Pathways to Health

September 7, 2021


Did You Know?

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention states that death by
suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US.
For more information about Colorado events or how to get involved, click here.

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We invite you to join our Virtual Nursing Awards event on September 23rd as we honor the 2020 Nightingale Luminary and Star Award Recipients and
the 2021 Nightingale Luminary Nominees.

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Help save lives in your community (1)
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The training program, Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) is intended to be similar to a standard CPR course, which teaches non-medical professionals to assist
with cardiac emergencies.

QPR is a brief (1.5 hours) gatekeeper training that teaches individuals how to support people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts while also seeking professional services.

It is an evidence-based training that teaches participants how to recognize possible signs of suicidal ideation (serious thoughts about taking one's own life), suicide plans and suicide attempts, how to talk with someone who is contemplating suicide, and how to connect with resources for the individual.

QPR instructors are available to facilitate trainings on campus and in the community.

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Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Health Professional Workforce

What is the program?

The purpose of this program is to provide support to entities providing health care, health care providers associations, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), taking into consideration the needs of rural and medically underserved communities, to establish, enhance, or expand evidence informed or evidenced-based programs or protocols to promote resilience, mental health, and wellness among their providers, other personnel, and members, collectively known as the “Health Workforce.”

Are you eligible?

Eligible applicants are entities that provide health care, including health care
providers associations, and FQHCs.

Endocrinology and Diabetes for Adult Primary Care

This comprehensive weekly ECHO series will cover endocrine and diabetes issues commonly encountered in the adult primary care setting. The series will cover a wide array of topics including new developments in Type 2 Diabetes, managing insulin therapy, anti-obesity pharmacotherapy, hyperthyroidism, hypercalcemia management, osteoporosis and more. National leaders from all areas of endocrinology and diabetes care will be available to help you update your knowledge and provide case feedback.

Practicing and student prescribing providers (MD, PA, NP, DO),
PharmDs and nurses in Colorado

Ongoing weekly ECHO sessions held virtually

Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 AM MT

Beginning September 9

CME for this series is pending approval by the
 Colorado Academy of Family Physicians and is 
contingent upon completion of surveys.

Registration is open for the Colorado Rural Peer Recovery Conference!

The conference is an all-day in-person conference

September 9th
Rifle, Colorado
Discovery Cafe on the Colorado Mountain College Campus

The purpose of this conference is to demonstrate aspects of effective peer support within mental health and substance use recovery services, as well as enhancing individual skills to provide more effective support and exploring innovative applications of peer support in communities.

Urology in Primary Care

This ECHO series aims to help primary care physicians and providers handle common urologic conditions. Topics covered include common acute and emergent issues in adult and pediatric urology, genitourinary cancers, disorders of the bladder, prostate, and urethra such as BPH, incontinence, and neurogenic bladder, and other tips and insights from experts into prevalent urologic conditions.

Colorado prescribing providers working in primary care

Ongoing bi-weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Second and fourth Tuesday of each month
7:00 - 8:00 AM MT

First session September 14
(Series ends May 2022. Registration is ongoing.)

GRIT for Women in Medicine: Growth, Resilience, Inspiration

The Broadmoor - 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

Date: Sept. 16

This course will empower women and men in medicine with the skills and resources to remove barriers and bias of women in leadership positions specific to the challenges in healthcare. Leaders in business and healthcare will present evidence-based strategies to promote professional development and enhance personal well-being. Nationally, there is large number of female clinicians reporting burnout which has a potential effect on patient experience, compliance and outcomes.
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Have you been thinking about implementing care management strategies into your practice or looking for additional training for your Care Management Staff? Are you seeking personal and professional development in the way you handle yourself, your relationships and your work?

The RMHP Practice Transformation Team is pleased to invite you to our virtual Eight Annual Care Management Training on Friday, September 17th. This training is free and open to all professionals who are performing any care management responsibilities.
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Past the Pandemic:
Mental Well-being for You and Your Patients

This ECHO series offers strategies to navigate, normalize and hold space for worries and experiences during this pandemic. Each session provides helpful, tangible tools in a psychoeducational, didactic format. By understanding stress along a continuum, participants will learn how to manage stress and loss, increase capacity to prevent burnout, elevate connectedness and mindfulness, and promote quality patient care.

