Pathways to Health

May 28, 2019


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Kate Hartzell has joined Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center as the new Executive Director.


Kate Hartzell MA, MAT, MPH brings a wealth of knowledge in anthropology, education, and public health and is committed to the development and support of health professionals who meet the unique health needs of Southwestern Colorado.

Her career spans the public health spectrum including women’s reproductive health, maternal & child mortality, the creation of public health education programs, the creation & dissemination of public health information, and instructional strategies for diverse student populations. Kate, most recently taught courses in Public Health at Diné College, the tribal college of the Navajo Nation, and created the new Bachelor’s in Science degree program in Public Health. Welcome Kate!

Also a big THANK YOU to our Interim Executive Director Jodee Powers for stepping in and leading the team over the last few months. Your ability to grasp the organizational structure so quickly, onboard new members, and manage a big event has set the organization up for great success.
Best of luck in your next endeavor!

The Health Career's Camp has a few spots left for this summer's camp held June 9-14th!

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Advanced Motivational Interviewing
Take your MI skills to the next level with this interactive course.
Prerequisite: Basic MI or Navigation Fundamentals course
When: June 13
Where: Arvada, CO
Cost: $149 Colorado residents/$250 out of state

Care Coordination Online Course
In this "Level 2" course, participants will will be guided step-by-step to learn the basic skills and advanced strategies to enhance team-based care and client engagement for better health outcomes.
When: June 3-28
Cost: $149 Colorado residents/$250 out of state

Team-Based Care Coordination ECHO series
Connect with your peers and work through case-based discussions during this online series.
Recommended Prerequisite: Care Coordination Online Course
When: Thursdays 8-9 am MT, June 6-July 18
Cost: Free!

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Available Funding

Learn more about our available funding, which is rooted in the cornerstones for how we work. Connect with a program officer before applying for funding by June 15, 2019.

Strengthen Community Health
Funding Opportunity: Improving Community Food Systems
Responsive Grants Program: Housing Programs


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School Nurse at Mountain Middle School

The Nurse shall meet the following requirements:
  • BS Degree in Nursing (BSN)
  • Current license and certification required by the State of Colorado to practice as a Registered Nurse and Colorado Department of Education School Nurse; Certification upon employment or within 12 months of employment if new graduate or
  • A registered nurse who completed RN training in an associate degree program and must be enrolled in an approved BSN program and provide evidence of continuing enrollment in the program which will meet the requirements for a school nurse and must complete the program within three years. While in the BSN program you must obtain a TEE authorization through the Colorado Department of Education under the supervision of a Colorado professionally licensed person in the same discipline
  • Current Basic Life Support certification and knowledge of AED use
  • Maintain and enhance a current level of knowledge relative to professional practice, as well as continuing education requirements necessary for licensure
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The primary emphasis of this role is on providing leadership to employees and ensuring a high standard of excellence and client satisfaction. This position is responsible for the smooth operation of designated region,which will include Ignacio, Durango and North NM. Functions will range from performing human resources tasks to managing customer relationships. The role includes responsibility for client intake including handling prospective client inquiries and in-home visits. This position will lead a team of caregivers and must be willing to fill in if needed in a clients home. The Client Services Manager works closely with community entities as needed, and supports Comfort Keeper community relations personnel. Benefits include: AFLAC, Paid Holidays, PayActiv, Flexible Schedule. To find out more or to apply send resume to Erin Youngblood at erinyoungblood@comfortkeepers.com.

The Director of Operations and Consumer Care provides overall planning, direction, coordination, management and supervision of Comfort Keepers professional services in conjunction with the General Manager and Director of Business Development. This position is responsible for daily operations and quality of care.
This is a key leadership role for the planning and achievement of objectives that are consistent with the company business and financial goals to ensure a high standard of excellence and client satisfaction. Benefits include: AFLAC, Paid Holidays, PayActiv, Flexible Schedule. To find out more or to apply send resume to Erin Youngblood at erinyoungblood@comfortkeepers.com.

Comfort Keepers is seeking Caregivers for the Durango and Ignacio areas who are dedicated to providing excellent home care. If you are interested in joining a great team, please visit https://sites.hireology.com/comfortkeepersnmco/ or call Jennifer at 970-442-0772. Must have a valid driver's license and auto insurance. Drug and background screening required. Hiring Bonus!
A pediatric medical home practice whose mission is to provide every child excellent, comprehensive, and informed healthcare is searching for a Full Time RN/LPN to join our skilled and professional team. Our nursing staff is responsible for professional communication and collaboration with other health care team members to ensure the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Responsibilities included but are not limited to; collection of patient health data, procedures, phlebotomy, processing of lab specimens, health screenings such as vision and hearing, and telephone triage. We are ever expanding our Telemedicine and Specialty clinics, offering new and exciting opportunities to our nursing staff. If you are a committed team player interested in joining a multifaceted integrated care medical practice, please send your resume to aharrison@ppswdurango.com.
Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork), a nonprofit that serves San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, and Delta counties, is hiring a full-time Dental Practice Supervisor to join our team! The Dental Practice Supervisor will be the lead in managing and implementing TCHNetwork’s mobile dental programs and providing direct patient care. Duties include providing dental hygiene services in nontraditional locations; managing our dental hygiene team; developing relationships with stakeholders; promoting the program; developing program operations and ensuring program efficiency.

We are 1 of only 5 organizations in Colorado offering virtual dental home services. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of and help us grow a cutting edge program!

In order to qualify for the position, the candidate must be a Colorado-licensed dental hygienist. The ideal candidate will be passionate about helping achieve health equity for all and for breaking down barriers to ensure access to high quality dental care, an independent worker, comfortable with mobile dental equipment and have a desire to work in public health. He/she/they must also have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation in order to travel across our four-county region.

For a full job description, please visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to info@tchnetwork.org with the title of the position in the subject line.

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