Pathways to Health

January 1, 2019


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There is a new short documentary film released that inspires people to rethink "What Counts" as healthcare.

The film highlights the stories and experiences of a growing group of leaders who are taking critical steps to end health disparities among their patients. See the video

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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

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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...

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!

Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program Funding Opportunity

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Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Program (ANEW)

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

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Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

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Upcoming Trainings, click here

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New Courses Available!
See a full list of courses and links to sign up, see our online Calendar.

Level 1: Health Navigation Fundamentals
Join us in Arvada on Jan. 30-Feb. 1 for Health Navigation Fundamentals. Topics in this comprehensive “Level 1” training include patient communication, health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing. This course will be offered quarterly, depending on demand. Our online Level 1 course will be offered in March.

Basic Motivational Interviewing
Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered communication technique that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. In this interactive workshop, you will learn basic MI techniques you can use with patients to help support behavior change: open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening and summarizing. This one-day course will be offered Jan. 24 in Arvada.
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Health Career Announcement
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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.
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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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