Pathways to Health

Sept 29, 2020


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Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center Has Rolled Out
a Mask Design Contest on Social Media to Encourage a COVID-Safe Halloween

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Welcome Imo Succo to the SWCAHEC Team

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Imo has joined SWCAHEC as our new Regional Health Coordinator. She is a member of the Navajo Nation tribe, born and raised in New Mexico on the Navajo reservation. She relocated to Durango, Colorado in 2015, after nine years working for the Navajo Nation Department of Law Enforcement. Imo earned a degree in Anthropology from Fort Lewis College in 2017 and a Master of Social Work degree from University of Denver GSSW.

During her social work education, she interned with SEPT 4 the Children, Axis Health, the Regional Crisis Response Team and a mental health outpatient facility where she gained experience and insight into court ordered parent supervision, the regional crisis response team operations, case management, individual therapy and group therapy for a co-occurring disorder treatment program as well as administrative processes that contribute to all aspects of healthcare.

She has three children, enjoys cooking, baking and recently discovered that hiking is something she should have got involved years ago. Her experience in internship and public safety has given her the advantage of working with individuals in complicated situations. She remains interested in social work and working with community organizations that aid under-served populations and beyond and hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the regional health connector position. She can be reached at imo.succo@swcahec.org.

Want to learn more about how to choose and use video in your practice? For information about technology options, administrative and clinical considerations, check out this Clinician's Guide to Video Platforms

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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


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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Online Event Center is Now Open for Session Selection!
Monday, October 5 - Thursday, October 8
6:00am-11:00pm MT (each day)

  • Join live at times most convenient for you
  • For up to a year, access the Online Event Center to view over 100 session recordings (available to conference registrants only)
If you want to change child welfare and be part of the solution, you won’t want to miss this international virtual conference. This is the first child welfare conference of its kind, organized to create community, connections and relationships and to encourage curiosity and challenging of traditional structures and ideas. Join those with lived experience; child welfare practitioners, supervisors, administrators; legal, mental health, and medical professionals; community and neighborhood leaders; researchers; policymakers; advocates; and other thought leaders from around the world—expected to be 1500 strong—in re-envisioning child welfare.

We invite you to come together to create and mobilize change in child welfare, to envision how you can be a change agent in your nations and communities. Let's get to work!
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Pediatric Autism Enhanced Case Management

This ECHO series supports providers in the screening, diagnosis and management of patients with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD). Topics include screening, evaluating common behavioral challenges and implementing practical behavioral strategies. The series will also cover managing sleep challenges, anxiety and ADHD, and medical workup in children with ASD and DD. Resources and referral information will be shared throughout the series and participants are strongly encouraged to present cases for discussion.

Prescribing providers (MD, DO, APP) in Colorado and surrounding areas

Six weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
October 14 - November 18

This ECHO Colorado series is co-sponsored by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians. It has been reviewed and found acceptable for up to 6.0 credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians

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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Health Career Announcement

Clinicians: Are you seeking employment? Join our next Virtual Job Fair

10/7/2020 from 6:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. ET

HRSA Virtual Job Fairs are free online recruitment events that connect students and clinicians with health care delivery organizations. During the event, participants learn about available training and employment opportunities across the country, benefit packages offered and information about patient populations.
Learn more and register today.
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Behavioral Health Counselor
Pediatric Partners of the Southwest (PPSW) is hiring a third licensed behavioral health specialist to join our well established PPSW (fully) Integrated Behavioral Health Team. Therapist will assist families with identifying needs by implementing appropriate screening tools, providing support and counseling to our patients and families, as well as collaborating with health professionals in care coordination, triage and referral.

This is a full-time, benefitted position. E
arly childhood experience and familiarity with IEP and 504 plans desired. Experience in an integrated pediatric practice or children's hospital a plus!
Please send your resume to aharrison@ppswdurango.com
Tri-County Health Network is seeking an Enrollment Navigator to join our team. Are you passionate about helping your community? Do you want to empower, organize, and advocate on behalf of the multicultural population throughout Montrose County? If so, join TCHNetwork’s team as an Enrollment Navigator! The Enrollment Navigator will engage and provide enrollment assistance to clients seeking access to benefit programs and will build partnerships with community-based organizations to better connect people to resources that support health and wellbeing. TCHNetwork values equity and diversity; people of color and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Resident of the community for at least the past 2 years.
  • Knowledge and experience working in/with clinical or social service agencies in rural communities.
  • Experience working with disadvantaged/underserved populations.
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume to info(at)tchnetwork.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
JOB TYPE: Part-time (20 hours)
PAY: $18,000 – $20,000 annually
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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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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