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  • Presentations at the 2014 Annual American Evaluation Association Conference in Denver Colorado

    Date: October 2014

    Presentations at the 2014 Annual American Evaluation Association Conference in Denver Colorado

    The American Evaluation Association annual meeting is coming to Denver this year and OMNI is pleased to share our work through several presentations! Holen Hirsh, Anthony Molieri and Melissa Richmond will be partnering with Colorado Humanities to present lessons learned from an ongoing research study designed to measure the efficacy of the Motheread/Fatheread Colorado Program in a talk titled Evaluating a Community-Based Colorado Early Literacy Program Using an Experimental Design. Emily Love, Amber Murray, Mandi Strickland and Flavia Zarcula will be presenting findings from a research effort aimed at understanding youth and parent’s ideas about Colorado’s new marijuana legislation in a talk titled Colorado's Marijuana Policy Experiment: Adolescent and Parent Views on Legalization and Use Trends.

    AEA Presentation References: Hirsh, H.K., Jones, J., Smiles, K.F., Molieri, A., & Richmond, M. (2014). Evaluating a Community-Based Colorado Early Literacy Program Using an Experimental Design. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

    Love, E., Murray, A., Strickland, M., & Zarcula, F. (2014). Colorado's marijuana policy experiment: Adolescent and parent views on legalization and use trends. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, October 2014, in Denver, Colorado.

    Date To Expire: 12/31/2014 9:50 AM

  • Presentation at the 2014 Annual NPN Conference in Harford Connecticut

    Date: September 2014

    Presentation at the 2014 Annual NPN Conference in Harford Connecticut

    OMNI staff Flavia Zarcula and Lindsey Moore traveled to the National Prevention Network conference in Hartford, Connecticut to present findings about youth and parent perspectives related to Colorado’s marijuana legislation.

    Zarcula. F. & Moore, L. (2014). Youth and parent perceptions of the legal and health impacts of marijuana use and marijuana legislation in Colorado. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Prevention Network, September 2014, in Hartford, Connecticut.

    Date To Expire: 10/1/2014 9:40 AM

  • Presentations at the 2014 Annual Public Health in the Rockies Conference in Fort Collins Colorado

    Date: September 2014

    Presentations at the 2014 Annual Public Health in the Rockies Conference in Fort Collins Colorado

    OMNI is excited to be a sponsor of the 2014 Public Health in the Rockies conference in Fort Collins, Colorado. In conference presentations and through sharing materials at our conference booth, OMNI is able to highlight the local and national evaluation work that our staff are engaged in. We will be sharing three presentations this year:

    Love, E., Murray, A. & Hirsh, H. (2014). Colorado's marijuana policy experiment: Perspectives from adolescents and parents. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Public Health in the Rockies, September 2014, in Fort Collins, Colorado.

    Hirsh, H. & Love, E. (2014). Developing infrastructure for adolescent marijuana prevention efforts: The critical role of systematic screening and brief intervention. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Public Health in the Rockies, September 2014, in Fort Collins, Colorado.

    Love, E., Cares, A., & Beam R. (2014). Addressing a low birth-weight disparity: Community dialogues with Asian Pacific Islander women to inform future prevention and intervention efforts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Public Health in the Rockies, September 2014, in Fort Collins, Colorado.

    Date To Expire: 12/31/2014 9:15 AM

  • Presentation at NAPSA Conference

    Date: September 2014

    Presentation at NAPSA Conference

    OMNI’s Jean Denious, PhD, will be presenting with Meg Williams from the Division of Criminal Justice on “Colorado’s State Funded Juvenile Diversion Program: Past and Current Trends,” at the National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies (NAPSA) Conference in Denver, CO in September 2014. For more information about NAPSA, please see www.napsa.org.

    Date To Expire: 9/30/2014 1:55 PM

  • New Publication in Substance Abuse

    New Publication in Substance Abuse

    Congratulations to Alexa Cares, MPH, and Jean Denious, PhD, of OMNI Institute, along with co-authors Elizabeth Pace, the Executive Director of Peer Assistance Services, and Lori Crane from the University of Colorado-Denver School of Public Health, who have had “Substance Use and Mental Illness Among Nurses: Workplace Warning Signs and Barriers to Seeking Assistance” accepted for publication in Substance Abuse, the official journal of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA).

    Date To Expire: 5/1/2014 1:50 PM

  • Congratulations on Completion of Fellowship

    Congratulations on Completion of Fellowship

    Please join us in congratulating Anu Atre, OMNI’s 2013-14 Colorado College Public Interest Fellow! After completing her year-long fellowship at OMNI Institute, Ms. Atre will be joining the International Rescue Committee in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a year-long position in their grants and program unit. We wish Ms. Atre continued success in pursuing her professional career in humanitarian work! Thank you for year of service with OMNI! For more information about Colorado College’s fellowship program, please see: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/publicinterest/.

    Date To Expire: 6/1/2014 1:50 PM

  • Presentation at Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference

    Presentation at Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference

    On May 15th, Jean Denious, PhD, co-presented “Evaluation of Juvenile Diversion in Colorado – What Have We Learned?” with Meg Williams of the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice at the 2014 Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference. For more information about the conference, please see: http://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Program.cfm?Program=45.

    Date To Expire: 5/1/2014 1:45 PM

  • Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition Legislative Reception

    Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition Legislative Reception

    On April 16, 2014, the Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition (COSC) held a legislative reception to promote dialogue about partnership opportunities between outdoor volunteer stewardship organizations and public land management agencies. This reception also marked the release of COSC’s newest report, “Caring for Colorado Public Lands: A Statewide Assessment to Inform Partnerships between Public Land Management Agencies and Volunteer Stewardship Organizations,” prepared by OMNI Institute. To see the report, please access: http://www.voc.org/publications-reports.

    Date To Expire: 6/1/2014 1:45 PM

  • New Webinar on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

    Date: March 20, 2014

    New Webinar on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

    OMNI’s Jean Denious, PhD, co-presented the following Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention webinar with Meg Williams of the Division of Criminal Justice for a national audience on March 20, 2014. Catch the archived webinar on “Evaluation in Action: Lessons Learned from Colorado’s Juvenile Diversion Program” at: https://www.nttac.org/index.cfm?event=trainingCenter.traininginfo&eventID=586&from=training&dtab=0. The webinar was sponsored by JRSA (Justice Research and Statistics Association) and NJJEC (National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center). For a summary of the evaluation and results, see the National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center newsletter at: http://www.jrsa.org/njjec/newsletters/njjec-bulletin-january2014.pdf.

    Date To Expire: 5/1/2014 1:40 PM

  • Congratulations to the Newest Member of the Mayor's Denver Drug Strategies Commission

    Congratulations to The Newest Member of the Mayor's Denver Drug Strategies Commission

    Congratulations to OMNI’s Katie Page, MPH, who was appointed to the Mayor’s Denver Drug Strategies Commission! She was recently elected by commission members to co-chair the data subcommittee with Regina Huerter, Manager of Safety Office, Crime Prevention and Control Commission.

    Date To Expire: 6/1/2014 1:35 PM