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March 29, 2022

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About 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. transgender population
have attempted suicide in their lifetime. Read the report.

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The Health Career's Institute is a unique opportunity for high school student interested in healthcare.

Limited space available! Learn more...

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This two-part seminar series will focus on how to effectively implement trans-affirmative care for transgender and nonbinary patients. In Session 1, we will cover relevant research (including health disparities as they exist for transgender populations), terminology, and cisgender privilege. In Session 2, we will explore barriers for healthcare providers, mental health care considerations, and ethical forms of treatment.

Session 1 – March 29, 2022
11:00 a.m. MT - 12:00 p.m. MT

Session 2 – April 12, 2022
11:00 a.m. MT - 12:00 p.m. MT
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EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
After completing this activity participants will be able to:

  • Treat common pain conditions utilizing first-line treatments whenever possible.
  • Follow evidence-based guidelines when prescribing opioids.
  • Advise patients taking opioids, including buprenorphine, how to avoid and respond to overdose.
  • Monitor patients in buprenorphine treatment or on other chronic opioid therapy for safety.
  • Screen for and diagnose opioid use disorder in patients
  • Use motivational interviewing skills to evaluate and treat patients having opioid use disorder.
  • Assess whether patients having opioid use disorder are candidates for office-based buprenorphine treatment.
  • Provide effective and successful buprenorphine treatment for patients with opioid use disorder.
  • Describe for patients how to take buprenorphine, how it works, the forms available, and risks.
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Basic Motivational Interviewing Online Course

March 28th - April 18th

Live Learning Sessions: 12-1 pm MST on Mondays

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a patient-centered communication technique that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. In this interactive online course, you will learn basic MI techniques you can use with patients to help support behavior change: open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summarizing.
No previous MI experience required.

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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 - 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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The first webinar of this 3-part series will focus on strength and protective factors found in Indigenous populations to combat suicide.
Sessions will:
• Examine the differences between and among groups and tribes geographically, culturally, and linguistically
• Emphasize the importance of strength-based work and tribal sovereignty
• Discuss resilience processes that include protective factors including Indigenous determinants, healing ceremonies, and risk factors including and considering social determinants of health
• Highlight cultural knowledge, practice, ceremony, and how this acts in parallel to behavioral health intervention and suicide prevention, and contributes to strength factors
• Provide an opportunity for attendees to join other experts during a 20-minute breakout session

Save the Date - May 12-13th, 2022

A two-day virtual event, created by nutrition professionals of color showcasing strategies that support communities of color.

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Aspen Ethical Leadership Program
Supporting ethical awareness, analysis and action

True North:
Navigating the Ethical Future of Health Care Leadership

September 11-14, 2022
Aspen, Colorado

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the structural inequities of the health care system and the ethical dilemmas faced by health care leaders as they respond to these challenges. The Aspen Ethical Leadership (AELP) program is once again gathering in person to provide attendees with an opportunity to grapple with wicked problems as part of a carefully selected and intimate cohort using our hallmark case-study format with ripped-from-the-headlines situations faced every day by health care leaders. Attendees will have a rare space to build their ethical leadership capacities while engaging a network of connected professionals who share their commitment to ethical leadership.
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JOB TITLE Reporter - Southwest Colorado/Four Corners Region

This is a grant-funded, three-year, full-time public radio broadcast journalism position, based in southwest Colorado. Voices from the Edge of the Colorado Plateau project–funded by Colorado Media Project’s Community News Network–is a multi-year collaborative project led by KSJD News and KSJD Community Radio, in partnership with KSUT Tribal Radio and KSUT Four Corners Radio, to stretch both stations’ existing efforts to elevate underserved voices and perspectives in rural southwest Colorado. Citizen-focused Enterprise Journalism KSJD and KSUT, both NPR member stations, will enhance their existing staffing, infrastructure, and content by hiring a shared full-time reporter.

The reporter’s beat for Voices from the Edge of the Colorado Plateau will focus on issues identified directly by citizens and organizations within the two tribes and five counties covered by the collaborating radio newsrooms. Current issues affecting marginalized voices include economic and social inequities for Native American populations; mental and physical health; and rural issues including agriculture, extractive industries, water and broadband access.

The reporter will find and report on marginalized voices in the Four Corners region, focusing on stories from Native, Indigenous, and Latinx communities. Coverage will take the form of features, spots and interviews. The ability to produce sound-rich radio stories is important, and an ability to adapt audio stories to web stories is preferred. The reporter will report to co-editors from KSJD and KSUT. The reporter is encouraged to seek out and pitch ideas, and work collaboratively with co-editors. Reporter’s work will air on KSJD Community Radio, KSUT Four Corners Radio, and KSUT Tribal Radio. It will also be published on each website. Life in the Four Corners.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Primary consideration will be given to applicants who apply by Friday, April 15th, 2022. Position open until filled.
To apply, please submit the following to voices@ksjd.org
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Office Manager – Mental Health Counseling Center
Fort Lewis College is seeking applications for Counseling Center Office Manager and assistant to the Director, full time during academic year, part time during summer.
For detailed job information and qualifications, competencies and online application process please visit Office Manager – Counseling Center. FLC is an AA/EEO employer. Questions can be sent to OfficeManager-Search@fortlewis.edu.
Director of Outreach and Donor Relations Advancement Office
Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado

The Director of Outreach and Donor Relations will lead the coordination and alignment of long-range
communication strategies for the Office for Advancement in collaboration with campus partners. They
oversee the strategic direction of fundraising, stewardship, and foundation communications through use
of print, email, web, social media, and events. This encompasses planned and annual giving
communication campaigns and recognition programs that celebrate and foster a culture of appreciation
for FLC Foundation donors and FLC alums. This will be a key leader in the Office for Advancement with
future management responsibilities.
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:
DAC-Search@fortlewis.edu
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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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Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Click HERE

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