Pathways to Health

March 12, 2019


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AXIS is offering ASIST Training:

Training: Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality trainings on suicide prevention: in Greeley on April 16, in Grand Junction on June 6, and in Pueblo on July 30, 2019

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*Earn higher wages! *Increase your caregiver skills!

*Work full time or part time! *Make a Difference in the Lives of Others!

Comfort Keepers is pleased to announce the formation of Durango's first and only professional training program specifically designed for personal care aides. The Caregiver Learning Academy was created to provide comprehensive caregiver education to the communities of Southwest Colorado and those considering a career in Professional Caregiving. Many thanks to the AAUW for providing grant funding to allow individuals to complete the program at NO COST. To learn more and earn your Caregiver Certificate call 970-335-8885 or visit www.caregiverlearningacademy.com.
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NEW! Specialty Clinic List

January - June 2019

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Request for Qualifications:
Health Equity Data Project Manager

The Colorado Trust is seeking responses to a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a Project Manager for the pilot phase of the Health Equity Data & Storytelling Platform Project. This project is a statewide web-based platform, uniquely complemented with human-center technical assistance, that would bring to life stories of residents in communities experiencing inequities, provide compelling data to contextualize and describe those experiences, and serve as a vehicle for sharing examples of progress and innovation that could inspire change.
The project manager will be responsible for all project management and oversight as detailed in the RFQ, and will take a key stewardship role in helping to ensure the community engagement and ownership of the platform. Please click here to download the full RFQ for more details. Applications are due by 12 p.m. MST on March 13, 2019.
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Perhaps the shiniest pearl of conventional wisdom in health economics is that patients with private insurance pay more at the hospital to make up for discounted or free care provided to people with public insurance or no insurance at all. Advocates used this theory of the "cost shift" to push for Medicaid expansion nationally and in Colorado over the past decade.
Now a draft report from Colorado's Medicaid agency makes a stunning claim: The cost shift is a myth. Today, the Colorado Health Institute examines that report in a new policy brief. Click here for the report.


Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is pleased to invite you to participate in the next iteration of the
Colorado ALTO Project training: the ECHO ALTO Series.

CHA, in partnership with ECHO Colorado, is providing emergency departments the opportunity to obtain the valuable information that was provided during the Colorado ALTO Project in-person trainings via a convenient virtual training platform.

This four-part training series will begin on March 13, 2019 and will be continued on consecutive Wednesdays from 12-1 in the afternoon.

Click here to register and to learn more about the ECHO ALTO Series.

For questions, or more information please contact
Diane Rossi MacKay at Diane.RossiMacKay@cha.com.




The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program supports registered nurses
(RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and nurse faculty by
paying up to 85 percent of their unpaid nursing education debt.

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Upcoming Care Coordination Trainings

Health Navigation Fundamentals Online Course

When: April 1-May 24
Cost: $550

Level 1: Health Navigation Fundamentals
Topics in this comprehensive "Level 1" training include patient navigation history and role, patient communication, health promotion and professional conduct.
When: April 16-18
Where: Aurora, CO
Cost: $500 Colorado residents/$750 out of state

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Topic: Finding the Balance Between Medication Benefits and Burdens: Implementing Appropriate and Safe Prescribing

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET

Register Here

Audience: Open to QIN-QIOs, providers, partners, and beneficiaries!

Call Summary:
This Medication Safety Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event will feature speakers on the CDC’s Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI) initiative, a QIN-QIO’s de-escalation algorithm for discontinuing medication when burdens outweigh the benefits, and a patient advocate who will share his story on safe medication use. Topics will include approaches to safe prescribing and medication discontinuation practices and a patient perspective on the importance of safe and effective medication management. This event will address various approaches and resources available to you or your patients. Join us in the conversation and invite your patients and their families for an informative session!
CE Statement:
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This activity is eligible for ACPE, ANCC, AANP, and CDR credit; see final CPE/CE activity announcement for specific details.

Save the Date

CHCO will be offering a nursing education session on Pediatric
Hematology/Oncology/Transplant patients on Thursday, May 2nd.

