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May 8, 2018

Did You Know?
It's the last week to sign up for
the Health Careers Camp!
Sign up by May 14th.

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Teen Job fair May
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Seeking volunteers to help us promote & showcase the
Round Up
Foundation at our upcoming LPEA Annual Meeting
May 12, 2018, Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio.

Volunteers are needed:
* To help promote the Round Up Program during meeting registration.
Volunteer times for that this 8:30 am to 10:30 am. (8 volunteers max)
* To help during lunch that is served to all attendees immediately
following the end of the meeting. Volunteers are needed from 11:45 am to
about 1:00 pm. You will be assisting casino staff. (8 volunteers max)

If you can help at this year's upcoming Annual Meeting, please open the
doodle.com poll below and select you slot. Please add the agency you
represent and contact information when you sign up.

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Animas High School launched a new program for our freshman to explore career fields once a month through community field trips. This program has allowed students to explore careers beyond their scope of knowledge and understand what type of skills and strengths are required for a variety of professions.

The freshman will reflect on their experiences in the field, receive college preparation workshop information, and explore how they can get involved in their community.

What: Freshman Career Exploration Wrap-Up
When: Wednesday, May 16th
Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
Location: Animas High School

If you're a local nonprofit interested in sending a rep to attend the Fair, engage with students, and share how they can become involved in their community, please visit our website for more information.

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2018 specialty clinic list (Revised 3/19/2018)

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Supporting Behavioral Health Providers:
Integrating Care within a SIM Practice

Audience: Behavioral Health Providers working in a SIM practice

Schedule: Monthly ECHO connections held virtually

4th Tuesday of the Month from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (MT)

April 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

Commitment: Attend ongoing connections as you are able. Participants
and discussion varies month-to-month.

Learn more here

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Colorado AmeriCorps Planning Grant
Request for Applications (RFA)

Serve Colorado is pleased to announce the release of the Colorado AmeriCorps Planning Grant Request for Applications (RFA). The application for this competition and is due by 11:59 p.m. (MT) on
Friday, May 25, 2018.*

For Applicants interested in the Planning Grant process, click here to access funding timeline, related application instructions, and additional resources needed by applicants. Questions about this funding opportunity may be directed to Paul Brown at paul.brown@state.co.us.

* Publication of this Notice does not obligate Serve Colorado/CNCS to award any specific number of grants nor to obligate the entire amount of funding available.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pleased to announce the release of the Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Request for Applications (RFA #6342).

This five-year RFA is a combined effort of cancer prevention programs at the CDPHE to promote and improve prevention and early detection of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer among underserved Coloradans. The following programs have joined together to coordinate efforts across various cancer types and strategies:

  • Women's Wellness Connection (WWC)

  • Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP)

  • Comprehensive Cancer Program (CCP)

The application deadline is July 17, 2017, at 12 p.m. MT. To download application materials and view more information, please visit

Senator Michael Bennet Launches a Bipartisan Health Care Price Transparency Initiative

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and a bipartisan group of his colleagues are seeking feedback from the health care and patient communities as they develop new legislation to improve price transparency and lower costs in the health care market. The senators sent a letter to stakeholders and received nearly 1,000 pages of feedback from more than 130 organization on topics ranging from regulatory barriers to big data to cash prices. Senator Bennet continues to seek feedback from Coloradans.

“Patients should be able to see the price of a procedure or test before they get it done, not months later when they get a surprise bill in the mail,” the bipartisan senators said. “Health care price transparency will encourage accountability, competition, and lower costs. We greatly appreciate all the input we received from a wide variety of stakeholders across the ideological spectrum. Their ideas and suggestions will help us draft legislation to ensure patients are no longer kept in the dark about their choices.”

You can read the original letter they sent requesting feedback by clicking HERE.

