Friday, May 26, 2017

June is Colorado Bike Month. Get ready for 2017 Bike to Work Day, June 28.

Colorado is a premier bicycling state. To celebrate bicycling for transportation, fun and health, Colorado has designated each June as Bike Month. At the same time, Colorado joins a nationwide effort to encourage cycling novices and enthusiasts to experience the fun and freedom of safely riding a bike to work, school, errands and recreation. Visit the CDOT - Bicycle and Pedestrian Program for information and downloadable images.  

CDC releases diabetes toolkits

CDC has released two toolkits to support employers in making the business case to invest in diabetes prevention programs. The Diabetes State Burden Toolkit is an interactive website that reports the health, economic, and mortality burden of diabetes.
 Get started by selecting your company’s state from the drop down list on the homepage.
The Diabetes Prevention Impact Toolkit will help you project the health and economic benefits of a diabetes prevention program on a given population at risk for diabetes. This interactive toolkit consists of three modules—one each for states, employers, and insurers—that allow you to enter customized data or use defaults based on national or state averages. Print or download your results to share with stakeholders and colleagues.
 To view the Employer Input Dashboard, select "Employer" on the home page. Simply enter your company's information on the employer input dashboard to project the cost and health benefits of delivering the National DPP.

HCPF announces request for proposals

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has released the formal request for proposals (RFP) for seven Regional Accountable Entities for the next iteration of the Accountable Care Collaborative. 


The RFP documents are available on our Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II website here for stakeholder viewing and are current as of the initial posting on May 11, 2017.

Potential bidders must access the RFP using the State's procurement website for the most current information. The deadline for proposal submission is July 28, 2017.
 
In accordance with State procurement rules, the Department may only respond to questions from potential bidders regarding the RFP through the official inquiry process. The Department is also restricted from discussing the RFP until contract awards are formally announced and all protests and appeals are settled.

For more information regarding State procurement rules, please see the State of Colorado Procurement Manual

Public health job openings

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Job Announcements

CDPHE
  • The Administrative and Fiscal Services Division, in the Contract Performance Monitoring Unit (CPMU) is recruiting for a Fiscal Risk Assessor. This position is only open to Colorado state residents. This announcement will remain open until May 22, 2017, or until an adequate applicant pool has been identified, whichever occurs first. As such, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

  • The Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division, Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Branch is recruiting for a Trauma Systems Specialist (Nurse Consultant). This announcement will remain open until June 5, 2017, or until an adequate applicant pool has been identified, whichever occurs first. As such, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.  

  • The Office of Health Equity and Office of Planning, Partnerships and Improvement are recruiting for an Administrative Assistant. The purpose of this position is to provide office management and project support to the work of both Offices. This position is open to only Colorado residents. This announcement will remain open until May 24, 2017, or until an adequate applicant pool has been identified, whichever occurs first. As such, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

  • The Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division is recruiting for a Contract and Purchasing Specialist This announcement will remain open until June 2, 2017, or once 30 applications  are received, whichever occurs first. As such, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

  • The Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division is recruiting for a STI/HIV Contract Monitoring Work Lead. This announcement will remain open until June 2, 2017, or once 30 applications  are received, whichever occurs first. As such, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.


  • The Prevention Services Division is recruiting for a Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Coordinator. This position is only open to Colorado residents. This announcement will remain open until May 28, 2017, or until an adequate applicant pool has been identified, whichever occurs first. As such, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

  • The Prevention Services Division is recruiting for a Nutrition Specialist-Western Region. This position is only open to Colorado state residents. This is a term-limited position with employment that cannot be guaranteed beyond July 2, 2018. This is a remote position and will serve the western region (counties include): Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Grand, Garfield, Eagle, Summit, Mesa, Delta, Pitkin, Lake, Montrose, Chaffee, Ouray, San Miguel, Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma and La Plata. This announcement will remain open until May 26, 2017, or until we have identified an adequate applicant pool, whichever occurs first.  As such, applicants are encouraged to submit applications early.

  • The Prevention Service Division is recruiting for a Nutrition Specialist-Southern Region. This position is only open to Colorado state residents. This is a term-limited position with employment that cannot be guaranteed beyond July 2, 2018. This is a remote position and will serve the southern region (counties include): Gunnison, Hinsdale, Saguache, Fremont, Custer, Pueblo, Crowley, Kiowa, Mineral, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Huerfano, Otero, Bent, Prowers, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas and Baca. This announcement will remain open until May 26, 2017, or until we have identified an adequate applicant pool, whichever occurs first.  As such, applicants are encouraged to submit applications early.

Denver

Rio Grande
  • Rio Grande County Public Health is looking for a full time Public Health Nurse. This announcement will remain open until filled.

San Luis Valley
  • Opportunities in the San Luis Valley for Medical Director, Dental Hygienist, Physical therapist, Director of Dental Operations, coding Associate ASB and more. Please click on link for open positions at Valley Wide Health.

Weld
  • Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment is recruiting for an Environmental Health Director. This announcement will remain open until position is filled. Job description is attached.

El Paso

State wide
  • The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) is recruiting for DOLA Regional Manager in three regions Grand Junction, Pueblo and Durango. This position is open only to Colorado state residents. This position is will remain open until May 24, 2017.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Register for Colorado Health Symposium

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Please join us at the

2017 Colorado Health Symposium
Let’s Talk About… Inequity
Aug. 2–4, 2017
Keystone Resort and Conference Center
 
The Colorado Health Symposium, a national health conference, is a unique chance to interact with cross-sector experts and dedicated professionals who are leading the way in addressing inequalities.
 
At the Colorado Health Foundation, we believe health equity is an enduring state where all individuals have the opportunity to be healthy regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ZIP code or other social conditions. 

While inequity is not a new or emerging challenge, we cannot begin to tackle it without getting it on the collective table we all share. The goal of this year’s Symposium is to have a bold and civil conversation about inequity — to dig in and talk about it so we can understand what’s holding us back from bringing health in reach for all Coloradans. What ideas could we ignite to solve for patterns, policies and systems that best serve the needs of our communities?
 

Register for SIM update at CDPHE

Colorado Medical Home Community Forum:Supporting Integrated Care
June 13, 2017

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

4300 Cherry Creek Dr S
Denver, Colorado 80246
DOC Room, Building A

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Participants have the option to join in-person or via webinar.

Topics and Presenters:

Updates from the SIM Office
Barbara Martin
, SIM Office Director
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance


SIM Evaluation: Cohort 1
David Bartsch
TriWest


Practice Transformation Organization Panel
Kyle Knierim, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
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Strategies for Success in Addressing Oral and Behavioral Health


Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT Register for free at: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1148308
Oral health is all too often overlooked when integrating primary care and behavioral health. In addition to impacting a person’s ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, and show feelings and emotions, oral health contributes to general health and wellness, self-esteem and quality of life. Join this webinar to hear from dental experts about the importance of addressing oral health in integrated health setting and identify simple strategies that can be implemented to make oral health part of the conversation in behavioral health and primary care settings. Learn how a behavioral health organization established an innovative partnership with a local university to provide an onsite dental clinic and how an initiative in Utah meets the oral health needs of people with substance use disorders. Presenters will share tools that can help providers looking to expand their efforts to address oral health.

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