Pathways to Health

Sept 15, 2020


Did You Know?
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn have taken a toll on mental health for many people, with over 30 percent of adults in the U.S. now reporting symptoms consistent with an anxiety and/or depressive disorder.

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Registration is open for the FREE Mini Med Program
September 23-October 21

Wednesday Evenings from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
Classes are open to all ages.

The Mini Med School has been shortened to four pre-recorded sessions of COVID-19 content and delivered online only.
Recordings will be available one week before each Question and Answer Session.
Links to recordings will only be provided to registered students.

September 23 - COVID-19 Overview

September 30 - Ethics1

October 7 - Racial Disparities

October 21 - Vaccines

Learn more...

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Free masks available for Downtown visitors: BID’s Downtown Ambassadors are distributing FREE “I ‘HEART’ Durango, CO!” masks at the Ambassador Kiosk, 724 Main Ave., each Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (while current supplies last). The recent order was for 1,200, and once those are gone, BID will have distributed 15,000 masks. Businesses are encouraged to advise their customers. One mask per person. BID is thankful to be able to help keep everyone safe and keep businesses open.

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Telehealth & Health Equity:
Considerations for Addressing Health
Disparities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss the intersection of telehealth and health equity and implications for health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will identify long-standing systemic health and social inequities that contribute to COVID-19 health disparities, while highlighting opportunities and limitations of telehealth implementation as an actionable solution.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020,

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Webinar Link:
https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1602147588external icon

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September 23, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm (Mountain)
Motivational Interviewing
September 30, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm (Mountain)
Introduction to Counseling and Recovery

October 7, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm(Mountain)
Co-Occurring Trauma and Addiction

October 14, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm(Mountain)
Addiction: A Personal Perspective

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CoPPCAP, the Colorado Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation & Access Program, is offering two free, eight-session ECHO series to give participants the baseline knowledge and skills needed to assess and treat pediatric mental/behavioral health conditions in primary care.

Prescribing primary care providers in CO. Eight weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30 AM MT
October 1 - November 19

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Promoting Inclusivity and Equity in Dementia Care

FREE Lunch & Learn session
On September 25th, from 12-1 pm

In this session we will discuss the demographics and incidence rates in dementia diagnoses in diverse populations, barriers to optimal care, and best practices.
Join us with your lunch for an interactive hour of learning!

Save the Date

The Virtual CBHC Conference
September 30th – October 2nd

The Provider Education Work Group invites you to submit an abstract for a virtual poster session that highlights one of the following related to opioid and other substance use disorders in Colorado:

  • Health equity
  • Research
  • Quality improvement plans in your medical practice
  • Educational initiatives
  • Public policy
  • Other interesting programs or projects that you would like to highlight!
If selected to present, you would be asked to prepare a 10-15 minute presentation over Zoom in the month of November. Exact dates are TBD. Please note, that while this program is sponsored by the Provider Education Work Group, we invite any individual, program, or organization (e.g. state or local public health, community coalitions, pharmacists, wellness organizations) addressing the opioid crisis and/or addiction in Colorado to submit an abstract. This is an opportunity for you to share your work, or the work of your community, with colleagues from around the state.

The deadline for abstract submissions is October 2nd, at 5:00pm, with notifications going out by October 14th. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. While there is no specific format requirement, please be concise in explaining purpose, any applicable methodologies, results, and conclusions. Abstracts or questions should be emailed to Susanna.Cooper@cuanschutz.edu

Adolescent Reproductive Health For Primary Care Providers

This series offers clinically relevant topics for primary care providers who provide or are looking to build, expand, and improve care to preteens through young adults. Once completed, participants will be able to evaluate and manage common conditions in adolescent reproductive health. Over the course of six sessions, the series will include an overview of adolescent reproductive health issues, best practices in adolescent contraception and common adolescent gynecology concerns.
AUDIENCE: Colorado-based primary care providers (MD, DO, APP)

Six weekly sessions held virtually
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 AM MT
October 15 - November 19
CME: This ECHO Colorado series will be reviewed and acceptable for up to six credits by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians.
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2020 Colorado Nurses Association Virtual Membership Assembly is Now Open For Registration!

October 17, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Over Zoom

ANA/CNA members participate for FREENon-members pay $25RSVP/Registration is Required
(deadline to sign-up is October 14th)




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Health Career Announcement
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a PRN Registered Dental Hygienist to help support our Regional Oral Health Services Program. The duties of this position include assisting in providing school based oral health services to schools in our catchment area, assisting in the creation of oral health education presentations, becoming a Master Trainer in Cavity Free at Three and providing any requested trainings, and other duties as assigned. Some local travel will be involved. Applicants must be a Registered Dental Hygienist in the state of Colorado. This position is scheduled to close 9/23/2020, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $24.51 to $30.64 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.
Tri-County Health Network is seeking a Cultural Navigator to join our team. Are you passionate about helping your community? Are you bilingual in Spanish? Do you want to empower, organize, and advocate on behalf of the multicultural population throughout Montrose & Delta Counties? If so, join TCHNetwork’s team as a Cultural Navigator! The Cultural Navigator will engage and provide enrollment assistance to clients seeking access to benefits programs and will build partnerships with community-based organizations to better connect people to resources that support health and well-being. TCHNetwork values equity and diversity, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Tri-County Health Network is seeking a full time Care Coordinator to join our team.
Do you want to support your neighbors in accessing resources so they can be healthy? If so, join TCHNetwork’s team as a Care Coordinator! The Care Coordinator will provide assessments and wellness screenings to clients, partner with clients and other community-based organizations to develop a plan for the client to become healthier and connect people to relevant community resources to support health and wellbeing. TCHNetwork values equity and diversity, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Contract position. Tri-County Health Network is looking for bilingual Spanish-speaking behavioral health teletherapists to provide high quality, compassionate and ethical outpatient mental health therapy to adults in rural communities in Southwest Colorado and to school-aged clients in rural Colorado K-12 school districts. Enjoy flexible hours while expanding your scope and reaching under-served populations! Therapists, operating as independent contractors, will treat clients via live HIPAA compliant videoconferencing, using the same techniques and approaches as traditional in-person therapy. The online solution includes high-fidelity audio and video for live interactions and will allow therapists to work with clients to solve on-going behavioral health concerns. Bilingual in Spanish/English required. TCHNetwork values equity and diversity, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@tchnetwork.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
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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,
Click HERE

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