Pathways to Health

February 2, 2021


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SWCAHEC has created a Southwestern Colorado Vaccine Resource list that explains where and how to sign up to receive the Covid 19 vaccine.

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Don’t put off seeing your healthcare provider! You can stay socially distant and utilize telehealth for a healthcare visit. If you have not accessed telehealth services yet and want to know more about what to expect and how to prepare, click below.

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Using Social and Economic Barriers to Health Data to Inform Programming

When we examine data from social needs screening, what does it tell us? The table above shows the number of social needs by age category in Southwestern Colorado. The graph illustrates that patients between the ages of 19- 64 have more needs on average than both younger and older age groups. The 19-21 year-old group reports the most needs. What do these numbers mean for our region? How can we think about these numbers to support our organizations that are working with these age groups and to create additional needed programs for our community members? All data can be limited by factors like sample size, characteristics of the populations being screened, and lack of context. Yet data can tell us a story about the community members who we serve in our region. We are looking forward to listening to the stories that data from screenings tell us and to collaborating with our community partners to address social and economic barriers to health in Southwestern Colorado.
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,
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Nurses Leading the Way in Primary Care

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The 4-day workshop will be held virtually March 2-5, 2021. The workshop will be held from 7:45 am - 4:00 pm each day. Participants are expected to attend all four days of the workshop, as the content is sequential and builds on itself. Participants who complete all hours of the workshop will be eligible to receive nursing contact hours.*

Registration is open now, but closes on February 19th, 2021. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible.

Cost: $85

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How Nurses and Medical Assistants Can Foster a
Culture of Immunization in the Practice

Research shows that healthcare professionals are the most trusted source of information for parents when it comes to vaccines for their child. Nurses and medical assistants have a key role to play in improving vaccine acceptance and fostering a culture of immunization in the practice as they are in contact with parents throughout the office visit.

This CE activity features practical strategies to improve vaccination rates in the practice, including how to deliver clear and concise vaccine recommendations and address parents’ frequently asked questions. By highlighting key points before, during, and after a patient’s visit to support vaccine conversations, this presentation will reinforce best practices for improving vaccination rates. Find out how to develop a culture of immunization in your practice.

Audience: Administrators, CHES certified health educators, physicians, LPNs, LVNs, medical assistants, medical students, NPs, nurse technicians, other health educators, pharmacists, PAs, program managers, RNs

CME: Valid through December 4, 2021

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SAVE THE DATE - AUGUST 25-27, 2021

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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring an Environmental Health Assistant. This position supports the regulatory and educational programs of the Environmental Health division by processing applications, supporting documentation, complaints, payments, and open records requests. The position is responsible for electronic data entry and retrieval in the program areas of on-site wastewater, retail food safety, childcare facilities, drinking water safety, radon, and COVID-19 mitigation. In addition, the position will provide customer service and serve as a primary point of contact for applicants, permittees, licensees, and members of the public on non-technical matters related to environmental health projects. Successful applicants will have experience working on multiple projects at once and being responsive to changing program needs. This position requires a high school diploma or GED and one year of office or health clinic support activities, or an equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. 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. This position is scheduled to close 2/1/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $14.91 to $21.63 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.
Are you passionate about social justice and interested in fighting for systemic change in the immigration and healthcare systems? Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) is looking for someone to transform outcomes for the Spanish speaking immigrant community who live and work in our service region of San Miguel and Delta Counties.

TCHNetwork is hiring a Multicultural Engagement Manager to support the continued growth and development of TCHNetwork’s health equity work through internal capacity building, community engagement, and by building community relationships. The Manager helps empower, engage, organize, and advocate on behalf of our multicultural population and is responsible for community outreach and engagement, cultural inclusivity & advocacy.

Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to om@tchnetwork.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
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Four Corners OB/GYN, a high volume OBGYN practice is seeking experienced Certified Medical Assistants or LPNs. Duties include patient intake & education, assistance with procedures, phone management, test collection and ordering, test result communication, medication administration, and related support for our 11-provider group. Candidates must have excellent organizational and communication skills. Must be reliable and able to manage many competing distractions throughout the workday. Attention to detail a must. M-F, full benefits. Competitive salary. Please ONLY qualified candidates apply. No phone calls please. Background check required. We are currently recruiting to hire in early to mid-February. Please send resumes to: recruiter@fourcornersobgyn.com
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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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