Healthy People webinar March 23: Mental Health

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Webinar: Mental Health

Register Now | March 23, 2017 | 10 to 11 am MT/12 to 1 p.m. ET

Join Healthy People 2020 on Thursday, March 23, 2017 to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Mental Health Leading Health Indicators. You’ll also hear how one community organization is implementing the Sources of Strength Program to prevent suicide among youth.

Register today!

About Mental Health

The burden of mental illness in the United States is among the highest of all diseases, and mental disorders are among the most common causes of disability. Mental health is essential to a person’s well-being, healthy family and interpersonal relationships, and the ability to live a full and productive life. Early diagnosis and treatment can decrease the disease burden of mental health disorders as well as associated chronic diseases. Assessing and addressing mental health remains important to ensure that all Americans lead longer, healthier lives.

About Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators

The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) represent a smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions to help address them. LHIs are used to assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action to improve the health of the U.S. population.

Source: HealthyPeople.gov

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Webinar: Learn about Health Literacy and Motivational Interviewing on March 15

Join the Colorado Health Literacy Coalition for an overview of the Motivational Interviewing mindset, processes, skills, and strategies. We will also discuss the association of Motivational Interviewing and health education with a focus on health literacy. This webinar will feature PNTC MI instructor Katie Garrett!

Webinar: Health Literacy and Motivational Interviewing
Time/Date: 12- 1 PM MDT March 15
Register Here

Presenters:

Kathie Garrett, MA

Kathie is a Clinical Associate in the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program and a Research Senior Instructor in the Colorado School of Public Health. Kathie is also a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and member of the International Motivational Interviewing (MI) Network of Trainers. Her research interests include applied models of behavior change, motivational interviewing, and coping mechanisms across a wide range of chronic illnesses. Kathie has developed or collaborated on the development of five stress and coping interventions for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers and three MI interventions for obesity prevention and tobacco cessation that have been evaluated in large NIH funded randomized controlled trials. Kathie collaborates with the BHWP team on research, programmatic, curriculum and materials development and provides trainings in MI, stress management, and tobacco cessation.

Mary Mancuso, MA

Mary is a Clinical Associate at Behavioral Health and Wellness Program (BHWP), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine. Mary is involved in content and training material development, training initiatives, including providing ongoing support for trainees, and several BHWP research initiatives. She has a background in education and counseling psychology. Over the past 8 years, she’s worked with clients and patients in nonprofit, behavioral health, and hospital settings in clinical, consultant, quality improvement, and research roles. Prior to her role at BWHP, Mary worked in patient education for four years and was the coordinator of health literacy and patient and family-centered care at University of Colorado Hospital; she is also a member of the Colorado Health Literacy Coalition.

Source: Colorado Health Literacy Coalition

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CPC Community Health hiring Program Manager

CPC Community Health is looking for a Program Manager to join their team. This position manages the successful Community Heart Health Actions for Latinos At Risk (CHARLAR) program. CHARLAR is a public health program focused on the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk among Latinos in Metro Denver and Northwest Colorado. This community-based program is implemented through collaborative partnerships across multiple agencies and led by community health workers. CHARLAR is evidence-based, tailored to meet the needs of Latino communities, and has demonstrated positive results throughout Metro Denver since 2009.

Click here to view the job posting on the CPC web site.

In this position you will:

• Provide leadership and support to CHARLAR’s partners, Community Health Workers (CHW) and Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

• Supervise and work with the project coordinator to implement screening and enrollment events, CHW-led classes focused on chronic disease prevention, data collection activities and graduation events.

• Supervise and work with the CAC facilitator to recruit CAC members, facilitate dialogue among members and develop content for CAC quarterly meetings and strategic planning sessions.

• Oversee professional development and training of the CHWs.

• Prepare and monitor program timelines, deliverables and budgets.

• Negotiate scopes of work and budgets with funders and CHARLAR subcontractors.

• Coordinate data collection and reporting efforts.

• Collaborate with partner organizations and the CAC to disseminate program findings and updates.

• Explore new opportunities and strategic partnerships in public health.

• Contribute to presentation and publication efforts that arise from program data.

• Assist Development team with grant applications.

• Be responsible for additional duties as assigned.
Here’s what you will need to bring to the table:

• Master’s degree in public health or other health-related field. Alternatively, a Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of experience managing public health programs.

