The Center hosts public platforms for interdisciplinary leaders to engage in dialogue on pressing priorities and emerging public health issues. These platforms range from seminars to symposiums. Recent topics have included:
Center staff worked with the Obesity Integration Steering Committee at the CDPHE to identify state-level obesity prevention priorities. Center staff facilitated a process that spanned three months and included: identifying evidence-based obesity prevention interventions, determining criteria and decision-making process to be used to rank priorities, convening conversations with state and local partners, and determining the final list of priorities and recommendations to move forward for state-level implementation. A description of this collaborative project can be found in CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease online journal: Tools for Identifying and Prioritizing Evidence-Based Obesity Prevention Strategies, Colorado.
Center staff assisted local public health agencies with the critically important step of priority setting in the community health assessment process. Staff offered a variety of facilitation processes that enabled local public health staff and stakeholders to focus and strategically invest limited resources toward their community health improvement plan.