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May 15, 2018

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May 13–19, 2018

Learn the steps you can take to better your health

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Student-Produced Film
HOPE: Stories of Strength on May 16 from 6-8pm

The Sunflower Theater in Cortez
Contact mary.frey@swcahec.org for details.

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Teen Job fair May
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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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NEW! 2018 specialty clinic list (MAY-SEPTEMBER 2018)

Click here

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SIGN UP NOW FOR THIS UPCOMING ECHO COLORADO
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

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
www.colorado.gov/cdphe/cancer-prevention-funding.

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

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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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WHAT'S NEW! ECHO COLORADO LEARNING SERIES QUARTERLY GUIDE

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College nursing

Download the latest CU Continuing Education Events

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For Colorado Nursing Community News. Click here

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The Arc of Southwest Colorado is part of a national network (The Arc of the US) that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We believe that all people deserve to love, work, play and learn in the communities in which they choose to live, and that all people with or without disabilities, have inherent value with innate abilities and strengths and are equal before the law.

We are looking for a full-time Education Advocate position starting August 2018. The primary purpose of the Education Advocate is to represent the rights and interests of individuals ages birth to 21 with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families/guardians in obtaining services and supports. The education advocate monitors supports and services to persons with I/DD in La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, Dolores, and San Juan Counties and initiates and promotes quality services for persons with I/DD.

Click here for the job description
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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.

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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