• Bilingual/fluent in English and Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing) proficiency.

• Experience collaborating with community organizations.

• Proficiency with MS Office Suite including PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

• Knowledge of SAS.

• Excellent interpersonal communication skills, writing skills, and organizational skills.

• Great attention to detail and good problem solving skills.

• Ability to work effectively both in the team environment and independently.

Please include a short cover letter with answers to the following questions: Why would you be a good candidate for this position? Describe your proficiency in the following:
a) Public health b) Working with Latino communities c) Spanish language d) Working with data. Are you authorized to work in the United States?  Do you now or will you in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status)?

If you are interested in applying, please forward your cover letter, your CV and 3 Letters of Reference: Careers@cpcmed.org

 

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Registration open for spring PN/CHW/PdS Alliance meeting

The registration has opened for the spring Patient Navigator, Community Health Worker and Promotor de Salud Alliance meeting on April 6, 1-3 pm in Metro Denver and online.

Click here to see the full agenda and registration is embedded within.

The deadline to register is March 30.

The meeting will be held in person and via remote connection; if you join remotely, please be sure you join via computer (those only joining via phone only have access to the presentations and not the group sharing).

Feature Presentation….

Presenting: Dr. Linda Burhansstipnanov of Native American Cancer Research Corporation

Native American Cancer Research Corporation (NACR) has received NCI funding to expand their work with a data and evaluation tracking database.  Join us to learn who their efforts will allow:

  • easier and more accurate data collection, ensuring systematic data collection;
  • allows for real-time summaries specific to individual patients;
  • allows program administrators to monitor PN interactions and produce a summary of activities documenting PN value;
  • documents activities for billing; and
  • collects patient perspectives on navigation services.

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Spread the Word!  PN CHW PdS Alliance Website (which includes the link to become a member, pass along to partners please!)

 

SOURCE: PN/CHW/PdS Alliance

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Colorado Health Literacy Coalition plans networking event for April

Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Networking Event

When: April 25, 2017 – 7:00 am-9:00 am
Where: COPIC Office, 7351 E. Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230 – Mile High Room, 2nd Floor

Please join the Colorado Health Literacy Coalition for its first networking event. Meet and talk with people who are interested in health literacy from a variety of settings while enjoying morning-time beverages and refreshments. Our generous sponsors have allowed us to make this event free! And parking is free too. Please register to attend at the link below.

REGISTRATION

QUESTIONS? Contact Dana Abbey at dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu.

Source: Colorado Health Literacy Coalition 

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Registration open for Motivational Interviewing Academy

Patient Navigators can practice with mock patients, receive one-on-one coaching 

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative (PNTC) is offering a unique opportunity to help patient navigators improve their motivational interviewing (MI) skills. Participants in the “Motivational Interviewing Academy” this spring will receive three sessions to practice their skills with a mock patient and follow-up coaching.

“Motivational interviewing workshops are an excellent venue for learning a new way of ‘being’ with clients, but research clearly shows that workshops alone do not change practice,” said Kathie Garrett, PNTC MI Instructor. “To successfully integrate MI spirit and skills into your daily practice, you need guidance in the form of coding and coaching.”

The MI Academy will provide patient navigators  the unique opportunity to receive real time practice with mock patients, objective MI integrity coding feedback and one-on-one coaching.

“People pay hundreds of dollars for this type of training, but we are offering three practice and coaching sessions free of charge,” Garrett said.

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach to help people make decisions, from quitting smoking to dietary changes to managing a chronic disease. MI is designed to address a patient’s ambivalence to change. This is a great skill to have in your toolbox to help improve patient outcomes.

By enrolling in this exciting opportunity, you will:

  • Participate in three encounters with mock patients so you can practice using MI
  • Have each session recorded and coded by an expert for various MI skills, to identify areas of strength and improvement
  • Receive three one-on-one coaching sessions with a professional MI coach, offering personal feedback

Target Audience: Non-licensed (lay) health professionals/patient navigators working in Colorado. Because we want to offer this experience to a variety of agencies around the state, only 3 navigators from each agency will be accepted. In addition, this opportunity is only open to lay navigators (non nurses). Please see this link for resources on MI training for nurses from the CU School of Nursing.

The mock patient encounters will be scheduled in spring/early summer 2017. You will be able to schedule each 20-minute mock session and follow up coaching call at a time slot that works with your schedule. These sessions will be all done over the phone, so travel is not required.

