Wednesday, March 20, 2019

EVENT: Uniting to Prevent School Violence

Uniting to Prevent School Violence

Uniting to Prevent School Violence

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, this event will explore what we have learned about preventing school violence since the Columbine tragedy, what questions remain and – perhaps most important – what is preventing us from implementing what we have learned to end these tragedies.

Designed for scientists, school leaders, public health professionals, community members, public safety professionals, and decision-makers, this symposium will provide knowledge and tools to help us work together to advance violence prevention using a public health approach.
For more information on the event, please visit
Registration Fees:
General Registration - $25
Student Registration - $15
 Lunch is provided.


  • When

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mountain Time
  • Where

  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
    13121 E. 17th Avenue
    Room 1102
    Aurora, Colorado 80045

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Opportunity: Summer Institute on child maltreatment

The Kempe Summer Institute is recruiting students for its 2019 session August 5-9. Funded for five years by NICHD, we are building on our pilot work over the past two years to establish our courses. We have received great reviews from participants, made refinements, and are eager to recruit our new classes for this summer. We would appreciate your help. There are scholarships available on a competitive basis. See:

  • Course 1 (led by Des Runyan and Dan Lindberg) is for medical clinicians already familiar with child abuse, and interested in developing their research skills. 
  • Course 2 (led by John Fluke) is for trained researchers (or researchers in training) who are interested in gaining more knowledge about the problem of child abuse and neglect and learning about the different approaches to research, data resources, and ethical challenges in this body of work. 
  • Course 3 (Led by Carol Runyan and Ashley Brooks-Russell) will introduce those with some familiarity with the topic of child maltreatment to public health concepts and approaches to prevention and will include discussion of significant preventive interventions with many of the innovators who developed the interventions and/or their evaluations.

The courses run simultaneously over one week, so students may take only one. Those interested in graduate credit may obtain one credit from the Colorado School of Public Health.

Please visit the link above for more information!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center Upcoming Trainings

Training Announcement 
Check out free training opportunities through the RM-PHTC and our partners! 

Managing Effective Coalitions (Nov. 1, 2018 - Apr. 4, 2019) - 
Come chat once a month with colleagues who are managing, leading, or supporting coalitions in their community.  We will explore successes, challenges, ideas, and solutions for building effective coalitions that create and sustain lasting change. The Managing Effective Coalitions Community of Practice will be facilitated, but there will not be any formal presentation and the conversation will be driven by the participants. Anyone working with a coalition tackling issues related to public health, behavioral health, or environmental health located in the states of CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, or WY is invited to participate. You do not need to attend every month.
More Info & Register Here.

Leading Effective Coalitions ECHO Series (2 series coming in Feb. & May 2019) - In the five, one-hour live sessions, experienced coalition leaders will have an opportunity to engage with peers and experts to build on their knowledge and strategies aimed at improving their effectiveness in leading coalitions.

The Food Safety Hypothesis Generation ECHO Series (March 2019) - 
In the four, one-hour sessions, foodborne epidemiologists will engage with peers and experts as they are encouraged to utilize a variety of data and tools available to them when generating a hypothesis for an outbreak detected through pathogen-based surveillance.


Community Health Worker Training (Montana Office of Rural Health/AHEC Program Office)
This seven week, instructor-guided training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to become a Community Health Worker. Through four 15-hour learning modules and a 25-hour on-the-job supervised experience, participants will gain skills in the following: professional skills & conduct, communication, self-care, interpersonal relationships, outreach, navigation & coordination, organization, advocacy, and capacity building & teaching. Trainees must be sponsored by their employer.

Fundamentals of Behavioral Health Training (Montana Office of Rural Health/AHEC Program Office)
This six week, instructor-guided training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and respond to behavioral health issues and mental health disorders. This training consists of six 10-hour learning modules, with an option to take the one-day, onsite skills training required to achieve the Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) Certification. Employment within a healthcare setting is required.

Advanced Leadership Training Program (ALTP)
The Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) will start accepting applications for the ALTP in January 2019. This in-person training is designed to enhance the leadership skills of the individual participants and create an interdisciplinary network of leaders who are dedicated to the health and environment of our region.


Leadership is for Everyone (LIFE) Development & Networking Event (April 26, 2019)
The Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) will host this annual one-day seminar for the Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico region. The goals of the event include: developing leadership skills & competence, stimulating dialog and reflection on leadership issues and concepts, encouraging networking, and building and strengthening the community of professionals connected to public and environmental health in our region.

