Pathways to Health

November 3, 2020

Congratulations to our Mask Design Contest Winners

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Have you updated your Privacy Practices for HIPAA to include telehealth services? Check out this fact sheet from the Center for Connected Health
Policy to ensure you are in compliance.


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Clinic screenings for social and economic barriers to health give important information to organizations providing services to community members in Southwestern Colorado. Exemplary partners like Axis Health System utilize their primary care and behavioral health clinics to screen patients for these barriers to provide exemplary care treating the whole person.

In Southwestern Colorado, social and economic barriers to health are experienced by many different people. We know, though, that some groups struggle more than others to overcome these barriers. AHCM screenings reveal that women are slightly more likely than men to experience social needs and adults ages 19-64 are the age groups most impacted by social needs.
In better understanding the evolving needs of our region, we can develop healthcare and programming that addresses the lived experiences of our community members.

In coming weeks, we will highlight those organizations that coordinate with our healthcare providers to create supportive services that increase the overall wellness of Southwestern Colorado.

Note* This Accountable Health Communities Model is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $4.51 million with 100 percent funded by CMS/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CMS/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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Colorado’s dial framework standardizes different levels of “openness” at the county level. It is a tool for counties to use to make life during the pandemic more sustainable, allowing us to balance, to the greatest extent possible, controlling the virus with our social and economic needs.

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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.
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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Are you interested in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse? Are you an LPN looking to become an RN? Applications for both programs can now be found online. The deadline to apply is November 15. Visit our website at www.pueblocc.edu/Programs/NUR/ or call 970.564.6201 for more information.
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Telehealth 101 Virtual Workshop for Tribes

“Introducing Telehealth to Rural and Indigenous Communities”

The Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Regional Operations - Regions 6, 7, and 8, Heartland, Southwest, and the Great Plains Telehealth Resource Centers, North Dakota Department of Health, and the Spirit Lake Tribe invite you to a special virtual training event.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Thursday, November 19, 2020

Topics at a Glance:

  • Introduction to Telehealth

  • Building a Telehealth Business Plan

  • Telehealth Standards, Guidelines, and Evaluation

  • Telehealth Technology and Facility Design

  • Policy Trends and Considerations

  • Funding to Support Telehealth Efforts

  • Successful Tribal Telehealth Programs (Medication Assisted Treatment, Prenatal Care, Remote Patient Monitoring, Home Visiting Programs)

  • Resources

*There is no registration fee.*

For more information, contact Lilia Salazar at 214-767-3073 or at LSalazar@hrsa.gov.

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COVID-19 Fatigue Got You Down?
Thursday, November 19

1pm MT | 2pm CT | 3pm ET

We are all tired of COVID, but the hits just keep on coming, and are disproportionately affecting the long-term care space. As we prepare for the challenges of fall and winter, please join us for this interactive Office Hours session that will feature special guest speaker Dr. Lea Watson. Dr. Watson will discuss the importance of recognizing COVID “fatigue” and how to manage the chronic stress it has caused. It is easy to become desensitized to the magnitude of loss, which is dangerous and unhealthy. The antidote is mindful awareness, resilience training and gratitude for the good that is always present. She will also highlight the importance of meeting this moment as one of opportunity to advocate for reform in our industry. In doing so, we can find purpose in a time of chaos and uncertainty. Like no other time, we are all in this together. Dr. Christine LaRocca, Telligen Medical Director, will join the conversation.


Describe three examples of why nursing homes have disproportionate
stress during COVID

Discern the difference between acute and chronic stress

List three traits of resilience that can be practiced and cultivated

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SWCAHEC supports workforce development as part of our health careers pipeline initiatives.


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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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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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