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Learn to empower yourself and your clients at Real-World Advocacy training, Dec. 8 in Denver

picHuman services workers face a multitude of challenges—from diminishing funding to new measures evaluating the use of those funds; from increased workloads on fewer professionals, to greater accountability expected of them; from a vastly more diverse client population, to newly-imposed limits on what can be provided to those clients. We need to collectively rise to those challenges and advocate to change the current negative climate regarding both the work we do and the clients we serve.

Real-World Advocacy
December 8, 9 am to 4:30 pm
Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave West, Denver
For online registration, please visit: Real-World Advocacy

One of our afternoon breakouts — the Client-Centered Advocacy session — will feature client-advocates and key staff from three organizations which are leading the charge in client empowerment: Bayaud Industries, the Colorado Cross-Disabilities Coalition and CHARG. You will learn critical information as to how these organizations have been able put clients “in the driver’s seat” when it comes to their own care. And you will hear firsthand how clients have advocated for their needs at the personal, organizational and legislative level.

You will:

  • Discover new and useful resources to share with co-workers and other participants,
  • Understand how to be your own best advocate,
  • Explore the many ways in which nonprofits can speak up about issues confronting them,
  • Engage in interactive, brainstorming sessions to define or refine their communications approach,
  • Identify strategies to engage elected officials and other decision-makers with your issue, and
  • Leave with a new sense of our shared power.

Eligible for 6 hours CEU.

Event sponsored by the Human Services Network or Colorado and Colorado Center on Law and Policy.

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School of Medicine seeking Patient Navigators to help improve palliative care for Latinos

somThe Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is seeking a Professional Research Assistant position who will serve as a Patient Navigator.

Drs. Stacy Fischer and Regina Fink have recently been awarded funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research. They are expanding their research to improve palliative care outcomes for Latinos with advanced medical illness. The new study is titled, “Apoyo con Cariño (Support through Caring): Improving Palliative Care Outcomes for Latinos with Advanced Medical Illness.” (COMIRB # 16-1270)

Bilingual and bicultural navigators are being sought to help with this 4-year study. Responsibilities of the patient navigators include recruiting and consenting research subjects, collecting data, and scheduling, arranging, and delivering the research intervention. In particular, this study will focus solely on Latinos with advanced medical illness.

Responsibilities include:

  • Arrange and deliver home visits—covering assigned Colorado geographic area
  • Provide telephone support to intervention participants
  • Ensure completed advance care planning documents are scanned into medical records
  • Communicate with providers as needed to help facilitate care for participants
  • Reports on progress weekly with co-investigator or project manager
  • Assist with follow-up data collection
  • Enroll and collect data from study subjects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Must have a vehicle and can drive
  • Community Health work or experience working in a health care setting (e.g. medical or nursing assistant)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • REDCap training required
  • Community Health Certification
  • Previous experience in patient navigation or health related field of work
  • Motivational interviewing experience

Regions

  • 0.60 FTE North Navigator (Loveland, Greeley, and Fort Collins)
  • 0.60 FTE South Navigator (Colorado Springs and Pueblo)

Salary Range: $35,000 – $40,000 (based on experience)
Hiring Range: 0.75 – 0.20 FTE

Click here for full job description.

For more information or to apply, contact:

Danielle Kline, Senior Professional Research Assistant
(303) 724-7410
Danielle.kline@ucdenver.edu

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What’s next for healthcare after the election?

healthcare-questionsThere is a lot of uncertainty on the future of healthcare since the presidential election. Patients and healthcare providers alike are grappling with this uncertainty, as there is a lot we simply don’t know. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to repeal Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but what does this mean for the health insurance landscape? Below, are some non-partisan articles examining possible scenarios and what could come next.

Many experts agree that overhauling the ACA would take time. It is unlikely that anything will change in 2017, as “It’s a complex process to alter a law as complicated as the ACA,” said Sara Rosenbaum, a professor of health law and policy at George Washington University, in a Kaiser Health News article.

According to Elizabeth Hagen, senior policy analyst for Families USA, Republican proposals to repeal the ACA will likely include a transition period so people do not experience a sudden disruption in coverage. Read more of her blog here.

About 20 million people have gained health insurance coverage since the ACA was implemented.

According to Connect for Health Colorado’s CEO Kevin Patterson, until the new administration and Congress develop a new direction, the health insurance marketplace will continue with normal operations.

