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  • Presentation at the 2015 Public Health in the Rockies Conference

    Date: Fall 2015

    Presentation at the 2015 Public Health in the Rockies Conference

    OMNI was proud to have two presentations at the 2015 Public Health in the Rockies conference in September in Vail, Colorado. Kacy Crawford, MPH, presented on findings from the evaluation of the Colorado Black Health Collaborative’s CDC-funded Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant, titled Improving Cardiovascular Health Equity in the Black/African American Community through Community and Clinical Linkages to Care. OMNI also partnered with the Tri-County Health Department to present findings from our work to leverage evaluation and community partnerships to address maternal and child health disparities. Alexa Cares, MPH, co-presented with Rita Beam, MSN, titled Leveraging Key Community Partners to Address a Low Birth Weight Disparity. For more information on this conference, please see http://www.publichealthintherockies.org.

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  • Presentation at the World EAP Conference

    Presentation at the World EAP Conference

    In September 2015, Melissa Richmond, PhD., and co-authors, Randi Wood, LCW, CEAP, former Director of the Colorado State EAP, and Bernie McCann, PhD, CEAP, Development Consultant for the Employee Assistance Research Foundation, presented findings from the Employee Assistance Research Foundation-sponsored study demonstrating the impact of EA services on work-related and clinical outcomes. For more information on the conference, please see the EAPA website - http://www.eapassn.org/post2015.

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  • Presentation at the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs Annual Conference

    Presentation at the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs Annual Conference

    Congratulations to Kelly Marzano, MA, on her poster presentation at the 12th annual conference of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs. In September, Kelly, along with co-presenter Carolyn Swenson, MSPH, MSN, from Peer Assistance Services, Inc., shared findings of a study entitled, Implementation of Single-item Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in a Primary Care Clinic in Western Colorado. For more information, please see http://www.inebria.net/Du14/html/en/Du14/index.html.

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  • Presentation at the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) National Conference in Washington DC

    Presentation at the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) National Conference in Washington DC

    We are pleased to share that OMNI staff and partners will be presenting at the 2015 Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) National Conference in Washington DC in November. Congratulations to Ana Nunes, PhD, and her co-presenters, Dr. Kerry Broderick, MD, Emergency Medicine, Denver Health, and Jim Mayfield, MA, and Lyz Speaker, MS, Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, on the acceptance of their oral presentation, Marijuana Use Pre- and Post- Legalization of Retail Marijuana in Emergency Department and Primary Care Patient Populations Participating in a Brief Screen and Intervention Initiative. For more information on the conference, please see http://www.amersa.org/conf.asp.

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  • Manuscript Accepted for Publication in Research on Social Work Practice

    Date: October 2015

    Manuscript accepted for publication in Research on Social Work Practice

    Congratulations to OMNI staff and partners at Family Resource Center Association (FRCA) and the University of Colorado Boulder for publication of their study, Reliability of the Colorado Family Support Assessment: A self-sufficiency matrix for families, in the Journal of Social Work Practice. The study examines the reliability of a revised version of the Colorado Family Support Assessment (CFSA 2.0) to objectively measure family self-sufficiency outcomes. Please click here to read the abstract and to view press release describing the study, click here.

    Richmond, M.K., Pampel, F.C., Zarcula, F., Howey, V., & McChesney, B. (2015). Reliability of the Colorado Family Support Assessment: A self-sufficiency matrix for families. Research on Social Work Practice .

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  • Applying Ethics in Prevention

    Date: Sept 2015

    Applying Ethics in Prevention

    We are pleased to share OMNI will be presenting a 2-session webinar that will build off the basic fundamentals learned in Ethics 101. There will be 2 offerings of these webinarsl session 1 is October 15th & October 22nd. The second offering will be on October 21st and October 28th. To register for session 1, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5512649305230516994. To register for session 2, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8036734377441538050

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  • Manuscript accepted for publication in Family Process

    Date: October 2014

    Manuscript accepted for publication in Family Process

    We are pleased to share that Pallavi Visvanthan, PhD, Melissa Richmond, PhD, and Chandra Winder, MPA, along with their co-author Cynthia Hoskins Koenck, BA, CEAP, CPS II, from Peer Assistance Services, Inc., had a manuscript recently accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Family Process. The manuscript discusses findings from the evaluation of the Healthy Relationships Program that served individuals from diverse backgrounds in community-based settings. Pre-post analyses indicated that the program was beneficial. Single participants reported increased belief in ability to obtain healthy relationships and partnered individuals reported increased relationship quality, relationship confidence, and reduced conflict. Regardless of relationship status, participants also reported improvement in general relationship and communication skills.

    Visvanathan, P., Richmond, M., Winder, C., & Hoskins Koenck, C. (in press). Individual-oriented relationship education: An evaluation study in community-based settings. Family Process.

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  • Presentation at the 2014 Annual EAPA World Conference in Orlando Florida

    Date: September 30, 2014

    Presentation at the 2014 Annual EAPA World Conference in Orlando Florida

    On September 30th, Melissa Richmond, PhD, will present at the annual Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) conference. Melissa will present preliminary findings from OMNI's Demonstrating the Impact of EAP Services on Workplace Outcomes study, funded by the Employee Assistance Research Foundation. Melissa will co-present with Randi Wood, LCW, CEAP, Director of the Colorado State EAP; Bernie McCann, PhD, CEAP, Development Consultant for the Employee Assistance Research Foundation; and Elizabeth Merrick, PhD, MSW, Senior Scientist at the Institute for Behavioral Health, Brandeis University, and Chair of the Research Committee for the Employee Assistance Research Foundation. For more information about the conference, please see http://issuu.com/eapa/docs/2014_on-site_brochure/0.

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  • Evaluation Trainings with the Colorado Foundation for Water Education

    Date: Fall 2014

    Evaluation Trainings with the Colorado Foundation for Water Education

    OMNI has partnered with the Colorado Foundation for Water Education to facilitate a series of three evaluation trainings for the Water Education Network beginning in the fall of 2014. The evaluation series will be tailored to member needs and will utilize a hands-on approach designed to help participants do evaluation as they are deepening their evaluation knowledge and skill base. Specifically, OMNI evaluation staff will work with participants to explore the value of evaluation and its connection with programming; learn about evaluation methods and data analysis; develop (or refine) an evaluation plan; and work on reporting to constituents and funders.

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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.

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