Pathways to Health

February 8, 2022


Did You Know?

Black History Month is the month of February and is an annual

celebration that started in the US in 1926.
Click here to learn about Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc. (CCBN, a 501(c)3 nonprofit comprised of a multi-generational network of leaders, pioneers, visionaries and students in the profession of nursing and nurse pathway careers. Their mission is to address health equity from a cultural perspective with a focus on improving the
health status of ALL people.

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SWCAHEC's Food Assistance Program and Stigma Trainings are Filling up Quickly!

Food Insecurity as a Social Determinant of Health,
Register at: https://formstack.io/Ba659

For Breaking the Stigma of SNAP, Register at: https://formstack.io/83342

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Calling all High School Students!

Save the Date!
June 7-10th, 2022

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Due to the continued COVID impact, the Colorado Nurses Foundation has decided to extend the nomination deadline until April 1, 2022.

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Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. Click the link below to sign up

COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests

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FLC awarded $1.5 million for language revitalization through Mellon Foundation’s
“Humanities for All Times” Initiative

Fort Lewis College has been awarded $1.5 million for the “All Our Nations Language Revitalization Hub,” an initiative centering on Native concepts of animacy in language, empowering language learners and teachers, and teaching language revitalization program design.
"We have big dreams for the Mellon grant that relate to Indigenous resiliency and center Indigenous knowledge as valuable and necessary for survival,” says Deanne Grant, assistant professor of Sociology & Human Services and Native American & Indigenous Studies. “This project is about Indigenous reclamation, resurgence, and identity, and being a contributor to these efforts is both humbling and meaningful."
Students at FLC represent more than 180 Native American tribes and Alaska Native villages. Indigenous languages are the ancestral languages of FLC’s Native student population, and they want to learn their languages, teach their languages, and support language revitalization. READ THE ARTICLE.
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Disaster Mental Health
Health center staff play a pivotal role in the health and wellbeing of the individuals and communities they serve. To be effective in this important role, they must prioritize maintaining their own mental health. This 60-minute webinar, presented by Connect Consulting, will explore current research and trends in mental health in this uniquely stressful time.
Attendees will discuss barriers to access help and make suggestions for overcoming them. The presenter will share creative ideas for creating workplaces and cultures where staff feel valued and supported. Local resources will be provided for staff and administrators. The intended audience for this presentation includes people in emergency preparedness, leadership roles, operations, quality improvement, and behavioral health.
Click here to register.

Office Hours with Dr. C

RCORP-TA is pleased to announce Office Hours with Dr. C resumes February 1.

• Office Hours with Dr. C is a bi-weekly opportunity open to all grant cohorts, held every other Tuesday, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET. Bring your questions and challenges related to medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) to this open discussion session to receive expert guidance and learn from your peers around the country.

• Anyone directly or indirectly involved in designing and delivering MOUD services using HRSA RCORP grant funds may attend. This includes coalition members and others affiliated with grantees.
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Learn how to advocate for policy changes that advance gender, racial, and economic equity with The Women's Foundation of Colorado

Advocating For Impact - Feb 8 & Apr 12

Join our statewide network of advocates by attending our "Advocating for Impact" trainings. Free and open to the public, these two interactive virtual sessions will give you tools and guidance for becoming more engaged in the legislative process to make an impact for Colorado women and families. Spanish interpretation and closed captioning will be available. Register Now.

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Ripple Effect Weekly Series Begins February 9

7:30 - 8:30 AM
Find time to support yourself and learn strategies on how to help yourself manage these difficult times. Invite a friend to join you!

Project SCOPE: Supporting Children of the Opioid Epidemic, is a national training initiative intended to build nationwide, interdisciplinary provider capacity and confidence in applying evidence-based practices in screening, monitoring, and interdisciplinary support for children and families impacted by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS), opioid use, trauma, or related exposure.
The first session will launch on Thursday, February 17, from 8:30 to 10:00.
All sessions are free.
Registration and more information about Project SCOPE can be found here:


This series supports providers in the screening, diagnosis and management of patients with an autism spectrum disorder and related developmental delays. See below for topics covered in each session. Resources and referral information will be shared throughout the series.
Learning Case Conference sessions include a brief didactic presentation by an expert and discussion of participant-submitted cases. Participants are highly encouraged to submit de-identified patient cases for group discussion and expert consultation.

CME for this series has been applied for and is pending approval. ECHO participants typically earn one credit per session attended.
Prescribing providers (MD, DO, APP) in Colorado and surrounding areas

Five weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
March 2 - 30

March 2: What is Autism?
March 9: Medical Work Up
March 16: Basics of Behavior
March 23: Screening for Autism and Sharing Difficult News
March 30: Resources and School (IEP)


