Wednesday, January 16, 2019

More Evidence that Ending Fluoridation Backfires

In recent years, a number of communities have considered whether to start or continue adding fluoride to their local drinking water—the process known as “community water fluoridation” (CWF). The good news is that roughly 80% of them decided in favor of CWF in 2017. The bad news is that in those communities where CWF is ceased, residents’ health and well-being suffer and the cost of their dental care increases. Recently released research demonstrates this. Read more here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger Job Opportunity

Hello friends and partners,

The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger is an aggressive, five-year plan to end hunger for all Coloradans. Developed by a broad and deep coalition of individuals and organizations from across the entire state, including those who are working on and experiencing hunger in their own homes and communities. Trailhead Institute is serving as the Program Office for the Blueprint to End Hunger and has posted the position of the Implementation Director for the Blueprint.

Please pass the position along to any and all partners and friends you think could apply for the position. The full job description can be found here.

Free ECHO Learning Series


When faced with challenges in your work or life, how do you respond? Resilience is a set of skills that enable us to bounce back during challenging times. In this ECHO series, you'll learn practical tools to integrate into your daily life to cultivate personal resilience.


Four weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MST
January 29 - February 19, 2019

This series is open to all professionals

Double Up Food Bucks - Spread the Word

Spread the word!

The 2019 Double Up Food Bucks application can be found here. ALL markets that are planning to offer the Double Up Food Bucks program (even if you have before!) need to fill this out. However, there is a space for new markets only (or if your market has changed any of the fiscal information).

Please submit applications by Feb. 15th. If anyone has any questions or concerns, contact

This is a deeply meaningful program for SNAP shoppers and local farmers throughout the state and is making a difference in Colorado communities.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Our Hearts Webinar, January 16 at 1 pm MST

Heart Month Webinar

American Heart Month is almost here, and this February the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) The Heart Truth® program invites you to join us in encouraging people across the country to reduce their risk for heart disease. A healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity, smart eating, maintaining a good weight, and not smoking, can substantially lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

This year’s theme — “Our hearts are healthier together”— encourages Americans to join with others to make lifestyle changes that are heart-healthy and long-lasting. Research has shown that having strong social support can make it easier to stay motivated and reach fitness and nutrition goals. 

Want to learn more? Join the Our Hearts Webinar on January 16th at 3 p.m. ET to learn how you and your organization can promote heart healthy behaviors among those you serve, your community, colleagues, friends and family. During the webinar you’ll preview:

New educational resources available

The Heart Truth® program’s new Our Hearts interactive map where you can share heart health events and social media activities, and see other events and activities around the country

#OurHearts themed weeks ideas to help you plan your Heart Month social media and community activities.

Register for the webinar here. Forward the invitation to others who may be interested in this information.

We look forward to promoting heart health --- together!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Register for the AHA Workplace Health Symposium 

  • What: This half-day symposium will bring together Colorado’s workplace health leaders to discuss how they can shift from implementer to influencer to build a thriving, human workplace at their organizations. Keynote speaker Rosie Ward, PhD is a leader, author, consultant, coach, and speaker whose purpose is to re-humanize the workplace.  The symposium is geared towards anyone interested in the health of their or other employees.
  • When: February 14, 2019, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Where: CU South Denver (10035 S Peoria St, Parker, CO 80134)
  • For more information: visit
  • *Approved for 4 SHRM-Professional Development Credits!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Surgeon General's new report on oral health needs public input: Webinar Jan. 10

Mark your calendars: The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will host a webinar on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 10–10:30 a.m. MST to update the public on the status of the new Surgeon General’s report on oral health and to request public input in developing the report. No registration is required, and the webinar will be recorded and archived for future viewing. You can view the Federal Register Notice for the webinar here, and the link to the webinar will be available here when it is made available.

Presentations from Day 1 of the Surgeon General’s Listening Session on Oral Health held on Nov. 26 and 27 are now available on the Department of Health and Human Services’ YouTube site and may be viewed here. CDC’s Division of Oral Health is currently developing a summary report on messages and themes heard at the Listening Session. Presenters included Dr. Caswell Evans, Dr. Gina Thornton-Evans, Dr. Margherita Fontana, Dr. Linda Niessen, Dr. Raul Garcia, Dr. Scott Tomar, CAPT RenĂ©e Joskow, and Dr. Rena D’Souza.

The Listening Session was a kickoff for the next Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health. The last report was published in 2000, Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General -  #SGoralhealthreport