- has diverse life experiences
- interested in connecting with other youth and young adults ages 9-25,
- not afraid to share their ideas.
Please share this opportunity with youth (12-20 years old) that live in Aurora. It is an hour-long focus group and they get a Fitbit!
Please share this opportunity with your networks and youth who may be interested: Xinachtli Youth Group is looking to recruit more youth!!!
We are currently seeking young ladies from 6th-10th grade for our Xinatchtli Youth Leadership program. The program is free of charge for participants and will be held August 16th through September 3rd every Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM at 494 Sheridan Blvd., A-100 Denver CO 80226. Dinner will also be provided at each session.
Xinachtli female rites of passage program, provides the youth with tools to transition into adulthood, develop leadership capacity and community responsibility utilizing an evidence and values based model from the National Compardes Network.
Register Today! Successes in Adolescent Health: Tools and Techniques to Support Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding
Successes in Adolescent Health:
Tools and Techniques to Support Pregnant and Parenting Young People in Breastfeeding
An education and training event for health care providers, school staff, and others that work with adolescents
MONDAY, AUGUST 15
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT · Registration 9:00 a.m. CT
Location: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Conference Center,225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
To participate IN PERSON in Chicago REGISTER HERE
To participate ONLINE from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT* REGISTER HERE
This event will engage providers of pregnant and parenting young people to educate on the barriers faced with breastfeeding, the benefits of breastfeeding that may not be obvious, and to train on effective counseling and interventions, as well as, supportive policies and referral processes in health care settings, schools, and communities that promote breastfeeding. Principles and practices of trauma-informed care will be an underlying theme throughout the day. The event will also provide hands-on training on baby-holding techniques and equipment and supplies for pumping. Other topics related to breastfeeding, such as infant mortality/Safe Sleep, behavioral health issues, and engaging partners and families will also be addressed.
*The ONLINE portion of the event will address practices to promote successful breastfeeding interventions with adolescent patients in health care settings. The session will focus on the prenatal, labor and delivery, and postnatal periods and will also feature ways to provide effective referrals to support young parents in breastfeeding. Expert presenters will share how individual providers can support young parents and also describe health care systems elements and protocols that support the provision of the preventive service as well as additional resources to help care providers and those that coordinate the systems they work in to function smoothly, efficiently, and effectively when providing interventions to promote breastfeeding.
Urban and rural providers that serve pregnant and parenting teens and/or adolescents for health and social services, including, but not limited to:
- health care systems – hospitals, school-based health centers, school nurse offices, health departments, federally-qualified health centers, behavioral health centers,
- schools – middle schools, high schools, alternative schools, etc.
- youth serving agencies
- community centers
- community-based and social service organizations
- foster care
- juvenile justice programs/systems
- case management and other enabling services
- WIC organizations and providers
- HRSA MCHB/Title V grantee organizations and providers
Specific professions include: OBGYNs, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Nurses, CHWs, WIC staff, Home Visiting Nurse, Providers, and Case Managers, Lactation Consultants and Peer Mentors, School Administrators, Teachers, School Counselors, and Day Care Providers
To participate IN PERSON in Chicago REGISTER HERE
To participate ONLINE from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CT* REGISTER HERE
Questions? Please contact Lesley.Craig@hhs.gov.
Hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Region V Adolescent Health Network in partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, EverThrive Illinois, HealthConnect One, Heartland Human Care Services, Inc. | Heartland Alliance, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Regional Operations – Region V
|Colorado Youth Matter’s Raising the Bar conference is coming up! We couldn’t be more excited, and we hope you’ll be joining us to celebrate recent advancements in youth sexual health – like the fact that more schools than ever are teaching comprehensive sex ed, and that unintended teen birth rates and abortions are dropping. But despite these reasons to celebrate the advancement of youth sexual health in our state, there are still many challenges ahead.|
Jobs: Help us bring a fantastic Youth Advisor to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
This position is only open to Colorado state residents. This is a term-limited position and will not be funded beyond August 15, 2019. Youth and young adults between the ages of 16 – 20 at the time of filling out the job application for this position are encouraged to apply. This announcement will close on August 15, 2016 or until we have identified an adequate applicant pool, whichever comes first. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. TO APPLY: Youth Advisor – 5190
Make a real difference . . .
Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a better Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a fantastic position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of Colorado’s people and the quality of its environment.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Description of Job
The Youth and Young Adult Unit at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is hiring a youth/young adult between the ages of 16-20. This part time position will work in partnership with staff, youth-serving organizations, other Youth Advisors and various young people from around the state. The focus of the work includes, but is not limited to, providing youth perspective and recommendations to inform Colorado 9to25, data from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey and how other projects can better engage youth in their work. We believe that young people have an expertise in the lives of youth and youth culture and by having them as a part of our team, we will improve the programs and policies that affect the lives of ALL of Colorado’s youth. This employment opportunity is limited to three full years and includes salaried pay, and paid benefits, such as paid holiday leave, sick leave, and health insurance.