Prerequisites: 

  • Required: Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals and Level 2: Advanced Motivational Interviewing
  • Recommended prequisite: Advanced Health Behavior Change
  • Been working as a patient navigator, health educator, community health worker or similar for at least 6 months
  • Reside in Colorado
  • Permission from your supervisor to participate
  • Be a lay (non licensed) health professional

Register for MI Academy for Patient Navigators 

Questions? Email PNTC program manager Erin Martinez at erin.martinez@ucdenver.edu.

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Job opportunity: Patient Navigator at Asian Pacific Development Center

The Patient Navigator is responsible for assisting refugee & immigrant community members to overcome barriers to care for chronic health diseases (i.e., cardiovascular disease, chronic pulmonary disease, and cancer) through health education, cultural/interpretation services, care coordination and provider education. Bilingual in Nepali and familiar with medical terminology a plus!

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Bilingual in English and Nepali; medical terminology a plus
  • Medical interpretation certification
  • College degree or equivalent job experience
  • At least one year of direct service provision in human services
  • Firsthand cultural knowledge as a member/leader in refugee/immigrant community in Colorado
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with community members and act as advocate for and liaison between refugees and a diverse network of providers
  • Knowledge of healthcare system, screening, chronic illness, self-management, treatment adherence, and local resources
  • Excellent listening, oral communication and teaching skills
  • Ability to give and take direction accurately and efficiently
  • Ability to multi-task and operate well in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient written communication skills

If interested, please forward resume and cover letter to eriasano@apdc.org with the subject line: Patient Navigator – CDPHE/Integrated Care

Click here for full job description.

Source: Asian Pacific Development Center

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Join us online for Emotional and Social Aspects of Disease

Registration is now open for our Level 2 online course, Emotional and Social Aspects of Disease. This course was recently revised to be less time-intensive and we are excited to offer it to you this spring.

This online course helps patient navigators understand their role and how to help patients and caregivers deal with complex emotional issues related to chronic disease.

Course runs for 7 weeks, Feb. 13 to April 4, 2017 and will be facilitated by Kathleen Garrett.

Course Format: This is an online course. This course is led by an instructor, not self-paced.  ALL course activities take place via the Internet. There will be three live sessions during the course conducted via Zoom web conferencing. It is preferred if you have a web cam, but not required.

You will login to a course website to complete activities. Course activities include readings, online tutorials, videos, quizzes and online discussions. Activities are required each week. You will complete all activities independently and use the discussion tool to interact with other students 2-3 times per week.

Live sessions via Zoom:

– Tuesday, Feb 14: Noon-1 pm: Course Overview, Meet your Classmates
– Tuesday, March 7: Noon-1 pm: Live Discussion (topics to be announced)
– Tuesday, April 4: Noon-1 pm: Course Wrap Up, Q&A

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Registration system back up! New courses posted

logo_vecThank you for your patience last week as we resolved issues with our course registration system. It is back up and and ready to accept your registrations!

Upcoming workshops

Community Health Worker 101
This two-day training is based on the foundations of our Patient Navigator Level 1, but geared especially to Community Health Workers (CHWs) making home visits.
Date/Time: Jan 18-19, 2017, 9 am- 5 pm
Location: Denver, CO

Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals – Denver (FULL – Waitlist Available)
This comprehensive course is introductory “Level 1” training for patient navigators who want to gain navigation skills and knowledge of patient resources, basic health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing.
Date/Time: Feb. 1-3, 2017, 8:30 am-5 pm

Advanced Care Coordination – Aurora
Coordinated care contributes to patient-centered, high-quality care. This Level 2 course prepares patient navigators to coordinate care for their clients.
Date/Time: Feb. 21, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

Advanced Care Coordination – Glenwood Springs
Date/Time: Feb. 24, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

Registration now open:

March 3: Advanced Health Behavior Change – Aurora, CO
March 10: Leading and Administering a Patient Navigation Program – Loveland, CO
March 22-24: Level 1 – Loveland, CO
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Healthy People 2020 webinar: Access to Health Services

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In this webinar, you’ll learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Access to Health Services Leading Health Indicators. You’ll also learn how Door to HealthCare, a regional consumer assistance organization, is using navigators to increase access to health services in Maryland.

