Pathways to Health

June 4, 2019


Did you know?

June is Men’s Health Month.

Generally, adult men in the United States visit primary care providers at lower rates than adult women. One reason men disregard their own health is that they’re too busy taking care of everyone else. Establishing baselines for factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and PSA (a screening test for prostate cancer risk)—and monitoring how they change over time—will enable the provider to catch potentially dangerous conditions early, when they’re still treatable.

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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

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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Gov. Jared Polis signs bills that will continue fight against opioid crisis
New measures will boost prevention efforts and treatment and recovery services

Months of hard work at the State Capitol culminated with Gov. Jared Polis signing six bills that will give Colorado more resources to fight the opioid epidemic and address substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

The governor signed six bills related to substance use treatment and mental health during a signing ceremony on May 23. The ceremony was at Sobriety House, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Denver.


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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.

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