Thursday, June 30, 2016

We value your opinion! Please share your thoughts in the Colorado Walking and Biking Survey

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are conducting a survey to learn about your bicycling and walking activity; bicycling- and walking-related expenditures; and opinions regarding the accessibility of bicycling and walking in your community. As a supporter of Active Living and a Healthy Built Environment, your opinion regarding these topics is extremely important. By completing their survey, you will give the state valuable information they can use to promote and improve bicycling and walking in Colorado. The findings will be presented in a statewide economic impact study that will be publicly accessible in fall 2016.

The study will provide statewide estimates of bicycling and walking rates and a calculation of the economic and health impacts of bicycling and walking in Colorado. In addition, the study offers Colorado residents an opportunity to rate their satisfaction with bicycling and walking infrastructure and bike accessibility in their community.  In order to produce these estimates, this online household survey is open to any Colorado resident. Please share this with others who you think might be interested.

Please click on this link to share your thoughts through this anonymous and confidential survey:
http://www.coloradoactivitystudy.com/  

Thank you so much for your support!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CDPHE Cardiovascular Disease Prevention  | June 28, 2016
Million Hearts in Colorado Community of Practice Social

Thursday, July 7, 2016
5:00 - 7 p.m.

 

Blue Bonnet Cafe
457 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

Million Hearts® in Colorado: What’s Next?
Join fellow clinical, public health and community leaders engaged in progressive cardiovascular health efforts as we relaunch our statewide vision for the Million Hearts® initiative. Your valuable input and engagement will shape how we continue to strategically align around the Million Hearts® national aim to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. As a valued community partner in this initiative, we know improving the cardiovascular health of all Coloradans is important to you, and you are warmly invited!
Featuring
  • Denver Health Million Hearts Champion Designation
    Ray Estacio, MD, Ambulatory Care Services Associate Medical Director for Quality and Research, Denver Health
  • CDPHE Clinical Quality Improvement Project 
    Renzo Amaya, MPH Chronic Disease & Health Systems Coordinator, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Check. Change. Control
    Blood Pressure Program 

    American Heart Association 
  • Appetizers will be served
To RSVP or to learn more about our Community of Practice, please contact sarony.young@state.co.us
We are proud to partner with the American Heart Association, Telligen and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to present this event.
Million Hearts
Colorado participates in the Million Hearts Initiative, an effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. You can participate too. Be one in a million - make your commitment and pledge today.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Jeffco hiring public health nurse for HIV and syringe exchange programs

The PHN (Public Health Nurse) HIV & Syringe Exchange program position involves public health nursing work to promote the health of individuals, families and populations using knowledge from nursing, social and public health sciences. With the addition of a Syringe Exchange Program and new HIV prevention services, Jefferson County Public Health is looking for an ambitious and innovative person who is passionate about Public Health and anxious to work with people at risk for or affected by HIV or substance dependency.

SALARY: $55,000.00 /Year
CLOSING DATE: 07/12/16 06:00 PM
DIVISION: Community Health Services
DEPARTMENT: Public Health
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILLED OUT ONLINE AT:
http://www.jeffco.us/jobs

Barbara Davis Center announces two new funded position openings

The Autoimmune Screening for Kids (ASK) program at the Barbara Davis Center has two funded position openings:

Program Manager/Screening Coordinator - Sr. PRA Job No. 05654

This is the central position that will be the driving force behind the accomplishment of the ASK program objectives, with responsibility for building and sustaining screening partnerships located across settings (pediatric practices, ambulatory care settings, and school- and community-based clinics), developing and implementing the screening and follow-up protocols; project and budgetary management, and evaluation associated with all aspects of the study objectives.

Assistant Manager/Awareness Campaign Coordinator - Sr. PRA Job No. 05653

This position will have primary responsibility for the development and deployment of a community-wide public awareness campaign designed to increase understanding of T1D and CD in the general population and access to the ASK program.

About ASK

ASK is a just funded grant with the goals of 1) changing public awareness of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and Celiac Disease (CD), 2) developing an autoantibody screening program for kids 2-17 regardless of family history for T1D and CD, 3) offering education and close monitoring to those screened and found to be at high risk, and 4) developing future intervention studies for those in the general population who are antibody positive.

Go to the University of Colorado careers page to apply for positions by position number.

Contact: Judy Baxter, judy.baxter@ucdenver.edu, 303-724- 7525

Jefferson County hiring public health nurse supervisor

Job Title:
Public Health Nurse Supervisor
Closing Date/Time:
Mon. 07/11/16 6:00 PM Mountain Time
Salary:
$80,000.00 - $84,000.00 Annually
Job Type:
Full-Time
Location:
Jefferson County Government, Colorado
Department:
Public Health
The PHN (Public Health Nurse) Supervisor position involves supervising Public Health Nurses and Mental Health Specialists, as well as the development, planning, coordinating, and evaluating of programs and services that promote and protect the health of individuals, families and populations.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILLED OUT ONLINE AT:
http://www.jeffco.us/jobs

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

LiveWell Colorado introduces Double Up Food Bucks Colorado

Double Up Food Bucks Colorado (Double Up Colorado) helps increase access to fresh, Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables. When recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) shop at participating farmers markets, they can now have their purchase matched with a voucher worth up to $20 per visit to put toward Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables.

Food insecurity is a significant issue in Colorado, with 11 percent of our state’s population living in poverty. Many of these Coloradans rely on food assistance programs like SNAP (formerly food stamps), which serves more than 485,000 Coloradans a month. However, most SNAP recipients receive $1.41 per meal or $4.23 per day in benefits, making it a challenge to have enough money to buy food for the whole month.

Double Up Colorado addresses the challenges these families face by increasing the amount of Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables that recipients of SNAP can purchase. Double Up Colorado will be active in 30 farmers markets, 3 food box sites, and 4 small retailers (including Community Supported Agriculture, food co-operatives, corner stores and urban agriculture marketplaces). You’ll find a full list of the participating markets on the Double Up Food Bucks Colorado website.

Double Up Colorado is made possible through a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information about the grant program, please visit the USDA’s resource page.

Please contact Wendy Peters Moschetti (wendymoschetti@livewellcolorado.org) or Amy Nelms (amynelms@livewellcolorado.org) to learn more.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Public health and shale development

Click Here for Shale Development Flyer
Collaborative Public Health Solutions in Shale Development
If you are currently involved - or have been involved in the past - with shale oil exploration or development and would like to explore ways to protect public health during the development process - we invite you to join this learning community!
About:
The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center
(RM-PHTC) is partnering with RESOLVE and ECHO Colorado to host a virtual, highly interactive, training series about collaborative approaches to public health in shale oil and gas development.

In this series, participants will hear about innovative approaches to industry, public health, government, and community groups working together to protect public health during the shale development process.

Series Dates:
August 03, 2016 - September 28, 2016

Time: 
12-1 p.m. MDT (1-2 p.m. CDT)

Sessions:
  • 08/03/2016:  Intro to ECHO: Orientation
  • 08/17/2016:  Health-Related Quality of Life 
  • 08/31/2016:  Air Quality Monitoring 
  • 09/14/2016:  Road Safety 
  • 09/28/2016:  Health Impact Assessment
The Shale Development Series meets from August 03 - September 28, 2016
Contact Erin Bishop, ECHO Coordinator at erin.bishop@ucdenver.edu with questions about this series.