“We urge our customers to continue to shop for the best coverage for themselves and their families in 2017 and complete their enrollment by Dec. 15, 2016, to avoid a gap in coverage,” Patterson said in an email statement to stakeholders. About 168,000 Colorado residents have healthcare coverage through Connect for Health Colorado.

More articles:

Compiled by Erin Martinez, PNTC Communications Manager

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Webinar on helping cancer patients with insurance options: Nov. 17

Health insurance is an important piece of the employment conversation. This webinar, presented by Cancer + Careers, will provide attendees with information about existing health insurance options as well as the changes in healthcare brought about by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including new consumer protections and health insurance options, and how these changes might affect cancer patients. We will also discuss where states are with regard to implementing various provisions of the ACA and potential areas where advocates can weigh in with decision-makers in their states. Session is free and open to healthcare professionals of all disciplines

What: Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals: Health Insurance Options
When: 10 am MST Nov. 17
More info and to register

The Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals explores the issues faced by survivors balancing work and cancer. Past webinars are archived online for viewing at your convenience. These webinars include:

  • Where to Start: Information to help patients think through disclosing their diagnosis, protecting their privacy and managing their online brand.
  • Working Through Treatment:  Helping patients create a plan for working through cancer treatment
  • Taking Time Off: Helping patients create a plan for taking time off and important laws to know
  • Returning to Work: Helping patients through the challenges faced by transitioning after taking time off work for cancer treatments

More resources: 

Working Through the Side Effects: Tips for Your Patients
Legal-ese Made Easy: Help Your Working Patients Understand Their Rights

 

Source: Cancer + Careers

 

 

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Webinar series: PN, CHW and PdS Tracking and Data Collection Tools

person-woman-desk-laptopThrough the fall and early winter, the Patient Navigator/Community Health Worker/ Promotoras de Salud Alliance will be offering opportunities to hear from CHW and PN experts who have devoted resources and their expertise to develop tracking and data collection databases.

Mr. Nick Flattery: Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions
November 9, 2016: Noon-1 pm MST
Zoom Link

Nick Flattery is a senior project manager at CPC Community Health in Aurora, CO.  He runs the statewide chronic disease prevention program, Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions.  He has over 15 years in the field of community and public health and is passionate about reducing the burden of health disparities throughout Colorado and beyond.

On Nov. 9, Nick will present on a proprietary decision support and data collection system created for the Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions program, called OSCAR (Outreach, Screening and Referral System).  OSCAR allows CHWs in the field and across the state to collect data on program participants and sync that data for analysis to the CPC offices in Aurora.

Dr. Linda Burhansstipnanov: Native American Cancer Research Corporation
December 7, 2016: Noon-1 pm MST
Zoom Link
Or Telephone for Audio
Dial: +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 252 184 8364

Native American Cancer Research Corporation (NACR) developed the current online evaluation program in 2005. NACR added the Patient Navigation tab in 2008 with assistance from Linda Krebs, Lisa Harjo, Southeast Program Evaluation (Mark Dignan) and tribal partners (Walking Forward, Intertribal Council of Michigan, Muskogee (Creek) Tribe of Oklahoma, and Comanche Nation of Oklahoma). As of October 1, 2016, the research team has been awarded an NIH Phase I SBIR funding to convert the online program into an easy-to-use, useful and efficient tablet app focused on the Survivorship phase of the cancer care continuum that will allow PNs to easily document activities and interactions.  Phase II will address the full cancer continuum (prevention through end-of-life).  The prototype:

  • Makes data input easier and more accurate, 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.

During Phase I, tailored report templates will be feasible to generate for:

  • An individual Navigator
  • A phase of the cancer continuum
  • An individual patient
  • A cancer care facility

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November webinars: Introduction to CDC Diabetes Prevention Programs in Tribal Communities

cdc-logoThe Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is offering two introductory webinars in November on diabetes prevention programs in tribal communities. Join to hear more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) & Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP), as well as shared testimony from Tribal applicants.

Webinar details: 

Monday, November 7
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST (12-1:30 MST)
&
Tuesday, November 15
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST (2-3:30 MST)

Join the Skype Meeting at https://webconf.cdc.gov/ihs8/T7NDCJM3.
All can access the Skype for Business Web App for free by clicking on the link, and then following the instructions in the Web browser window to join the meeting.

or

Join by phone
(855) 644-0229
Conference ID: 2351261

Email Kavitha Muthuswamy at ihs8@cdc.gov with for questions.