If you would like to provide further comments to Senator Bennet, contact John Whitney at Bennet's Durango office: john_whitney@bennet.senate.gov or 259-1710.
Launching Spring 2018, the CDPHE Health Navigator Registry will be a public registry of unlicensed health navigators who have been trained and evaluated to have the knowledge, skills and behaviors that enable them to perform successfully in primary and behavioral health care organizations.
To learn more about the roles, relationships and responsibilities of a health navigator, read Lowry health navigators: A bridge between patients and providers. Contact Pat Uris with questions or comments.
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Upcoming Trainings, click here

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Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals Online

Our most popular course is now online! Topics in this comprehensive "Level 1" training include patient communication, health promotion and professional conduct. This 7-week course is instructor-led and will include both online coursework (reading, quizzes, assignments) as well as Live Learning Sessions via Zoom.
When: May 14-June 30 with 5 Live Learning Zoom Sessions
Cost: $25 for Colorado navigators
Note: Colorado patient navigators receive priority for enrollment. Out-of-state participants will be accepted if there is space available.


Level 2: Advanced Health Behavior Change Online

Help your clients reach their goals! This online course provides tools and strategies to help clients around diet, exercise, diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention and control. This 4-week course includes both online coursework and live learning practice sessions. It is designed for patient navigators, care coordinators, clinical and non-clinical practice staff.
Prerequisite: Patient Navigator Level 1
When: April 30-May 25 with 3 Live Learning Zoom Sessions
Cost: $25 for Colorado navigators, $300 out of state


To see a full list of courses and links to sign up, see our online Calendar.


Improving Access to Overdose Treatment

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Improving Access to Overdose Treatment (Short Title: OD Treatment Access). SAMHSA will award OD Treatment Access funds to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Opioid Treatment Programs, or practitioners who have a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to expand access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Recipients will partner with other prescribers at the community level to develop best practices for prescribing and co-prescribing FDA-approved overdose reversal drugs. After developing best practices, the recipients will train other prescribers in key community sectors as well as individuals who support persons at high risk for overdose.

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Health Career Announcement
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A pediatric medical home practice whose mission is to provide every child excellent, comprehensive, and informed healthcare is searching for a Full Time LPN or MA to join our skilled and professional team. Our nursing staff is responsible for professional communication and collaboration with other health care team members to ensure the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Responsibilities included but are not limited to; collection of patient health data, procedures, phlebotomy, processing of lab specimens, health screenings such as vision and hearing, and telephone triage. We are ever expanding our Telemedicine and Specialty clinics, offering new and exciting opportunities to our nursing staff. If you are a committed team player interested in joining a multifaceted integrated care medical practice, please send your resume to aharrison@ppswdurango.com.
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Public Health Nurse Home Visitor. This position will provide home visits to women and their families eligible for the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program. Nurses adhere to the NFP model of home visitation and nursing process guidelines, develop therapeutic relationships utilizing concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing, assess physical, emotional, social and environmental needs, goals and outcomes of clients relative the NFP program, and follow the nursing process in implementing NFP into Nursing practice. Applicant must be a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado. BSN required. Minimum of two years experience in maternal/child health or public health. Must have CPR certification. This position pays $24.51 to $36.77 per hour + benefits. Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum. Position is scheduled to close 5/14/2018, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Care Coordinator. The care coordinator will work on a multidisciplinary team, with clients, community and agency partners to create service care plans, promote timely access to care, & work to increase utilization of preventative care services. Knowledge of community resources, health programs is helpful. Ability to problem solve, collaborate and critical thinking is necessary. A Bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work, human services, or related field and one year of case management related experience is required. The pay range for this position is $19.24-$27.90. Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum. Position is scheduled to close May 10th, 2018, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.

Healthcare Job Opportunities in SW Colorado

Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Click HERE

Pagosa Springs Medical Center, Pagosa Springs, Click HERE

Southwest Memorial Hospital, Cortez, Click HERE

Axis Health System, Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Springs,
Click HERE

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