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Health Career Announcement
Position: Marketing Communications Manager
Full Time. We are searching for a Marketing Communications Manager to join our growing team and help us tell the story of all the great work we are doing. The Marketing Communications Manager will support the continued growth and development of TCHNetwork programming by directing external and internal marketing tactics, training and supporting team members in conducting community events and outreach and overseeing internal talent and culture. The Manager develops and implements the communication and marketing strategy for TCHNetwork.
Starting salary is $48,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year based on experience. TCHNetwork offers a competitive benefits package: 80 hours vacation, 80 hours paid holiday, and 48 hours PTO. We pay 100% of your employer-sponsored medical & dental insurance premium after 90 days, offer up to 3% match IRA with immediate vesting, flexible spending account, employee referral program, mental health wellness program, & continued professional development opportunities.
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Position: Youth Coalition Coordinator
Part Time. The Youth Coalition Coordinator 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.
Starting wage is $20.00 – $22.40 an hour based on experience. Benefits: comprehensive employer health and dental insurance coverage, 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks PTO, individual retirement account (IRA) with up to 3% employer match, and quarterly mental health day.
For a detailed job description, click here. Please submit your resume and cover letter to info@tchnetwork.org with “CTC Youth Coordinator” in the subject line.
Excellent opportunity for a certified Nurse Practitioner: WHCNP or FNP.
If you are eager to care for patients in a supportive, experienced team environment, we would like to meet you. SWHA’s established private practice mission is to deliver high-quality primary and gynecological care, throughout each stage of a women’s life, support disease prevention and encourage healthy lifestyles in a beautiful practice setting.
Essential job responsibilities for this full-time position (32-40 hours per week) include:
  • Establish and maintain relationships with patients and our top-notch staff
  • Examine patients and review their medical records
  • Order and interpret diagnostic test results and communicate results to patients
  • Diagnose, treat, and coordinate comprehensive care of patients
  • Monitor and treat patients with chronic diseases within scope of practice
  • Prescribe medications, including controlled substances
  • Accurately record patient information in the electronic health record system
  • Provide patient-centered health education
  • Advance professional knowledge and engage in ongoing continuing education
  • Share in responsibility for taking call

    Send resume and three letters of recommendations to: swha@southwestwomenshealth.com

Professional Advocate  & Case Manager

The Professional Advocate & Case Manager is part of a supportive team in the FLC Counseling Center responding to the mental health and wellness needs of the diverse student body at Fort Lewis College. The Professional Advocate & Case Manager assists students in decreasing barriers to mental wellness, refers, advocates for and connects students to campus and community resources, services and supports, coordinates care, and helps communicate student needs. Apply at www.fortlewis.edu

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is hiring a Program Supervisor for the SafeCare Colorado program, a voluntary home visitation program. The SafeCare Colorado program provides support and assistance to parents and caregivers with children ages five and under. The program equips parents and caregivers with additional skills by enhancing home safety, addressing children's health needs, and by providing education on positive parenting interactions. This position will supervise one full-time staff member, a Safecare provider, and carry a partial caseload. This incumbent and the Safecare provider work side-by-side with families once a week in their home or through virtual visits. This position will implement program deliverables, provide community outreach, give presentations, and attend trainings and conferences. Applicants should demonstrate strong leadership skills including effective communication, flexibility, successful problem solving, high ethical standards, a positive attitude and be highly organized. An Associate’s degree and two years of healthcare, public health or related experience. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Benefits for exempt employees and non-exempt employees, 80% or more, are Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and Supplemental Insurance. Benefits for part time employees include Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 2/21/2022, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $21.74 - $26.09 an hour. 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.

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is hiring a Finance Manager devoted to the daily oversight and administration of accounting functions. Incumbents will administer the accounting of SJBPH receipts and revenues, prepare financial reports, maintain general ledgers and detail of accounts, reconcile accounts and ensure financial controls are followed. The Finance Manager will respond to requests for financial regulation information and will prepare invoices for agencies and funders to assure timely reimbursement and fiscal compliance. The position will also perform closing activities and administer the contracting process, including preparing agreements and negotiating terms. Incumbents supervise clerical staff, including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline, and termination procedures. Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting, business administration or directly related field and five years of financial analysis or accounting experience. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Benefits for exempt employees and non-exempt employees, 80% or more, are Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, Life Insurance and Supplemental Insurance. Benefits for part time employees include Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Supplemental Insurance. This position is scheduled to close 2/21/2022, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $26.09 to $36.52 an hour. 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.

We are looking for team members for the Montezuma County Community Intervention Program (CIP)- a mobile crisis prevention and response pilot. The program will offer free response for a broad range of non-criminal crises, including mental illness problems, homeless support, intoxication or substance use concerns, dispute resolution, welfare checks, and basic first aid. Services are confidential and voluntary, and transportation and referral to additional services can also be provided. Additionally, with referrals and follow-up from the CIP team, future crises can be lessened or averted. There will be two response teams with a behavioral health clinician and an emergency medical technician (EMT). The clinicians will be employed by Axis and the EMT’s will be employed by Cortez Fire Protection District- the program is overseen by Montezuma County.

The CIP initiative is the result of a collaborative, grassroots effort that began in 2019. Community stakeholders, including local governments, county health and human services, concerned citizens, health providers, and law enforcement, began meeting to discuss ways to proactively address the growing social, safety, health, and substance use crisis overtaking the community. The CIP initiative is the ultimate tool in community-based outreach to underserved populations by meeting those in crisis where they are and when they need it most.

Apply here to become a clinical team member (BA or Masters): https://axishealthsystem.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=584&source=other
Apply here to become an EMT team member: https://www.cortezfire.com/home/news/emt-job-announcement

Questions or Comments? Contact Haley with Axis, Chief Balfour at CFPD jbalfour@cortezfire.com , or Montezuma County emergency manager Jim Spratlen, jspratlen@co.montezuma.co.us .

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and
staff of diverse backgrounds.

The following 2 positions are open at the
University of Colorado Denver I Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine – Department of Psychiatry - ARTS

Part-time (.6 FTE) University Staff (unclassified) Medication
Dispensing Nurse position, click here

Full-time Nurse position, click here

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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