No registration is required. All are welcome!

More info:
CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program
CDC Native Diabetes Wellness Program

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Advanced Health Behavior Change – Nov. 10 in Colorado Springs

logo_vecWant to help your patients reach their goals? This course provides tools and strategies to help clients around diet, exercise, diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention and control.

Advanced Health Behavior Change focuses on chronic disease, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention and control. It is hybrid course which includes an online component and the one day skills practice workshop designed for patient navigators, care coordinators, clinical and non-clinical practice staff.

The in-person session provides for practice and observation of the behavioral skills.

The online portion includes pre-work required for the in-person workshop and disease modules that can be viewed at any time.

Time and Date: 9 am-5 pm Nov. 10

Location: Tim Gill Center, G&L Community Room, 315 E Costilla Street, Colorado Springs CO 80903

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Annual conference highlights importance of health literacy in improving patient care

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By Alejandra Armenta, PNTC Intern

The second annual Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Conference was held at the University of Colorado Hospital Conference Center on Oct. 21, 2016. This event was aimed primarily at clinicians, health educators, patient navigators, hospitals representatives and the general public interested in health literacy.

The Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Conference educated the audience with innovative techniques that will help them create more health literate health care organizations. According to the Coalition, health literacy allows patients and families to receive and understand health information so they can be advocates for their own care. image007

During the course of the conference, guests were encouraged to attend speaker-led interactive workshops. Speakers engaged attendees in a positive dialogue in order for people to improve their skills and knowledge about health literacy.

According to conference guest speaker Mary Ann Abrams, many health problems are linked to low health literary. These include:

  • Poor ability to interpret labels and health messages
  • Greater use of emergency care
  • Higher health care cost
  • Poor ability to demonstrate taking medicines appropriately

If patient navigators and other healthcare professionals improve their health literacy skills, they will have better communication with their patients and serve their needs. Improved health literacy is the key to improving care quality, reducing medical errors, facilitating shared decision-making and improving health outcomes.

image001Why is it important to use Health Literacy at your work? 

“We are the first contact sometimes after getting discharged, or in my case with the asthma visits, they tend to call me first, because they feel more comfortable. And of course with health literacy, I can explain things better. They won’t be scared or stressed because they feel more confident asking questions.”

Raquel Figueroa, Patient Navigator at Denver Health, who works with asthma patients

 

Alejandra Armenta is a student at CU-Denver, with a double major of Ethnic Studies and Public Health.

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Amendment 72 (tobacco tax): Know the facts before you vote

cigarette-599485_1920Colorado voters are being asked to decide on a measure with important public health implications this election season. Amendment 72 proposes amending the Colorado Constitution to:

  • increase the state tax on a pack of cigarettes from $0.84 to $2.59;
  • increase the state tax on other tobacco products from 40 percent to 62 percent of the price; and
  • distribute the new tax money for medical research, tobacco-use prevention, doctors and clinics in rural or low-income areas, veterans’ services, and other health-related programs.

Studies show that increasing tobacco prices is one of the most effective ways to get current smokers to quit and to prevent new users, especially kids. When cigarette taxes were last increased in 2005, the number of cigarettes consumed per person in Colorado fell by 12.6 percent. Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable diseases like cancer, and heart and lung disease, contributing to 5,100 deaths in Colorado per year.

Colorado’s current cigarette tax is well below the national average of $1.65 per pack. If Amendment 72 passes, Colorado would go from the 14th lowest per-pack tax in the nation ($0.84) to the 11th highest ($2.59).

This new tax would not include e-cigarette products.

Amendment will raise about $315 million a year by increasing the tax on cigarettes by $1.75 per pack and increasing the tax on other tobacco products like cigars and chewing tobacco by 22%. The funds would be dedicated as follows:

  • $92 million for Colorado-based research to prevent and improve treatments for cancer, heart and lung disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and youth mental health
  • $48 million for medical and mental health care for 500,000 Colorado veterans
  • $34 million to increase access to health care in rural and underserved areas
  • $34 million to expand access to youth behavioral health services
  • $54 million to meet the recommended funding levels by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for tobacco education, prevention, and cessation programs for Colorado’s youth and adults
  • $17 million to provide training and repay student debt for medical professionals in rural and underserved areas
  • $36 million to current tobacco tax-funded programs, compensating for expected reductions in tax revenue due to lower tobacco use in the future

Amendment 72’s proponents include a wide array of health organizations, including the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, American Heart Association and Colorado Medical Society. The opposition to Amendment 72 is being headed by a committee calling itself No Blank Checks in the Constitution, funded by tobacco companies. This group argues that Amendment 72 would unnecessarily lock $315 million into constitutional spending with little-to-no accountability or oversight.

