Pathways to Health

December 18, 2018


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The National Institute on Aging Provides Holiday Tips
for Alzheimer's Caregivers

When celebrations, special events, or holidays include many people, this can cause confusion and anxiety for a person with Alzheimer’s. He or she may find some situations easier and more pleasurable than others. Here are some tips to help you and the person with Alzheimer’s visit and reconnect with family, friends, and neighbors during holidays.

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When you shop on Amazon this holiday season, choose Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center as the nonprofit you support (if you haven’t done so already), and Amazon will donate to our non profit.
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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

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

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NEW! Specialty Clinic List

November 2018 through June 2019

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The Board of Directors of the National AHEC Organization announces the selection of a new Chief Executive Officer, Dwain Harris, MHA

Dwain Harris, MHA, has accepted the new NAO CEO position beginning Jan. 21, 2019. Harris has served as the AHEC center director of the Southern Kentucky AHEC in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky for 14 years. In that role, he has worked closely with his team in all areas of the AHEC mission, including student rotations, preceptor development, health career promotion, pipeline development, continuing education and community health initiatives. Harris responds, “The NAO leadership has done such an incredible job of advancing the AHEC network in the last few years. I am honored to join this team, and I am eager to begin work strengthening our existing partnerships while cultivating new ones.” Learn more...

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Applications to host an AmeriCorps member for our Summer 2019 cohort are now being accepted!

Do you have a project that you would love to implement but lack staff capacity or other resources to do so? Do you need more boots on the ground in advancing your mission? Maybe you have a program that would benefit from an innovative and enthusiastic young leader...

Community Resource Center will be placing talented, diverse AmeriCorps members to serve in nonprofits and community based organizations across rural Colorado for service beginning in 2019. Members will either build the internal capacity of your organization through CRC's AmeriCorps VISTA program, OR deliver direct services to clients and community members through our AmeriCorps STATE program. Through serving as a rural intermediary organization, CRC is excited to offer these two "streams of service" to organizations across our state.

Applications received by January 31st will be given priority consideration.
Submit your partner site application now!

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.
More Info & Register Here.

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.
More Information.

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.

Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program Funding Opportunity

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Program (ANEW)

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.

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

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

Apply for this grant on Grants.gov.



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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Communications Specialist. This position will report to the Digital Media Supervisor. Successful candidates will have experience in graphic and communications design. The ability to work in a fast paced environment with strong attention to detail is essential. The starting wage for this position is $16.36-$18.20 an hour plus benefits, depending on experience. Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum. This position is scheduled to close 12/21/18, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Court Liaison/Care Coordinator. This position performs intensive case management for individuals involved in the criminal justice system and with mental health service needs in our region. The Court Liaison will work with clients, community and agency partners, mental healthcare providers and justice system representatives to assess clients create clear service care plans, promote timely access to care, and increase utilization of supportive and restorative services. Knowledge of behavioral health, community resources, and the justice system desired. A Bachelor’s degree in nursing, social work, human services, criminal justice or related field and one year of case management related experience. The wage range for this position is $19.24 to $27.90 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 1/11/2019, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
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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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