Pathways to Health

May 10, 2022

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During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year, they fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Learn more.

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Check out SWCAHEC's new Indigenous Food Page featuring a cooking video and Indigenous cookbook with amazing recipes!

Food is more than what you buy in the grocery store and what you eat to survive. Indigenous food has culture, stories, songs, history, and relationships that are tied to traditions and the land. Prior to colonization, Indigenous tribes throughout North America were self-sustaining people in excellent health. Since Euro-American influence, the overall health and wellness of Indigenous communities continue to deteriorate. For many tribes the preservation of culture and identity have initiated efforts to reclaim and revitalize Indigenous food. SWCAHEC has developed an Indigenous cookbook and cooking demonstration as part of an AHCM grant funded effort.

Chelsie Begoody, SWCAHEC’s Community Health Programs Associate demonstrates how to make a healthy indigenous meal using blue corn.

View the Health Home Cooking Video.

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AHEC-Storytelling Flyer.May 19th event
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Narrative Medicine: The Power of Storytelling

Development of principles and practices that equip clinicians to better comprehend their patients’ experiences and perspectives so as to deliver equitable and effective health care.

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May 24
Urology in Primary Care Wrap Up Session and Case Discussion

Long COVID and Fatiguing Illness Recovery Program (LC&FIRP)
Quarterly Course and Monthly Webinar
Family Health Centers of San Diego, the ECHO Institute, University of Washington and University of Colorado have collaborated to provide a CDC-funded monthly learning session and an online course.

The aim of the webinar-style program is to rapidly disseminate Post-COVID Conditions (PCC) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome findings and emerging best practices.
Next session May 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM
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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.

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

Five weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
May 18 - June 15

May 18: What is Autism?
May 25: Medical Work Up
June 1: Basics of Behavior
June 8: Screening for Autism and Sharing Difficult News
June 15: Resources and School (IEP)
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The Kempe Center is excited to host the 2022 International Virtual Conference: A Call to Action to Change Child Welfare. We will reconvene and expand the international community of practice with an expected 3000 participants from 20 countries gathering to debate, innovate, and discuss ways to transform child welfare and to re-imagine healthy, restorative, and healing ways of working with children and families. This eco-friendly event will showcase 60 hours of concurrent learning opportunities over 4 days (running 6:00am-9:00pm Denver time daily). Learn more



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San Juan Basin Public is hiring a part-time Facilities Technician. This position will perform basic building maintenance work such as installing light bulbs, furniture set-up and repair, room arrangement, basic plumbing, painting, snow/ice removal and general grounds maintenance. The incumbent will complete basic fleet vehicle maintenance and oversight, including scheduling and transporting vehicles for regular service, and perform basic custodial activities. The position will contract and monitor the work of maintenance services and review invoices for payment. With the right qualifications and experience, the candidate may be considered for a full-time position. Part-time position includes a flexible schedule. Basic knowledge of office phone systems and standard business suite software required. Experience in a similar role preferred. 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 5/27/2022, or until an adequate pool is reached. This hiring range for this position is $18.82 to $22.11 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.
PCC Southwest is hiring part-time instructors to meet community health-related educational needs for this upcoming fall semester across the Southwest. We are looking to fill instructor positions in Biology, Chemistry, CNA, EMR/EMT, Health Professions, Phlebotomy, and Psychology. Whether you’re retired and hoping to give back to your community, looking for an opportunity that gives you a flexible work schedule, or hoping to supplement your current salary, this is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact. We are seeking instructors for classes during the week and also seeking instructors for our Friday Academy. We hire on a continuous schedule. Please contact [email protected] or call 970-564-6233 for more information about minimum qualifications and how to apply.
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The Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention is seeking candidates who would like their work to have a meaningful impact on people struggling with substance misuse, their families, and the communities that support them. We have several opportunities available for candidates to bring their passion and expertise to complement our team of dedicated professionals.

Current opportunities include an External Relations Strategist for Southeast Colorado, an External Relations Strategist for Denver Metro/Northeast Colorado, and a Program Professional.

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

External Relations Strategist Job #23352
Serving El Paso County, Pueblo County, and counties in Southeast Colorado
External Relations Strategists further the mission of the Consortium by supporting local and regional community partners (such as community coalitions, local public health agencies, treatment providers, law enforcement, and elected officials). The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance, knowledge of resources, and subject matter expertise to community partners as they plan and implement local and regional interventions to address the drug overdose crisis.
Access the posting here https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl?lang=en

Program Professional Job #25434
This position will serve as a Program Professional for Consortium work groups and programs. The position will assist work groups with planning, organizing, and delivery of programs and projects associated with reducing substance misuse. Work group programs may include safe medication disposal, public awareness campaigns, harm reduction activities, community education or resource development.
Access the posting here https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl?lang=en

Go to www.cu.edu/cu-careers to learn more and to apply.
MST THERAPIST - OPEN UNTIL FILLED - $47,000-$55,000/yr
Montezuma / La Plata / Archuleta Counties MSTJob TypeFull-timeDescription

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This is a professional level counseling/therapy position for treatment of juvenile youth and their families using a multisystemic approach. MST training will be provided.

These are the most significant performance factors involved with this position and they will be the principal factors on which the employee will be evaluated:

1. Conduct MST assessment to include, but not limited to:
· Review of referral information
· Identifying and engaging key participants
· Identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses
· Developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context.
2. Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
3. Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.
4. Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promotes peer and supervisory review and feedback. While demonstrating compliance with the 9 MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.
5. Show ownership of and works with clinical team to ensure program is meeting targets as outlined by MST model and funding contracts.
6. Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST treatment.
7. Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices.
8. Participates in all MST training, supervision and consultation activities in a manner that supports professional development and team growth.
9. Represents Peaceful Spirit and SoCoCAA within our communities in such a way that reflect professionalism and commitment to quality.
10. Supports the development of a positive culture for the MST team and Peaceful Spirit as a whole.
11. Perform other related duties as assigned by the MST Supervisor or Division Director.

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Southwestern Colorado Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, a private practice in Durango, CO, is hiring a Full-Time Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. ENT experience preferred.

Job Duties Include:
Providing clinical support to the ENT practice by:
• Providing direct patient care in a clinic setting and performing routine ENT assessments and treatments (including head and neck surgery, allergy management/treatment)
• Providing first assist for ENT surgical procedures
• Documenting patient care by charting in patient records, including updating findings and treatment, medical reports, diagnosis, medication, etc.
• Managing patient communication timely and thoroughly (review and discuss lab results and general follow-up, including addressing concerns and questions)
• Serve as a liaison between physicians, patients, and other healthcare professionals
• Collaborate and contribute to clinic team Patient population is infant to adult.

Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, no nights, no weekends, no call Qualifications: PA-C- Graduate from an approved program for physician assistants. NP- Graduate from an approved program for nurse practitioners.

Must have: DEA Certification, Colorado Licensure Must be:
• Patient Centered – supportive, friendly, professional, meticulously detailed
• Team Centered – cooperative, collaborative, with educational focus

Please email resume to: [email protected]
Click here to read the full job postings.
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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