CALPHO, in collaboration with Echo Colorado, presents their learning series Health Equity Strategies for Rural and Frontier LPHAs. The series was developed with input from five Colorado rural/frontier LPHA Directors, and is intended to give you the opportunity to learn, share, and converse about the unique challenges that you face in advancing health equity in your communities. The series will run October 17 through November 14 from 11:30am-12:30pm via Zoom. Each session follows a similar format that includes a short (15 minute) presentation, with a different presenter for each session, followed by time for participants to share relevant cases/experiences, Q&A and discussion.
The National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) jointly released the United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP). Users will be able to look up the life expectancy estimate for their neighborhood and direct them to community resources that will help ensure everyone has an opportunity to live a long, healthy life.
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) is a national clearinghouse on rural health information and resources to support healthcare and population health in rural communities. Featuring an online library, rural health data, state guides, toolkits, rural programs models, custom alerts, and more, the RHIhub is your first stop for rural health information. The RHIhub is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, meaning that all of its services are provided free of charge.
LiveWell Colorado presented a webinar recently about Let's Go, Colorado, in regards to the transportation ballot initiative. If you would like a copy of the slides from the presentation, or if you would like to learn more, contact Julie George at LiveWell Colorado.
Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) have released their Opioid Guidelines webpage. On March 16, 2018, the revised Guidelines for Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids were adopted by all six of Colorado’s prescribing and dispensing Boards: the Colorado Dental Board, the Colorado Medical Board, the State Board of Nursing, the State Board of Optometry, the Colorado Podiatry Board, and the State Board of Pharmacy, and endorsed by the State Board of Veterinary Medicine. Access webinars, key stakeholder meeting information, and more at the website.
CDPHE's CO TRAIN, an affiliate of the TRAIN Learning Network by the Public Health Foundation, is the state’s most comprehensive learning resource for professionals who protect and improve the public’s health. With courses that focus on core competencies in public health and public health emergency preparedness, CO TRAIN offers public health professionals dozens of free learning tools.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHRR) is a valuable tool for not just analyzing your county's health data but also learning about how those data can be used to study topics such as health equity in your community. CHRR has a wealth of webinars available to public health advocates with topics around equity, poverty, and getting the most out of your ranking information.
Independent Learning Modules are a great tool for busy professionals to familiarize themselves with various topics at their own pace. Through the Colorado School of Public Health's (CSPH) Center for Public Health Practice's Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC), interested learners can view lessons about topics such as tobacco, marijuana, and oil & gas drilling, as well as other public health concerns. These free modules are an invaluable resource for underserved areas, especially those in rural counties. To see the list of independent learning modules available through RMPHTC, or to peruse their full list of online trainings and toolkits, visit their website.
NACCHO has a podcast! Listen to in-depth interviews with public health officials discussing hot topics in their field. Find the series on iTunes here.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASHTO) has a podcast about public health that discusses topics ranging from the opioid epidemic to being a successful public health leader.