Pathways to Health

March 16, 2021


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SWCAHEC is offering modules for nurses and providers on Increasing Healthcare Provider Resilience. Details below. Register here.

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Care Coordination Collaborative

While social needs screening of patients provides data about the barriers to good health that many community members face, the resulting care coordination begins the process of addressing these needs in concrete and immediate ways. SWCAHEC convenes the Care Coordination Collaborative as an opportunity for care coordinators, local community organizations, and healthcare providers to meet and discuss the most pressing issues and needs related to patient care. The collaborative is also committed to promoting clinical and community linkages by educating healthcare providers about resources in our communities that serve their patients. Recently, area care coordinators have voiced the need for a space to case conference and collaborate on meeting the needs of specific patients through collaborative discussions and the pooling of resources. In the upcoming Care Coordination Collaborative, we will discuss this extension of the Collaborative’s agenda and the processes needed to make this opportunity possible. Please join us and add your voice to this discussion so that we can continue to grow and transform to meet the needs of regional care coordination and to further promote the health and wellness of our communities in Southwest Colorado.

We invite you to join us at the next Care Coordination Collaborative Meeting
Wednesday, March 17th, 3:30-5pm.
Contact Heather -heather.sorensen@swcahec.org for details and to sign up.
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BID, Visit Durango, and the 5 Star Certification Program have teamed up to create the Durango Mask Marshall program. Marshall Tucker and Miss Kitty are out and about Downtown (as weather permits). These actors are in full old west gear talking with people about the area's mask requirements. Doing this in character creates a calmer atmosphere around the topic of masking.

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Health Equity: LGBTQ+ Online Course (Mar. 31st-May 19th)

This six-week online learning experience approaches the issue of LGBTQ+ health from multiple perspectives. It will provide information and an opportunity for personal reflection, and ends with an introduction to action steps public health and health care can take to improve health outcomes for LGBTQ+ individuals.



In this ongoing series offered twice a week, an interdisciplinary panel of public health, clinical and pharmacotherapy experts provides information related to COVID-19 and addresses challenges in primary care practice management (such as transitioning to telehealth). Experts answer questions and discuss de-identified patient cases.

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and other healthcare providers working in primary care

Ongoing ECHO sessions held virtually
Mondays & Wednesdays
7:00 - 8:00 AM MST
Participants may join and attend sessions at any time.
Attendance commitment is not required.
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Certified Medical Education credits are available for these sessions. Application for CME credit will be filed at the conclusion of this series with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Credit will be contingent on attendance (please add your name, credentials, affiliation and email address into the Zoom chat during the live session) and completion of a post-series survey.

Perinatal Mental Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach

This ECHO series is designed to support physicians, physician assistants and advance practice nurses who care for pregnant patients in the evaluation and treatment of common mental health conditions presenting in the perinatal period. Facilitated by a multidisciplinary team including obstetrician gynecologists, perinatal psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers, each session will include a brief presentation by an expert followed by discussion of participant-submitted cases. Participating providers will gain confidence and knowledge in addressing the perinatal mental health needs of their patients while building connections with other perinatal healthcare providers.

Prescribing providers in Colorado and surrounding areas

Eight weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
March 23 - May
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Adolescent Reproductive Health For Primary Care Providers

This series offers clinically relevant topics for primary care providers who provide or are looking to build, expand, and improve care to preteens through young adults. Once completed, participants will be able to evaluate and manage common conditions in adolescent reproductive health. Over the course of six sessions, the series will include an overview of adolescent reproductive health issues, best practices in adolescent contraception and common adolescent gynecology concerns.
Colorado-based primary care providers (MD, DO, APP)

Six weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 AM MT
April 8 - May 13
CME: This ECHO Colorado series will be reviewed and acceptable for up to six credits by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians.
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The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for increasing community and partner knowledge of Tri-County Health Network’s (TCHNetwork) programs and services, building strategic relationships to identify and address barriers to good health, and conducting a variety of outreach activities. The Outreach Coordinator will also provide direct services to clients. These services include (1) conducting in-home assessments and connecting adults age 60 and over, adults with disabilities, and those living with illness or injury to community resources; (2) oversee the palliative support program and Durable Medical Equipment lending closet, arrange and work with volunteers, and conduct in-home assessments;(3) educating and enrolling eligible individuals and families into relevant public benefit programs (SNAP, Medicaid, CHP+, EOC, LEAP, etc.) and Colorado’s health insurance marketplace; (4) build relationships with external partners and stakeholders to improve our referral network; and (5) assist with other programs, as needed.
Visit https://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for full job description.
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to info@tchnetwork.org with “San Miguel & West End Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
The Behavioral Health Care Coordinator (BHCC) links people in San Miguel County to available behavioral health treatment and mental wellness promotion resources. At the same time, the Coordinator advocates on behalf of clients, helps clients navigate the behavioral health system and resources, and coordinates referrals to ensure a streamlined experience for clients. When barriers to care are experienced, the BHCC will assist clients in overcoming obstacles faced in accessing or receiving services needed to maintain well-being and independence through direct services or referrals to other community resources. The BHCC will also provide cross-agency and systems coordination, partner with various behavioral health resources throughout the region, and develop and implement strategies to effectively market and advertise these resources.

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.
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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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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