The 10th Anniversary ColoradoSPH Magazine is here!
During this 10th anniversary year for the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH), we are pleased to share this publication reflecting ColoradoSPH's growth and successes over the past decade.

View our full training directory here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

WEBINARS: Fall Prevention, ACEs, and Systems Thinking for Violence and Injury Prevention

Connect. Learn. Advance.


Fall Prevention & TBI Among Older Adults Webinar
Presented by the Traumatic Brian Injury National Peer Learning Team at the Washington State Department of Health; and the University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
December 6, 2018 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Learn from experts working in research and community programs around traumatic brain injury, fall prevention, and older adults in a live webinar. This webinar is part of a series designed for public health and medical professionals working with TBI causes, care, rehabilitation, prevention, and impacted communities.

Registered participants will also be invited to join the TBI Topics online discussion platform to continue the conversation.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Community Environments: The Pair of ACEs Approach for Injury and Violence Prevention Webinar Series
Presented by the Southeastern and Southwestern Injury Prevention Network

This is a three-part webinar series looking at the Pair of ACEs and how it interfaces with work in injury and violence prevention.

Webinar 1: Introducing the Pair of ACEs to Injury and Violence Prevention
December 13, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

Save the Date for the remaining webinars in the series:
Webinar 2: Using and finding data and engaging with partners
January 10, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

Webinar 3: Applying Pair of ACEs to injury prevention practice
February 14, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM EST
Systems Thinking for Injury and Violence Prevention Practice Webinar
Presented by National Peer Learning Team for Systems Thinking at the North Carolina Division of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch; and the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
December 18, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM EST

Participants will learn from professionals in the injury prevention, highway safety, and human development fields about how a systems approach can enhance injury prevention practice. Panelists will discuss their views on systems allowing participants to look into the “fishbowl” to hear a conversation about how panelists understand the idea of systems and how it is being developed and applied. This interactive discussion serves as an introduction for those who are curious about systems, as well as an invitation for those who would like to participate in a deeper learning process.

After the webinar, for those interested in taking a deeper dive, information about joining a learning community will be provided to registered participants.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds five Core State Violence and Injury Prevention (CORE SVIPP) states: Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Colorado, and Washington, to lead the Regional Network Collaborating Organization (RNCO) efforts. The purpose of the RNCOs is to provide coordination across all states and with injury and violence prevention (IVP) organizations to share scientific evidence and programmatic best practices. RNCOs conduct regional activities, such as peer to peer networking, mentoring, and training. Each RNCO also coordinates a National Peer Learning Team (NPLT) to connect partners across the country to focus on a specific topic area related to injury and violence prevention: child abuse and neglect, sexual and intimate partner violence, motor vehicle crash injury prevention, traumatic brain injury and systems thinking.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Funding Available - Field Placement & Leadership Program Opportunity!

Student Leaders in Public Health
We are excited to share with you the Student Leaders in Public Health program!
Student Leaders in Public Health is a field placement and leadership program funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) through the Public Health Training Centers Program. 
In this new round of funding, HRSA has increased the stipend amount to $3,500, increased the number of stipends to 27 for the Rocky Mountain Region, and extended the reach to other public health-related graduate and undergraduate programs (e.g., psychology, sociology, social work). We see this change as a great opportunity to increase the impact and visibility of the program.
RM-PHTC Student Leaders in Public Health 
Qualifications and Project Requirements
  • Student must be a US citizen, US national or foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in US.
  • Student must be enrolled in higher education program in CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY (undergraduate or graduate with priority given to public health students).
  • Project impact must be with an underserved community/population in the Rocky Mountain Region.
  • Project must involve at least 200 hours of effort and be substantially completed by June 30, 2019.
  • Total of 27 available stipends for the Rocky Mountain Region. Projects may be field placements (internship/practicum/capstone) or faculty-student collaborations (research project, etc).
  • Students receive $3,500 and are required to have 2 final deliverables (paper and a poster or presentation).
Timeline: There will be two application review time periods. Application deadlines are November 15, 2018 and February 15, 2019.
Promotion: Attached you will find a flyer for students and for potential preceptors/mentors. Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity. It's a win-win for students and our understaffed/over-worked public health workforce!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Job Postings at the Kansas Department of Health

Check out the job postings below and please share with your networks!