Pathways to Health

October 6, 2020


Did You Know?

You Can Honor A Nurse

It’s time for the nation to recognize the dedication of our 4 million invaluable registered nurses and the lives they touch!
If you’ve experienced the power of a great nurse, you won’t forget it. The wisdom, the skill and the dedication that nurses show every day, sets them apart as very special people. When a patient receives life-changing care, how can they or their friends and family possibly express their gratitude?
Through the Honor A Nurse Program, you can say a heartfelt thank you to an individual nurse, while at the same time enable nurses to help more people, every day.
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Western Colorado Accountable Health Communities Model (AHCM)
Region-wide Quarterly Consortium

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

12:00-2:00 pm MDT

This virtual gathering will focus on the state of our AHCM community, the art and science of developing strong coalitions and networks as a means of addressing critical issues like food insecurity and affordable housing, and strategies for promoting health equity using the case study of Cora and other Indigenous people in Western Colorado.

After registering, you will see a confirmation page where you can download a calendar invite with your unique log in information. You will also receive a confirmation email containing your information about joining the webinar.

“This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $190,910 with 50 percent funded by HRSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.”

Having trouble paying for phone or internet services?

We all need to be able to communicate with friends, family,
and our healthcare providers now more than ever.
The Lifeline Program lowers cost of phone and internet for eligible consumers.
See if you are eligible here.

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Trainings held every two months

November 9-14

December 14-18

Feb. 8-12th

April 26-30th

June 7th-11th

Aug 23-27th


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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How to Survive the Pandemic with An Unbroken Spirit: Actions to
Take Right Now to Stay Strong and Focused

Discover how to successfully manage your mental health needs while caring for COVID-19 patients.
Nurses are tough but COVID-19 is challenging their toughness in new and unique ways. This webinar, part of the ANA COVID-19 webinar series, will help you survive this bleak and distressing time.
A FREE, On-Demand Series for ALL Nurses
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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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SUD Residential/Inpatient Treatment Provider Training Registration
Training sessions offered on October 22nd and 29th, 2020

(Note: the content presented will be identical for both sessions).

The training will include:

- an overview of the SUD benefit expansion
- enrollment with Health First Colorado as a residential/inpatient SUD treatment provider
- billing procedures for the new services
- use of the ASAM Criteria for medical necessity
- utilization management procedures
- provider licensure requirements,
- presentations by the Regional Accountable Entities (RAEs) and Managed Service Organizations (MSOs), and
- Question & Answer session
Registration will close at 3:00pm on October 20, 2020.





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Health Career Announcement
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Water Quality Laboratory Supervisor to oversee a laboratory offering compliance and private-party testing of drinking water and wastewater. The position, as assigned, will supervise laboratory staff, act as a technical resource for staff within and outside of the laboratory, perform biological and physical analyses of water and wastewater samples, record and report data, maintain inventory, equipment and information technology, perform billing services and monitor finances, and provide information to the public and regulatory authorities. A key role for this position will be modernizing laboratory operations through the selection and operation of laboratory management software to reduce administrative tasks and improve data sharing. Members of the environmental health team work closely with partners and the public to protect public health and the environment on behalf of San Juan Basin Public Health and the community. A bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or a related field and three years of water laboratory experience, including one year of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. The position is scheduled to close on October 16, 2020, or when an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $24.51 to $36.77 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.

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
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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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