Pathways to Health

November 5, 2019


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The nominations are now open for the Nightingale Luminary Awards.

Nominate a dedicated and deserving nurse today for
Colorado's highest nursing honor.

Click here for details. REGISTER HERE!

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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.

Register here

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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.
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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!

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.
Click here to register

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)

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Rural Suicide Prevention in Farm and Ranch Communities
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 3:30-4:45 pm (Eastern Time)
Hosted by HRSA's Office of Regional Operations-Denver

This FREE Webinar is designed for rural providers, organizations, and communities across the nation.It is being presented to commemorate National Rural Health Day, in conjunction with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's multi-day activities.

The purpose of this webinar is to enhance knowledge of stress and suicide in rural areas, with a focus on farm and ranch communities, and to highlight stress/suicide prevention activities. The webinar will feature examples of suicide prevention programs designed to address agricultural stress and suicide from a community-based perspective. Presenters include Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), LivingWorks, and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Suicide prevention resources will be provided.

To join the webinar, Click on the Link and Use the Dial-In information below:
Link: https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/rsp-farm-ranch-communities/
Dial-In: 888-989-7695; Participant Passcode:6473800
No registration is required. For questions, contact KPatton@HRSA.gov
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Outbreak Response Training

November 22 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CU AMC, Health Sciences Library, HS Reading Room

Presented by Elaine Scallan, PhD (ColoradoSPH) and Ingrid Hewitson, MPH (CDPHE)

This intensive half-day course will train students in interview techniques used in foodborne disease outbreak investigations. Students who complete the course will be added to a “Rapid Responder” list and could be invited to assist in outbreak investigations coordinated by the CDPHE and possibly other local public health agencies. ColoradoSPH AMC students in the beginning or middle of their program are encouraged to attend. An additional training for CSU students will be offered in spring 2020.


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The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RM-PHTC) is housed within the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. We are one of the 10 Regional Public Health Training Centers designated by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to provide training to professionals addressing public health issues. We serve Region VIII – which includes Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
RM-PHTC works in partnership with subject matter experts to develop a skilled workforce, prepared to address public health needs in their communities. Our expertise in adult learning theory and instructional design ensures engaging, relevant trainings.
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