The Colorado School of Public Health is committed to outreach activities within Colorado communities. Seen in school health programs in Alamosa, CO and youth training programs in Aurora, CO, we are building bridges between our universities and neighborhoods in order to build safer, healthier communities throughout all of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.
Recent and Ongoing Outreach Activities
Public Health Academy
Developing a diverse and inclusive public health workforce starts with developing youth interest in public health education and careers. The Colorado School of Public Health is pleased to partner with local high schools and undergraduate programs to host the Public Health Academy, a unique program designed to orient students from underrepresented backgrounds to the opportunities available through an education and future career devoted to population health and safety.
A Healthier Colorado - one gift at a time
Sometimes the best gift can be a gift of time. Launched during National Public Health Week 2010 "A Healthier Colorado - one gift at a time" campaign is designed to strengthen the health of Colorado's communities through hours of volunteer service. During the launch, school students, faculty and administrators volunteered over eighty hours of service to the Food Bank of the Rockies. The campaign will continue with more hours of service to come. Contact us if you are interested in participating in our commitment to volunteer service.
Preparing our youth for careers in the health professions ensure we have a committed and competent workforce to support our growing population. In partnership with the University of Colorado Denver and AHEC, the Colorado School of Public Health works with youth from Aurora’s diverse communities. We highlight the importance of public health and the benefits of pursing the field as a career.
hPod: Health Professionals Opportunity Day
Hosted by the Recruiting and Retaining Youth of Color in the Health Professions Task Force (RRYOC), hPod invites middle and high school students to campus to learn about health professions, participate in experiential health career activities and interact with current health professionals. Each year the Colorado School of Public Health is an active participant in the program. We provide student and administrative volunteer hours, materials and information on careers in public health. Investing in hPod is an investment in our future students, professionals and the health of our community.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – exciting fields with exciting possibilities. We participate in the annual STEMapalooza event to promote STEM programs to Colorado’s K-12 students. Building pipelines into STEM undergraduate programs ensures we have qualified applications for our graduate and doctoral degrees.
Mountain & Plains Education & Research Center
An essential component of the MAP ERC is partnering with other institutions, industry, professional associations, and other community groups or agencies. Through community partnerships of these groups with the MAP ERC and with each other, a stronger cohesiveness can be established to extend the opportunity of collaboration to develop and provide continuing education courses, professional development courses, training programs and outreach activities that meet the needs of our region’s OEH & S practitioners and workforce communities.