Pathways to Health

Sept 22, 2020


Did You Know?

Anyone interested in health can register for the FREE Mini Med program.

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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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Webinar: Telehealth for HIV Care

Register for the Telehealth for HIV Care webinar, part of HRSA’s Telehealth Learning Webinar Series, on Tuesday, September 29 from 2 - 3 p.m. EDT. Attendees will learn how telehealth is transforming access to quality care and treatment for people with HIV during the coronavirus pandemic and gain a deeper understanding of the telehealth technical resources available to care for HIV.


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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Health Equity Guide Online Course
Oct. 1 - Nov. 19

The guidebook and this course are aimed to prepare its users to close gaps in health status that result from systemic, avoidable, and unjust policies and practices that create barriers to opportunity for certain people.



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.

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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Denver County Court is seeking a Forensic Peer Navigator to join the team at the Probation Division.

The experience with the criminal justice system impacts an individual’s life in many ways and it is best understood by individuals who have experienced it as a service user. Forensic Peer Navigators will assist individuals involved in the criminal justice system increase treatment engagement and recovery, help support sense of hope and self- empowerment, improve social functioning and overall quality of life, and decrease hospitalizations; thereby decreasing recidivism, incarceration, and involvement in the criminal justice system.
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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.
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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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