Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Jeffco Health hiring Food Systems Community Mobilizer

Jefferson County Public Health has an opening for a Food Systems Community Mobilizer. This position is supported by both the Healthy Beverage and Building Community Food Systems CCPD grants.

Go to JCPH for a job description and application. 

World Hypertension Day Webinar, Thursday, May 17 11 am- 12pm MST

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Speakers include: Stephen Sidney, on new research showing success cardiovascular disease prevention; Hon. Ruben Pineda, Mayor, West Chicago on creating a culture of health; Dan Lackland, president of the World Hypertension League; and Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge winners sharing the secrets of their hypertension control success. Register here. 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Health department releases pregnancy-related depression toolkit

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has created a toolkit in English and Spanish for raising awareness of pregnancy-related depression (PRD) and anxiety during the week of Dia de las Madres (Mexico) and Mother’s Day (U.S.). The content in this resource is intended for partners looking to help spread messages about PRD in English and Spanish - healthcare providers, non-profits, community organizations, etc. This resource is part of our overall statewide pregnancy-related depression and anxiety campaign efforts found at postpartum.net/colorado and postpartum.net/ayuda. We hope you find it useful and thank you for helping to increase awareness about PRD among pregnant women, new moms, and their support systems!


Dia de las Madres (Mexico): Thu 5/10

Mother’s Day (U.S.): Sun 5/13


The PRD campaign consists of a variety of paid, earned and owned media efforts. During the month of May, we are running a statewide, robust paid media campaign (see the full list of paid media tactics). Specific to the week of Dia de las Madres and Mother’s Day, the campaign will also highlight campaign spokespersons on a Facebook Live event on Univision Colorado’s Noticias Ya (5/10), as well as native blog posts on Noticias Ya (5/7), Telemundo (5/8) and Denver Metro Mom’s Blog (5/10). These posts will be shared on CDPHE’s social media channels.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Colorado Primary Care Collaborative

House Bill 1365, a bipartisan bill, establishes a Primary Care Payment Reform Collaborative. This Collaborative will be comprised of representatives from all sectors of the healthcare industry, who will be tasked with generating an annual report on the investments currently being made in primary care, as well as trends in the implementation of Alternative Payment Models that shift toward value-based payment. 

This Payment Reform Collaborative will also look at how to expand the adoption of Alternative Payment Models, including ways to align payment models and build upon efforts of the State Innovation Model and CPC+ to align quality measures.

For more information, here is a Fact Sheet on the bill.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Liver Health Connection offers practitioner course

Liver Health Connection is producing a primary care practitioner-focused course in support of the 2017 Health and Human Services National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C. This course is also supported by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
  • Improve adherence to evidence-based clinical guidelines in practice.
  • Synthesize appropriate diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Understand the fundamental principles behind diagnosis and treatment of cirrhosis, liver cancer and understand the fundamental process of liver transplant and post-transplant management and outcomes
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with the patient to ensure that diagnosis and treatment recommendations are understood.
  • Recognize when to refer to or consult with other specialists to provide optimal patient care.
Registration Fees
Early Bird $55 (available through May 12)
Standard $65
Payable by check to Liver Health Connection or through our Donate button/PayPal account on our website, www.liverhealthconnection.org. Specify that it is for the Liver Diseases Live Course and include your contact information for registration receipt.

University of Colorado Hospital
Anschutz Medical Campus
Research Building 2, Krugman Conference Hall

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Health department demonstrates new tool for mining data

VISION Data Tool Webinar
May 7, 1 - 2 p.m.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android
iPhone: +14086380968,,430741605# or +16468769923,,430741605# 
Telephone: 408 638 0968 or 646 876 9923 or 669 900 6833 
Meeting ID: 430 741 605

  • Walk through VISION features.
  • Discuss data interpretation in VISION.
  • Highlight the “Multiple Risk Factors” tab on how to interpret graphs and use data. 
  • Answer your questions!
New tab:

VISION’s new “Multiple Risk Factors” tab compares 20 adult chronic disease and behavioral health measures in two two different views. This new tab has an instruction sheet available by clicking on the “i” button near the top of the screen.