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August 9, 2022

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LGBTQ youth have reported increased experiences of trauma-related events.
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SWCAHEC is offering a 'Native Food for Life' FREE Online Course. REGISTER HERE.

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health - August 2022
Dates: 8/10/22 - 11/16/22
When: Every other Wednesday
Time: 9-10:30 am (MST)

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When: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Where: REI Denver –1416 Platte St, 80202
Meet: 8:30 AM check-in
Ride: 9:00 AM departure

Please join The Raymond Rountree Jr. Foundation and The Major Taylor Cycling Club on a no-drop, 30-mile bike ride along the Platte River Trail to fight the battle against addiction. We’ll enjoy a relaxed ride along the trail to the Hudson Gardens, and then loop back expecting to wrap up by lunchtime.
We encourage you to invite others that want to enjoy the beautiful bike trails for a life-changing cause. We’re requesting a $35 donation to participate as treatment costs have risen in conjunction with broader inflation issues. If you’re unable to join us in person, then we welcome your donation contributions and possibly do your own ride the same day as a sign of remote support!
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Diabetes and Hypertension Care Using Telehealth
and Remote Monitoring Technologies

The goal of this series is to provide updates and practical guidance on the use of telehealth tools and programming in diabetes, hypertension and high blood cholesterol management. The three-session series will provide practical information on incorporating remote patient monitoring (RPM) in your practice, including the use of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring. This series will also include components of telehealth policy and reimbursement, and how COVID-19 has impacted change in these areas. Learn from experts in the field on how to incorporate these tools into your practice in order to gain confidence and improve care for your patients.

Professionals who provide care for patients with diabetes, CVD and/or high blood pressure in Colorado (MD, DO, NP, PA, RN, RDN, PharmD, etc.)

Three weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
August 17 - 31
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Join us at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 25 to discover what we’ve learned about the need for culturally responsive health care in Colorado and how it’s associated with better health outcomes and more positive experiences with the health care system.

No two people have the same needs and experiences when they visit a doctor. Characteristics like language, cultural identity, sexual orientation, and previous experience with trauma can all shape a person’s health care needs. These barriers, combined with issues related to health literacy, contribute to health disparities such as poor general and mental health status.
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Identifying and Treating Tremor, Parkinson's and Chorea

As our population ages, so does the prevalence of neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson’s Disease (PD), which is responsible for nearly three million disability adjusted life years globally and this has been increasing rapidly since the early 1990s. This series will introduce participants to quick exam techniques to assess tremor and rapidly narrow your differential diagnosis. You will also learn about treatment basics in PD and when to refer. The series will cover reliable recognition and differential diagnosis of chorea, including many medical and metabolic causes, and will highlight the most common genetic cause of chorea, Huntington’s Disease (HD), as well as effective new treatments for chorea. Case-based discussion will illustrate common psychiatric problems and treatments in those with PD and HD.

Clinicians who care for patients with movement disorders in Colorado and surrounding areas

Five weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
September 1 - 29
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SWCAHEC is hiring a Community Health Programs Associate (CHPA) to support existing programming in healthcare professions education and community health. The CHPA plans, coordinates, and facilitates shared learning collaboratives, and/or other community meetings that are consistent with the needs of students, the healthcare industry, and community members. Additionally, the CHPA collaborates with community partners in the implementation of multiple projects including a HRSA Rural Opioid Grant and a Community Health Worker Training Program. Project activities include creating health-related educational materials for healthcare providers and community members, planning and promoting health education events, and supporting existing healthcare career pipeline initiatives. This is a full-time 40 hours/ week, exempt position. Salary ranges from $46,000-$52,000 based on experience. To view the full position description,
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To apply please send a cover letter and resume to kate.hartzell@swcahec.org with SWCAHEC Community Health Programs Associate in the subject line.
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We are looking for professionals who want to make a meaningful difference in their communities. Some positions include hiring bonuses. If you are interested in a mission-driven healthcare job in Colorado, Axis Health System may be a great fit for you.

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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,
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