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators: Access to Health Services
When: 10-11 am MST/Noon- 1 pm EST on Thursday, Jan 19
Register

About Access to Health Services
Access to and utilization of quality health care can greatly affect a person’s health. Increasing access to both routine medical care and medical insurance are vital steps in improving the health of all Americans. Regular and reliable use of health services can prevent disease and disability, detect and treat illnesses or other health conditions, and increase life expectancy.

About Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators
The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) represent a smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions to help address them. LHIs are used to assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action to improve the health of the U.S. population.

Source: HealthyPeople.gov

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Exciting opportunity to improve your skills with “Motivational Interviewing Academy”

elearn_hiv_cancer2Patient Navigators can practice with mock patients, receive one-on-one coaching 

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative (PNTC) is offering a unique opportunity to help patient navigators improve their motivational interviewing (MI) skills. Participants in the “Motivational Interviewing Academy” this spring will receive three sessions to practice their skills with a mock patient and follow-up coaching.

“Motivational interviewing workshops are an excellent venue for learning a new way of ‘being’ with clients, but research clearly shows that workshops alone do not change practice,” said Kathie Garrett, PNTC MI Instructor. “To successfully integrate MI spirit and skills into your daily practice, you need guidance in the form of coding and coaching.”

The MI Academy will provide patient navigators  the unique opportunity to receive real time practice with mock patients, objective MI integrity coding feedback and one-on-one coaching.

“People pay hundreds of dollars for this type of training, but we are offering three practice and coaching sessions free of charge,” Garrett said.

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach to help people make decisions, from quitting smoking to dietary changes to managing a chronic disease. MI is designed to address a patient’s ambivalence to change. This is a great skill to have in your toolbox to help improve patient outcomes.

By enrolling in this exciting opportunity, you will:

  • Participate in three encounters with mock patients so you can practice using MI
  • Have each session recorded and coded by an expert for various MI skills, to identify areas of strength and improvement
  • Receive three one-on-one coaching sessions with a professional MI coach, offering personal feedback

Target Audience: Non-licensed (lay) health professionals/patient navigators working in Colorado. Because we want to offer this experience to a variety of agencies around the state, only 3 navigators from each agency will be accepted. In addition, this opportunity is only open to lay navigators (non nurses). Please see this link for resources on MI training for nurses from the CU School of Nursing.

The mock patient encounters will be scheduled in January, March, and May 2017. You will be able to schedule each 20-minute mock session and follow up coaching call at a time slot that works with your schedule. These sessions will be all done over the phone, so travel is not required.

Prerequisites: 

  • Required: Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals and Level 2: Advanced Motivational Interviewing
  • Recommended prequisite: Advanced Health Behavior Change
  • Been working as a patient navigator, health educator, community health worker or similar for at least 6 months
  • Reside in Colorado
  • Permission from your supervisor to participate
  • Be a lay (non licensed) health professional

Registration Coming In January! 

Questions? Email PNTC program manager Erin Martinez at erin.martinez@ucdenver.edu.

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Spring 2017 workshop schedule announced

logo_vec2017 is going to be a great year. We will have our usual array of courses in the Denver metro area and will be visiting the western slope (Glenwood Springs) as well as Durango in the spring. In addition, there will be an opportunity to get involved with two ECHO online learning communities, as well as to receive one-on-one motivational interviewing coaching.

Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals – Denver
This comprehensive course is introductory “Level 1” training for patient navigators who want to gain navigation skills and knowledge of patient resources, basic health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing.
Date/Time: Feb. 1-3, 2017, 8:30 am-5 pm

Advanced Care Coordination – Aurora
Coordinated care contributes to patient-centered, high-quality care. This Level 2 course prepares patient navigators to coordinate care for their clients.
Date/Time: Feb. 21, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

Advanced Care Coordination – Glenwood Springs
Date/Time: Feb. 24, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

Registration is coming soon for the following workshops:

  • Emotional and Social 6-week Online course: February-March 2017
  • Advanced Health Behavior Change: March 3 in Denver
  • Leading and Administering a Patient Navigation Program: March 10 in Loveland
  • Level 1: March 22-24 in Loveland
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing: March 24 in North Denver Metro
  • Bridging Theory and Practice: March 30 and 31 in Arvada
  • Advanced Health Behavior Change: April 21 in North Denver Metro
  • Advanced Health Literacy: May 4 in Denver
  • Level 1: May 3-5 in Glenwood Springs
  • Advanced Care Coordination: May 9 in Durango
  • Advanced MI: May 10 in Durango
  • Advanced Health Behavior Change: May 11 in Durango*

*Durango dates are tentative at this time.

