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December 14, 2021

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Did You Know?

The state's Office of eHealth Innovation released a refreshed Colorado Health Information Technology Roadmap, a framework for leveraging technology to address gaps in the state's health care systems.

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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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Click here to download the Young People in Recovery Calendar or email: dante.downey@youngpeopleinrecovery.org.

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Vaccine and Booster Clinic for Hospitality Service Employees

The Durango Chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association and BID are happy to announce a vaccination and booster clinic for hospitality workers. The clinic will be held next Wednesday December 15 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Durango Transit Center. No appointments are necessary. If anyone is seeking a booster shot, they should bring their vaccination card so that it can be updated. A second clinic will be offered on Wednesday January 5, also from 10 am to 5 pm at the Transit Center. Thanks to Super-Dave Woodruff for making this happen!

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This webinar will provide an opportunity to highlight some best practices including screening tools, protocols, and integrated collaborative care models. Strategies that could be employed to enhance care and the training of practitioners will also be presented.
A portion of the webinar will focus on rural communities. Individuals living in rural communities face unique challenges when attempting to access care for mental health concerns. This webinar will share practices that providers can utilize to support rural populations presenting with depression related conditions.
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This Echo session supports providers in the screening, diagnosis and management of patients with an autism spectrum disorder and related developmental delays.
Resources and referral information will be shared throughout the series.

Prescribing providers (MD, DO, APP) in Colorado and surrounding areas

Five weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
January 5 - February 2


January 5: ADHD
January 12: Anxiety
January 19: Irritability/Aggression
January 26: Sleep
February 2: Toileting

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Past the Pandemic: Coping in COVID

This interactive series offers health care providers and other staff working in health care settings strategies to name, normalize, and validate worries and experiences during this pandemic and beyond. 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 self-efficacy and quality patient care.

Providers and staff working in health care settings

Six weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:00 AM MT
January 12 - February 16

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The COVID-19 Public Education Campaign is an initiative to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and reinforce basic prevention measures.
Click here for Outreach Resources.


Improving Equity in Menopause Care

The goal of this series is to improve patient care experiences and access to high-quality healthcare for women from diverse racial and ethnic groups who are experiencing menopause. The seven-session series will provide an evidence-based, comprehensive curriculum covering the current state of knowledge on racial and ethnic disparities, opportunities to increase provider self-awareness and confidence and opportunities improve communication with patients. Sessions include short lectures and case-based discussions.

Women's health clinicians (MD, DO, NP, PA, PhD, PsyD) who care for menopausal women in primary care, obstetric or mental health settings

Seven weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
January 19 - March 2
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Now hiring community health and food security project coordinators in Pueblo and Durango!

Mercy Regional Medical Center is hiring a full-time Community Health Project Coordinator. This is a great opportunity for public health, health education, nutrition and community health professionals with interests in health equity, food access/food security, local food and research.

Additional Helpful Skills and Background

· Basic clinical experience and/or comfort working with clinical staff and patients, documenting in an electronic health record

· Knowledge of public health, social determinants of health, food access/hunger

· Exposure to human subjects research (behavioral health, secondary data analysis ok), data collection and management

· Experience working with diverse populations

· Knowledge of food systems (from agriculture to supply chain and food retail/food service)

· Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, public administration, health education, nutrition, or other related fields, certified health education specialist (CHES) encouraged.


The Assistant Director of the Counseling Center - Diversity and Outreach Initiatives will provide culturally responsive clinical mental health services, while also focusing on campus-wide initiatives to reach and support historically underserved and currently marginalized students. This position will have the opportunity to grow the department’s current initiatives in collaboration with campus Affinity Centers and growing relationships with colleagues and students. Demonstrated experience in working with individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds is essential. Experience with rapid assessment, risk management, and brief therapy are also crucial. Must have the capacity to practice independently, to collaborate effectively with individuals of different backgrounds and abilities, and to provide skilled supervision of clinical staff as needed. The position is full-time, year round, with comprehensive benefits. Please see full job announcement for more details. Applications received by December 12 will receive full consideration, and the position will remain open until filled.

Email cover letter and resume to heatherh@ecclaplata.org
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Title: Intake Coordinator

Reports to: Programs Director

Position type: Non-exempt, 32 hours/wk.

Salary range: $16-$17/hr. DOE

Eligible for Benefits: yes

Position Summary

This position is the frontline liaison for the agency, assisting clients and staff in a professional and supportive manner. The purpose of this position is to screen general inquires to the agency, briefly assess needs, and connect people with appropriate resources within the agency and make referrals to outside sources. The Intake Coordinator also manages the equipment and supplies of the agency and provides administrative support to staff.

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Title: Programs Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Position type: Exempt, FT

Salary range: $60,000- $65,000/annual DOE

Eligible for benefits: yes

Position Summary:

Responsible for overseeing federal, state and locally funded housing assistance programs to ensure compliance with program requirements. Position will be responsible for direct supervision of employees working in multiple housing assistance programs.

The San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center is seeking a Registered Nurse for our Nurse Coordinator position (full-time at 32 hours/week). The position requires a minimum of a BSN degree. Preferred candidates demonstrate the ability to work independently and within a team, have good supervisory skills, and are committed to improving the health of the San Luis Valley. Excellent benefit package.

Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to: career@slvahec.org.

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.

Click here to the full job posting

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,
Click HERE

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