Pathways to Health

December 11, 2018


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Now is the Time to Nominate a Deserving Nurse!

The Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center (SWCAHEC) is accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Nightingale Luminary and STAR Awards. Deadline for nominations is JANUARY 19, 2019. Details below...

The Nightingale Luminary Award recognizes outstanding nurses in the four corners region, those who inspire compassionate care and whose hard work shines a light on our communities’ health. This is Colorado’s highest nursing honor and luminaries will be automatically entered into Colorado’s statewide Nightingale Luminary Award’s event held in Denver on May 11, 2019.

Nominations can be made for two registered nurses in two categories:
Clinical Practice
Non-Traditional roles (administration, education, or research).

In each category, nominees will be judged in the areas of: Advocacy (advancing a cause or proposal); Leadership (motivating others to work toward a common goal); or Innovation (demonstrating creativity in the nursing field). Details found at https://www.coloradonursesfoundation.com/nominate/

The STAR Awards were initiated by SWCAHEC in 2014 to celebrate excellence in nursing practice and to honor nurses in SW Colorado who make an impact on patients and their community.

There are two categories for STAR Awards:
* Rising STAR Award (less than 10 years in practice)
* Shining STAR Award (10 or more years in practice)

Deadline for nominations is JANUARY 19, 2019. Apply here.

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Meditation with Franti

December 18, 2018 @ 11:00AM — 12:00PM

The Durango Dharma Center and the Community Foundation have joined forces to bring you a unique event with funk, reggae, soul & hip-hop artist Michael Franti. The one-hour program, facilitated by the Dharma Center, will begin with a gratitude meditation, followed by a conversation with Michael Franti sharing his personal journey with meditation and other contemplative practices. BUY TICKETS
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Dolores School-Based Health Clinic is now open!

The Four Corners Youth Clinics is located on the Middle/High School Campus at 1301 Central Avenue in Dolores offering integrated care.

A counselor is available to help with parenting tips for students or younger siblings, and lifestyle goal setting (ie. weight loss/gain; overcoming social anxiety, and more). Brief individual or family counseling services also offered. Well Child visits also offer Flouride varnish for children's teeth.

Dolores Clinic Hours: Monday 730-12:30, Tuesday 730-3:30, Wednesday 1-5. Can see anyone ages 0-5, and Dolores students/siblings age 6-21.

Starting in January, providers will be in Dolores Tues/Thurs from 8-4.

Services available to ages 0-5, and Dolores students/siblings age 6-21.

Call to schedule 970-560-4890


Free SBIRT Training & TA Available
in SW Colorado

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based early intervention practice to prevent, identify, and reduce misuse of alcohol, marijuana, prescription, and illicit drugs. SBIRT is recommended by the CDC, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, American Academy of Pediatrics, SAMHSA, Veterans Administration, and others. As a program of Peer Assistance Services, Inc.(PAS), the goal of SBIRT in Colorado is to support screening as a standard of care throughout Colorado’s health and mental health care systems.

SBIRT in Colorado provides 2 to 3 hour in-person, no-cost SBIRT trainings focused on both adults and adolescents. The training is designed for healthcare and mental health professionals. The training includes: an overview of alcohol and drug use and health; screening as effective prevention; and role-play to practice motivational interviewing and brief intervention skills.

An online SBIRT training is available that can be used to supplement and enhance the in-person training. Ongoing technical assistance to all trainees. If you or your agency have interest, please contact Kevin Hughes at khughes@peerassist.org or 303-369-0039 x213. Continuing Education Credits available for Nurses and Pharmacists.
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Training Announcement

Managing Effective Coalitions (Nov. 1, 2018 - Apr. 4, 2019) -
Come chat once a month with colleagues who are managing, leading, or supporting coalitions in their community. We will explore successes, challenges, ideas, and solutions for building effective coalitions that create and sustain lasting change. The Managing Effective Coalitions Community of Practice will be facilitated, but there will not be any formal presentation and the conversation will be driven by the participants. Anyone working with a coalition tackling issues related to public health, behavioral health, or environmental health located in the states of CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, or WY is invited to participate. You do not need to attend every month.
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Leading Effective Coalitions ECHO Series (2 series coming in Feb. & May 2019) - In the five, one-hour live sessions, experienced coalition leaders will have an opportunity to engage with peers and experts to build on their knowledge and strategies aimed at improving their effectiveness in leading coalitions.
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The Food Safety Hypothesis Generation ECHO Series (March 2019) -
In the four, one-hour sessions, foodborne epidemiologists will engage with peers and experts as they are encouraged to utilize a variety of data and tools available to them when generating a hypothesis for an outbreak detected through pathogen-based surveillance.
More Information.
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HRSA Announces Two Geriatrics Funding Opportunities

