Archive | November, 2011

STRIDES Hosts Economic Development Training, Celebrates Rural Health Day

11 Nov
 
Rural Health Day is November 17 

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and State Offices of Rural Health will celebrate National Rural Health Day on November 17. Celebrations this day are designed to showcase Rural America and increase awareness of the unique healthcare issues facing rural communities.

Nearly 62 million Americans live in rural communities. These individuals  have unique healthcare needs that should not be overlooked and need to be addressed.

Economic Development Training plus Colorado STRIDES Offers Lodging Incentive!  

Nine regions representing 40 counties in Colorado specifically recognized the importance of healthcare as they completed their Bottom-Up Economic Development Statements.
 
To support these efforts to bolster Colorado’s economy by further integrating the healthcare sector into economic development issues, Colorado STRIDES is hosting this year’s U.S. Western Regional Rural Health Works training!   This 1-day national training event — held in Aurora — is a great opportunity to take local, regional, and state attention to the importance of healthcare to economic development to the next level! 

This national training takes place at Colorado Rural Health Center in Aurora, Colorado, on Tuesday, Dec 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The registration fee is only $49. 

The training features training in:

(1) economic impact analyses of healthcare
(2) mapping and spatial data analysis
(3) the new IRS-mandated community health needs assessment for nonprofit hospitals
(4) budget studies for new or expanded health services 
 
Participants will learn to measure the economic impacts of the health sector on regions, counties, or zip codes in Colorado.

The training features training in:

(1) economic impact analyses of healthcare
(2) mapping and spatial data analysis
(3) the new IRS-mandated community health needs assessment for nonprofit hospitals
(4) budget studies for new or expanded health services
 
Participants will learn to measure the economic impacts of the health sector on regions, counties, or zip codes in Colorado.

As an additional incentive for the first 6 qualifying* rural Coloradoans who contact Clint Cresawn after their registration, Colorado STRIDES can offer 1 night’s lodging.  Please note that participation is limited to the first 20 to register.  For more information, or to register now, click here.       

*In order to qualify for the offer of 1 night’s lodging, you must be from rural Colorado, provide proof of registration, and be a professional or committed volunteer in one of the following areas: Health, healthcare, or healthy living; economic development; community development; local or regional government.

Clint Cresawn is the Colorado STRIDES Program Manager. Visit the website to learn more about the Colorado Rural Health Center and STRIDES program. 

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Historic Preservation Alliance Holds 2011 Awards

10 Nov

DCI”s Genevieve Zeman Sits on Judging Committee

The Historic Preservation Alliance (HPA) of Colorado Springs provides leadership, education and advocacy to preserve cultural heritage and revitalize neighborhoods. Each year they highlight excellence in preservation and cultural awareness at the Historic Preservation Alliance Awards Gala in Colorado Springs. This year’s awards were presented during the 10th annual awards banquet on Wednesday, October 26, at the beautifully restored Bemis Hall on the Colorado College campus. Nine projects were recognized this year in categories such as Stewardship, Historically Compatible New Construction, Compatible Landscape for a Historic Property, and Historic Civil Restoration.

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs recognized the following projects for 2011:

•    Award of Excellence for Compatible Landscape for a Historic Civil Property: Colorado College and their Van Briggle site enhancements.

•    Honorable Mention for excellence in a Compatible Landscape for a Historic Civil Property: The Navigators and their restoration of the courtyard of General Palmer’s Carriage House at Glen Eyrie

•    Award of Excellence for Historic Civil Restoration: UCCS restoration of the Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities.

•    Honorable Mention for Historic Civil Restoration: Colorado College and the restoration of Arthur House, also known as Edgeplain

•    Award of Excellence for Historically Compatible New Construction in a Commercial Project: Leo R. Gotlieb School.

•    Award for Excellence in a Historically Compatible Residential Renovation: Metzger Residence

•    Honorable Mention for Historically Compatible Residential Renovation: Mahony Residence

•    Award for Excellence in Stewardship: Maujean Residence

•    Honorable Mention for Stewardship: Warehouse Restaurant building Mural Project

The judging for this year’s competition was presided over by Cathleen Norman, Donning Company Publishers, and Genevieve Zeman, Downtown Colorado, Inc.