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Did You Know?

Of the 711 survivors of the Titanic, 10 of them committed suicide from PTSD.

PTSD has four major categories of symptoms:
Re-experiencing the trauma in your mind.
Avoiding things that remind you of the trauma.
Emotional numbing.
Hyper-arousal.
Read more at Alliance of Hope

Anyone can nominate a nurse. Visit https://nightingaleluminary.awardsplatform.com

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Still Accepting Applications For AmeriCorps Members

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The Colorado AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Program (CORP) is a statewide initiative utilizing 12 AmeriCorps members assigned to six regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) who will provide support to local communities that are implementing strategies to reduce the impact of opioid abuse throughout Colorado.
Click here for details.
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You are invited to the Colorado AHEC 40th Anniversary Party on
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Future Practice Date:
Friday, December 1 – Noon – 1pm
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Hot issues-Dec 7
Hot Issues in Health Colorado's premier health policy forum is scheduled for Dec 7-8th. Hosted by the nonpartisan Colorado Health Institute, the event has convened the state’s leading thinkers to discuss pressing issues related to health and health care for nearly 20 years. They are offering a limited number of scholarships for students, early-stage professionals and others who face financial barriers to attending. E-mail Chrissy Esposito at espositoc@coloradohealthinstitute.org.

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COORDINATING AFTER CANCER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUPPORT: BRIDGING THE GAP FOR CANCER SURVIVORS

REGISTRATION: Opens Nov. 1st and Closes Jan. 4th

ECHO sessions will focus on defining cancer survivorship, discussing best practices, supporting emotional and social changes, and bridging the need gap for patients after treatment.
Care coordinators within the state of Colorado (including non-licensed and licensed) in primary care who work with after cancer treatment patients.
Four weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Thursdays from 12pm- 1pm
January 11th- February 1st, 2018
REGISTER HERE
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You're Invited: Double Up Food Bucks Symposiums

Register now for this FREE event
We need your voice to help us make Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) stronger in 2018. If you are a farmer, SNAP recipient, DUFB site manager, funder, or community partner, please join us for one of four upcoming regional DUFB Symposiums.

Who: If you have participated in, supported, or promoted DUFB, we want you there!

What: We will have time to share lessons from the past year and celebrate the successes, listen to feedback from participants and partners, network, and plan/strategize for year three of DUFB.

Western Colorado Symposium
Monday, January 8, 2018
10am - 2pm
Grand Junction Location TBA
Register here for Grand Junction

Southwest Colorado Symposium
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
10am - 2pm
Durango Location TBA
Register here for Durango

If you have questions, please contact amynelms@livewellcolorado.org.
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Fall Level 1s Announced

Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals is a three-day in-person course with an online course component designed to improve your patient navigation skills. Topics in this comprehensive "Level 1" training include patient communication, health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing.

When: Dec. 25-27
Where: Westminster, CO
Register

Check our events calendar for the latest listings.

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New Jobs
Health Career Announcement
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring an Environmental Health Specialist. This position may perform inspections and investigations in the areas of food safety, childcare facilities, schools, public swimming pools, hazardous and solid waste, on - site wastewater systems, water quality, and other areas as assigned. Specialists conduct inspections, investigate complaints, review plans, prepare reports, and provide community outreach. bachelor's degree in a physical, biological, sanitary, or environmental science and one year of health inspections experience is preferred. The wage for this position is $19.94 - $27.90 an hour plus benefits. 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 12/11/2017, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a Senior Case Manager. Duties include: performing advanced case management duties as assigned for elderly and disabled individuals; managing communications with eligibility technicians; supporting implementation of new initiatives; conducting assessments; developing and implementing case management plans; maintaining documentation in a timely manner; reporting cases for investigation; and ensuring compliance with program requirements. Incumbents may act as a lead worker assigning and reviewing work activities, providing input into performance evaluation, and acting as a resource for other staff. Requirements: bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science and experience in case management within Options for Long Term Care Agency. The wage for this position is $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. This position is scheduled to close 12/11/2017, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
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San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring an Administrative Assistant/Case Manager. This part time position provides administrative support to case managers orchestrating services for the elderly and disable individuals within Archuleta County. Duties also include preparing, organizing and maintaining files, responding to inquiries, referring clients to resources, conducting functional assessments for clients enter a nursing facility, as well as creating individualized service plan, and monitoring client’s services. Additional duties include; entering client information in the state database in a timely manner. The applicant must have excellent organizational skills, be able to multi-task, as well as advocate for clients. A bachelor’s degree in behavioral science is required. The wage for this position is $19.24-$27.90 an hour plus benefits. 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 12/18/2017, 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 Memorial Hospital, Cortez, Click HERE

Axis Health System, Durango, Cortez,
Pagosa Springs, Click HERE

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