Pathways to Health


April 3, 2018

Did You Know?

April 28th is Take Back Day!
Prescription drug safety starts with you.

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Save the Date: April 16th

at Southwest Colorado Community College's East Campus

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The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado is planning a 5-city tour to discuss upcoming opportunities and resources available to nonprofits across the region. Please plan to attend one of our 1-hour meetings (dates/times/locations listed below) to learn more about ways to improve sustainability and increase capacity for your organization.

Tuesday, April 17

Pagosa Springs - 10 – 11 a.m.
Ross Aragon Community Center - 451 Hot Springs Blvd.
Bayfield - 1 – 2 p.m.
Pine River Public Library - 395 Bayfield Center Dr.

Wednesday, April 18
Cortez - 9 – 10 a.m.
Cortez Public Library - 202 N. Park St.
Mancos - 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mancos Public Library - 211 West First Street
Durango - 2 – 3 p.m.
Community Room at First National Bank of Durango - 259 W. 9th Street

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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.
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2018 specialty clinic list (Revised 3/19/2018)

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Click here for the latest Patient Navigator Courses

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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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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 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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Strategies for Behavioral Health Integration:
Defining Roles and Responsibilities

Audience: Behavioral health providers

Commitment: Five weekly ECHO sessions held virtually

Thursdays 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (MT)

May 3, 2018 - May 31, 2018


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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.
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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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Finance Supervisor

San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Finance Supervisor. The Finance Supervisor position administers and oversees the accounting processes for accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll reporting activities for SJBPH. This includes preparing, reviewing and overseeing the processing of accounting and financial transactions, and the management of grant revenue; and monitoring compliance with regulations, policies, procedures and contractual obligations. This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting, business administration or directly related field and five years of financial analysis or accounting experience including two years of public sector experience. The pay range for this position is $25.92 to $38.89 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 April 6th, 2018, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpubichealth.org.
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Full time LPN or MA

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 nurseopening@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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