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Welcome to the Central Colorado AHEC monthly newsletter for April 2019.
Read below for information on upcoming community events, service opportunities, updates on our programs, and more.
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CCAHEC's Darlyn Miller to Recieve the 2019 Founders Award from Peer Assistance Services

The Founders Award was created in 1999 in honor of those who founded this agency, to recognize individuals, foundations, corporations, community organizations and others who have made outstanding contributions that further the mission of Peer Assistance Services (PAS) .

Darlyn Miller, RN, BSN, CCM, a public health nurse, works as a Regional Health Connector at the Central Colorado Area Health Education Center serving Teller and El Paso counties. The Regional Health Connector program is a joint project funded and developed by the Colorado State Innovation Model Office, EvidenceNOW Southwest, the Colorado Health Institute, and the Trailhead Institute. The program promotes projects that support the integration of behavioral and physical health. Darlyn has completed the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) training of trainers workshop and works closely with PAS to promote screening in primary care practices. Darlyn has promoted SBIRT in schools and community organizations. She has worked tirelessly to organize multiple trainings for health professionals and, in particular, Motivational Interviewing to Address Social Determinants of Health.  Darlyn is currently pursuing her psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree at the University of Colorado. Darlyn is passionate about her work in the community and it is our privilege to work with her.

The 2019 Awareness Event is on April 11th. If you'd like to come out and support Darlyn, click the image below to purchase tickets for the event.
Board of Directors Spotlight: Jennifer Armstrong

Throughout the year we will be highlighting members of our Board of Directors. This month, we are highlighting incoming Board President, Jennifer Armstrong.

“I’m excited to work with Jen as our incoming Board President. Her ability to connect our varied partners and programs together will benefit CCAHEC as we work to grow our community partnerships and educational programming. Her sense of adventure and passion for nerdiness makes her the perfect fit for our team!” – CCAHEC Executive Director Lin Browning.

Jennifer was kind enough to answer a few questions about herself, her career, and her role on the Board of Directors. Enjoy!

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Where you’re from, where you live, family info (kids, pets, etc.).

I’m originally from the small coastal southern California town of Ventura, but also consider myself a NorCal gal. I lived in San Francisco for 11 years while I was in graduate and medical school, residency, and fellowship at UCSF and Cal Berkeley. I’ve been in Colorado since 2008. I have a wonderful, nerdy family and we enjoy many adventures together.

Can you tell us about where you work, how long you’ve been working there, what your position is, and a little bit about what you do?

I started as faculty at the University of Colorado Anschutz/Children’s Hospital Colorado almost 11 years ago. I’m an Associate Professor of Neurology (Section of Neurology), Neurology, and OB/GYN (Basic Reproductive Science). That’s just a fancy way of saying that I am a Child Neurologist who also does pregnancy research. My clinical and research expertise is in fetal and newborn stroke, preterm birth, and the relationship of the placental on brain development. I most recently joined the faculty at CPC Clinical Research, an academic research organization on campus, as a clinician-scientist for large clinical trials. I’m also committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and am involved in numerous committees and mentorship activities both at CU and nationally.
Employment & Service Opportunities
SERVICE POSITION: AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Member
Community News & Events
FREE YHC Castle Rock Medical Clinic

April 13, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
St. Francis of Assisi Church
2746 5th Street, Castle Rock, Colorado
Check out the Colorado Consortium's Newsletter!

There are a lot of great people working hard and doing great things as Colorado works to combat the opioid crisis. To help everyone stay connected and informed, the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention has created a new email to share important news, announce events and new programs, and more!
Complimentary Educational In-Service
Trauma Informed Care
Addressing Trauma in a Treatment Setting

Continuing Education Credits Available
Peak View , in collaboration with ViewPoints Psychotherapy Services is pleased to offer a complimentary in-service on Trauma informed Care-Applications in a Treatment Setting. Attendees will learn to utilize assessment tools, maintain cultural competence, as well as learn best practices for the application of theories , principals, and techniques. CE's available!

Cost: FREE

When: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 4pm-5:30pm

7353 Sisters Grove, Colorado Springs, CO 80923
Main Hospital Entrance
Check out free training opportunities from Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center
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Our refresher courses help LPNs and RNs renew their Colorado license if they have been expired for more than two years. These online "anytime, anywhere" programs are self-paced and approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

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