Pathways to Health

October 22, 2019


Did You Know?

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 26. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. Visit the DEA's locator page to find the site closest to you.

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Save the Date - Durango Opioid Crisis Regional Forum

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Wed, November 20, 2019 - 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM MST

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - 501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301

The second annual Opioid Crisis Response Forum will provide participants with an update of efforts related to Opioid Use Disorder, Medication Assisted Treatment, Opioid Treatment Programs, and the Opioid Crisis nationally and in Colorado.

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Primary Care Training and Enhancement:
Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program
Fiscal Year 2020 Application Due Date: January 24, 2020

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2020 Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program. The application cycle closes on January 24, 2020.
The PCTE-RTPC Program provides funding to enhance accredited residency training programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or combined internal medicine and pediatrics in rural and/or underserved areas, and encourage program graduates to choose primary care careers in these areas.
Eligible entities include accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals, schools of allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine, or a public or private non-profit entity determined capable of carrying out a residency training program in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or combined internal medicine and pediatrics, which for the purposes of this program are those accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
HRSA expects approximately $10 million to be available to fund up to 20 eligible grantees.

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Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Call-In: 888-982-7288
Passcode: 9188824
ink: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/pcte_residency_training/
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Cancer Screening and Homeless Navigation Webinar
Date: Oct. 28, 2019
Time: Noon-1 pm MT
This session will feature navigators from Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to share resources and strategies for reaching populations experiencing homelessness.

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The series continues on Wednesday, October 30, at 6:00 PM. Zoom meetings will be held monthly on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM

Lola Fehr will discuss the key elements that led to the initiative of getting nurses to serve on boards and the work being done at the national level to meet the goal of 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020. Opportunities for Governor appointments in Colorado will be highlighted!


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The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative (PNTC) and ECHO Colorado are partnering on a study to evaluate how our trainings improve team-based care coordination skills. You will have the opportunity to join the study during registration and earn gift cards for your time!

Team Based Care Coordination ECHO Learning Series
Oct 31-Dec. 12
Looking to deepen your skills as a care coordinator? Join us for this weekly learning community to share and learn with your peers!

Care Coordination for Patient Navigators Online
Nov. 8-Dec 13
This 4-week course focuses on the role of the navigator in team-based care coordination. You 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, patient safety, and workflow efficiency.



Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Professionals Online Education

Featuring: Motivational Interviewing for Primary Care: Opioid Abuse/Misuse

Develop an in-depth understanding of motivational interviewing as an evidence-based approach to support client health behavior changes.

Ability to recognize patients' readiness, barriers, and motivation for change and understanding of how to support patients' health behavior changes.
Participatory learning experiences, self-paced modules, videos, and practice exercises to prepare participants to use MI in patient encounters with diverse populations and settings.
Access to an interactive health behavior change website for follow-up networking and peer support.
Now aligned with the new Motivational Interviewing, 3rd Edition!

Target Audience: All health care professionals who work directly with patients on issues related to health behavior change, health promotion, or chronic disease management will benefit from this program.
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Join Us for Symposium Unplugged:
Sparking Ideas for Healthy Homes in Rural Colorado

A safe, stable and affordable home is key to good health, yet Coloradans living in rural communities are hit particularly hard by housing barriers unique to the places they call ‘home.’

Hear from leaders, local experts and people who’ve experienced housing insecurity at our upcoming Symposium Unplugged: Sparking Ideas for Healthy Homes in Rural Colorado on Thursday, Nov. 7. You'll have the opportunity to learn about innovations underway in Chaffee County and across the region and explore what’s needed to ensure safe, stable and affordable homes can become a reality for all. The event is designed to foster shared learning, networking and collaboration among attendees. Participants are asked to come prepared to share resources, engage in conversation with fellow attendees and make meaningful connections.

Location: SteamPlant Event Center Ballroom,
220 W. Sackett Ave., Salida, Colorado 81201

Date: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Breakfast and lunch will be provided)
Register here now.

Space is limited and registration is required. Register for this free event by Friday, Nov. 1.

2019 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference
Wed, October 30, 2019 - 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM MDT

Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202

The first annual Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference will foster a dialog about the opportunities and challenges facing health care. This conference brings together industry experts and state policy makers from across the state. Join us to connect, network, and discuss the most important health care activity taking place today.
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Bugs & Drugs Symposium 2019
Saturday, November 02, 2019

Anschutz Medical Campus at Colfax & I-225
13121 E 17th Ave. Room 1102 Aurora, Colorado 80045

This symposium focuses on updated diagnoses and treatments of infectious diseases. It includes didactic presentations with audience participation, small group lectures and case presentations. The goal of the course is to have participants leave with a skill set that will improve their clinical practice related to infectious diseases.
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Hypothesis Generation During a Foodborne Illness Outbreak
Foodborne disease epidemiologists at state and large local
public health departments

Four weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 PM MST
November 13 - December 11
(No session the week of Thanksgiving)


Save the Date Dec 5-6th

Hot Issues in Health is Colorado's premier health policy forum. Hosted by the nonpartisan Colorado Health Institute, the event has convened the state’s leading thinkers to discuss pressing issues related to health and health care for nearly 20 years.

Hot Issues brings together a diverse crowd of state legislators, regional and local policymakers, representatives from insurance carriers and health systems, consumer advocates, health care providers, researchers, students and journalists. With conversations swirling about new health policy innovations and a consequential election year looming on the horizon, the 2019 event promises to offer a crucial opportunity for discussion and learning.



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Clinical Manager position in OB/GYN office in Durango, Colorado. Four Corners OB/GYN is seeking an LPN or RN with demonstrated leadership and clinical skills for our 11-provider practice. Candidates must have excellent clinical, organizational, and communication skills. Management responsibilities include direct supervision of MA’s and LPN’s, responsibility for medical equipment and supplies, developing and implementing policies and processes that maximize effectiveness and efficiency, provider schedules, and oversight of the operation including patient flow and communication. The right candidate will promote teamwork and patient satisfaction. Monday-Friday, competitive salary and benefits. Four Corners OB/GYN is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. Drug test and background check required. Contact recruiter@fourcornersobgyn.com.

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