Pathways to Health

February 9, 2021


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The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center provides access to
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Using Social and Economic Barriers to Health Data to Inform Programming


How do you read the data?

This week, SWCAHEC is posting the AHCM data on social needs and letting YOU read it! AHCM data is aggregate data based on patient screenings in participating clinic settings and healthcare facilities. This data gives us information about the barriers to health faced by community members in Southwestern Colorado. We use this data to create care plans, to coordinate care, and to link with community organizations to increase the wellness of everyone in our region. We also use the data to create new programming and to support existing programs that already serve our region. Please answer the following questions:

1. When you look at the data above, what do you think it means for our region? Your experience will give you a unique perspective on the numbers in the graph above.

2. What do the numbers tell us about social and economic barriers to health in Southwestern Colorado?

3. Given your interpretation of the numbers in the graph, what action would you take to address the community need expressed through the data?

Please send your response to Kate at kate.hartzell@swcahec.org We will publish the responses in next week's Pathways. We will also enter your name in a drawing for a Rocky Mountain gift card. We look forward to sharing ideas about how data on social and economic barriers to health can impact how we can increase wellness 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,
by CMS/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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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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COAHEC NEAR Lite Virtual Sessions

CU School of Medicine Curriculum: Reform, Revision, Redesign

Presented by CU, School of Medicine Recorded 1 hour session, available November 1, 2020 - March 1, 2021

Jennifer Adams, MD, FACP

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A Pathway for Rural Health Care to Thrive
in a Post COVID-
19 World
Recorded 1 hour session —available - March 1, 2020 Benjamin D. Anderson, MBA, MHCDS
Lauren Hughes, MD, MPH
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Burnout and Healing in the Face of Global Pandemic

Recorded 1 hour session —available - March 1, 2020

Benjamin D. Anderson MBA, MHCDS

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Basics of Gender Affirming Care

1-hour session presented live, January 14, 2021, Recording available
90 minutes session presented live Thursday, January 14, 2021, Recording available
Liv Kvach, MD , MA and Andrew Miller, MA

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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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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Communicable Disease Manager to work with Operations Section for the Covid-19 response to provide administrative and managerial oversight of the Covid-19 contact training team, work within the Covid-19 outbreaks team and assist with other operations needs. The position will work directly with the Operations Section Chief of the Covid-19 response to on-board and train new response staff. The incumbent will be responsible to prepare proper response documentation and reports. This position requires a Bachelor's degree in nursing, social work, human services, public health, environmental science, or related field and five years of human services or public health programs related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. 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 2/12/2021, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $25.92 to $32.41 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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