Pathways to Health

May 5, 2020


Did You Know?

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week and nurses from around the country will be celebrating their profession and their calling.

This year brings unprecedented attention to the profession and the heroic acts of nurses and other healthcare workers.

To honor nurses and support the nursing profession, The American Nurses Association will be promoting weekly themes. This week (May 1-9)
is all about self-care and a time to focus on mental health and
physical well-being. Learn more...

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It is more important than ever to support healthcare workers working on the front lines of COVID-19. Here are some ways that you can #SupportHealthcareHeroes and make a difference.

Tell congress to increase protective equipment for nurses

Give nurses a social-media shoutout

Donate what supplies are available

Send 'em money through Venmo

Help nurse parents with childcare

Cook them a healthy meal

Thank a nurse

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Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself

Responding to disasters is both rewarding and challenging work. Sources of stress for emergency responders may include witnessing human suffering, risk of personal harm, intense workloads, life-and-death decisions, and separation from family. Stress prevention and management is critical for responders to stay well and to continue to help in the situation. There are important steps responders should take before, during, and after an event. To take care of others, responders must be feeling well and thinking clearly. For Tips, Visit the website.


The Virtual Room of Refuge is a place of calm and release from stress. It is full of resources for mindfully taking a pause for self-care, and
hopefully bring a smile to your face.

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Local Physician Highlights the Strength and Resilience of Navajo Nation
in the face of COVID-19

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Safer La Plata: San Juan Basin Public Health Issues Public Health Order to Control the Spread of COVID-19 in La Plata County New Order Implements Phased Approach to Re-Opening

Durango, Colo- San Juan Basin Public Health’s (SJBPH) today announced the order “Safer La Plata,” a phased approach that will delay the re-opening of some non-essential local businesses and workplaces to May 8th, because of continued increases of COVID-19 in parts of our region. The new SJBPH Order instructs businesses and workplaces to follow safety protocols and requirements to protect employees, customers and the community from the spread of COVID-19. The order is effective as of
Wednesday, April 29th, 2020.

View the press release...

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Outreach and Telemedicine Clinic List Download

January 2020 through June 2020

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Support group for Colorado RNs and LPNs are on the front line dealing with the Coronavirus public health crisis

Colorado Nurses Association is offering voluntary support groups to aid in shared problem solving. The group is facilitated by experienced RNs and APRNs and hosted through a HIPAA compliant telephonic platform.

When: Tuesdays, 7pm – 8pm and groups will run weekly through June 23, 2020.

Cost: No-cost for all Colorado RNs and LPNs. Peer support groups are not intended to replace treatment, therapy or self-help groups.

Attendance is limited for each scheduled group and registration is on a first come first served basis.

Register here


The nationwide novel Coronavirus pandemic was the impetus for
CU Nursing’s Virtual Film Festival and “Fireside chat”. Learn more...

Are you a CU Nurse? Celebrate the year of the nurse with us! Download our I Am a CU Nurse flyer, take a photo of yourself holding the sign, along with any other CU Nurse alumni, and tag us with your name(s), degree(s), year(s), and where you work. Then post to Facebook (@CUCollegeOfNursing), Twitter (@CUNursing) or Instagram (@CUCollegeOfNursing).

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Fun contest that provide the world with solutions to
the future of our world

The big question? What should architecture be beyond COVID-19 for Medical facilities, Housing, Public spaces, Transport facilities, and the Workplace.

Architects, urban designers and interior designers (student also welcome) are invited to submit projects that provide possible solutions to how the built environment should be re-designed to prevent the spread of future pandemics.

Registration through May 20, 2020
Submission deadline June 15th 2020
Publication release 1 Aug 2020

Learn more here...


State of Colorado COVID-19 Response

We are looking for volunteers and donations to help at-risk individuals across our state get through the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more..

USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities
Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide can help rural communities, organizations and residents impacted by COVID-19. It is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic.

HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-ImplementationThe Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has extended the application deadline for its three-year program to implement a set of core prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in rural communities. Applicants can view an updated list of Frequently Asked Questions on eligibility and application requirements (under the tab “Related Documents”), view an archived recording of the technical assistance webinar, and send questions to ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov.
Due Date Extended to May 26.


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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.
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Job Opportunities



Position: Full Time
Tri-County Health Network is seeking a value-driven, process-oriented Programming Director, who has extensive experience managing people and projects.

Applicant should have substantial knowledge of one or more of the following:
1) Health Insurance
2) Economic security programs (e.g., Medicaid, CHP+, SNAP, LEAP)
3) Non-emergent transportation
4) Behavioral health education/training
and / or
5) Systems analysis

We are looking for someone who has exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills. The ideal candidate is someone who is interested in removing barriers to care that results in healthy communities where everyone has the opportunity and ability to thrive. Candidates must have the ability and willingness to travel with reliable transportation.

Starting salary range is $65,000 - $80,000 based on experience. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to om@tchnetwork.org with “Programming Director” in the subject line.
Position: Full Time
Location: Telluride
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!

The Community Health Programs Supervisor will oversee multiple Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) Community Health Programs across our rural region. The Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations; developing the field team; establishing relationships with stakeholders; promoting programs; improving staff productivity; increasing client participation; and ensuring program sustainability.

It’s an exciting time for Community Health Programs. 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 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 motivated team! Salary starts at $40,000-$50,000 per year.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to info@tchnetwork.org with Community Health Program Supervisor” in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Employment Opportunities


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New Public Health Job link for Colorado Jobs

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,
Click HERE

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