Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Let’s Talk Colorado

Metro Public Health Behavioral Health Collaboration (MPHBHC) has launched a new campaign in English and Spanish to help eliminate the stigma associated with seeking treatment for mental illness. “Let’s Talk Colorado/Hablemos Colorado” is funded by a State Innovation Model grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The purpose of the funding is to improve the health of Coloradans by providing access to physical and behavioral health care. The goal of the “Let’s Talk Colorado/Hablemos Colorado” media campaign is to reduce the stigma around mental illness so people who need treatment are more likely to seek it.
The campaign will be featured on billboards, bus shelters, in local community newspapers, and on Pandora from August through October. For more information about “Let’s Talk Colorado/Hablemos Colorado”, including a downloadable toolkit and other resources, visit www.letstalkco.org.  MPHBHC is grateful to our Project Partners, who all contributed greatly to the development of the campaign, and to our hospital partners for their financial contribution.

  • Tri-County Health Department
  • Douglas County Government
  • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
  • Mental Health Center of Denver
  • Community Reach Center
  • Aurora Mental Health Centers
  • Metro Community Provider Network
  • West Pines Behavioral Health
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Kaiser Permanente Colorado
  • Parker Adventist Hospital
  • Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital
  • Porter Hospital
  • St. Anthony North Medical Campus

The Big Latch On

For the third year in a row, Pueblo WIC hosted the “Big Latch On and World Breastfeeding Celebration” at the Pueblo Mall. Twenty local vendors and community programs ranging from Catholic Charities to Parks and Recreation participated and each hosted activities to engage attendees (e.g. kids yoga, henna, face painting). Each attendee received an event “passport” and were eligible to win donated items if they completed each vendor’s activity.

This year’s celebration was a huge success with 50 successful latches and 285 attendees - 62 breastfeeding moms, 141 children and 82 breastfeeding supporters - almost twice the numbers from last year. A special and well-deserved shout out to the Pueblo WIC staff for all the hard work and planning that went into this year’s World Breastfeeding Celebration!

Monday, August 21, 2017

RWJF releases health call for applications

2018 Call for Applications

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation wants to hear from communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to provide everyone, especially those facing the greatest challenges, with the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.
If your community is using innovative ways to catalyze and sustain positive change, take the time to learn more about what it takes to be an RWJF Culture of Health Prize winner. Register to join the informational webinar on September 20th.

Heath Start offers farm to school webinar

NFSN Farm to Early Care and Education Quarterly Webinar:
Farm to Early Care and Education and Head Start – A Natural Alignment

Tuesday, October 103-4 PM ET

Head Start offers vital, high quality early care and education (ECE) opportunities to low-income families across the country. Farm to ECE offers benefits that support the goals and priorities of the ECE community, with a particularly strong alignment with Head Start priority areas, including an emphasis on experiential learning opportunities, parent and community engagement, and life-long health and wellness for children, families and caregivers. Join this webinar to learn about the exciting new resource from NFSN, “Growing Head Start Success with Farm to Early Care and Education,” which aligns Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Early Learning Outcomes Framework with farm to ECE opportunities, and to hear from Head Start practitioners about best practices and successes in implementing farm to ECE in the Head Start setting. This webinar is open to the public, so please share widely. Register here.  

Health department seeking new and expectant Latina mothers for focus group

CDPHE and the Early Childhood Partnership of Adams are sponsoring focus groups with 
Spanish-speaking/Latina women who are currently pregnant or have been pregnant within the past five years to gain their input about motherhood and the challenges of pregnancy. 
New and pregnant moms’ support persons 
​(friends, families, neighbors, etc...) ​
are also being sought for participation
Results of the focus groups will inform the development and implementation of a transcreated Spanish-language statewide campaign to be launched in late fall
​ to accompany the current campaign. ​


Silvia Solis (silvia@joiningvisionandaction.com
​ ​
or 720-407-8378) or see 
attached flyers
​ in 
​ and​
Spanish for more information.
Child care, lunch, and a 
​$40 ​
gift card will be available for participants. 


​ ​


Friday, 8/25, 10:30-12

Commerce City area (E. 72ndAve./Colorado Blvd.)

Tuesday, 8/29, 10:30-12

Westminster area (W. 84thAve./Zuni St.)

