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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

February 2010

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We are pleased to announce the launch of, a comprehensive “one-stop shop” where you can browse and place orders for an extensive variety of materials that focus on healthy living choices, including resources specific to child, adolescent and school health. All materials are free of charge and many are available in English and Spanish. Click here to learn more.
  In the second in a series of five articles, Anne-Marie Braga, Director of Adolescent and School Health Initiatives, writes about how youth engagement and youth-adult partnerships promote positive youth development within the communities of Colorado.  Click here to read more.
  A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the reasons for the massive undercount of more than 1 million children under the age of 10 during the 2000 Census. There are a number of trends that indicate that it will be even more difficult to get an accurate count of young children in the upcoming 2010 Census.
The report,
Why Are Young Children Missed So Often in the Census? explains some of the reasons and also provides some ideas how all of us can partner with the Census Bureau to promote participation in the Census.
On January 21, 2010, the Lt. Governor released a report titled Colorado Kids Outdoors Initiative.  The report identifies the benefits of youth spending time outdoors, the challenges and barriers of getting youth outdoors and highlights some initiatives that some communities are sponsoring.  Click here to read more.

Read and subscribe to the Partners in Prevention for Families e-newsletter.  We would like your assistance in passing on the e-newsletter to the parents and caretakers you work with.  Click here to read the December issue.

If you have an article or a notice of an event that you would like to include in either the Partners in Prevention or Partners in Prevention for Families e-newsletters, please contact
Nancy Donnelly.

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