Proud member of the Colorado Nonprofit Association
OMNI participated in CNA’s Collaboration Award finalists selection panel in 2012. The Colorado Collaboration Award was created in 2011 to acknowledge and encourage successful collaboration in the nonprofit sector. For more information, please see http://www.coloradononprofits.org/help-desk-resources/colorado-collaboration-award/
Proud member of the Colorado Provider Association (COPA)
OMNI has been an active member of the COPA association since 2006. Jim Adams-Berger, PhD, OMNI’s President, is in his third term as the association’s president. In addition, OMNI’s Director of TA and Training, Ailala Kay, MA, serves on the Prevention Subcommittee and on the Colorado Prevention Certification Board, sponsored by COPA.
Colorado Public Radio Interview on Racial Bias
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder created a video game to determine how race figures into police shootings. The results of the study found a "hierarchy of bias," in which blacks were targeted by police the most, then Latinos, and then whites. The study also found a positive bias toward Asians. Joshua Correll, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder psychology professor and OMNI Institute board member, co-wrote the study and speaks with Ryan Warner in a Colorado Public Radio interview.
OMNI Hosts 2012 meetings for the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council
The mission of the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council (CDDC) is to advocate in collaboration with and on behalf of people with developmental disabilities for the establishment and implementation of public policy which will further their independence, productivity, and integration. OMNI was a proud host for their 2012 meetings. For more information on CDDC’s work, visit http://www.coddc.org/.
Denver Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Fund-Raiser for There with Care
Several OMNI members took part in the fourth annual Sports Authority Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon and Half Marathon benefiting the Prostate Cancer Foundation, October 2013. OMNI provided matching funds for those raised by the team to donate to There With Care. For more information about the work that There with Care does for families and children facing critical illness, please see: http://therewithcare.org/.
OMNI Institute Blood Drives for Bonfils Blood Center
Quarterly, OMNI invites its staff, clients and other tenants in our building to join us in donating blood. Be The One Who Gives Back and join us for our next blood drive! See news and events for dates and http://www.youtube.com/bonfilsbloodcenter3%20 for more information.
In honor of our staff and clients this holiday season, OMNI made a donation to String of Pearls. Also, OMNI staff held a bake and craft sale, donating proceeds to American Council of the Blind. Please check out the great work these organizations are doing to transform our communities.
Conferences and Presentations
OMNI staff present in conferences and annual meetings across different disciplines. Some examples include (click on the following links for more information):
Landry, L. (2013, May). Population-Based Outcome Measurement Through the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF): Reflections on Colorado’s Experience. Organized Paper Symposium: State and National Outcomes from the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) Program, Cohorts I and II.
Rivera, L.(presenting),Richmond, M., Page, K., Reimann, B., & Fischer, L. (2013, May). Screening and Brief Intervention as a Model to Identify and Reduce Marijuana Use Among Patients Seeking Health Care.
McCauley, R., Murillo, E., & Winder, C. (2013, April). Enhancing Organizational Capacity to Conduct Culturally Responsive Evaluation. Paper presented at the Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Conference, Chicago, IL.
Love, E., Cares, A., McCauley, R., & Frost, M. (2013, April). A Culturally Responsive Approach to Exploring Tensions between Culture and Women’s Health: A Qualitative Analysis of Young Asian Women’s Perspectives. Paper accepted for the Center of Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Conference, Chicago, IL.
Love, E., Winder, C., & Smith, E. (2012, October). Unique contexts, disparate consequences: Assessing the impact of social, economic, and political factors on Latino youth alcohol use. Paper presented at The American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
Hendrickson, A. & Trani, B. (2012, October). Shifting from Individual Prevention to Environmental Strategies to Reduce Statewide Binge Drinking. Paper presented at The American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.
Love, E. (2012, September). Unique contexts, disparate consequences: Assessing the impact of social, economic, and political factors on Latino youth alcohol use. Paper presented at The National Prevention Network, Pittsburgh, PA.
Love, E., & McCauley, R. (2012, September). Shifting from Individual Prevention to Environmental Strategies to Reduce Statewide Binge Drinking. Paper presented at The National Prevention Network, Pittsburgh, PA.
OMNI Institute and its staff are proud members of:
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- American Evaluation Association (AEA)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)
- Colorado Human Resources Association (CHRA)
- Colorado Nonprofit Association (CNA)
- Colorado Provider Association (COPA)
- Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA)
- Colorado Psychological Association (CPA)
- Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
- National Prevention Network (NPN)
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Society for Prevention Research (SPR)
OMNI Institute Award for Sociological Contribution in the Area of Public Policy – University of Denver
University of Denver’s Department of Sociology selects a student for the OMNI Institute Award for Sociological Contribution in the Area of Public Policy. The Department of Sociology maintains a plaque which resides in the Sociology and Criminology Office which denotes each year’s recipient. OMNI Institute also contributes a small cash award. This year’s award went to Joseph Dingle for his Senior thesis, “Unpacking Offending: Individual-level and Contextual Predictors of U.S. Recidivism.” Awardee list 1994-2014»
OMNI Institute Research Award- University of Denver
The “OMNI Research Award” was established in 1996 to honor a student in the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work who evidences exemplary understanding of, and commitment to, social work research. Selection of the recipient is made by the Graduate School of Social Work Awards Committee upon review of submitted papers. The Graduate School of Social Work maintains the OMNI Institute Research Award plaque, which resides in its office. OMNI Institute also contributes a small cash award. This year’s award went to Kaya Colin, Sara Karcich, Julia McKinnon, and Mirra Roske for their paper titled "Evaluation of the Adam's Camp Early Start Parent Support Program" and Jenna Brill, Jocelyn Durkay, and Timothy Ridley for their paper titled "What do MDLOs (MultiDisciplinary Law Offices) Look Like and How Do They Function?" Awardee list 2003-13»
Executive Committee on Contributions
OMNI is committed to fostering leadership and evaluation capacity in the non-profit and public sectors. Through its Executive Committee on Contributions, OMNI has provided scholarships for emerging nonprofit leaders to participate in professional development events, as well as to receive in-depth evaluation consultation pro bono. In 2012, twelve nonprofit leaders received scholarships to participate in OMNI’s six-month leadership development practicum. Currently, OMNI is redeveloping its pro bono approach to building evaluation infrastructure and capacity. Please look for updates in 2014!
OMNI Institute Award for Contributions to Evaluation
The “OMNI Institute Award for Contributions to Evaluation” recognizes individuals who advance the quality of program evaluation and research efforts in the state of Colorado. The recipients are determined by the OMNI Institute Board of Directors. Awardee list 2003-12»
Colorado College Public Interest Fellowship Program
2013-2014 is OMNI’s third year hosting Colorado College Public Interest Fellows. Our year-long fellow is Anu Atre (BA in sociology). As a fellow, Ms. Atre join OMNI staff for the year, receiving monthly stipends, health and other staff benefits. For more information about Colorado College Public Interest Fellowship Program, please see http://www2.coloradocollege.edu/publicinterest/.
OMNI Outstanding Service Award
Each year, OMNI recognizes an employee for outstanding performance, organizational contributions and exceptional work with clients. This year, OMNI recognized Danielle Pinc, PHR, for her leadership in OMNI’s Human Resources Department and the Wellness Committee. We thank Danielle for the dedication of more than eight years with OMNI! Last year's award recipient was Chandra Winder, MPA.