Pathways to Health

October 13, 2020


Did You Know?

SWCAHEC offers an AHEC Scholars Program for health professions students interested in supplementing their education by gaining additional experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings. This statewide program focuses on interdisciplinary practice and education (IPE) and brings a cohort of students together
to learn with and from each other.

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Get Into the Halloween Spirit!

12 more days left to design a mask for our Mask Competition!

Design a Halloween-inspired mask (following the guidelines below) and submit it to pathways@swcahec.org or via Facebook messenger to Facebook.com/swcahec. Submissions will be judged on funniest, scariest and most creative.
Deadline is October 25th!

Above is just one of our many creative mask submissions.
This hand crocheted "GRINCH"mask is double lined and follows all the CDC guidelines.


“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.”
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Still wanting to tweak your Telehealth clinic workflows?

Check out these sample forms and documents to help implement and refine your Telehealth program here

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Breast cancer awareness is important and so is breast health awareness. Get the FAQ's.

Download the free eBook, Breast Problems That Aren’t Breast Cancer, to learn about common breast problems you may not know about.

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Root Cause Analysis Training for Nursing Home Staff

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am CDT

QAPI suggests systematic analysis and systematic action is taken to analyze underlying causes of systemic quality deficiencies, along with studying the issue to determine underlying causes and contributing factors.

RCA is the first step in understanding the reasons for a problem, near miss or repeating incident before you build a plan to fix the problem.

Telligen can help nursing homes with this RCA training. If you have been directed by the state survey agency or feel you can use a boost in team skills, register a team to attend one of our weekly 30-minute RCA Training webinar.

Attendees will gain knowledge and resources that will help mobilize a team into action and start mitigating challenges with lasting success using RCA.

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Rural Practices Telehealth Stipend - Applications Due October 22, 2020

The “Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services for Pediatric Care” project is a grant between the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to support telehealth access and infrastructure for the provision of comprehensive care to children and adolescents, including children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and other vulnerable pediatric populations, utilizing a medical home approach during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of this grant, the AAP is launching a program that will provide small stipends to practices serving pediatric patients and families. The stipend program will offer $5,000 to community-based practices that serve rural areas (with an emphasis on underserved populations in those areas) and are new to telehealth implementation. The program will support practices with the implementation of telehealth and distance care through participation in a 6-month virtual learning community. Applicants can include practices with non-pediatrician physicians, such as pediatric nurse practitioners and family physicians.
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The Lift The Label campaign is actively working to better understand the stigma around opioid addiction specifically in the Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx communities in Colorado so they can refine communications to more equitably and effectively connect with all Coloradans to remove this stigma. To do this, they are conducting research via phone interviews with people from these communities who have personally experienced opioid use disorder (OUD) to learn about their experiences and give a voice to their community on how they can improve the campaign.

Participants that this research is confidential, and participants are not required to be featured in the Lift The Label campaign. Additionally, they will be compensated for participating in this research.

Trainings held every two months

November 9-14

December 14-18

Feb. 8-12th

April 26-30th

June 7th-11th

Aug 23-27th


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

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Data Driven Telehealth: Understanding the Impact & Measuring Satisfaction

Join our interactive learning series led by multiple experts and practitioners to discuss emergency preparedness, operations, and clinical care during COVID-19.
These sessions are designed for primary care practitioners & care teams.

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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Addressing Social Determinants of Health Online Course

Oct. 22, 2020 - Feb. 18, 2021

Participants will take their understanding of social determinants of health as they identify actionable steps to impact the root causes resulting in poor health outcomes in their communities.

More Info & Registration

Community Engagement & Coalition Building Virtual Workshop

Oct. 23, 2020

Learn about the principles of community engagement and how to optimize recruitment, meeting planning & design, decision-making strategies, and how different coalition structures can help support different coalition needs & goals.

More Info & Registration


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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behavioral health and wellness summit

November 9 through November 12, 2020

The Colorado Behavioral Health & Wellness Summit will bring together clinicians, educators, researchers, and policymakers as well as leaders in the field of behavioral health on November 9 through November 12, 2020. The event is a collaboration between the Mental Health Center of Denver, the University of Denver, and Envision: You, an initiative focused on LGBTQ+ behavioral health concerns. Participants will be able to discover new tools and resources, discuss practical strategies for change, and connect with colleagues and experts alike.
This year they will be offering all the content online in a variety of formats including live-streaming as well as video and audio podcasting. Participants will have the opportunity to virtually interact with presenters from anywhere in the world. Issue briefs and resources will be available to download on demand.




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Four Corners OB/GYN is hiring a Medical Assistant or LPN. Duties include patient intake, assistance with procedures, phone management, test collection and ordering, test result communication, medication administration, and related support for our 11-provider group. Candidates must have excellent organizational and communication skills. Patient relations and teamwork are essential. Medical office experience required. Competitive wages and benefits. Background check required.
Seeking a remote Health Outreach Coordinator. Do you have a desire to help people in Colorado? We are seeking a care coordinator to screen Medicaid members by phone for social needs (food, housing, transportation, utilities, interpersonal violence) using a standardized assessment. Provide information on community resources to members who have identified social needs. Demonstrate multicultural sensitivity and effective communication skills with Medicaid members.
Position is full time, 8-5 Monday - Friday, November - April with opportunity to stay on when funding is renewed. The position will be remote (work from home).
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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.
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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!

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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