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March 7, 2023

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The City of Durango is hosting a community blood drive at 2700 North Main Avenue on Thursday, March 9th from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can
pre-schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-25-VITAL. Eat well, stay hydrated, and bring an ID! Because of blood donors, life doesn’t stop. Learn more at

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2023 Lunch and Learn Series

Registration is now open for the Consortium’s 2023 provider Lunch and Learn series. Each talk has been approved for up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

Wednesday, March 8
Looking at Rural Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Differently*
JC Carrica, EdD

Wednesday, March 15
Community Drug Checking & Novel Psychoactive Substances*
Nabarun Dasgupta, PhD & Colin Miller

Wednesday, March 22
Screening Tools for Primary Care Settings*
Kevin Hughes, CAC II

Wednesday, March 29
Benzodiazepine Induced Neurological Dysfunction*
Alexis Ritvo, MD & D. Foster

Pediatric Psychiatry in Primary Care:
Core Essentials

Topics include assessment and screening, “What is Therapy," assessing and treating anxiety, ADHD and depression, assessing suicidality and more.

Prescribing primary care providers working in Colorado

Seven weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30 AM MT
March 9 - April 20
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San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is hiring a Behavioral Health Promotion Program Manager to support all behavioral health programs at SJBPH. The position is responsible for supporting community-wide outreach and program promotion including, but not limited to substance use prevention, suicide prevention, and positive social norming. Successful applicants will have experience in organizing and directly facilitating diverse groups of community members and involvement in local public health initiatives such as suicide prevention or other behavioral health needs. This position collaborates with a varied set of formal partners and community stakeholders to provide education and communication regarding behavioral health program initiatives, provides trainings and technical assistance to partners and stakeholders, supports required monthly reporting and program evaluations for funders and for internal needs, and assists in writing grant proposals, concept papers and other materials to obtain funding. A Bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work, human services, public health, environmental science, or related field and five years of human services or public health programs related experience is preferred. Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation. Benefits for full-time employees include medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, wellness program, paid time off, retirement plan, life insurance, and supplemental insurance. This position is scheduled to close 3/13/2023, or until an adequate pool is reached. The hiring range for this position is $27.40 to $32.62 an hour. The full wage range is included on the job description. To view the complete job description and/or apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
Asthma Navigators Needed:Northern and Eastern Colorado
ACCORDS (Adult and Child Center for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science) through the University of Colorado School of Medicine is contracting with navigators across the state to implement the school-based approach called Stop Asthma Attacks (SAA).

Navigators must be willing and able to travel independently throughout the assigned region using own method of transportation. Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred or ability to work with translation and interpretation services.
Rates and fee structure for the proposed work is $28 –$35/hour, including transportation costs.
The regions are:
Lower Arkansas Valley (Lamar, La Junta, Las Animas) area Greeley/Weld and Morgan area
Quality Assurance Program Director (Health Care Program Director)
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks a full-time, University Staff (non-classified) Quality Assurance Program Director (Health Care Program Director) for the Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) Adult Outpatient Program (AOP). ARTS-AOP is within the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and has clinic locations in Denver, Aurora and Arvada. AOP clinics provide drug and alcohol assessment, psychosocial and pharmacological treatment for adults, including traditional/enhanced/intensive outpatient programs, as well as specialty services for clients referred by the criminal justice system, county departments of human services, and services for pregnant women, individuals who are HIV-positive and/or gender-responsive services.

External Relations Strategist (Open Rank) - Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention (28570)

This position will serve as an External Relations Strategist for the southwest portion of Colorado. Counties in that region may include Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Mineral, Hinsdale, Gunnison, Chaffee, Park, Fremont, Custer and the San Luis Valley counties. External Relations Strategists further the mission of the Consortium by supporting local and regional community partners (such as community coalitions, local public health agencies, treatment providers, law enforcement, and elected officials) under the guidance of the Consortium Director and Assistant Director. The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance, knowledge of resources, and subject matter expertise to community partners as they plan and implement local and regional interventions to address the drug overdose crisis. Apply Here
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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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