Providers and staff working in health care settings

Six weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
September 21 - October 26
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2021 Conference & Membership Assembly - Conference Schedule and Session Details
Theme - Nurses, You Make The Difference

October 1st and 2nd at the Hilton Denver Inverness hotel
for the CNA Annual Conference & Membership Assembly

The conference schedule is now live including session details and speaker information.
Session Highlights
  • Facing Addiction in America, Evidenced Based Strategies for Nurses presented by Dana Murphy Parker, MS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN
  • Uncertainty and Fear Link to Mental Health Among Nurses' Lived Experience with COVID-19 presented by Kathy Prue-Owens PhD, RN, CCRN
  • Nurses Role in Equality, Equity, Justice and Human Dignity presented by Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CCTP
  • Beyond Burnout: Insights from the Colorado Healthcare Worker Survey on Trauma, Moral Distress, and Incivility/Disrespect presented by Heather Cook, MPH, MA, LPC

October 7-8

1st Responder Conferences presents a two day mental health and wellness seminar for all first responders and their families.

DoubleTree Denver Cherry Creek
Hosted by 1st Responder Conferences and Blue H.E.L.P.
Co-hosted by Operation True North Colorado

This training is for all 1st responders, police, fire, military/veterans, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, retired 1st responders, spouses, professional staff, clinicians, spouses and all who work in the public safety field.


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Dental Program Coordinator

Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) is looking for a Dental Program Coordinator to maintain a positive environment and ensure a high level of organizational effectiveness and communication within The TCHN Dental Program. The Coordinator will facilitate the scheduling and day-to-day operational aspects of the program. They will be responsible for the general operation of the dental program, with duties including but not limited to, scheduling, working in the field to assist the Dental Hygienist; charting and documenting exams; billing; reviewing, evaluating, & identifying ways to improve program efficiency and effectiveness; promoting programs; improving workflow productivity; increasing client participation; and helping to ensure program sustainability. People of Color candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.
Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for increasing community and partner knowledge of Tri-County Health Network’s (TCHNetwork) programs and services, building strategic relationships to identify and address barriers to good health, and conducting a variety of outreach activities. The Outreach Coordinator will also provide direct services to clients. These services include (1) educating and enrolling eligible individuals and families into relevant public benefit programs (SNAP, Medicaid, CHP+, EOC, LEAP, etc.) and Colorado’s health insurance marketplace; (2) building relationships with external partners and stakeholders to improve our referral network; and (3) assisting with other programs, as needed.
Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.
Care Coordinator

The Care Coordinator is responsible for increasing community and partner knowledge of Tri-County Health Network’s (TCHNetwork) programs and services, building strategic relationships to identify and address barriers to good health, and conducting a variety of outreach activities. The Care Coordinator will also provide direct services to clients including (1) conducting both phone and in-home outreach and assessments for individuals enrolled in Medicaid; (2) performing in-home assessments and connecting adults age 60 plus and adults with disabilities to community resources; and (3) identifying client barriers to health and connect clients to/enroll clients in relevant programs to promote health.
Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.
Youth Coalition Coordinator

TCHNetwork is seeking a Youth Coalition Coordinator who is responsible for recruiting and supporting high school and middle school students to lead coalitions and workgroups, currently focused on substance misuse, increasing protective factors, and healthy youth development in the Telluride community. To engage youth, the Coordinator utilizes the Community That Cares (CTC) strength-based framework and builds partnerships with local schools, students, parents and key stakeholders. The Coordinator engages local youth to support, grow and lead initiatives to involve the overall community in generating solutions around youth substance prevention. Additional responsibilities include providing support to the CTC Administrator, action planning and implementation, and fostering youth leadership and role models
Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.
Community Health Programs Manager

TCHNetwork is seeking a Community Health Programs Manager who will oversee multiple Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) Community Health Programs across our rural region, including the Accountable Health Communities Model Program, FoodRX, and Cooking Matters. The Manager will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations; supervising and developing the field team; establishing relationships with stakeholders; promoting programs; improving staff productivity; increasing client and clinic participation in programs; and ensuring program sustainability.
Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.
Director of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) is looking for a Director of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement to join our team. This position supports the continued growth and development of Tri-County Health Network’s (TCHNetwork) diversity, equity, and inclusion programming, community organizing, education & training, and policy & advocacy work. This involves internal capacity building, developing community relationships, coalition building, and ensuring cultural inclusivity. The Director is responsible for overseeing programming that works to empower, engage, educate, organize, and advocate on behalf of our diverse communities including communities that have been socially and economically marginalized. Duties include managing dayto-day program operations; developing field team; establishing relationships with stakeholders; developing and facilitating local coalitions, advancing our DEI agenda, and ensuring program sustainability. Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.
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Healthcare Job Opportunities in SW Colorado

Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Click HERE

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Southwest Health System, Cortez, Click HERE

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