Monday, January 26, 2015

Popular Opinion Leader Training In Denver

The Department's Colorado Capacity Building Team is pleased to announce that there are still seats available in the Popular Opinion Leader (POL) course. This course will be offered next month, from February 24-26th at Z-Place, in northeast Denver.

by January 30, 2015

Notifications will be sent out shortly after January 30, 2015.

The Popular Opinion Leader Training Center will be sending registration information and prerequisite reading information to applicants’ email inboxes. As this course will be marketed nationally, we would like to encourage the HIV Prevention Contractors to register as soon as this information arrives. We don’t want someone else from another state taking your space.

Course information:

February 24-26, 2015

Dana Williams (APIAHF)
Jennifer Freeman Smith (APIAHF)

Z Place
4800 Telluride St., Building 5
Denver, CO 80249

CDPHE Job Opportunity: STI/HIV Community Planning Coordinator


The Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division is recruiting for a STI/HIV Community Planning Coordinator (General Professional III, position #01696).

The announcement is open to all Colorado residents and is scheduled to be posted through February 5, 2015, or once 30 qualified applicants are received, whichever comes first. As such, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

Please follow the above link for the job announcement and instructions on how to apply. Please forward this email to interested parties. Thank you in advance for your interest in this career opportunity!


Katie Brooks
Human Resources Consultant

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators, a Vital CDC Program Helping to Achieve the Goals of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan

by Dr. John Ward - from's blog.

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators (VHPCs) are vital to the implementation of the nation’s Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, and ultimately, achievement of 3 of the national goals of reducing viral hepatitis transmission and disease:
  • Increase the proportion of persons who are aware of their hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection,
  • Increase the proportion of persons who are aware of their hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and
  • Reduce the number of new cases of HCV infection.  
 Read the rest of Dr. Ward's post at's blog.