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April 20, 2021

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Seeking Community Health Programs Associate

About Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center (SWCAHEC)
SWCAHEC is one of six regional centers within the Colorado AHEC System. Serving 8 counties in Southwestern Colorado, SWCAHEC promotes academic community partnerships in five main areas of focus: 1) developing pathways for students into healthcare professions; 2) creating and delivering interprofessional education and training; 3) addressing the healthcare needs of rural and underserved areas and populations; 4) working with providers to facilitate and support practice transformation, distribution, and diversity; and 5) offering specialized community-based training.

Overview of the Community Health Programs Associate Role
As a member of the SWCAHEC staff located in Durango, CO, the Community Health Programs Associate (CHPA) will help develop and implement current grants and contracts related to entry level health careers, health professions educational support, and community health education in SW Colorado. This role requires the ability to: organize and implement multiple programs and projects at one time; feel comfortable providing outreach in the community for various projects; provide instruction for high school and non-traditional students related to entry level health careers; coordinate housing and instruction for health professions students; and help to facilitate community meetings.
The Community Health Programs Associate will preferably live in the Four Corners region and be willing and able to travel independently throughout the assigned region when required for programming. This position may require some evening and weekend events. *Due to COVID-19, in-person meetings are limited at this time.

Details: This is a part-time 20 hours/ week, exempt position and is supervised by the Executive Director. Professional development budget is included. Partial medical benefits provided. Salary ranges from $20,800- $26,000 based on experience.
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Progressive Education Virtual Conference (Apr. 29th - May 1st)

This conference will highlight the intersection of education and behavioral health in many of its sessions, as well as address important protective factors such as school connectedness, pro-social involvement for young people, and building trusting relationships with adults.

Today is the last day for the Early Bird Discount!

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AUTISM: CORE CONCEPTS FOR PRIMARY CARE PART 1

Autism: Core Concepts for Primary Care Part 1 and Part 2 support providers in the screening, diagnosis and management of patients with an autism spectrum disorder and related developmental delays. See below for topics covered in each series. Resources and referral information will be shared throughout the series.
Audience:
Prescribing providers (MD, DO, APP) in Colorado and surrounding areas

Commitment:

Five weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
April 21 - May 19

SESSION TOPICS:
April 21: What is Autism?
April 28: Screening for Autism & Sharing Difficult News
May 5: Medical Work Up
May 12: Basics of Behavior
May 19: Resources and School (IEP)
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Telehealth Funding Opportunities and Resources:
Colorado and Federal

Telehealth delivery of services is here to stay. Organizations at both a state and federal level are offering funding and resources to support healthcare providers and patients in connecting. Included in this webinar is a presentation from Colorado's Director of Federal Broadband Engagement for the Colorado Broadband Office on upcoming federal funding opportunities, resources to help providers apply for these opportunities, and resources specific to Colorado on helping patients get connected.

This webinar is limited to the first 750 registrants from Colorado clinics and non-profits (any specialty/primary care)

Thursday, April 22
1:00 - 2:00 PM MT
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RE-1 school district is having all day summer school for 16 days in June - 8 am-4 pm at 3 schools. A registered nurse is needed to administer/delegate medications for students and assist with injury/illness needs.

Please contact Jeanette Allen for more information. RN please. jallen@cortez.k12.co.us

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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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