Dr. Krajicek, a nationally known
nursing educator in interdisciplinary education for care of children (and their
families) with disabilities and chronic conditions, is Director of the Doctor
of Nursing Practice Master in Public Health Dual Degree (DNP/MPH) and Doctor of
Nursing Practice Public Health Specialty (DNP-MPH) Nursing programs. A grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Service, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Bureau of Health Workforce and Public Health to develop the program (2013-2016). The University of Colorado program is among
the first in the country to combine the DNP and MPH degrees.
Marilyn is the Director
of Nursing (JFK Partners), Leadership
Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (CO LEND), a program preparing
interprofessional leaders in disabilities, Dept. of Pediatrics, School of
She is Director of
The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care &
Early Education (NRC). In 2011, she
lead the NRC Team in the development of the third edition of Caring for Our Children: National Health and
Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs
(CFOC3) in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),
American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Maternal Child & Health
Bureau (MCHB) (2011). Currently CFOC
updated standards are available on the NRC website www.nrckids.org.
In 2010, MCHB and
the US Administration for Children and Families funded the NRC to develop and publish
Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early
Care and Education Programs- Selected Standards from CFOC 3rd Ed. Preventing Childhood Obesity was
acknowledged as an authoritative resource in the 2010 report of the White House
Task Force on Childhood Obesity.
In 2013, Dr.
Krajicek lead the NRC Team in the development of Stepping Stones 3rd
Edition to Using Caring for Our Children, the selected National Health and
Safety Standards that impact mortality and morbidity in child care and early
education. Currently, the NRC
(2016-2017) is funded through a cooperative agreement with the American Academy
Marilyn currently directs the Achieving A State of Healthy Weight: A
national assessment of obesity prevention content in child care regulations
(ASHW), funded by the CDC 2015-2016.