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Information for Proposers
The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) is seeking proposals from entities to work with PDPHE and partners including health care facilities/hospitals, behavioral health and substance use treatment providers, law enforcement and criminal justice, harm reduction, human services, etc. to evaluate project outcomes, data governance, from community partners.
Substance use concerns in Pueblo County are widespread with available data showing elevated use among youth and adults for a variety of substances. Due to trends and scope of the issue, substance use was prioritized by the community in 2021 as a top health issue to address in the 2022-2027 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). As such, PDPHE is committed to addressing substance use issues in Pueblo County.
In 2019, PDPHE received a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, and U.S. Department of Justice to collect and use data to drive near-real-time decisions and launch a substance use data dashboard. More recently, PDPHE was awarded funding from the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Abuse Prevention (COSSAP) program to grow PDPHE and community partner skills, capacity, and, ultimately, cross sector systems as they pertain to substance use, all of which will build a foundation for other health conditions and behaviors the agency addresses. Additionally, COSSAP funding will build on the existing data dashboard and partnerships to continue near real-time data collection and analysis, which will ideally expand beyond substance use disorders to other chronic health conditions.
PDPHE realizes the need to collect, disseminate, and use data thoughtfully. Partners involved in the current BJA project expressed the need to incorporate data equity practices to better understand substance use trends, service utilization, and health disparities. Current data collection efforts hinder the ability to correlate the data to understand where components of the systems are working together or against each other. As a result, there is a window of opportunity to collectively participate in a process to integrate data, practice data equity, and accurately gauge progress and impact. This collaboration would also improve the accessibility of data among community members and community partners and facilitate education, awareness, and data-driven decision making.
The health department is accepting quotes to market a multimedia campaign to reach Pueblo City and County community members with information about getting tested, decreasing the stigma to get tested, and preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections. The campaign is to place existing advertisements and marketing materials such as television and radio commercials, and digital and print advertising. The expectation would be to place marketing and advertisements in multimedia sources and help with creative and the messaging. Messaging could change throughout the campaign due to changes local coalition feedback and community needs. The campaign is expected to last through December 30, 2022.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.