Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Part-Time High Risk Counselor - Delta County

Delta County Health & Human Services has an opening for a part-time (8 hours per week) High Risk Counselor for the Women, Infant & Children’s (WIC) Program. Position will be responsible for providing professional public health nutrition services for clients.

Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Foods, Human Nutrition, or Nursing, with experience in a public health or clinic setting.

Interested persons may submit a County Application to Delta County Human Resources on or before Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM. An application and position description may be obtained on this website (see links on this page). A resume may be attached to the completed County application.

Salary$21.93-$26.32 per hour

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

November is Caregiving Month


Caregiving is a public health priority. Caregivers provide care to people who need ongoing assistance with everyday tasks on a regular basis. The recipients of care can live either in residential or institutional settings, range from children to older adults, and have chronic illnesses or disabling conditions.

Informal or unpaid caregivers (family members or friends) are the backbone of long-term care provided in people’s homes. While some aspects of caregiving may be rewarding, caregivers can also be at increased risk for negative health consequences. These may include stress, depression, difficulty maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and staying up to date on recommended clinical preventive services.


Monday, November 11, 2019

The 2019 Holiday Challenge (November 18 – December 31)

This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey. Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds.You are invited to join the 13th annual Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides you with strategies and resources to help maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.
Last year, more than 39,000 people from around the world participated. Now it’s time for the 2019 Holiday Challenge!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Community Engagement Events

Last year, Denver residents voted overwhelmingly to put 25 cents from every hundred dollars spent into a community fund for mental health and substance misuse issues. Caring for Denver Foundation is the new nonprofit founded to identify the priorities for these dollars. They need your help figuring out where the dollars should be focused and what the needs are in Denver. 
Please attend one of the following conversations to participate. Enjoy dinner and childcare at the in-person forums. Additional accessibility options provided as requested (see registration). For Spanish-speakers, all in-person forums will have interpretation available. There will be one exclusive Spanish-Speaking virtual forum. No ID is required to participate. 
In-Person Forums 
·         Saturday, November 16th – 5:00-7:00 pm – Re:Vision 
·         Wednesday, November 20th – 6:00-8:00 pm – Caring for Denver 
·         Thursday, November 21st – 6:00-8:00 pm – TBD in Far NE Denver 
·         Tuesday, December 3rd – 6:00-8:00 pm – Cross Purpose 
Virtual Forums 
·         Sunday, November 17th – 2:30-4:00 pm 
·         Wednesday, November 20th – 10:00-11:30 am  Spanish-Speaking Session.


Buenas Tardes a todos,

El año pasado, los residentes de Denver votaron abrumadoramente para poner 25 centavos de cada cien dólares gastados en un fondo comunitario para problemas de salud mental y uso indebido de sustancias. La Fundación Cuidando a Denver es la nueva organización sin fines de lucro fundada para identificar las prioridades de estos dólares. Se necesitan su ayuda para averiguar dónde deben concentrarse los dólares y cuáles son las necesidades en Denver.  
Por favor, asista a una de las siguientes conversaciones para participar. Disfrute de la cena y el cuidado de niños en los foros. Opciones de accesibilidad adicionales serán proporcionadas según lo solicitado (vea registro). Habrá un foro en línea exclusivamente en español para los hispanohablantes y todos los foros en vivo tendrán interpretación. No se requiere identificación para participar. Se requiere registro. 

Foros en vivo 
 
·         Sábado,16 de Noviembre – 5:00-7:00 pm – Re:Vision  
·         Miércoles, 20 de Noviembre – 6:00-8:00 pm – Cuidando a Denver  
·         Jueves, 21de Noviembre – 6:00-8:00 pm – p.d. en extremo noreste de Denver  
·         Martes, 3 de Diciembre – 6:00-8:00 pm – CrossPurpose en extremo noreste de Denver  
Foros virtuales  
·         Domingo,17 de noviembre – 2:30-4:00 pm  
·         Miércoles, 20 de Noviembre – 10:00-11:30 am Exclusivamente en Español  

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

CIVHC Webinar - 10 Things to Know about MOST

This educational training will highlight then 10 things you need to know about the MOST (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment) form in Colorado.

When: Monday, November 18th at 12:30pm.

Register

If you cannot make the webinar, it will be recorded and available on the CIVHC website.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Building & Bridging Power: Introducing The Colorado Trust’s New Advocacy Funding Strategy

Colorado has a rich history of organizing and movement building on a variety of issues, and The Colorado Trust believes there is a timely, urgent opportunity to provide resources to strengthen and grow organizing infrastructure towards equitable outcomes in rural and urban communities. Similarly, there are strong policy and advocacy networks in the state, as well as the opportunity to increase community-driven solutions at the local, regional and state levels, and support connections between rural communities and Denver metro-based or statewide policy organizations. The Trust also understands that the stories we tell ourselves and each other about why health inequities exist are deeply embedded in the historical and current context and lived experiences, and in turn can affect policy and advocacy efforts.

With all of this in mind, last month The Colorado Trust Board of Trustees approved a four-and-a-half-year, $14.5 million funding strategy titled “Building & Bridging Power to Advance Health Equity through Policy & Advocacy” (Building & Bridging Power). This new strategy will support the work of organizing people in communities, including people we work with through The Trust’s Community Partnerships strategy who are experiencing the most inequities and building policy infrastructure with and between grassroots and grasstops organizations in Colorado.

The Trust will announce a Building & Bridging Power request for applications in the coming months. This information will be provided via email, and also posted to our social media channels. For questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Noelle Dorward, Colorado Trust advocacy and policy partner, at (303) 539-3134 or noelle@coloradotrust.org.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Hot Topics Webinar: Economic Development for Rural Health Community

In this session of Hot Topics in Practice, Jennifer Little, Director of Klamath County Public Health, discusses a unique community coalition in her area that recognizes these connections and is supporting both health and economic improvements. In this one-hour webinar, Little will describe the origins of the Healthy Klamath Coalition and how they finance and prioritize their work. She will also review several initiatives the group is working on to address many interconnected social, economic, and environmental factors related to health. Examples include job training, strengthening local food systems, and addressing transportation challenges.

Date: October 29, 2019, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Intended Audiences: Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; community development specialists
Presenter: Jennifer Little, MPH, Director, Klamath County Public Health

To learn about the connections between economic development and health equity Register Here.