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Be A Part Of Working Minds: Train The Trainer

This 8-hour training gives participants the tools to deliver the 2-hour Working Minds™ training and the 4-hour Working Minds Pro™ training in the community. After completing the course, trainers are able to give participants the tools to identify people at risk and respond to a crisis. The goal is to give simple tools for a psychologically safer and mentally healthy workplace.

Working Minds is a program of the Carson J Spencer Foundation. More here: and here:

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Understand why suicide prevention is important in the workplace. Recognize signs and symptoms of suicidal risk. Practice facilitating conversations around suicide. Identify best practices for organizations in the aftermath of a suicide. Create a plan to implement training in high stress workplaces.

TRAINING INCLUDES: 8-hour train-the-trainer skill-building workshop Marketing materials Instructor toolkit Working Minds™ PowerPoint Participant workbook Access to trainer portal Working Minds™ wallet card and magnet

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP IS FOR: HR professionals Managers/Supervisors Business Leaders Life coaches/peer supporters/peer specialists EAP providers Risk management/Safety Wellness Trainers Mental Health/suicide prevention advocates

QUESTIONS? Carson J Spencer Foundation 303.219.5042 or

Where: 1799 Pennsylvania Street Meeting Room 5, Denver, CO 80203

When: Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM




Registration Now Open For LIFE 2017!

April 21, 2017 – Westminster, CO  

Join us for Leadership is for Everyone (LIFE) 2017a dynamic annual one-day leadership development and networking event.  Presentations this year include Peacemaking and Communicating Ethically by Darius Smith, Working Off Stress by Josh Scott, and Creating Civility by Deb Center.  This event is open to everyone and sells out every year, so register soon!  The 2017 registration fee is $105, and includes all presentations, materials and lunch.

LIFE 2017 Program Details and Registration


Submit An Application For RIHEL

The Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership is now accepting applications for:  

The Advanced Leadership Training Program

RIHEL is now accepting applications to the Advanced Leadership Training Program (ALTP) class of 2018.  This unique year-long program provides you with high quality advanced training that will expand your leadership skills and capacity, and enhance your professional network.  But don’t take just our word for it, see what our graduates have to say:

 “RIHEL allowed me to see myself and my potential for leading in much bigger ways than I would have realized on my own.  I gained tremendous confidence in my own ability to lead, and since completing my RIHEL program, I have sought out and been granted leadership positions at the state and national level.”

 “RIHEL is such a rich opportunity of dedicated time for trying so many [leadership] skills and strategies.”

 “The time for ‘bonding’ with classmates/colleagues has had a tremendous impact on my leadership abilities and willingness to lead.”

 “All the instructors are fabulous - intelligent, informed, well spoken, humorous, well done!”

 “This has been the absolute best professional development experience of my career.  Thank you!”

 Get more details and start your application today.  Deadline for submissions is April 30th.


Join The Plan4Health: Physical Activity Webinar March 9!

Please join us for the next webinar in our Plan4Health series. We will focus on physical activity and also talk about the intersection with climate change.

The Plan4Health project is a collaboration between the American Planning Association and the American Public Health Association. It represents significant cross-sector support for policy, systems and environment changes, as well as an opportunity to build leadership among our members. Join us for the second 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. The presenters will talk about Complete Streets and ways that it was integrated into a city plan and how a coalition worked to encourage dialogue across sectors and between decision-makers to ensure health is considered in policy recommendations and implementation strategies.



  • Discuss policies, systems and environmental strategies focused on physical activity.
  • Describe successes, challenges and lessons learned when implementing policies, systems and environmental changes related to physical activity.
  • Discuss the intersection of climate change and physical activity.


Date: March 9

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Webinar Link

Please use your computer speakers for audio.


Tom Quade, MA, MPH

APHA President

Health Commissioner

Marion County, Ohio

Read his bio here.


Terry Johnson

Director, Healthy Eating Active Living New Hampshire

Plan4Health Nashua

Judy Robinson

Principal Planner, Sustainability Manager

Sacramento County

Design 4 Active Sacramento


Submit an Abstract Today: Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT) this June

Join us for the Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT): Advancing Performance in Agencies, Systems & Communities on June 13-14, 2017. 

 When do I need to submit my abstract by? 

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2017 by 11:00 PM PT. Abstracts will not be accepted after the deadline.
  • Find more details about abstract submission here.
  • Selection Announcement: All submission users will be notified of the selected abstracts by early March 2017


Take part in the PHIT experience with sessions focused on this year's theme, "Adapting, Innovating, Succeeding" reflecting not only on challenges but the opportunities ahead. PHIT will offer a variety of hands-on training workshops and networking opportunities to take action in public health performance improvement topics such as:                                                                                                                                                      

  • Performance management 
  • Quality improvement Change management
  • National voluntary accreditation and re-accreditation
  • Health assessment and improvement planning
  • Workforce development 
  • Partnerships

 PHIT attendees have the opportunity to network and participate in a variety of interactive learning and skill-building sessions designed for different experience levels. 

 Why participate in PHIT?

  • Performance improvement is everyone’s job
  • Strengthen your skills at PHIT
  • Network and share with experienced practitioners and resource providers
  • Select from a diverse collection of interactive workshops designed for varied experience levels
  • Harness insight into relationships between various public health improvement initiatives and tools, including accreditation, and health improvement planning frameworks
  • Exchange valuable tips at this premier networking event
  • Gain practical tools, templates, resources and peer contacts to support you to take action

Who would benefit most from participating?                           

  • The following representatives will receive priority registration: State, tribal, local or territorial health departments
  • Tribal health organizations
  • Accreditation Support Initiative Sites (ASI) supported by ASTHO, NACCHO, or NIHB.
  • Current or potential accreditation, quality improvement, and community health improvement coordinators/ facilitators
  • Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant recipients working on infrastructure objectives
  • Public health institutes, public health training centers, state associations, public health association affiliates, or other partners to health departments 

Who plans PHIT?
PHIT is produced by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The PHIT Planning Committee includes representatives from these national partner organizations:

·         American Public Health Association (APHA)  

·         Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

·         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)  

·         National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

·         National Indian Health Board (NIHB)

·         National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)

·         Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) 

·         Public Health Foundation (PHF)




Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017          


Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

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