In addition, the tax increase will have a disproportionate impact on low income individuals.  About 30 percent of Colorado adults making less than $15,000 are smokers. However, the tax revenues support Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program), which is required by the Affordable Care Act to provide smoking cessation services to its members.

SOURCES:
Colorado Health Institute
Colorado Blue Book

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Level 1 offered in December in South Denver

logo_vecThe Patient Navigator Training Collaborative is pleased to announce the dates for the last Level 1 workshop of 2016, offered in South Denver, CO. This training will take place from Dec. 7-9 at the CU South Denver campus, located in the Wildlife Experience building at 10035 Peoria Street in Parker.

Please see below link to register. We hope you can join us!

Dates for 2017 Level 1 workshops will be announced soon. Locations include Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs and Metro Denver.

Register for Patient Navigator Fundamentals

 

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Mental Health First Aid offered Nov 15 in Aurora

consulting-1739639_1920Mental Health First Aid is a training to assist community members in recognizing the signs and symptoms of different mental health problems, learn an action plan to feel confident in helping during a mental health crisis, recognize warning signs for suicide and learn about great resources to assist people in our community.

Mental Health First Aid
Date/Time: Nov 15, 8:30 am-5 pm
Location: Martin Luther King Library, 9898 E. Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO
Cost: $25
Register Here

You will learn:

  • How to help to someone experiencing signs of mental illness or a mental health crisis
  • A 5-step action plan to help in individual in crisis connect to professional care
  • The potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders and suicide

Mental Health First Aid is a three year certification and only requires one eight hour day of training. To register for MHFA classes,  go to www.mhfaco.org and click on Find A Class tab on the main page. Make sure to register for the website before registering for the class.

Contact Monica Pressley at monicapressley@aumhc.org with any questions or concerns regarding this upcoming Mental Health First Aid training.

Source: Aurora Mental Health

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Register to attend the PN/CHW/PdS Alliance Meeting on Oct 17

smith-sonsThe fall PN/CHW/PdS Alliance Meeting will be held on Oct 17 at the  Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO. Attend in-person or via remote connection!

Please register for this meeting by Oct 12. We have a lot of technology built into this meeting and we need to be sure you are accounted for ahead of time. See details on “watch parties” below. 

Register To Attend!

 Meeting Details

What:   PN CHW and PdS Alliance Fall Meeting 

Goal of Meeting: Connect the PN CHW and PdS Community for the fall Alliance meeting.  This meeting will specifically highlight a couple of statewide resources to help patient navigators, community health workers and promotores de salud serve their communities.

When:  Monday, October 17, 1-3 pm* (please note this is a 2 hour meeting)

Where:    Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 1 Building, Room 130013070 E 19th Ave, Aurora, CO

Remote Connection:

Statewide Zoom Webmeeting Connection-you must register to be provided the link.  The Zoom and University of Colorado will be operating a very dynamic online viewing and connection opportunity to ensure good remote participation.  We are working on providing locations for watch parties.  See below.

Who: All Alliance Members and Anyone Wishing to Learn More about the Alliance’s and resources available throughout Colorado.

Come Prepared: Please bring your laptop to connect and use the resources in real-time!  For those joining remotely, the availability to join via web or at least have access to a computer to review information is needed.

Watch Party Fun!
Attend a “watch party in your area – contact people below for details:

Pueblo contact: Michelle East, Pueblo Community Health Center, meast@pueblochc.org

La Junta contact: Kaysie Schmidt, Otero Junior College, Kaysie.Schmidt@ojc.edu

Western Slope contact:  Amy Gallagher, AGallagher@WholeHealthManagement.org

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Sept 28 Webinar: PN, CHW, PdS Alliance Portal Powered by 2-1-1

211We are thrilled to provide a 1 hour preview of the PN CHW and PdS Alliance Portal, Powered by 2-1-1!

The Alliance Portal, serves as the Alliance’s website AND, a search tool that will allow PNs, CHWs, PdS connect with each other, their community organizations and  medical providers or their clients to connect to services.

