Pathways to Health

October 23, 2018


Did You Know?

Colorado received top honors from AARP becoming only the third state to be designated an age-friendly state and to join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. The recognition comes as part of the state’s introduction of Lifelong Colorado, an initiative that addresses the challenges of a growing population of older Coloradans. It aims to significantly increase the number of cities and counties that are “age-friendly” in Colorado. Read on...

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Now Hiring!

Executive Director for SWCAHEC

Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center (SWCAHEC) is seeking applications for its’ Executive Director position. SWCAHEC is a non-profit organization that strives to improve rural health in the eight southwest counties of Colorado. SWCAHEC has a strong emphasis on supporting rural primary care and community health, and on developing a pipeline of students who will eventually be our region’s health professionals. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization in a manner that supports and guides SWCAHEC’s mission.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Cover letter and resume should be submitted to HR@swcahec.org. Position closes on November 9, 2018 or when an adequate pool has been reached.
Click here for full SWCAHEC ED Job Description
Please submit your proposal to Board President, Flannery O’Neil, HR@swcahec.org by November 9, 2018.
For other SW Colorado AHEC employment opportunities, please submit online application here.
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WRC Breast Cancer Awareness 2017

Save the Date - October 27th!

COURSE OBJECTIVE: This 3-part series will provide you with personalized consulting and peer review of a current grant application in a workshop setting. Each session will focus on a different element of the Common Grant Application (CGA). This includes narrative, goals & objectives and grant attachments. This course is intended for nonprofit professionals that work in a development capacity and have an active grant application. Participants will have the opportunity to get direct feedback during the class and revise their proposals between sessions.

SESSION 1: Develop Your Effective Case for Support | Oct 30 | 9:00am –4:00pm
SESSION 2: Mission Building Blocks | Oct 31 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
SESSION 3: GRANT ATTACHMENTS | Nov 28 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Pricing: $150 Early Bird (ends 10/23) | $175 Regular

Register Here

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Mental Health

Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Generalist Role

Friday, November 2 / 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pueblo Community College
Fortino Ballroom
900 W Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004

Facilitated by Tina Aown, MSN, RN-BC, CNML and
Christine Dynamite, BSN, RN-BC
Earn 6.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours

Registration is only $55 for members, $75 for nonmembers, and $40 for APNA student members. For more information, download the event brochure. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 24.

Register Now

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NEW! Specialty Clinic List
(AUGUST-DECEMBER 2018 Revised)

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Pediatric Psychiatry: Managing and Treating in Primary Care

Six weekly ECHO sessions held
Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (MT)
October 24th- December 5th

(No session will be held Nov. 21st in honor of Thanksgiving)

Sign up for this series



Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
designed for Primary Care Providers & Behavioral Health Providers

Six weekly ECHO sessions held
Wednesdays 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
October 31 - December 12, 2018*

( This series will not meet November 21st in observance of Thanksgiving)

Primary Care Providers (DO, MD, NP, PA) and Behavioral Health Providers working in an integrated practice.



Register today for the IBH Training Symposium

The Office of Behavioral Health, in collaboration with the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), Caring for Colorado Foundation and the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work, is hosting the all-day Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Best Practices Training Symposium on Friday, November 2, 2018.

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Buprenorphine Waiver Training

Wednesday, November 7 at 5PM

Dr. Ryan Jackman will lead the training at St. Mary's Family Medicine Clinic and Residency 2698 Patterson Rd. Grand Junction, CO


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National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a national celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other partners a chance to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. It also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. Learn more about registering an event.

Save the Date- November 13th


Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

Fiscal Year 2019
Application Due Date: November 28, 2018

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The purpose of this program is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty. The program provides funds to accredited schools of nursing so these institutions can offer loans to students in advanced education nursing degree programs. Upon graduation, in exchange for full-time employment as nurse faculty, the program will pay off 85 percent off the faculty member’s loans.
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New Courses Available!
See a full list of courses and links to sign up, see our online Calendar.

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Health Career Announcement

School Based Health Center Behavioral Health Professional (FULL TIME)

The Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) is responsible for providing high quality patient care, displaying good skills in assessment, psychological diagnosis, treatment planning, group therapy, individual therapy, and discharge planning. The BHP is expected to function as a member of the multidisciplinary team and participate in the unit's community relations program. Addressing the needs of the students and participates in crisis intervention.

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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Single Entry Point Case Manager Lead. This position provides ongoing case management services to elderly and disabled individuals within La Plata County. Duties include conducting functional assessments, nursing facility assessments, developing individualized service plans, monitoring client's services and needs, adapting services to meet client's changing needs, entering requests in the Medicaid system for provider billing, and ensuring compliance with funder guidelines. Lead position duties include assigning and reviewing work team activities, developing and delivering case management training curricula, managing specialized cases, and acting as a resource for staff. The ideal candidate will have some supervisory experience, be highly organized, able to meet required data entry and documentation time frames, and have a passion for client advocacy. A Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science or related field required, and two years of case management related experience preferred. This position pays $21.04 - $30.52 an 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 10/31/2018, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.

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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