Pathways to Health

November 30, 2021


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National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 6–12) with the CDC

With flu season upon us during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s doubly important to lessen the risk for getting the flu.

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Things To Say To Someone Who is Vaccine Hesitant

Millions of people in the United States have received the COVID-19 Vaccine and complications are rare. One risk that many associate with the COVID vaccine is Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. The risk of Myocarditis is low among people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Out of 100,000 people vaccinated, 12 people were diagnosed with this condition. Your risk of myocarditis is much higher if you contract COVID-19. Out of 100,000 COVID-19 patients, 132 were diagnosed with myocarditis. Get the vaccine and protect yourself again COVID-19!

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The free, lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all Colorado residents ages 5 and older. Youth ages 5 through 17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

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Register today for an online presentation of managing the cost of cancer care with Cancer Support Community of Southwest Colorado and guest speakers Laura Addington, CFP and Dan Rieber, CPWIC

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Between one and two percent of Coloradans identify as Native American, American Indian or Indigenous. It’s a population often forgotten in research and omitted from data that claims to accurately describe the experiences, perspectives and priorities of the people living in our state.
  1. The cost of housing is contributing to financial insecurity.
  2. Many Native Americans are experiencing challenges with their mental health and well-being.
  3. Native Americans perceive they are more likely than White Coloradans to experience unfair treatment.
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Full-day workshop Managing and Understanding Dementia

The topics covered will include understanding the aging process, connecting you with local resources, effective communications and much more.

December 15, 2021 from 9am-5pm.

Meeting is virtually over Zoom for a full day of interactive learning

Community members across the state are working toward a Colorado where all people have access to affordable, healthy food in their communities. The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger partnered with the Colorado Health Institute to create The Anti-Hunger Community Toolkit. This toolkit aims to support community leaders across Colorado as they assess the strengths and gaps in their local food systems, and advocate for change by building public awareness and political will within communities.


This toolkit provides evidence-based examples, promising models, program best practices, and resources that can be used by your organization to implement substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs. Click here for more information.



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Health Career Announcement
We are looking for professionals who want to make a meaningful difference in their communities. Some positions include hiring bonuses. If you are interested in a mission-driven healthcare job in Colorado, Axis Health System may be a great fit for you.

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The Consortium is now accepting applications for an External Relations Professional to serve the southeast quadrant of Colorado. This position will build and maintain partnerships with stakeholders in the region; provide technical assistance and expertise to coalitions and organizations working to combat drug misuse; connect community members with local, state and federal resources; collaborate with elected officials as they plan for opioid settlement funds.

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Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.
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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,
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