If selected, you will have the opportunity to share your skills with various state and community leaders to help improve the opportunities and outcomes of young people statewide. There will be strong support from staff to develop your own skills so that you can provide support and training to team members and assist them in achieving goals related to youth health and well-being. This includes, but is not limited to, participating on the Colorado 9to25 leadership teams; assisting with the Colorado 9to25 website and social media tools; hosting presentations and learning opportunities for communities statewide; supporting the development and implementation of state and local policies; and making sure young people understand the data that is most meaningful to their daily lives.Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Youth and young adults between the ages of 16 – 20 at the time of applying for the position, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to use social media tools, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and various other websites and know how to talk to, and work with, other diverse youth who are also between the ages of 16-20
Along with the minimum qualifications, it is important that individuals have…
- Special interest and ability to use creative ideas to help connect people, organizations, and resources to benefit ALL young people in Colorado.
- Ability and willingness to connect and partner with diverse communities
- Ability to communicate effectively when working with people who may have differing opinions
- Ability to manage time effectively
This experience must be substantiated within the Work Experience section of your application. “See Resume” will not be accepted.
- This employment will end on August 15, 2019
- You must be willing to work 20 hours per week at our campus, located in Cherry Creek North, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Actual schedules will be determined if you are offered the job.
- You must maintain the ability to travel independently throughout the Denver Metro area to attend meetings or group activities.
- You must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as necessary.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO BE CONSIDERED?
- A completed State of Colorado application.
- A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
- Completely answer supplemental questions at the end of the application.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT…
After the closing date of this announcement, everything you submit will be reviewed by a group of staff members who with then determine the top group (6) of qualified applicants. That top group will then be invited to participate in a formal interview process with a different set of individuals. They will determine who is the best fit for the jobs and make a job offer. The individual selected will then be required to attend a New Employee Orientation and complete payroll and Human Resources forms.
- Booth must display name of the board /council
- Booth must have at least 1 person (youth/young adult) manning it
- One unique fact about your county of origin- for example if from Denver County AKA-Mile High City
- 1st place- $500
- 2nd place-$300
- 3rd place-$200
The Youth Partnership for Health (YPH) is a youth advisory council for the state is recruiting, and they’re looking for youth just like you! Apply by June 30th
We are seeking young people ages 13-19, with diverse life and/or geographic experiences, to participate as consultants on a statewide advisory council. This council is open for ANYONE and EVERYONE to apply. If you answer yes to any of these then this council is for you!
- Are you interested in standing up for the health and well-being of ALL young people in Colorado? APPLY
- Do you want to learn how to effectively get your voice heard? APPLY
- Are you a high-schooler that wants to stand up against bullies? APPLY
- Are you a young parent and want to share the young parent perspective? APPLY
- Do you live far away from Denver, and want to advocate for your community? APPLY
- Have you had experiences with substance use, diversion or detention? APPLY
- Have you lived in group homes or foster care, we need your voice? APPLY
- Do you have any special health concerns, join and be empowered? APPLY
- Do you identify as LGBTQ, sit at our table? APPLY
- Have you and/or your peers ever experienced oppression, stand up for what you believe in? APPLY
- Do you have a unique cultural perspective, which you do? APPLY
- Download the application files:
- Submit both application documents to Audra Bishop:
- By email at email@example.com.
- by fax at 303-691-7852.
- or mail it in to Audra Bishop, 4300 Cheery Creek Dr. S. Denver, CO 80246
Participation in this council will provide opportunities for you to develop leadership skills, increase your knowledge of various health topics and engage in meaningful ways to have your unique voices heard.
- YOU GET TO BE THE EXPERT!
- A place where your opinions and ideas are listened to and your experiences are honored
- Consultants are paid $10/hour + reimbursement for transportation to meetings
- The council meets one Saturday per month for 4 hours (most likely in Denver)
- Provides opportunities to meet other youth from around the state while growing personally and professionally
- Offers creative ways to learn about youth health and the factors that can affect it
Either fill out the pdf version, including getting a letter of recommendation or complete the Word Version, then print, sign and fax, scan/email, or mail.
YPH consists of youth consultants, ages 13-19, all selected for their unique experiences that serve as a foundation from which they can provide open and honest feedback.
This council was started in 2000 and continues to be supported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Youth consultants on this council provide feedback and recommendations to state and community partners who are working to positively impacting the lives of Colorado’s youth.
all pictures are actual pictures of past YPH members
The event will be held at Anschutz Medical Campus on May 21, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (see the attached flyer for more detail). The event is free to all attendees! If interested, participants need to register online at the following website:
The purpose of the AMC Research Day is to expose underrepresented minority attendees to:
1. Potential careers in the biomedical sciences.
2. Provide attendees with a “behind the scenes” look into the life of a scientist, physician, or physician-scientist.
3. Provide attendees with a blueprint of benchmarks they need to achieve at each step of their academic career.
This event has been extremely beneficial to past attendees and we’d like to continue to present the next generation of biomedical scientist with the tools that they’ll need in order for them to accomplish their goals. Please help us in this regarding by spreading the word to all of your respective organizations, friends, family members, and any other groups that you feel could benefit from attending the Research Day. Thank you for your time and patience; we look forward to seeing you on the May 21st!