Pathways to Health


May 22, 2018

Did You Know?


In a study that monitored the breakfast eating habits of over 4,000 subjects free of heart disease or diabetes, researchers found a clear association between missing or skimping on breakfast and early markers for heart disease and diabetes. Researchers found that those who skipped or ate a very light breakfast were at increased risk for developing heart disease with the skippers being at most risk. Relative to the regular breakfast eaters, these two groups (skippers and skimpers) also had bigger waistlines, more body fat, as well as higher blood pressure, blood lipids and blood glucose. READ MORE...

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Blueprints of Hope presents Lifting the Fog-Navigating the Impact of Cancer Treatments on Memory, Thinking and Attention
(as part of our 2018 Cancer Wellness Workshop Series)

Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9-1pm at in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church 2917 Aspen Drive, Durango.

We will be hosting three guest speakers, each discussing the cognitive effects of cancer treatments and what survivors can do to improve their cognition. Survivors and caregivers are invited to attend.

Please register for this free event online @ BlueprintsOfHope.org
or call 970.403.3711

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NEW! 2018 specialty clinic list (MAY-SEPTEMBER 2018)

Click here

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Supporting Behavioral Health Providers:
Integrating Care within a SIM Practice

Audience: Behavioral Health Providers working in a SIM practice

Schedule: Monthly ECHO connections held virtually

4th Tuesday of the Month from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (MT)

April 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

Commitment: Attend ongoing connections as you are able. Participants
and discussion varies month-to-month.

Learn more here

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Colorado AmeriCorps Planning Grant
Request for Applications (RFA)

Serve Colorado is pleased to announce the release of the Colorado AmeriCorps Planning Grant Request for Applications (RFA). The application for this competition and is due by 11:59 p.m. (MT) on
Friday, May 25, 2018.*

For Applicants interested in the Planning Grant process, click here to access funding timeline, related application instructions, and additional resources needed by applicants. Questions about this funding opportunity may be directed to Paul Brown at paul.brown@state.co.us.

* Publication of this Notice does not obligate Serve Colorado/CNCS to award any specific number of grants nor to obligate the entire amount of funding available.

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New Video Conference Site added in Grand Junction!
Western Colorado Area Health Education Center, 2938B North Avenue,
Grand Junction, Colorado 81507
Contact, Georgia Hoaglund, Executive Director - ghoaglund@wcahec.org

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Echo Colorado



COMMITMENT: Eight weekly ECHO sessions held virtually

Wednesdays 12:15pm - 1:15pm MST

July 11, 2018 - August 29, 2018

AUDIENCE: Colorado perinatal providers and support personnel working in the medical setting (MDs/DOs, PAs, NPs, RNs, Social Workers, Care Coordinators)



The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pleased to announce the release of the Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Request for Applications (RFA #6342).

This five-year RFA is a combined effort of cancer prevention programs at the CDPHE to promote and improve prevention and early detection of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer among underserved Coloradans. The following programs have joined together to coordinate efforts across various cancer types and strategies:

  • Women's Wellness Connection (WWC)

  • Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP)

  • Comprehensive Cancer Program (CCP)

The application deadline is July 17, 2017, at 12 p.m. MT. To download application materials and view more information, please visit

Launching Spring 2018, the CDPHE Health Navigator Registry will be a public registry of unlicensed health navigators who have been trained and evaluated to have the knowledge, skills and behaviors that enable them to perform successfully in primary and behavioral health care organizations.
To learn more about the roles, relationships and responsibilities of a health navigator, read Lowry health navigators: A bridge between patients and providers. Contact Pat Uris with questions or comments.
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Upcoming Trainings, click here

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To see a full list of courses and links to sign up, see our online Calendar.


Improving Access to Overdose Treatment

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Improving Access to Overdose Treatment (Short Title: OD Treatment Access). SAMHSA will award OD Treatment Access funds to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Opioid Treatment Programs, or practitioners who have a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to expand access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Recipients will partner with other prescribers at the community level to develop best practices for prescribing and co-prescribing FDA-approved overdose reversal drugs. After developing best practices, the recipients will train other prescribers in key community sectors as well as individuals who support persons at high risk for overdose.

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Download the latest CU Continuing Education Events

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For Colorado Nursing Community News. Click here

New Jobs
Health Career Announcement
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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 5/31/2018, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org .
The Arc of Southwest Colorado is part of a national network (The Arc of the US) that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We believe that all people deserve to love, work, play and learn in the communities in which they choose to live, and that all people with or without disabilities, have inherent value with innate abilities and strengths and are equal before the law.

We are looking for a full-time Education Advocate position starting August 2018. The primary purpose of the Education Advocate is to represent the rights and interests of individuals ages birth to 21 with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families/guardians in obtaining services and supports. The education advocate monitors supports and services to persons with I/DD in La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, Dolores, and San Juan Counties and initiates and promotes quality services for persons with I/DD.

Click here for the job description
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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 aharrison@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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