Pathways to Health

2018 Nightingale Winners

March 20, 2018

Did You Know?

Four Nightingale Luminary Nominees from Southwest Colorado were awarded the “Nightingale Luminaries” and will go on to attend the statewide Nightingale award ceremony held in Denver on Saturday,
May 12.

Congratulations to all the Nightingale Luminary and STAR winners and a big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors!

Clinical Practice

Advocacy — Nancy Cole – Ute Mountain Ute
Leadership — Michelle Hayo – Mercy Regional Medical Center

Administration, Education, Research or Non-traditional Practice

Advocacy— Mary Shry – Mercy Regional Medical Center
Leadership — Linda Young – Mercy Regional Medical Center


Shining STAR

Kim Ackles - Pueblo Community College

Rising STAR

Paul Geslao – Mercy Regional Medical Center

The Nightingale Community Nursing Scholarship fund

The Nightingale fundraiser and art auction raised more than $1000 dollars for the Nightingale Community Nursing Scholarship fund. Jeff Sederlin from Southwest Colorado Community College was awarded the nursing scholarship.
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Contact WEST SLOPE CASA for more information in the following counties Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, La Plata, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, San Miguel, and Summit Counties:
P 970.945.8661
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We want to hear from you!

Every 5 years, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) determines the health and wellness needs facing Archuleta and La Plata counties. SJBPH is gathering data and feedback from diverse members of our communities that will help build plans for addressing the top health needs in our region. This survey is an opportunity for us to hear from you about your health priorities and what issues you feel need to be addressed in your community.

This survey is open to any Archuleta or La Plata County resident over 18 years of age, and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous. If you prefer a paper survey, these are available at the SJBPH front desk. Submissions of the survey will be accepted through April 6th, 2018.

Survey is here, available in English and Spanish:

If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Pulatie, Director of Assessment and Planning, by email at kpulatie@sjbpublichealth.org or Shannon Shropshire, Assessment and Planning Specialist, by email at sshropshire@sjbpublichealth.org.

Community 9 Health Fair Dates:

April 7-Dove Creek @ Dove Creek High School

April 14-Cortez from 8am – 2pm
@ Montezuma-Cortez High School (New Location!)

April 14-Durango from 7am - 11am

@Escalante Middle School (141 Baker Street)

April 28-Mancos @ Mancos High School

Please remember all volunteers are eligible for 20% off their own screenings
when they register on-line.

Learn more at 9healthfair.org

Save the Date: April 16th

Low Vision Problems? SWCI has a program through the AAA for people aged 60+ who are experiencing age-related vision loss (like macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, etc.). The program can provide up to $500 in financial assistance to purchase assistive technology (like magnifiers, CCTVs, computers and software, special lights) for qualifying people in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan Counties. Contact Susan at 903-5885 or susan@swilc.org
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2018 specialty clinic list (Revised 3/19/2018)

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P.E.O. stands for Philanthropic Educational Organization. PEO helps support women in their quest for education.

They offer a P.E.O. ELF loan, which is intended to help qualified women attain a degree or certification from an accredited postsecondary educational institution. The maximum loan amount is $12,000 for associate and bachelor degree programs, technical or professional training and post-graduate certifications; $15,000 for master’s degrees and $20,000 for doctoral-level degrees.

Learn more here.

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Patient Navigator Supervisor Online Learning Series

You are invited to join the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative for a spring lunch and learn series via Zoom web conferencing.

This online series is designed for patient navigator supervisors, managers, program planners and administrators of patient navigator programs.

In each session, you will hear from subject matter experts, network with other supervisors/managers, and engage in interactive discussions.
March 27: Writing a Patient Navigator Job Description
April 17: Patient Navigator Role Clarity
May 22: Patient Navigator Team Integration
There is one registration for the entire series. Attendance at each session is encouraged, but not required.

Register here

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Upcoming Trainings, click here

  • RIHEL's Advanced Leadership Training Program - Now Accepting Applications! Calling health, public health and environment professionals in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming! It's time to start your application for RIHEL's flagship program, which helps emerging leaders increase their potential through focused assessments, practical skill building, and networking (applications accepted, Now - April 30, 2018)
  • Social Justice Youth Development online course - During this seven week course, participants will analyze how power, privilege, and oppression operate in their own lives, and engage in conversations regarding how they can disrupt systems of power that oppress young people (online, April - May 2018)
  • Evidence-Based Public Health (Utah) - In-person, 2-day training on specific skills to improve public health practice (in person, March 27 - 28, 2018)
  • Evidence-Based Public Health online course - A unique, online training series, which covers core concepts like: defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts (online, April - May 2018)
  • Health Equity: LGBTQ online course - This introductory online course examines personal bias; explores terminology related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression; and describes the health disparities experienced by LGBTQ individuals (online, April - May 2018)
  • Leading Effective Coalitions ECHO - This series aims to provide experienced coalition leaders with the knowledge and strategies to improve their effectiveness in managing coalitions (online, April - May 2018)
  • Care Coordination ECHO - This series aims to improve the health and quality of care for patients with chronic disease by providing care coordinators with foundational knowledge and practice opportunities for prevention and management strategies (online, March - May 2018)
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing course- This course builds on the fundamental motivational interviewing concepts learned in the Patient Navigator Level 1 course (in person, March 29, 2018)
  • Advanced Health Literacy course- This course is designed to help patient navigators recognize patients with low health literacy and how to increase comprehension, readability, retention and apply skills to increase health outcomes (in person, April 4, 2018)
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Evaluator Sought for Health Equity Learning Series

The Trust is looking for qualified evaluators who are willing to partner with our Health Equity Learning Series (HELS) team. We want to explore new ways of evaluating how participants evolve in their understanding of oppressive systems, and how these systems are fundamentally linked to health inequities and health equity solutions in Colorado and beyond. Together with the HELS team, the evaluator/evaluation team will design and conduct an evaluation that will help to understand the impacts of this strategy, which aims to increase participants' knowledge and awareness of the causes of inequities.

