Pathways to Health

February 11, 2020


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Social determinants of health (SDOH) - the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age can affect health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.
Download WELCOA’s newest resource on SDOH

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Become a Gatekeeper and SAVE A LIFE!

The Southern Colorado Community Action Agency invites local businesses to learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to offer hope, how to get help, and how to save a life. The organization will offer a short, to-the-point training called QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer
Feb. 11, 5:30-7 p.m.,
Durango Chamber office - 2301 Main street, Durango, CO
Gatekeeper training is one of the six “pillars” of suicide prevention in the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention strategy. La Plata County is one of four counties selected for special focus. RSVP: Harlene Russell, 759.5201.

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Download the Rural Community Action Guide
It provides background information, recommended action steps, and promising practices to help manage the impact of substance use disorder on local communities and help persons with the disease of addiction.

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Nurse Corps 2020 LRP Web Feature Tile_439x237

As part of HRSA's efforts to combat the nation's opioid crisis, special funding has been provided to increase evidence-based care to patients in need of opioid use disorder and behavioral health treatment. The program offers loan repayment to registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and nursing faculty in exchange for a two-year service commitment at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses, or, for nurse faculty, an eligible school of nursing. Now through March 12, 2020.

Apply for the 2020 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

Copy of Registration is NOW open for the 2020 Nurses day at the capitol and legislative dinner

Save the Date
February 29, 2020


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Level 1: Health Navigation Fundamentals Online

Dates: March 6, 2020 to April 24, 2020

Topics in this comprehensive “Level 1” training include patient communication, health promotion and professional conduct.

This 8-week virtual course will include both online coursework (reading, quizzes, assignments) as well as Live Learning Sessions via Zoom. Live Learning Sessions will be held on Fridays at noon Mountain Time during the course.

Register here


38th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
March 29–April 1, 2020
Denver, Colorado

Each year, NICWA hosts the largest national gathering on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child advocacy issues. With over 1,400 attendees—and growing every year—this four-day conference has become the premiere national event addressing tribal child welfare and well-being. Keynote speakers range from federal officials at the highest level of government to youth with lived experience in child welfare systems.
NICWA provides meaningful programming to conference attendees, creating a space where participants can learn about the latest developments and best practices from experts in the field and from one another. Participants represent a cross-section of fields and interests including child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice service providers; legal professionals; students; advocates for children; and tribal, state, and federal leaders.


Adolescent Reproductive Health in Primary Care
Primary Care Providers (MD/DO, APP)

Six weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 AM MST
April 9 - May 14 - (Registration closes April 2)
Register here



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Upcoming Trainings, click here

The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RM-PHTC) is housed within the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. We are one of the 10 Regional Public Health Training Centers designated by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to provide training to professionals addressing public health issues. We serve Region VIII – which includes Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
RM-PHTC works in partnership with subject matter experts to develop a skilled workforce, prepared to address public health needs in their communities. Our expertise in adult learning theory and instructional design ensures engaging, relevant trainings.
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New Jobs
Health Career Announcement

Community Health Programs Supervisor (Telluride, CO)

Salary: $40,000-$50,000

Tri-County Health Network is seeking a Community Health Programs Supervisor to support our programs that advance food security in our region and empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing!
We are expanding our health food prescription program (FoodRX) in area clinics, partnering with area clinics to build a regional standard of health, replicating evidence-based practices and expanding telehealth services for our Community Health Workers to use with clients, and determining new initiatives that will continue to improve the health and wellbeing of our region’s residents. We need an action-oriented, results driven professional to lead our highly motivated team! To view a full job description and information on how to apply, visit www.tchnetwork.org/jobstri

School Nurse at Mountain Middle School

Regionally competitive annual salary with full healthcare benefits. The position is 180 days a year
following our school calendar with Summer off as well as all School breaks. The Nurse shall meet the following requirements:

BS Degree in Nursing (BSN)

Current license and certification required by the State of Colorado to practice as a Registered Nurse
and​ ​Colorado Department of Education School Nurse; Certification upon employment or within 12
months of employment if new graduate or

A registered nurse who completed RN training in an associate degree program and must be enrolled
in an approved BSN program and provide evidence of continuing enrollment in the program which will meet the requirements for a school nurse and must complete the program within three years. While in the BSN program you must obtain a TEE authorization through the Colorado Department of Education under the supervision of a Colorado professionally licensed person in the same discipline

Current Basic Life Support certification and knowledge of AED use

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MedNOW Clinic in Aurora, CO (in partnership with Stanford University) is seeking for a clinical research coordinator to recruit, consent, and enroll patients into a multi-site clinical trial. This patient-centered study (title: Comparative Effectiveness of Pain Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Chronic Pain Self-Management within the Context of Opioid Reduction) encourages patient interest and willingness to actively and collaboratively reduce opioid use, and tests two well-established behavioral intervention pain treatments. Candidates who have at least a two-year college degree and related work experience (e.g., clinical research) are strongly encouraged to apply. The physical location for this position is Aurora, Colorado.
Application link: http://m.rfer.us/STANFORDxXF9Wg.
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Single Entry Point Program Case Manager. Incumbents, as assigned, conduct intake; determine eligibility; conduct assessments; develop and implement a case management plan for each client; evaluate client’s progress; maintain written documentation; coordinate services with other human services providers and/or judicial system representatives; report cases for investigation; and ensure compliance with program requirements. A Bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work, human services, criminal justice or related field and one year of case management related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. This position is scheduled to close 2/3/2020, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $19.24 to $23.57 an hour. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range; the full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.

Faculty / Coordinator - Nurse Aide (Bayfield)

Salary $43,700.00 - $53,700.00
Location Bayfield, CO
This position specifically exists to provide classroom, laboratory, or related instruction under the supervision of the Department Chair and is responsible for planning and providing student instruction in accordance with approved syllabi, curriculum guidelines, and required program standards. Faculty must adhere to the laws, policies, procedures, rules, and applications which govern and affect the college, including the fiscal rules of the State of Colorado. Read more and apply here

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Healthcare Job Opportunities in SW Colorado

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Axis Health System, Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs,
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