Pathways to Health


June 5, 2018

Did You Know?

You can sign up for emergency notifications for the 416 fire North of Durango with CodeRed, a simple, free way to stay informed when events unfold that could affect your safety or property. By signing up for the CodeRed emergency notification service, you will receive voice or text updates on your cell phone or voice-over-Internet phone alerting you when situations occur in your community. Click here to sign up.

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This year marks the 5th annual

Health Careers Camp for area teens.
Thank you again to all of our amazing sponsors!
We appreciate the support!

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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)

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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

You Are the Key: Best Practices for HPV Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 12:00:00 PM MDT - 1:00:00 PM MDT

Low HPV vaccination rates are leaving boys and girls vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers. Have you been making an effective HPV vaccination recommendation for kids 11 and 12 years old? This presentation will provide up-to-date information on HPV infection/disease, the HPV vaccine, ACIP recommendations, and ways to successfully communicate with patients and their parents about HPV vaccination. Find out how to reduce missed opportunities by recommending HPV vaccine the same way and same day you recommend other routinely recommended adolescent vaccines. Learn best practices from other medical offices across the nation that are making HPV vaccination a priority.

Register here


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

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)



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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.



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Tribal Liaison for Behavioral Health

The position will represent the Office of Behavioral Health on interagency efforts aimed at improving the health and wellness of American Indian and Alaskan Native populations. This will assure that the efforts of OBH to improve access and effectiveness of behavioral health services for this population are aligned with that of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and their Regional Accountable Entities (RAEs), as well as the Lieutenant Governor's Office and the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs. This position will be knowledgeable about the two tribes in Colorado, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and will offer liaison services between the Indian Health Medical Centers in Towaoc and Ignacio and the Tribal Health Medical Center in Denver and the behavioral health providers delivering care to shared members. This person will manage communications, provider training, cross-departmental coordination, and policy support for tribal affairs related to the public behavioral health system.

Primary location: (Denver, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, Dolores, San Miguel, Archuleta, Mineral, Hinsdale, Ouray, or remote locations in Colorado will be considered to better serve the needs of this population)

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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring an Environmental Health Technician. This position is responsible for technical, administrative, and project-based support for the Environmental Health team, including programs in on-site wastewater, laboratory services, and consumer protection. Areas of emphasis include tracking projects from initiation to completion, providing assistance and information to the public and environmental professionals, issuing permits and licenses, and assisting with client billing. Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment is essential. An associate's degree in business, the sciences, environmental studies, or a related field, and one year of related experience is required; a bachelor's degree is preferred. The pay range for this position is $17.80 - $25.81 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 June 11th, 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.

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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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