NEW this year: MI Academy: Mock Patient Encounters & Coaching Experience

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative is offering a unique opportunity to help patient navigators improve their motivational interviewing (MI) skills. Learn more

 

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Register today: PN/CHW/PdS Alliance meeting Jan 5

 Patient Navigation Community Health Worker and Promotor de Salud Alliance Meeting
1-3 pm Jan 5

We are happy to announce 2017’s first PN CHW and PdS Alliance meeting on January 5 Alliance Meeting (in person and via Zoom web).

You must register for this meeting to attend.

Information Link and Registration Details

Virtual:

If you are attending virtually-you will be sent a link to the meeting.  Please note-this is intended to be a web-video meeting, please do not attend only via phone.

In Person

If you are attending in person, allow yourself about 15 min from parking to payment of parking and find the location.

Location:
Anschutz Medical Campus
Education 2 North Building, Room 1102
1701 S Uvalda St, Aurora, CO

 

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Increase your cancer knowledge with new video series featuring 17 different cancer control topics

ig-cancer-control-video-series1New cancer control video series to aid public health professionals, help save lives

A new video series focusing on cancer control for public health and population health improvement has just been launched by the Colorado School of Public Health’s Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RM-PHTC). Two years in the making, the Cancer Control Video Series includes 17 videos and numerous experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Cancer Society, and leading universities from across the nation.

“We designed this unique video series specifically as a resource for public health professionals working in cancer control,” said Elaine Scallan, Director, RM-PHTC and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. “It provides an essential primer on what we know about cancer sites and risk factors and how we can use this knowledge to improve prevention and cancer outcomes.”

One of 10 Regional Public Health Training Centers funded by the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA), and a member of HRSA’s Public Health Learning Network, the RM-PHTC is the national lead on trainings for public health professionals on the topic of cancer. Their highly anticipated training series brings together the multidisciplinary talents of cancer experts, practitioners, instructional designers, and animators to create an entertaining, baseline introduction to cancer including risk factors and issues like survivorship, surveillance, and coalitions.

“This series is perfect for public health professionals who are new to cancer control,” says Laurie Schneider, deputy chief of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The series is self-paced and learners can complete one topic or multiple topics. Certificates of completion are available by topic. Click here to browse the series.

This project was supported by grant number UB6HP27876 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

About the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center

The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center provides learning opportunities to public health professionals in Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, and serves as the national lead on the topic of cancer. The Training Center is housed within the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. The RM-PHTC works in collaboration with several organizations to develop, market, deliver and evaluate a wide range of trainings based on current needs and public health trends. It is a member of the Public Health Learning Network.

Source: Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center

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Webinar: Discover HIV Navigation Services: A New Model for Patient Navigation

Discover HIV Navigation Services: A New Model for Patient Navigation
December 15, 2016 ~ 10-11:30 am MT
(9 am Pacific/11 am Central/12 pm Eastern)

This 90-minute webinar will discuss the CDC’s HIV Navigation Services framework for health care providers working in clinical settings to optimize the health outcomes of people living with HIV or at high-risk of acquiring HIV. This is an interactive webinar, hosted by the CDC Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network, which will provide an overview of the HIV Navigation Services (HNS) model, discuss benefits for patients and providers, review the structural components of HNS, and showcase an implementation approach. The webinar is structured with 60 minutes of content and a 30 minute opportunity for webinar participants to interact with their peers and expert faculty to ask questions about HNS implementation.

  1. Define CDC’s HIV Navigation Services model.
  2. Describe the HIV Care Continuum and the importance of engagement.
  3. Discuss how HIV Navigation Services can improve health outcomes for persons living with HIV and high risk negatives.
  4. Identify the structural components of the HIV Navigation Services framework.
  5. Determine how HIV Navigation Services can enhance services at my healthcare organization.

NOTE: This webinar has a two-step registration process  First register with the “Register ” icon.  After completing this registration, you will be sent a link to register with Adobe Connect in order to receive your webinar URL that you will use to join the live webinar.

