Pathways to Health

November 26, 2019


Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center!

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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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FREE Peer Recovery Coach Training
Save the Date January 6-9th
Durango, CO

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy is a 4-day intensive training workshop focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. This prepares participants by helping them to actively listen, ask really good questions and discover and manage their own stuff. This free training is open to anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.

Who can be a recovery coach?

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HRSA’s National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has teamed up with SAMHSA's Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS) to connect qualified medical and behavioral health providers to free Medication-Assisted Treatment training, professional development resources, and an opportunity to obtain the DATA 2000 Waiver. The collaboration helps increase access to quality substance use disorder and opioid use disorder treatment in hard hit rural and underserved communities throughout the U.S. Click here


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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Upcoming Echo Schedule

Pediatric Autism Enhanced Case Management
This monthly opportunity is for primary care providers and clinical psychologists who have completed the Pediatric Autism ECHO series to share current patient cases and receive feedback from a team of specialists. Click here.

School Nurses Managing Neurological Conditions
Up to 11 percent of children and 28 percent of adolescents have reoccurring headaches. This series supports building capacity for school nurses to help students with neurological conditions. Click here.

Team-Based Care Coordination
Care coordination is a set of shared strategies for preventing and managing chronic conditions. This series helps non-licensed care coordinators, patient navigators, and community health workers better understand, communicate, and work at the top of their scope. Click here.

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Save the Date - July 6 - 10, 2020
Nurse Educator's Conference 2020
You are invited to submit an abstract for the Nurse Educator's Conference in the Rockies, which will be held July 6 - 10, 2020, in beautiful Copper Mountain, Colorado. Note: preconference sessions will be on Monday and Tuesday, with the full conference beginning on Wednesday the 8th.
This will be the 30th anniversary of the Nurse Educator's Conference. The theme for our 30th year is Pearls of Wisdom for Academic Practice: 30 Years and Beyond. If you have any questions about this form,
please email us:
Submissions Due Monday, January 6, 2020 at 5pm MT

Click Here for Abstract Form

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Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry

Fiscal Year 2020 Application Due Date: February 12, 2020

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year 2020 Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry program.
The application cycle closes on February 12, 2020.
The program provides funding to improve access and delivery of oral health care services for all individuals, particularly vulnerable populations and individuals located in rural and/or underserved areas.
Eligible applicants include entities that have programs in dental schools, or approved residency or advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric or public health dentistry, which may include dental schools, public or private not-for-profit hospitals, or other public or private non-profit entities, including faith-based and community based organizations.
HRSA expects approximately $13,000,000 to be available in FY 2020 to fund an estimated 28 eligible grantees.


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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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New Jobs
Health Career Announcement
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring
a Community Engagement and Prevention Specialist

This position is responsible for performing community-wide outreach and program promotion in support of Communities That Care and youth substance use prevention contracts. Successful applicants will have experience in organizing community members involvement in local public health initiatives; collaborating with partners and stakeholders to provide timely education and communication regarding program initiatives; providing trainings and technical assistance to community stakeholders to build their capacity to engage in initiatives through understanding of community organizing, sustainability and equity concepts; supporting required monthly reporting and program evaluation for funders and internal needs; utilizing data collection tools and methodologies for program analysis; evaluation, monitoring program data and risk indicators to assess conditions; and assisting in writing grant proposals, concept papers and other materials to obtain funding. The Qualifications for this position are an Associate's degree and two years of healthcare, public health or related experience. A bachelor's degree and experience with community organizing is preferred. This position is scheduled to close 11/26/2019, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $17.80 to $25.21. New hires are typically made at or near the minimum of the hiring range; the full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.

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Healthcare Job Opportunities in SW Colorado

Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Click HERE

Pagosa Springs Medical Center, Pagosa Springs, Click HERE

Southwest Health System, Cortez, Click HERE

Axis Health System, Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs,
Click HERE

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