What: Introduction of the PN CHW and Pds Alliance Portal Powered by 2-1-1

When: 1-2 pm September 28,

Where: Webinar (or phone)-see below!

Who:  YOU (All CHWs, PNs, PdS, Community Folks, Medical People)

General Info:

We will discuss the general 2-1-1 work with United Way but post importantly, the PN CHW and PdS Alliance Portal and how it all works!

Webinar Link! https://echo.zoom.us/j/7648943828

Joining by phone ONLY:

+1 646 558 8656 or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 764 894 3828

 

Is Your Information in the PN CHW PN Portal?!?!  Here’s How:!!

Calling United Way 2-1-1 and Reference the Alliance Portal to enter your information at the home United Way 2-1-1 Office.

303-561-2112

Or

Enter your information in this survey link and a United Way 2-1-1 Operator will call you.

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Travel to Massachusetts this fall for Integrative Cancer Care Navigation Training

yoga-picExperience a powerful new paradigm in whole-person care that supports patients on all levels, improving the cancer experience.

Developed by Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and taught by renowned experts in integrative cancer care, this program is the nation’s leading professional training in integrative navigation. This fall, Smith Center is offering the training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Western Massachusetts.

Integrative Cancer Care Navigation Training
Oct. 23-28, 2016
Tuition: $995.00 plus lodging
Limited scholarships available
More details and to register

Through immersive instruction and experiential learning, you will gain the knowledge, resources and tools needed to:

  • Create a space of safety, compassionate listening, and support for patients and caregivers throughout the cancer continuum
  • Increase patients’ knowledge of available resources to better cope with cancer and reduce stress
  • Guide patients in the responsible selection and use of appropriate evidence-based complementary therapies for healing and well-being
  • Offer patients a deeper level of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual support
  • Come explore opportunities for self-care and personal healing, and be inspired to transform the experience of cancer for your patients.

The training is open to both new and experienced navigators, and is particularly useful to professionals who would like to expand their skills and services to include whole-person and comprehensive navigation support. Our past trainees serve diverse populations and come from a variety of backgrounds:

  • Oncology Care Providers (physicians, nurses, counselors, and social workers)
  • Integrative Practitioners
  • Patient Advocates
  • Lay Navigators

Training participants are eligible to receive the following Continuing Education Credits:

  • Social Workers – 40.5 credits
  • Nurses – 35.5 credits
  • Psychologists – 23 credits
  • Yoga Teachers – 5.75 credits

Source: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

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Meet our intern and share your story!

ale-photoThe Patient Navigator Training Collaborative is excited to have a student intern for the fall semester. Read more about Alejandra below and learn how to get involved with her project!

My name is Alejandra Armenta. I am a bilingual student attending the University of Colorado Denver, studying Public Health and Ethnic Studies. I am currently doing an internship with Patient Navigator Training Collaborative. I am interested in developing new content for the website, because this will allow me to promote the role of current patient navigators and it will also allow me to learn how patient navigators help their patients.

I learned through my own first-hand experience how difficult moving to a new country, culture, and language can be.  I was born in Mexico and lived there until I was four years old. After a few months of living in Colorado, I was getting really upset because I couldn’t understand anything. Through my frustrations, I knew I had to learn to speak English. It was not easy at all. I had difficulty comprehending the meaning of what was said during class and was frustrated when listening to others speak, but I made the commitment to study. My courage and willingness has made me successful.

Today my life has changed.  I have access to two cultures and I am more tolerant and open to others by being able to communicate in two languages. I feel free to learn about diverse cultures, traditions, and social behaviors as well as be a part of them. In the future, I plan to help people not only with their health, but help them with communication barriers.

I believe that patient navigators are the people who are really making a difference, as they reduce barriers to care and assist patients with questions and concerns. I am very interested in sitting down with patient navigators and patients and collecting their stories.

Please contact me at alejandraarmenta31@hotmail.com if you are interested in an interview. I would love to learn about your job and gain a better understanding of what patient navigators do.

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LGBTQ Cultural Competency course offered in October

lgbtq-coverThe Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is offering an online LGBTQ cultural competency course starting Oct. 4.

This six-week learning experience is designed for public health practitioners with the goal of promoting better health outcomes with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/ Questioning (LGBTQ) populations.

The course is being facilitated by Jennifer Woodard, via bi-directional video.

