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May 4, 2021


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The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all Colorado residents 16 and older.
Here is a list of vaccine providers and clinics in La Plata and Archuleta county.

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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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How do we use the public health lessons learned in 2020 to improve health for all? The COVID-19 pandemic placed a spotlight on the shocking health disparities that American communities of color have endured for decades and underscored the need for change. Mortality rates linked to COVID-19 for Native Americans, Latinos and Black Americans are approximately double those of White Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the nation recovers, health experts are taking a close look at addressing the health inequities that contributed to this situation and ensuring that it does not happen again.

For this webinar, leaders in public health will discuss key issues that harm health in America’s Indigenous, Black and Latino communities, as well as solutions, including ways to:

  • Transform how we provide health care in ways that address disparities
  • Maximize resources and opportunities for pandemic recovery in communities of color in ways that address the social determinants of health that contribute to inequity
  • Determine how America’s infrastructure - housing, the health care system, transportation, internet access and other factors - can be changed to improve health
  • Address the impact of systemic racism on medical care
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This free-of-charge training covers a variety of high impact topics related to behavioral health and is designed to support healthcare teams in providing whole-person care for patients across the lifespan. Rather than siloing behavioral health to a singular role in a practice, this training empowers a variety of primary care and specialty clinicians and staff members, including licensed behavioral health providers, to form effective collaborative care teams and provide high-quality care. Join us for an engaging day of virtual sessions!
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Tri County Health Network is Hiring for Care Coordinator!
Are you a compassionate individual who cares about public health and community outreach? Do you want to help connect individuals to vital health resources in our community? We are seeking an action-oriented, results driven professional to foster health equity and access.

The Care 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 Care Coordinator will also provide direct services to clients including (1) conducting both phone and in-home outreach and assessments for individuals enrolled in Medicaid; (2) performing in-home assessments and connecting adults age 60 plus and adults with disabilities to community resources; and (3) identifying client barriers to health and connect clients to/enroll clients in relevant programs to promote health.
Please go to http://tchnetwork.org/jobs/ for more information.

School Nurses needed in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 school district for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications are being accepted at this time.

Please visit https://www.cortez.k12.co.us/careers/index for more information.


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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