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Members: Tell Us Your Professional And Personal News

Posted: April 26, 2017

The Colorado Public Health Association would like to feature your news in our communications with members. 

If you have something to report professionally or personally, and would like us to share it with the membership at large, please complete this form

And be sure to keep an eye out for these member news items in coming emails from the association!


Join Us For The May CPHA Webinar

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM MDT

Register Here

Brought to you by the Colorado Public Health Association and the Colorado Society for Public Health Educators.

Personal and institutional bias and racism are a daily reality in the United States, and the public health implications are resounding. White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL) is a growing community of health professionals advancing racial equality and health equity. In this webinar, WC4BL representatives will take a historical look at these issues and explain the contemporary context for the Black Lives Matter movement. We will also examine what makes a movement a success or failure, and then discuss how health professionals can make a meaningful contribution to this effort.


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. 


  • 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.

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