

As of December 6, 2021, Grant Opportunity 1: Larger Safety Infrastructure Grants now has an additional $22,160,000 available to support transportation infrastructure projects across the state of Colorado. Eligible applicants are encouraged to submit transportation infrastructure projects of up to $2 million that will improve safety and transform streets and street spaces across the state, especially for vulnerable users. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 4, 2022.

Eligible applicants are encouraged to attend the Revitalizing Main Streets Pre-Application Workshop on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 3-4:30 p.m. This workshop will cover applicant eligibility requirements, eligible project locations, funding requirements, project funding, evaluation criteria, selection process, and award conditions. Register for the pre-app workshop at this link.

Download the Application Form

Award Criteria:
Applicants may be awarded up to $2 million to improve user safety along urban arterials or main street corridors, especially for vulnerable users such as pedestrians, bikers, motorcyclists, transit users, elderly adults, and people with disabilities. This grant is a statewide version of the

Safer Main Streets
grant offered in CDOT Regions 1 and 4 within the DRCOG Metropolitan Planning Organization boundary in fall 2020.

Applicable roadways must be non-freeway corridors that accommodate multiple modes of transportation. This opportunity is open to state highway facilities and local roads. This grant includes the following safety and economic recovery goals:
  • Reduce fatal and serious injury crashes on the transportation system, particularly among bicyclists and pedestrians;
  • Support a transportation system that safely accommodates all modes of travel;
  • Improve transit access and bike and pedestrian safety and mobility;
  • Support the development of connected urban/employment centers and multimodal corridors;
  • Provide safe access to opportunity and mobility for residents of all ages, incomes and abilities, including vulnerable users;
  • Help communities adjust to the “new normal” travel patterns caused by COVID-19; and
  • Deliver practical, simple projects that help stimulate the economy and provide immediate business and employment opportunities in the construction industry.
All the information and documents you need can be found on the Revitalizing Main Streets web page. Please contact if you have any additional questions.

Questions? Project update to share? Email us!


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

New Deadline! January 7th - Student Leaders in Public Health - Stipends Available!

Student Leaders In Public Health
The goal of SLPH is to enhance the public health workforce in the Rocky Mountain region, specifically in underserved communities and populations, by supporting students conducting applied health projects and providing opportunities for mentoring and professional development.

During the 2021-22 academic year (summer, fall, spring semesters), the 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. This program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Qualifications and Project Requirements
  1. Student must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen U.S. national or foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
  2. Student must be enrolled in a higher education program in Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota or South Dakota (Rocky Mountain Region). Preference will be given to students in a public health related program.
  3. Student must complete the project within the Rocky Mountain Region.
  4. Priority will be given to projects addressing public health issues in rural, medically underserved and/or disadvantaged communities.
  5. Projects must involve at least 200 hours of effort and be substantially completed by June 30, 2022.
  6. Upon completion of the project, the student will be required to complete three deliverables, a paper (or poster) and an abstract describing the project and its impact along with a final evaluation (online). There will also be an optional presentation.
  7. We discourage students that were funded in the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 SLPH cohorts from applying.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Seeking professionals to serve on the Cancer Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Review Committee

The Cancer Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grant Program, on behalf of the Colorado Board of Health, is currently seeking to fill a primary care provider position to serve on the legislatively-mandated grant program Review Committee. All applicants must submit:
  • A signed application form.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of interest.
  • Letter of support/recommendation.
Applications are due on Monday, January 31, 2022. Applicants who reside outside of the Denver metro area and particularly in rural areas of the state are strongly encouraged to apply. Please see the vacancy announcement and application form for more details.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Colorado Oral Health Strategic Plan Pre-Session Equity-Focused Discussion

CDPHE’s Oral Health Unit is embarking on strategic planning sessions for the Colorado Oral Health Strategic Plan. Join CDPHE’s Oral Health Unit December 8, 2021 from 12-1:15 p.m. as they have a pre-session equity-focused discussion. This discussion will include case examples of equity tools, equity training, and using an equity framework. Included are speakers from the Office of Health Equity, Colorado Consumer Health Initiatives, and CDPHE’s Oral Health Unit. This will be followed by a discussion tied to the upcoming Oral Health Strategic plan. Join for all or part of the session by registering using the link on this flyer

Saturday, November 27, 2021


 NEW Trauma-Informed Communication and Care Provider Education Series 

Please join the Colorado Substance Exposed Newborns Steering Committee Provider Education Work Group and Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative for an educational series that will equip providers with the knowledge and tools to engage in trauma-informed communication and care with patients impacted by substance use and pregnancy.

Monday, 12/6 @ 12-1 pm MT | Session 1: Trauma-Informed Care During and After Pregnancy: Provider and Team Approaches to Improve Communication and Patient Experience - LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, 12/15 @ 12-1 pm MT | Session 2: Substance Use in Pregnancy: Fostering an Open Dialogue- LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE.

Tuesday, 12/28 @ 12-1 pm MT | Session 3: Addressing Perinatal Substance Use: How to Optimize Real Life Conversations During Clinical Interactions- LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is hiring a Senior Project Coordinator

The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) is a unique and collaborative graduate school that combines the collective expertise of three Colorado universities: The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) in Aurora, Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley, Colorado. The Colorado School of Public Health is the only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing a vital contribution towards ensuring our region’s health and wellbeing. The school’s faculty, staff, and students work together to reach underserved populations, share knowledge, and conduct innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to healthcare, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, costly injuries, and more.

Learn more and apply.