Pathways to Health

October 25, 2022


Did You Know?

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has come out with a guide to care for older adults in nursing homes. The 4Ms — What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility — make complex care of older adults more manageable. The 4Ms organize care and focus on an older adult’s wellness and strengths rather than solely on disease. Read on.

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Cultural Survival is pleased to announce our second cohort of 2022 Indigenous Youth Fellows as part of our Capacity Building Program. Our Indigenous Youth Fellowship project supports young Indigenous leaders between the ages of 18-28: knowledge holders and creators who, through their leadership and creativity, have the potential to significantly advance their work, leading transformative and impactful spaces within their communities. Since 2018 we have awarded 62 fellowships that supported 82 fellows.

With years of experience coordinating capacity building through workshops, conferences, exchanges, and networks, Cultural Survival believes that it is essential to listen and respond to the self-determined needs of communities to provide the support that is sustainable and, most importantly, relevant to the needs of the communities we serve. The participation of our Indigenous youth is crucial in strengthening self-governance, protecting land rights, fighting climate change, containing the loss of biodiversity, restoring ecosystems, and stewarding Indigenous cultural heritage. Indigenous youth are changemakers, and youth leadership development is an integral part of ensuring the well being of our Indigenous communities.
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Indigenous Youth Fellow - Dyllon (1)
Dyllon is from the lands of the Ute Mountain Utes of Colorado. He recently graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health, and serves the southwestern region of Colorado in multiple fields. He has dedicated his entry into the workforce to giving back to his community, working as a Community Health Programs Associate of Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center where he helps develop and implement grants and contracts related to entry-level health careers, educational support, and community health education in eight counties of southwest Colorado. In addition, he serves the community of Towaoc as the Vice-Chair of the Board for Kwiyagat Community Academy, the first Tribal-owned charter academy in the state of Colorado.
His fellowship project, “Indigenize and Communicate KCA Project,” will heighten the physical environment of a positive school climate for students at the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation by crafting and installing graphic murals representing the Ute Mountain culture and language across the academy.
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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 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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Newcomer Health

This ECHO series is designed to increase medical providers' knowledge of the resettlement and health issues of newcomers, including refugee, immigrant and migrant (RIM) populations. It will review resettlement pathways, evidence-based screening recommendations, and more common diagnoses and treatment approaches for pediatric and adult populations.

Sessions include brief didactic presentations by immigrant health experts and discussion of participant-submitted cases. Participants are highly encouraged to submit de-identified patient cases for group discussion and expert consultation.

Medical providers across the U.S. who provide care or who want to learn more about providing care for newcomers, including refugees, immigrants and migrants

Ongoing monthly ECHO sessions held virtually

Last Tuesday of the month

6:00 AM PT | 7:00 AM MT | 8:00 AM CT | 9:00 AM ET

October 25: Introduction to Refugee Resettlement

November 29: Afghan Health Considerations

January 31: Ukrainian Health Considerations

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

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Save the Date Dec. 9th

Hot Issues in Health is Back for 2022

Hot Issues in Health is Colorado’s essential health policy conference, bringing together a diverse crowd — state legislators, regional and local policymakers, representatives from insurance carriers and health systems, consumer advocates, health care providers, researchers, and students — to network and learn about the state’s most pressing health, health policy, and health care issues.

Friday, December 9
Hilton Denver Inverness | 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, Colorado 80112
9am - 5pm


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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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