Opportunity 1: Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program

Fiscal Year 2019 Application Due Date: January 15, 2019

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program (GACA). The purpose of the GACA Program is to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, or allied health.
GACA recipients develop the necessary skills to lead health care transformation in a variety of settings, including rural and/or medically underserved areas, to be age-friendly and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals to provide healthcare for older adults.
GACA applicants are encouraged to address HHS and HRSA clinical priorities around substance and opioid use disorder, value-based care, and mental health.
Approximately $ 2,000,000 will be awarded to fund 26 grants. Applicants can apply for up to $75,000 per year.

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Program (ANEW)

Fiscal Year 2019 Application Due Date: January 8, 2019

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program. The purpose of this program is to support innovative academic-practice to educate primary care Nurse Practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists (CNS) and nurse midwives (NM) prepared for the unique challenges practicing in rural and underserved communities.
HRSA expects approximately $37,250,000 to fund approximately 53 recipients. You may apply for up to $700,000 per year, of which $350,000 may be used for student traineeships. In order to be eligible for an award, applicants must request both traineeships and academic-practice program infrastructure funds.

Primary Care Training and Enhancement:
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Program

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY (HRSA-19-086) Fiscal Year 2019 Application Due Date: January 28, 2019

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE): Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care (IBHPC) funding opportunity. The application cycle closes on January 28, 2019.

This program supports HRSA’s priority around combatting the opioid crisis, as well as priorities around enhancing access to mental health services, by transforming the health workforce.

Approximately $4 million will be awarded to fund up to 10 grants. Applicants can apply for up to $250,000 per year for single projects and up to 400,000 for collaborative projects per year.

Opportunity 2: Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

Fiscal Year 2019 Application Due Date: February 6, 2019

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to establish and operate geriatrics education centers to develop a healthcare workforce that integrates geriatrics and primary care to improve health outcomes for older adults.
This program develops partnerships between academia, primary care, and community-based organizations to educate and train a workforce to provide value-based care for older adults.

Approximately $35,730,000 will be awarded to fund 47 cooperative agreements. Applicants can apply for up to $750,000 per year, which includes at least $100,000 for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) education and training.

Student Application Here
Application deadlines are February 15, 2019.
Questions? Contact Olivia.Jolly@ucdenver.edu



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Colorado State Board of Nursing Registered Nurse Member Vacancy

The Colorado State Board of Nursing ("Board") has an opening for a Registered Nurse with a focus in home health care. The Board is comprised of nine professional members and two public members. Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (1560 Broadway, Denver). Board members are volunteers appointed by the Governor and may be eligible to serve two terms. Each term is four years. If you are currently a Registered Nurse with a focus in home health, and are interested in Board service, please consider applying. For questions, contact Christina Ostrom via email at christina.ostrom@state.co.us.
Tri-County Health Networka nonprofit organization working to improve health in the rural region comprised of Montrose, Ouray, Delta, and San Miguel countiesis hiring an AmeriCorps Vista to serve as a Development Specialist. The Development Specialist will play a vital role in fulfilling the organizational strategic plan and mission to reduce regional healthcare disparities and created a healthier community. The Specialist will implement and help maintain TCHNetwork’s volunteer program, manage donor relations and program development, assist with all facets of other fundraising activities, and support event planning and execution. Visit tchnetwork.org/jobs for more information.

Four Corners Child Advocacy Center is seeking a
full-time child & family advocate

The Child/Victim Advocate is responsible for promoting a child friendly, supportive environment at the Child Advocacy Center by providing crisis support, system information, and community resources for children and their families who participate in an investigation of child abuse or for children who have witnessed traumatic and violent crime.

Candidate must have experience working with children and families, have knowledge of child development and be familiar with local and state resources for child victims of abuse. Candidate preferred to possess either a Bachelor's degree in human services, psychology, sociology, education, or criminal justice (negotiable) and/or have extensive related work experience. Training will be provided upon hire, if needed.

$37,440-$40,000 dependent on experience. Insurance available after probation period.

Send resume, cover letter and three references to rose@nestcac.org. Contact Rose for the full-job description. Direct question to Rose Jergens, 970-565-8155 or rose@nestcac.org.
Posting closes December 7.
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