Thursday, 8/31, 10:30-12

Thornton area (Croke Dr./Huron St.)

Tuesday, 9/5, 10:30-12

Aurora area (E. 11th Ave./Peoria St.)

Tuesday, 9/12, 10:30-12

Edgewater area (W. 25th Ave./Sheridan Blvd.)

Friday, August 18, 2017

National Diabetes Education Program: Download the Faith Leaders Toolkit in Spanish

NDEP's Faith Leaders Toolkit is Now Available in Spanish
Making healthy lifestyle changes can be challenging for the Hispanic/Latino members of your community. In addition to their health care providers and family members, Hispanics/Latinos are influenced by their spiritual and faith leaders. Spiritual leaders and places of worship can play an important role in fighting diabetes, a disease that can be prevented and managed. People often seek churches, temples, and other houses of worship for spiritual, emotional, and physical wellness. As a faith leader, you can bring diabetes resources to those in need and help them in their path to a healthier lifestyle.
Take this opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of the Hispanics/Latinos you serve and download the new Kit para líderes religiosos: Recursos para ayudarlo a apoyar a otros (also available in English) from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The toolkit offers a list of diabetes resources you can use to motivate Hispanics/Latinos to live healthier lives.
The toolkit includes sections on:
Spreading the Word About Diabetes—Resources to promote type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management.
Organizing Education and Support Activities—Resources to help you plan and implement educational and support activities.
Creating Healthy Environments—Resources to help you offer healthy food options and incorporate physical activity in all your organization’s events.
The Kit para líderes religiosos also features links to tip sheets, webinars, videos, social media messages, and other materials that can support the educational efforts of your congregation.
Sign up to get more information about diabetes from CDC. Select "Diabetes Education Materials" under subscription options.

Kit para líderes religiosos de NDEP ahora disponible en español
Hacer cambios para llevar un estilo de vida saludable puede ser difícil para los hispanos/latinos en su comunidad. Además de sus proveedores de salud y familiares, los hispanos/latinos se dejan guiar por sus líderes religiosos y espirituales. Los líderes espirituales y los lugares de adoración juegan un rol importante en la lucha contra la diabetes, una enfermedad que se puede prevenir y manejar. Las personas suelen asistir a las iglesias, los templos y otros lugares de adoración para alcanzar bienestar espiritual, emocional y físico. Como líder religioso, usted puede compartir recursos sobre la diabetes con aquellos que los necesiten y ayudarlos en el camino hacia un estilo de vida saludable.
Aproveche esta oportunidad para lograr un impacto positivo en las vidas de los hispanos/latinos con los que trabaja y descargue el nuevo Kit para líderes religiosos: Recursos para ayudarlo a apoyar a otros (también disponible en inglés) del Programa Nacional de Educación sobre la Diabetes (NDEP, por sus siglas en inglés) de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés). El kit ofrece una lista de recursos sobre la diabetes que usted puede usar para motivar a los hispanos/latinos a llevar vidas saludables.
El kit incluye secciones sobre la:
Difusión de información sobre la diabetes: Recursos para promover la prevención de la diabetes tipo 2 y el manejo de la diabetes.
Organización de actividades educativas y de apoyo: Recursos que lo ayudan a planificar y llevar a cabo actividades educativas y de apoyo.
Creación de ambientes saludables: Recursos para ayudarlo a ofrecer opciones saludables de alimentos e incorporar actividad física en los eventos de su organización.
El Kit para líderes religiosos también incluye enlaces a hojas informativas, webinarios, videos, mensajes para las redes sociales, y otros materiales que pueden servir de apoyo en los esfuerzos educativos de su congregación.
Reciba más información sobre la diabetes de los CDC. Inscríbase aquí. Seleccione "Materiales educativos sobre la diabetes" en las opciones de suscripción.

For more information, call 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).
TTY 1-(888) 232-6348 or visit www.cdc.gov/info.
To order resources, visit www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

State health has opening for health equity specialist

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has an opening for the Health Equity and Community Engagement Specialist .The purpose of this position is to provide subject matter expertise and consultation regarding health equity and community engagement that includes an emphasis on family leadership. This position helps develop and integrate health equity and community engagement strategies that promote the core public health functions of assessment, policy development and assurance within the Children, Youth and Families Branch and state and local maternal and child health efforts.