Colorado Public Health Association

We seek to attain our vision and accomplish our mission through three core areas of work: professional education, including the annual Public Health in the Rockies state conference; policy and advocacy; and professional development.

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Culture of Data Conference

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Adults
At-Risk Populations
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

The purpose of the conference is to connect community with data, particularly the underserved, communities of color, and other marginalized groups who disproportionately face inequities.

The ongoing objectives of the Culture of Data conference are to identify and utilize the collection of health data on racial and ethnic populations that will impact health policy and the delivery of health services. Second, to influence research by enhancing the data collection and dissemination process for communities experiencing health disparities. Third, to develop and cultivate relationships and partnerships between communities and researchers seeking to achieve health equity.

The conference aims to provide a forum for attendees to explore currently available health/demographic data to drive community based decision making. It will bring together and connect community based organizations with health data partners. One will be able to collaborate about best practices for data use and analytics to understand health equity. Lastly, to build the skills and knowledge for each data user level to understand health inequities and use this in future work and collaboration.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We had about 230 people participate in this year's event at the Arvada Center.

Colorado Public Health Mentoring Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Description

The Colorado Public Health Mentoring Program (CPHMP) is a program intended to facilitate the mentoring process among public health professionals in Colorado. Established in 2011 by the Colorado Public Health Association, the program was expanded in 2013 in collaboration with the Public Health Nurses Association (PHNAC) and Colorado Environmental Health Association (CEHA).

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Public Health in the Rockies

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

General Public

Description

The conference is designed to build a more competent public health workforce, include non-public health professionals, and to strengthen our public health systems in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Conference organizers are the Colorado Public Health Association, the Colorado Society of Public Health Education and the Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado. The conference website is www.publichealthintherockies.org. The email is info@publichealthintherockies.org.

The conference aims to:
1. Provide a forum for professionals working on public health to develop new skills, demonstrate best practices, exchange lessons learned, cultivate partnerships, share current research, and discover valuable resources.
2. Offer a multi-disciplinary conference program that fosters inclusiveness public health.
3. Stimulate innovation in public health practice.
4. Provide an annual meeting opportunity for the memberships of the affiliate associations.
5. Encourage networking of all professions represented in public health. The intended audience for this conference includes, but is not limited to:

● Community service providers
● Epidemiologists
● Health educators
● Physicians
● Program coordinators and administrators
● Nurses
● Environmental health professionals
● Community health workers
● Patient navigators
● Public health officers
● Researchers and faculty
● Mental health professionals
● Policy professionals
● Students
● Related health specialists

This conference is a gathering of individuals who are involved in public health from Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region. Conference attendees will consist of a wide mix of participants from the public, private and non- profit sectors, as well as the medical, academic and community settings.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The Public Health in the Rockies conference registrations increase every year. We had over 550 participants in 2017 and are expecting about 625 in 2018.

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