Summer Greetings from the CHW PN and PdS Alliance! 

Here are some upcoming, opportunities, events and partner updates!

To become an Alliance member please go to this link and let us know you are interested in participating –

We need YOU! Navigators, Community Health Workers, Promotores and Care Coordinators to participate in a focus group online!

  • July 23, 2018: 12 –1 pm MT
  • Aug 1, 2018: 8:30 – 9:30 am MT

We need YOU!!!  CHWs PNs and Pds Community (Particularly Those in Rural CO)

In 2017, The Colorado Cancer Screening Program conducted a listening tour to better understand resistance to preventive screening for colorectal cancer. Now, the Alliance wishes to understand if these are some of the same experiences you face in the field.

We hope we can ask for your time to provide input about what issues you are facing in the field to navigate for cancer prevention for CRC and beyond, and what common issues you experience where you need help. The Alliance team has created modules for integrating motivational interviewing and how to apply its principles towards difficult to reach-populations. Your feedback about whether the approaches we are creating are consistent with the needs in your community is very valuable to us.  This work is supported with a grant from the Colorado Cancer Coalition.
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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Health Navigation Registry Presentation

Dr. Pat Uris to present about the basic design and purpose/opportunities of the HN registry which recently launched
When: July 13 at 8:30-9:30 am
Link to join
By phone:
US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 137 653 554

CPHA Health Equity Committee and Rural Representation:

The Health Equity Committee is growing and Steering Committee Member Michael Sanchez shared interest in the CHW PN and PdS Committee considering joining this committee.

Cancer Genetics: Why it Matters for Primary Care Practice
When: June 28, 5:30-8 pm (Dinner/Registration at 5:30, Workshop at 6:00)
Where: COPIC (in the Founder’s Board Room) 7351 E Lowry Blvd., Suite 400, Denver, CO 80230

Learn more about how cancer genetics impact your patients across the care continuum, where to find screening tools to collect a complete family history on your patients, how to find genetic counseling and testing resources in the state, and get the latest updates on the two most common hereditary cancer syndromes (Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Lynch syndrome).

AND….Speaking of Genetics!  Navigator Night Out!

Join the Colorado Cancer Coalition PN Task Force and AONN  on Thursday August 9, 2018 from 5:30 – 8 pm  for a presentation about family history and genetics geared for the PN community. Register

Interested in the Latest in Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer and the New ACS Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines? Webinar July 12

When: July 12, 9-10 am MT
Link to join
By Phone: US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 123 667 277

Join Andi Dwyer and Dr. Swati Patel to hear about the latest in the guidelines, CRC screening Guidelines and what this means for the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program and Beyond!