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Join APHA For The Following Webinars

Climate Changes Health: Community Design and Transportation

April 28, 1-2 p.m EST

Learn how climate change strategies can improve community design and transportation practices. Presenters will discuss approaches to support healthy, equitable communities. This is the third webinar supporting the American Public Health Association's Year of Climate Change and Health.


Plan4Health Nutrition Webinar

Tuesday, May 9 
2 p.m. EST

Join us for the third webinar of a three-part series to learn about the Plan4Health Initiative, and the importance of planning and public health to create the healthiest nation. Aaron Mondada from the Idaho Plan4Health Coalition and Melissa Oden from Plan4Health Tarrant County will talk about nutrition focused policies, systems and environmental strategies. Shiriki Kumanyika, Past APHA President, will moderate the discussion. 

Objectives

  • Discuss policies, systems and environmental strategies focused on nutrition.
  • Describe successes, challenges and lessons learned when implementing policies, systems and environmental change related to nutrition.
  
Register today!

About Plan4Health: 
The Plan4Health project is a collaboration between the American Planning Association and the American Public Health Association. The project represents significant cross-sector support for policy, systems and environment changes, as well as an opportunity to build leadership among our members.

 

Announcing the National Public Health Week PhotoVoice Challenge Winners for National Public Health Week 2017! 

Posted: April 18, 2017

See our first place:

Second Place:

Can be viewed here!

And third place winners!

 

Nominate a Community Health Leader for the Virgilio Licona Community Health Leadership Award Today!

Posted: April 18, 2017

Do you know someone in the Colorado health community who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the areas of rural, migrant or community health? Nominate them today for the new Dr. Virgilio Licona Community Health Leadership Award.

A nationally recognized advocate for social justice and the health of vulnerable populations, Dr. Licona contributed to the health of Coloradans as a physician and expert in rural health care delivery and migrant health. Dr. Licona's role as a leader in communities brought a critical voice to some of the most important conversations and decisions related to how all Coloradans can live the healthiest lives possible.

This award recognizes Coloradans who are working to implement effective solutions to community health barriers within the state. Strong nominees will exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Builds bridges among people with differing backgrounds or viewpoints 
  • Achieves positive change in their community
  • Contributes to better public policies and practices in the field
  • Represents a community-based organization from any field (education, health, public safety, housing, economic development or the environment) that shows evidence of improving health outcomes in their community
  • Creates a positive impact on the delivery of rural health and migrant health and/or overall health of minority communities

*** Each individual is allowed one nomination. Access additional nomination criteria here.

The award will be presented to the recipient at the 2017 Colorado Health Symposium on Thursday, Aug. 3. Please submit your nomination by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28. 

Nominate today! 

Questions? Contact Keri Jones, Colorado Health Foundation communications associate, at 303-953-3695.

 

Understand Your (Clients) Civil Rights: HIV/AIDS and Health, Housing, Education and Employment

An open forum to create dialogue, foster mutually beneficial understanding,

leading to better outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). 

Audience:  PLWHA or advocates working with PLWHA.

 

* What rights are protected under federal civil rights laws?

* What is involved in filing a discrimination complaint?

* Learn about resolved cases with positive outcomes.

 

Tuesday, May 2nd

1PM-4PM

Mile High United Way

711 Park Ave W, Denver

Contact Lisa Cohen: lisa.cohen@hhs.gov, 303-844-7853

 

Register here!

 

Stay tuned for more on our May Webinar!

Save the date –

Tuesday, May 2

Noon-1pm 

 
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