Pathways to Health

October 4, 2022


Did You Know?

Indigenous People's Day is typically observed on the second Monday in October to honor Native Americans, their resilience, and their contributions to American society throughout history and celebrate the rich culture and the lives of the
Native American people.

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This year’s SCAPE (Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs) Startup Showcase on October 11 will feature seven rural Southwest Colorado startup companies with missions ranging from medical accessibility to female empowerment to food sustainability. SCAPE’s “Class of 2022” Cohort will be making pitches to potential investors as they wrap up the six-month accelerator program designed to help rural startups scale their companies through access to education, mentorship, and funding. Pitches go live on October 11 and will be available to watch on-demand. Visit GoScape.org to learn more and sign up to be notified when pitches are available for viewing.

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Mending Broken Hearts Talking Circles November 22 (1)
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Session 1: Role of Bias in Education Disparities (10/5/22)
Session 2: Recognizing and Redressing Implicit Bias (10/12/22)
Session 3: Impact Over Intention: Addressing Microaggressions in School (10/19/22)
Session 4: From Theory to Praxis: Exploring Real World Scenarios (10/26/22)
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Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed, award-winning two-hour training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Created by Darkness to Light, and managed in Colorado by Illuminate Colorado, Stewards of Children® is the only evidence-informed, adult-focused child sexual abuse prevention training in the United States proven to increase knowledge and change behavior.
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Adult Urology in Primary Care Office Hours

A new, monthly, free, drop-in opportunity designed for Colorado-based primary care providers (MD, DO, NP, PA, APP) to discuss urology topics of their choice and receive feedback from a urology specialist. This ongoing series will allow participants to share de-identified cases, including de-identified patient imaging, and ask questions for peer-to-peer and specialist consultation to support one another in patient diagnosis and management.

Colorado prescribing providers working in adult primary care

Sessions held virtually every second Friday of the month
12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
Next session October 14
Allyson Felix, the most decorated track & field U.S. Olympian in history, will be the guest speaker at our 2022 Annual Luncheon “Faster, Stronger, Greater.” Felix also is recognized as an advocate of women and mothers, using her voice to bring attention to systemic inequities such as discrimination against pregnant people, Black maternal health, and access to child care.
The Annual Luncheon is back at The Colorado Convention Center.* Join us in cultivating community that is Faster, Stronger, Greater for Colorado women and their families!
*Virtual and in-person options dependent upon COVID safety guidelines at the time.

Friday, October 14
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Autism: Core Concepts for Primary Care Part 1

Supports providers in the screening, diagnosis and management of patients with an autism spectrum disorder and related developmental delays. See below for topics covered. Resources and referral information will be shared throughout the series.

Sessions include a brief didactic presentation by an expert and discussion of participant-submitted cases. Participants are highly encouraged to submit de-identified patient cases for group discussion and expert consultation.


Prescribing providers (MD, DO, APP) in Colorado and surrounding areas

Five weekly ECHO sessions held virtually

Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT

October 19 - November 16

October 19: What is Autism?

October 26: Medical Work Up

November 2: Basics of Behavior

November 9: Screening for Autism and Sharing Difficult News

November 16: Resources and School (IEP)
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After two very challenging years, we are excited to announce that the 2022 National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) Annual Conference will be held in person at the Embassy Suites in Boulder, CO, from November 2 – 4, 2022. This year’s conference theme is “Beyond the Pandemic – Building on Rural Resiliency” and will highlight speakers and workshops focused on rural policy, clinical practice, and effective leadership. Attendees will also hear about the resilient strategies and innovative solutions speakers have employed in their communities over the last several years.


Level 1: Health Navigation Fundamentals (Denver, CO)
11/30/2022 - 12/02/2022 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm



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Job Title: One-on-One Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Work Year: 172 days
Department: Special Education – High School
Reports to: High School Principal

Employer-paid health insurance 12 days of annual paid-time-off (PTO) leave District-paid Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) contributions Employer-paid life insurance

We are seeking an engaging Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) to provide full-time one-on-one support to a medically complex student. This student is in a wheelchair and will require assistance with all activities of daily living. The student also requires assistance in standing and bearing weight. Other duties will include providing classroom support to meet Individualized Education Plans/needs for students and assisting classroom teachers in their daily activities. Bayfield School District is located in the mountains of Southwest Colorado and is a short drive to Purgatory Resort, Wolf Creek Ski Area, and historic Durango. La Plata County is a world-class environment for outdoor enthusiasts with miles of trails for hiking and biking, wild rivers for rafting, breathtaking lakes for fishing and boating, and winter ski opportunities to complete 12-months of recreation. Moreover, Bayfield School District has strong partnerships with Fort Lewis College and a Pueblo Community College campus on district property where students and community members share our zest for life-long learning.
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.

Axis offers competitive salaries and a great benefits package. For instance, we have a 401(k) plan, health insurance, health savings account, dependent care account, wellness benefit, holidays and more. Some of our health care jobs are approved for loan-repayment programs. Learn more at National Health Service Corp and the Colorado Health Service Corp.
Click here to read the full job postings.
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Healthcare Job Opportunities in SW Colorado

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,
Click HERE

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