Pathways to Health

November 12, 2019


Did You Know?

People at risk for type 2 diabetes who consume legumes

regularly are 35% less likely to develop the disease?

Perhaps beans really are the magical fruit! Read on...

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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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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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Colorado Grant Writing Assistance for Prevention, Intervention,
Treatment, and Recovery of Substance Use Disorders

To be eligible for Grant Writing Assistance through the Colorado Consortium program, please register your intent for assistance at least three weeks prior to the deadline of the grant for which you plan to apply.

In responding to opioid and other substance use disorders, representatives of frontier and rural communities expressed a need for grant writing assistance. In response to this need, the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee proposed funding from the Colorado General Assembly for a grant writing assistance program. This was approved as part of Senate Bill 2019-228, allocating $250,000 for the program and designating the University of Colorado, Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention (the Center) as the administrator of the program.

Per statute, the funds are intended to “aid local communities in need of assistance in applying for grants to access state and federal money to address opioid and other substance use disorders in their communities.” This is inclusive of a continuum of strategies related to prevention, harm reduction, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

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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)


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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Upcoming Trainings, click here

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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