Hematology Oncology Transplant
MAY 2, 2019
8:15am -3:00pm
Children's Hospital Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus | 13123 E. 16th Ave | Aurora, CO 80045

This Education event is designed to enhance the nurse's knowledge of
Hem/Onc/BMT patients regarding current trends, innovation, treatment,
and training in pediatric hematology, oncology, and transplant.
Participants will be able to share resources and practice updates with
team members and families.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit will be provided.

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Funding Opportunities

  • Full-Service Community Schools Program Funding to establish or expand full-service community schools, which are designed to improve the coordination, integration, accessibility, and effectiveness of services for children and families, with a priority given to high poverty rural schools. Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 18, 2019. Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2019.
  • Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program Grants to support rural primary care providers with the planning and implementation of quality improvement activities. Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2019.
  • Newman's Own Awards Grants for organizations working to improve quality of life for military members and their families, including programs for job training, housing, caregiver support, and mental health. Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2019.

Naloxone saves lives. Help us spread the word.

Has naloxone saved your life? Have you saved a life using naloxone? Has naloxone saved someone you love or know from an opioid overdose?

The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention would love to hear your story. The Consortium is collecting stories from overdose survivors and those who've used naloxone to save a life for an upcoming public awareness campaign to educate more Coloradans about naloxone.


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Upcoming Trainings, click here

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New grant funding allows program to offer scholarships

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative (PNTC) is excited to announce that the program has been awarded a two-year grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. This funding allows the PNTC to offer financial assistance to individuals and programs, based on need. Full or partial scholarships are available. Applicants must be from Colorado and will still be responsible for a nominal fee of $25 per day of training ($75 for a 3-day Level 1: Health Navigation Fundamentals) to help offset food and administrative costs.

Apply Here

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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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New Jobs
Health Career Announcement

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Prevention Services Division

Applications will be considered from current Colorado residents
  • Working title: Term-Limited Diabetes Coordinator (#2237, #2238)
  • Classification: Health Professional III
  • Status: Full time
  • Funding: Term-limited--funding cannot be guaranteed beyond June 29, 2021.
  • FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation)
  • Job location: Denver, CO
  • Application deadline: The announcement will close on March 18, 2019, or when an adequate pool (i.e., minimum of 30 qualified candidates or 50 applications), whichever comes first. Please contact Britt Hoerauf at brittany.hoerauf@state.co.us or 303-692-2083 if you have any questions.
Axis Health System (AHS) is offering sign-on bonuses and hiring three behavioral healthcare providers for Cortez Integrated Healthcare in Montezuma County.

Therapist-Adult - Full-Time
Participates as a member of the program team to design and implement the individual care plans for program clients in accordance with policies, rules, regulations, and directives which apply. Utilizes DBT skills in addition to a variety of treatment approaches to work with a diverse client population.

Dual Diagnosis Therapist (LCWS or LPC with CAC III) - Full Time
Provides individual and group services as assigned to clients in compliance with state regulations as outlined in the DBH (Substance Abuse and Mental Health) regulations as well as liaison work with courts, clinical reports and case management.

Child and Adolescent Therapist (LPC, LMFT, LCSW)-Full-Time.
Participates as a member of the program team to design and implement the individual care plans for program clients in accordance with policies, rules, regulations, and directives which apply. Utilizes a variety of treatment approaches and case coordination to work with a diverse client population.

Interested candidates may also call and have an informal conversation with a member of our clinical team before the application process. Contact Jennifer Bearden at 970.335.2236 or visit their website.
San Juan Basin Public Health is hiring a part time Medical Provider for our Sexual Health Clinic. The provider provides primary healthcare in the areas of reproductive health, including initiation and maintenance of contraceptive methods, breast and cervical cancer screening and sexually transmitted infections. Applicant must be a current Advanced Practice Nurse, Physician’s Assistant, or Medical Doctor. The wage range for this position is $38.13 to $57.17 an hour. 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 3/15/19, or until an adequate pool is reached. To apply go to www.sjbpublichealth.org.
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Check here for Public Health Jobs in Colorado

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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