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Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – ACEL

ACEL – DENVER is co-hosting a cultural event along with Pagoda Lab at their new facility in Denver to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The event is free and there will be food & drinks being sold, cultural information, local shop vendors, and some traditional attire being worn from many different Asian cultures.

We will have booths inside and outside the facility.

Please join us for an afternoon of socializing and cultural awareness and email Pagoda Lab for information on sponsorships or vendor spots. Please visit ACEL websites on information on how to join the Asian Corporate & Entreprenuer Leaders non-profit to help support the Colorado Asian American and Pacific Islander community and professional leaders of tommorrow. 

Register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acel-presents-culture-collab-at-pagoda-lab-tickets-325300321017

NAMI Walks for Mental Health

Opening Up to a New Day

On your feet, participants!

Join us as we step into NAMIWalks Your Way 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever. It’s a new day for mental health and we will embrace it together on May 21 at Centennial Center Park.

You won’t want to miss it — a vibrant gathering where inspiration can shine on all of us.

We’ll cheer each other on while raising our voices to be heard, united in our commitment to raise awareness of our cause, funds to drive NAMI’s free, top-rated programs, and build community in every sense of the word.

NAMIWalks Your Way will be here before you know it, so register today! Let’s open up doors for everyone from every walk of life to have access to the mental health resources and community they deserve.

Do you want to make a difference in Mental Health in the city and county of Denver? Join the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Denver for the NAMI walk on May 21!


May 21, 2022

9 a.m.

Centennial Center Park, CO

Cost: FREE


·  5K walk for Mental Health awareness

·  You don’t have to pay to register, just create a fundraising goal and share it on social media!

·  You can bring spouses, kids, friends, and colleagues


·  Team Name: Leadership Denver

·  Link to register for Team Leadership Denver is here.


·  There is a way to share that you registered for the walk on social media–please use it to get the word out!

·  Hashtags: #namicolorado #Together4MH


Centennial Center Park

13133 E. Arapahoe Road 

Centennial, CO 80112


Sandy Jones, LD NAMI Walk Chair

(925) 207-1804


Walk Manager



RecoverWE to 5k

Who: All AFRC Participants interested in running, walking, jogging or wogging a 5K (3.1 miles)

When: Saturdays at 9:00 AM

Where: AFRC Denver Office & various running areas in the community

Why: For recovery community fun/friendship & getting healthy in recovery! 

Mental Health Awareness and Maternal Health Month

This May, Unite Us is recognizing maternal health by highlighting a collaborative approach to improving maternal and child health outcomes.

Improving maternal and child health outcomes is a top priority for decision-makers and community stakeholders across the country. However, we continue to have the highest maternal death rate of all developed countries, and we are the only industrialized nation with a rising rate. At Unite Us, we know we can do better. That’s why we are dedicated to advancing equity and improving maternal health outcomes for all pregnant people and new parents.

In a new issue brief, we discuss maternal health challenges and priorities in the U.S. You will learn:

  • Contributing factors to maternal health inequities
  • Key policy priorities to improve maternal health 
  • Data solutions that take a human-centered approach to identifying needs and improving outcomes

Downloadable content at: https://uniteus.com/collaborative-innovations-to-improve-maternal-health/?utm_campaign=Maternal%20Health%20Issue%20Brief%20&utm_source=blog&utm_medium=maternal%20health&utm_content=ctabutton&hsCtaTracking=81fcdaf7-b7e6-40a0-9d96-26740b2a2bc8%7Ca6a4165d-352d-4b71-839e-820aa77b6bd8

The Colorado Suicide Prevention Commission would like your feedback on its draft Recommendations to support Young Adults!

We are interested in hearing the perspectives of young adults between the ages of 19-24 on these suggested recommendations to make sure that they speak to the needs and experiences of people in this age range. Any person in Colorado between the ages of 19-24 is eligible and encouraged to participate!

If you are interested in and eligible to provide this feedback, please complete the attached form (preferably by Wednesday, May 11th) to be considered for this feedback opportunity.

If you are selected for the feedback and gift card opportunity, please plan to complete the feedback form by May 31, 2022 to make sure that your feedback can inform these recommendations to the fullest extent possible! Once you receive, review, and finish the recommendation feedback process and submit the feedback form, you will get a $50 gift card of choice as soon as possible. We estimate that reviewing the recommendations and completing the feedback form will take 2 hours to complete; please do not spend more than 2 hours on the feedback form.

Please email Lena Heilmann, the OSP Suicide Prevention Strategies Manager, Suicide Prevention Commission Public Co-Chair, and Sibling Suicide Loss Survivor at Lena.Heilmann@state.co.us with any questions.