Friday, February 17, 2017

State health hiring health equity/environmental justice training coordinator


The Health Equity and Environmental Justice (HE/EJ) Training Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day administration, program evaluation and technical support within the CDPHE. In this role, the HE/EJ Trainer expands upon the existing CDPHE infrastructure around HE/EJ training needs while also assessing and responding to emerging departmental training needs. Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Health Equity the HE/EJ Training Coordinator coordinates technical support, communications and evaluation. This position will create both web-based and in-person HE/EJ trainings designed to meet the needs of the various CDPHE divisions and external stakeholders as appropriate.

Upcoming Deadline for Telligen Community Initiative Funding Letters of Interest

The Telligen Community Initiative (TCI) is offering philanthropic support in Colorado in 2017.  This year, there is only one opportunity to apply. The Colorado letter of interest deadline is March 1, 2017 for proposals seeking to address health innovation, social determinants of health and/or healthcare workforce development. 

Check out the Telligen Community Initiative's funding interests, Request for Proposals and support HERE.



Thursday, February 16, 2017

CDC Grand Rounds addresses overcoming barriers to medication adherence for chronic diseases

Medications save lives for countless Americans. People with chronic illnesses like high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and HIV can enjoy a good quality of life when they routinely take their medicine. Poor medication adherence is linked with poor clinical outcomes. While these facts may seem obvious, a staggering one half of patients in the US stop taking their medications within one year of being prescribed.

The reasons for "medication non-adherence" are varied. Affordability, a lack of understanding of the importance of the medications, and unpleasant side effects are some examples patients cite for for not taking their medications as directed. Beyond increased mortality, the resulting costs are great. Medication non-adherence costs the United States billions of dollars a year. Hospital admission rates increase for non-adherent patients with chronic illness by up to 69 percent.

Join our speakers as they discuss research, interventions, education, and emerging tools and technologies that may help overcome these barriers to medication non-adherence.


CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds Presents

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Release of Office of Suicide Prevention Community Grants RFA

The Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention is happy to announce that the Community Grants RFA is now live on the below link: 

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/office-suicide-prevention-community-grants

Feel free to share the funding opportunity announcement with anyone you think might be interested!  

Public health job openings

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Job Announcements

CDPHE
  • The Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division, Health Facility Quality Branch is recruiting for a Health Facilities Enforcement and Quality Reviewer.  The announcement is open to all Colorado residents and will close on February 22, 2017, or whenever the applicant pool is considered adequate to fill the position, whichever comes first. As such, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

  • The Health and Emergency Medical Services Division, Certification is recruiting for a Certification, Licensing and Records Technician.  This position is open to all Colorado residents and will remain open until an adequate applicant pool has been identified or until February 23, 2017, whichever occurs first. The eligible list from this posting will be used to fill two or more positions. Applicants are encouraged to submit an application before listing closing date.

  • The Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division is recruiting for a Statistical Analyst. This is a term-limited position and funding cannot be guaranteed beyond September 30, 2018. The announcement is open to all Colorado residents. The deadline to apply is on February 21, 2017, or once 30 qualified applications are received, whichever comes first. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Prowers

Delta

Lake
  • Lake County Build a Generation, a project of the Lake County Public Health Agency, an EOE employer, is recruiting a Health Equity manager. The position announcement is open until February 20, 2017. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references ( including one supervisor) to katie@lcbag.org

  • Lake County Build a Generation, a project of the Lake County Public Health Agency, an EOE employer, is recruiting an Adult Health Initiatives Manager. The position announcement is open until Feb 20, 2017. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (including one supervisor) to katie@lchag.org

  • Lake County Build a Generation, a project of the Lake County Public Health Agency, an EOE employer, is recruiting a Communities that Care Coordinator to coordinate the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Prevention Coalition. The position announcement open until February 20, 2017. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references ( including one supervisor) to john@lcbag.org

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Webinar on Chronic Disease and Disability

Join AdvocacyDenver for a webinar covering Chronic Disease Disparities in Women; Sex Education Taboo for Persons with Disabilities; Statistics regarding Persons with Disabilities and unhealthy relationships, sexual assault, and/or abuse; Importance of self-advocacy as it relates to sex and sexuality; and Resources.
The webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 14th at 1:00 pm Mountain Time. Register now!
AdvocacyDenver is a non-profit, civil right advocacy organization serving children, teens with disabilities and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities — and their families. Advocacy Denver provides an active voice to those seeking assistance, guidance, access and support in areas of education, health care, legal services, housing, transportation or financial guidance. 

Diabetes and Heart Disease

DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE >>
take care of your heart
HELP YOUR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES
TAKE CARE OF THEIR HEART
February is American Heart Month—a time for celebrating love and friendship. February also is a great time to talk to your patients with diabetes about taking care of their heart.
People who have diabetes have a greater chance of having a heart attack or a stroke. So make sure that your patients are aware that diabetes can cause heart problems and encourage them to take preventive action. Let your patients know they can download the tip sheet "Taking Care of Diabetes Means Taking Care of Your Heart" to get more information on what they can do to take care of their heart. Below are links to additional information and resources for specific
patient concerns.
Healthy Eating and Cooking
Being Physically Active
Smoking and Diabetes
Diabetes and You: All Medicines Matter
Coping with Emotional Issues
Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms
Stroke Signs and Symptoms
Sign up here to get notices about diabetes from CDC and NDEP. Select "diabetes education materials" from the subscription options.