Please click here to download the full request for letters of interest. The deadline to submit a letter of interest is March 31, 2018. For more information, please contact us.
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Career Pathway Industry Forums Registration

Register to attend Industry-Driven Career Pathway Forums to guide the development of Cybersecurity and Business Operations career pathways. Industry leaders will engage in a highly interactive, facilitated discussion among employers to vet competency data for critical occupations and identify the most-needed ingredients for successful employees in your region. Education, workforce, and community partners are invited to listen to the conversation, and all tools developed with the information shared will be deployed through the Careers in Colorado website.
The forums will help to create more effective career pathways information for job seekers and business-led work based learning opportunities for students. Here in Colorado our best work is done together!

Register here

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Save the Date!
May 30 - June 1, 2018

Shared Risk and Protective Factor Conference

Keystone, CO

As prevention professionals, you have likely seen issues that are common​ among the youth, families and communities you work with - issues like poverty, families dealing with substance abuse, and youth who are not connected to or do not feel safe at school. We often refer to these issues as "shared risk and protective factors". This conference focuses on learning and implementing ​strategies that take ​a shared risk and protective factor approach to prevent multiple forms of violence, injury and substance abuse​, helping ​multiple programs and agencies​ achieve their desired outcomes​. Have questions about the conference? Email us at info.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu.

SAVE THE DATE: July 11- 13
Nurse Educators Conference In the Rockies

Annual Conference 2018 in Vail Colorado. Learn more...

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Health Career Announcement

AmeriCorps Program Manager

The AmeriCorps Program Manager supports the Colorado Opioid Response Program (CORP) Fiscal Manager and CORP Program Coordinator and serves as a point of contact for internal and external constituencies on numerous administrative, financial, and grant oversight matters pertaining to AmeriCorps State and VISTA programs. Responsibilities include: meticulous record and document keeping; grant budgetary and reporting oversight; contract execution; policy, agreement, and handbook creation, revision, and upkeep; AmeriCorps member and host/partner site supervisor oversight and evaluation, and site monitoring; performance measure and data tracking; and training creation and presentation. The ideal candidate is creative and enjoys working within a small, team-based environment that is mission-driven results-driven, and health oriented. The AmeriCorps Program Manager will work independently on projects and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. This position requires some travel within the state and occasional evening and weekend events.

For more information about Essential Functions and Qualifications please click here
To Apply click here

Professional Education Assistant Manager

The Professional Education Assistant Manager assists in the coordination and provision of educational experiences for healthcare professionals, health care students and the community. He/she evaluates the performance of current programs and designs and implements new programs with the help of the Professional Education Manager. He/she maintains current trend and information appropriate to the role-including attending appropriate workshops/conferences.

For more information about Essential Functions and Qualifications please click here.
To Apply click here.
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CORP Vista Member Service Positions

Bailey or Steamboat Springs, CO

While helping to ensure communities understand the correlation between poverty and opioid use, the CORP VISTA project will build capacity and leverage resources to benefit communities building coalitions to address the Colorado opioid epidemic. Members will: 1) Expand and strengthen partnerships and networks by identifying potential collaborators, planning informational meetings, and developing commitments among collaborators 2) Build capacity for financial resources by developing fundraising plans, identifying resources for fundraising, and drafting and submitting proposals 3) Expand technology use by developing technology plans, piloting new tools, and developing ongoing technology resources 4) Build volunteer recruitment and management systems capacity by helping to clarify volunteer roles, developing volunteer generation plans, developing volunteer units, and recruiting and managing volunteers 5) Increase knowledge of the correlation of economic stressors and opioid use by developing and distributing educational presentations and marketing materials.
For more information about Essential Functions and Qualifications please click here.
To Apply click here.
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Public Health Nurse

Montezuma County Public Health Department has a full time position with benefits for a Registered Nurse/BSN required in the Nurse Family Partnership program. This program delivers education and support to first-time parents using an evidence-based model. Must be willing to travel for program training. Experience in public health and/or maternal-child health preferred, bilingual a plus. Application, resume and cover letter must be dropped off or mailed to 106 West North St. Cortez, CO 81321. Position opened until filled. Applications available online at www.montezumacounty.org.

Montezuma County is an EOE.
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Nurse Family Partnership Nurse Supervisor

San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Nurse Family Partnership Nurse Supervisor. Nurse Family Partnership is a research-based program that has been demonstrated to significantly improve critical outcomes for women and their children who receive services in local communities as specified in the Nurse Family Partnership Visit-to-Visit guidelines. This position provides administrative oversight and management of the nurse home visit program, assigns and monitors client caseload, develops and maintains community referral sources for the NFP program, and provides reflective practice and staff development to nurse home visitors. A Bachelor's degree in nursing required, Master's degree in nursing or closely related field preferred, and current nursing license. This position pays $29.10-$43.66 per hour plus 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 03/23/2018, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpubichealth.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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