Pathways to Health

November 10, 2020

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Every November at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, our nation comes together to remember and honor the service and sacrifices of our veterans.

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Check out this article of the implementation of telepsychiatry in a safety net health system, including practical strategies and takeaways!


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According to AHCM data, issues surrounding housing often impact community members
living in Southwestern Colorado.


Using a housing needs hierarchy for those listing housing as a potential barrier to health, 25% of respondents reported no steady housing while
22% reported potentially unsteady housing.

Note* This Accountable Health Communities Model is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $4.51 million with 100 percent funded by CMS/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement,
by CMS/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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Are you interested in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse? Are you an LPN looking to become an RN? Applications for both programs can now be found online. The deadline to apply is November 15. Visit our website at www.pueblocc.edu/Programs/NUR/ or call 970.564.6201 for more information.

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Telehealth 101 Virtual Workshop for Tribes

“Introducing Telehealth to Rural and Indigenous Communities”

The Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Regional Operations - Regions 6, 7, and 8, Heartland, Southwest, and the Great Plains Telehealth Resource Centers, North Dakota Department of Health, and the Spirit Lake Tribe invite you to a special virtual training event.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Thursday, November 19, 2020

Topics at a Glance:

  • Introduction to Telehealth

  • Building a Telehealth Business Plan

  • Telehealth Standards, Guidelines, and Evaluation

  • Telehealth Technology and Facility Design

  • Policy Trends and Considerations

  • Funding to Support Telehealth Efforts

  • Successful Tribal Telehealth Programs (Medication Assisted Treatment, Prenatal Care, Remote Patient Monitoring, Home Visiting Programs)

  • Resources

*There is no registration fee.*

For more information, contact Lilia Salazar at 214-767-3073 or at LSalazar@hrsa.gov.

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COVID-19 Fatigue Got You Down?
Thursday, November 19

1pm MT | 2pm CT | 3pm ET

We are all tired of COVID, but the hits just keep on coming, and are disproportionately affecting the long-term care space. As we prepare for the challenges of fall and winter, please join us for this interactive Office Hours session that will feature special guest speaker Dr. Lea Watson. Dr. Watson will discuss the importance of recognizing COVID “fatigue” and how to manage the chronic stress it has caused. It is easy to become desensitized to the magnitude of loss, which is dangerous and unhealthy. The antidote is mindful awareness, resilience training and gratitude for the good that is always present. She will also highlight the importance of meeting this moment as one of opportunity to advocate for reform in our industry. In doing so, we can find purpose in a time of chaos and uncertainty. Like no other time, we are all in this together. Dr. Christine LaRocca, Telligen Medical Director, will join the conversation.


Describe three examples of why nursing homes have disproportionate
stress during COVID

Discern the difference between acute and chronic stress

List three traits of resilience that can be practiced and cultivated

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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Communications Specialist II to develop time-critical communications and materials for SJBPH. This full-time position supports program and emergency response staff by developing communications materials such as talking points, media advisories, articles, announcements, documents, marketing materials, and creative/media assets. The Communications Specialist II monitors and updates online platforms such as the organization’s website, social media, and e-newsletter. The position assists in the production of strategic messaging and supports the Director of Communications. The Communications Specialist II maintains external media and partner relationships as well as provides regular briefings in multiple formats on agency operations and emergency response to partners, stakeholders, and the public. A Bachelor’s degree in communications, graphic design, public relations, public health or related field and one year of related communications experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job are required. This position is scheduled to close 11/16/2020, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $22.72 to $27.83 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.
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OPEN JOB SUMMARY: Community Programs Supervisor who will oversee multiple Community Programs across our rural region.

This position is responsible for developing a team to assist clients in accessing health equity programs; identifying needs and generating referrals to community services; conducting social determinants of health assessments; supporting community programming; assisting with insurance enrollments; completing applications for financial assistance. The supervisor will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations; developing the field team; establishing relationships with stakeholders; promoting programs; improving staff productivity; increasing client participation; and ensuring program sustainability.
OPEN JOB SUMMARY: Community Mobilizer Administrator
The Community Mobilizer is responsible for leading youth and adult community coalitions and workgroups, currently focused on youth substance prevention, in Telluride and surrounding communities. Utilizing the Community That Cares framework and through partnership with local schools, the Mobilizer will lead the implementation of a community youth substance prevention action plan, developing membership in coalition work, and build relationships with community leaders, government officials, educators and other key stakeholders to support the coalition’s goals. Responsibilities also include advocating for community-driven practices and emphasizing capacity building of coalition and community members and engaging local youth to support, grow & lead community initiatives to engage the overall community toward shared goals around youth substance prevention.
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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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