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Upcoming training: Working with Children from Addicted Homes

Tools for the Journey: Working with Children from Addicted Homes
December 19, 9 am-4:30 pm
Betty Ford Center, 14001 E Iliff Ave #120, Aurora, CO 80014

For more information and online registration, please visit: Tools for the Journey: Working with Children from Addicted Homes

After attending this workshop, human services professionals will better understand the specific issues faced by adults who have grown up with drug and alcohol addiction and children still living in a home that is facing these issues. We will focus on how children are affected and different tools professionals can use to help these kids and their families. We will explore the healing journey for children and their families. Using the Betty Ford Center Model, participants will learn effective strategies to make a difference in the lives of children and adults; understand our unique prevention model; and explore new tools for working with children, parents and families. Come fill your “tool box” with activities, games and techniques that really work!

Evidence-Based Learning Objectives

  • After completing this workshop participants will successfully be able to:
  • describe three ways children are adversely impacted by family addiction;
  • list the core characteristics of resiliency;
  • demonstrate two activities which engage these youth in the healing process;
  • state three important messages for children from addicted families to hear to further their recovery.

Source: Human Services Network of Colorado

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Mini grant funding opportunity for cancer projects

fundingopportunityThe Comprehensive Cancer Program and Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC) of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have funds to support implementation projects in the following areas highlighted in the Colorado Cancer Plan:

  • Efforts to increase HPV Vaccine uptake (Goal 3-Objective 3.2)
  • Efforts to decrease UV exposure and increase sun protection (Goal 2-Objective 2.3)
  • Efforts to increase cancer survivorship opportunities (Goals 8, 9, 10)
  • Efforts to increase breast and cervical cancer screenings and follow-up care (Goal 3-Objective 3.1; Goals 5, 6, 7, 11)

The purpose of the projects are intended to pilot, support, extend, or expand the work that an organization, group, or task force is currently doing in one of these areas, and there is not an ask or expectation to establish a brand new large scale project.

Participants should use the 2016-2020 Colorado Cancer Plan as a guide for determining the proposed project. The Colorado Cancer Plan is a comprehensive plan addressing a number of goals and strategies that target cancer prevention and control activities.

Details:

  • To apply, please complete the 2017 Mini Grant Application.
  • Submissions will be accepted on a first come first serve basis (as long as funds are available) to Becky Selig via email at becky.selig@state.co.us.
  • Organizations will be notified of award status approximately 1-2 weeks after submission is received.
  • Organizations and groups can request up to $5,000.00.
  • Mini grant projects must be completed by 6/16/2017 – please note, the funding can be used in conjunction with other funding an organization has available. If that is the case, it is permissible to extend the project beyond 6/16/2017, but please be very clear in the application what portion of the project funds and deliverables are associated with this funding (and will be complete by 6/16/2017) versus another source.

Questions? Contact Becky Selig at becky.selig@state.co.us

Source: Colorado Cancer Coalition

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What might a Trump administration mean for Medicaid?

kffThe Kaiser Family Foundation released a new fact sheet that examines key questions around the potential changes President-elect Donald Trump and the next Congress may seek to make in Medicaid, a program that covers 73 million people nationally.

Depending on how it is structured, a repeal of the Affordable Care Act could reverse the expansion of Medicaid coverage that helped bring the nation’s uninsured rate to a historic low. The brief also examines the prospect of capping and reducing federal financing for Medicaid through a block grant or a per capita cap. These approaches are typically designed to save the federal government money and provide states with additional flexibility but, depending on how they are structured, could put populations and providers who disproportionately rely on Medicaid funding — including the elderly and people with disabilities, nursing homes and safety net hospitals – at risk.

The fact sheet also discusses how executive powers can be used to make changes to Medicaid without congressional action, including new regulations and Medicaid waivers.

Read the Fact Sheet

Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation

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Spring 2017 Course preview

logo_vecSpring 2017 workshop schedule coming soon!

We are working hard on our workshop calendar for 2017! Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals
January: Denver
March: Fort Collins
May: Glenwood Springs

We are planning to offer advanced courses in the central and north Denver metro areas, as well as the western slope.

Do you live in the Durango area? Take this brief survey and let us know what courses we should bring to you!

Bridging Theory and Practice will be held in March in Arvada.

ECHO Learning Sessions will be held in Care Coordination and Motivational Interviewing. There will also be opportunities for PNs to receive one-on-one Motivational Interviewing coaching. More details to come!

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