Pathways to Health

May 31, 2022


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The American Nursing Association (ANA) has declared gun violence a public health issue and called for research that helps address the underlying issues that
may lead to gun violence. Read more.

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SWCAHEC would like to welcome Cleary Wunder,
our new Healthcare Projects Specialist.

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Cleary Wunder, DNP, FNP-BC started her nursing career in the emergency department where she was a nurse for seven years. During that time, her passion for primary care began as she saw first-hand the social determinants of health and barriers with accessing quality healthcare. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing practice in family practice from the University of Utah. During her doctoral studies, she gained an interest in opioid use disorder and medication assisted treatment.
She was an integral part of the team at the University of Utah that started the state's first emergency department suboxone treatment model, a program that has provided suboxone and addiction treatment to thousands of patients to date.

Currently she is working for SWAHEC as their healthcare projects specialist.

In her free time, she loves exercising outdoors with her husband and two young girls.
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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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National Nurses Month Observance, May 1-31

National Nurses Month (#NationalNursesMonth) virtual observance throughout the month of May.
Our nurses have demonstrated great resiliency and they continue to show up and provide care for our nation’s underserved communities every day. Each week this month, we are sharing stories from our nurses on our social media platforms. We also just launched a new webpage dedicated to our nursing programs, including nurse loan repayment, scholarship, and grant training information.
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Certificate in Spanish for the Healthcare Professions Flyer
The Department of Modern Languages at CU Denver is offering a new online Certificate in Spanish for the Healthcare Professions, which could complement any Healthcare degree or career. This program is designed to serve the Spanish-speaking population of Colorado better by enhancing communication and intercultural awareness in any healthcare setting.

This certification is available to all students across the university and non-degree-seeking professionals with a prior degree wanting to increase their skill set.

There might be the possibility of obtaining tuition assistance for professionals currently working at CU.

If you are interested in pursuing it, you can already register for your first class in Fall 2022!
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Trauma Informed Caring for Peer Leaders
June 7th, 2022

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2022 Annual Rural Health Conference

October 19th-21st, 2022 Colorado Springs, CO


Interested in presenting at our next conference? Use the button below to fill out our submission form!All proposals must be submitted by 6/15/22 to be considered.
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With science, medicine, and well-being taking centerstage as global priorities, Aspen Ideas: Health returns to open the Aspen Ideas Festival from June 22-25, 2022! The unparalleled gathering of big thinkers and innovative doers in health will take place on the Aspen Institute’s 40-acre campus. With open-air venues that celebrate the natural landscape and programming that encourages interactivity between attendees and speakers, Aspen Ideas: Health is not your ordinary health conference.
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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 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT
July 20 - August 24


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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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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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