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February 25, 2020


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Care Coordination Collaborative SWCAHEC

The Care Coordination Collaborative Meeting
March 4 at 3:30-4:30pm

Zoom link: https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/144496479

As an agency, SWCAHEC recognizes the vital role that you play in increasing the wellness of Southwestern Colorado. You generously collaborate with healthcare organizations, medical practices, and community organizations to provide the most comprehensive care to patients and clients in our region. As a capacity building organization, we would like to support you by providing high quality and meaningful training and coaching opportunities. To this end, we would like to convene a Care Coordination Collaborative to provide the opportunity to discuss what kinds of continuing education will most effectively facilitate your practice. These meetings will allow you to discuss the issues that you face in providing care, and to brainstorm about opportunities that provide knowledge and strategies to address these issues.
The first Care Coordination Collaborative Meeting will be held on March 4th at 3:30 PM. Our meeting will be both in person, and via ZOOM. Our SWCAHEC office is located at 701 Camino del Rio in the Commons Building in suite 320. Our initial meeting will give participants an opportunity to discuss common issues and identify education and training needs. Please R.S.V.P to me, Mary Dengler-Frey: mary.frey@swcahec.org.
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White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program’s Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which begins this year’s process of awarding funds to community coalitions focused on preventing youth substance use.

For FY 2020, this will allow 200 new communities to receive direct financial help totaling $25 million from the White House to prevent illicit drug use and save lives. Read on...

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Rural Health and Hospitals Conference is a great opportunity to network with peers and hear from national experts on the issues impacting rural hospitals and rural health care in Colorado. Join fellow health care leaders to discuss innovative models for rural health care delivery and share strategies that accelerate the shift to an integrated, high-performing and sustainable rural health care system. Sign up...

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.

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
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Colorado Rural Health Center’s Annual Rural Health Forum
April 15th-17th
Renaissance Denver-Stapleton Hotel
The Colorado Rural Health Center’s Annual Rural Health Forum is in its 20th year of service. The Forum provides an opportunity for Colorado’s 49 certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), rural clinics, and other rural providers and healthcare professionals interested in learning more about rural specific healthcare to convene, learn and network together.
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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
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Dividends for Decade CO

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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Employment Opportunities


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Healthcare Job Opportunities in SW Colorado

Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Click HERE

Pagosa Springs Medical Center, Pagosa Springs, Click HERE

Southwest Health System, Cortez, Click HERE

Axis Health System, Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs,
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