Each of the learning experience’s six sessions explores the multiple facets of cultural competence when interacting with LGBTQ individuals, their families and the community.

Live Learning Sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12-1 pm MT from Oct 4 – Nov 8.

Register for Cultural Competency – LGBTQ 

Source: Rocky Mountain Prevention Training Center – Center for Public Health Practice

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Asian Pacific Development Center hiring community navigators

logo_horiz_HQCRopppedSeeking Chinese community navigator and Vietnamese community navigator

The community navigator is an essential part of the Asian Pacific Development Center’s (APDC’s) Specialty Behavioral Health Clinic.  The community navigator helps immigrant and refugee community members to access APDC’s behavioral health and integrated care services.  We consider the community navigator to be the “cultural broker” providing the trusted bridge between community members/clients and behavioral health/integrated service providers.

Qualifications:

  • Language fluency in English and AAPI language (i.e., Vietnamese, Chinese)
  • Medical interpretation certification OR willingness/ability to become certified through APDC certification program
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • At least one year of direct service provision in human services/navigation.
  • First hand cultural knowledge as a member/leader in local immigrant/refugee community in Colorado

If interested, please forward resume and cover letter to:

Masayo@apdc.org with the subject line: Community Navigator

More details here

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Learn about updated colorectal cancer screening guidelines at webinar Sept. 14

FCClogoThe screening guidelines for colorectal cancer were updated by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in June 2016.

Dr. Dennis Ahnen, Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will talk about the new screening guidelines and explain the variety of options now available. For survivors, caregivers and health care team members, he will give vital information about colorectal cancer and the importance of screening and surveillance.

 

CRC Screening: What’s New?
Presented by Fight Colorectal Cancer
Date: Wed., September 14
Time: 2pm ET / 1pm CT / Noon MT/ 11am PT

Register for Webinar

Be sure to register – even if you can’t attend live, the slides, video  and mp3 of the presentation will be posted.

Cancer health professionals, patient navigators, survivors and advocates are encouraged to join in the discussion about how the colorectal cancer screening guidelines have changed!  This will make a big difference in what is allowed for preventive screening in colorectal cancer.

Interested in what the guidelines are saying and what the advocacy community has to say about the revisions in the guidelines?  Check out this Fight CRC post about the updates.

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Denver Housing Authority hiring program specialist, care management coordinator

dhaCARE MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA) seeks a Care Management Coordinator to work with Medicaid clients to improve utilization of benefits. Care management activities include, but are not be limited to, completing health related assessments used to determine eligibility for programs, services, and/or care plans; reviewing available documentation, and applying criteria/guidelines/regulations specific to the development of services.

Requires a BA/BS degree (Social Work, Psychology, Human Development, or related field) and two years of care coordination or navigation. One year experience in community involvement/organizing is required. Experience with low income, culturally diverse populations is required.

Compensation: $18.00/hr. with limited benefits.

More info here.

RESIDENT AND CLIENT SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Seeking a highly motivated self-starter to implement and monitor grant funded programs to increase economic self-sufficiency, financial stability, and quality of life for public housing and/or Housing Choice Voucher (“HCV”)/Section 8 residents.

Requires a four-year degree in Human Services or related field, three  years’ experience in the human services field, three years’ experience providing self-sufficiency case management and resources and referrals to low income and culturally diverse populations, and one (1) year case management experience with low income, culturally diverse populations.

Starting pay begins at $45,910.27 – $50,000.00 a year with competitive benefits.

More info here.

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Learn about care coordination for uninsured populations at Sept. 6 meeting

CCHNCare Coordination Resources for Uninsured Populations

Update: In-person attendance is SOLD OUT due to room capacity, but see below for how to connect via Zoom.

Please join Colorado Community Health Network for a meeting on September 6th, 11 am-1 pm. You can attend the meeting in-person or virtually via Zoom (please note we are no longer using Adobe Connect; virtual connection information will be sent upon registering).

Registration for this meeting is required. Register here for both in-person and virtual attendance.

How to participate viz Zoom:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/353247750 
Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 353 247 750

We’ll discuss:

  • Current environment and needs of uninsured/immigrant populations
  • Available resources for uninsured/immigrant populations
  • Best practices around building community partnerships to meet the needs of uninsured/immigrant populations
  • Please complete this survey (4 questions) in preparation for the meeting.

For more information, please contact Johanna Gelderman at johanna@cchn.org.

Source: CCHN

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