Connecting Students to Careers, Professionals to Communities, and Communities to Better Health
Welcome to the Central Colorado AHEC monthly newsletter for June 2019.
Read below for information on upcoming community events, job/service opportunities, updates on our programs, and more.
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Board of Directors Spotlight
Jennifer Hellier

Throughout the year we will be highlighting members of our Board of Directors. This month, we are highlighting Board Secretary Jennifer Hellier.

"Jennifer is a joy to work with. She has been supporting CCAHEC for many years, first in her leadership role at the COAHEC Program Office, and now as an Executive Board Member. Her experience and skillset are a perfect match for the work we do to connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health. Jennifer also makes the work we do fun! She reminds us to be personable while making lasting connections with our students." - CCAHEC Executive Director Lin Browning

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

I am a native of Colorado, am married for 22 years to my best friend (Chuck) and have two handsome sons (Jack and Sam). We have three pets, Ace (dog), Katniss (cat), and Snappy (box turtle).

If you could plan a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I love the mountains and wide-open valleys and love to hike. Thus, my dream vacation includes camping somewhere near a stream or lake in the Rocky Mountains.

What is your favorite hobby?

I love to knit and crochet yarn into different objects. Right now, I am knitting a dissected rat with all the right anatomy for the GI tract.

CCAHEC and Next Steps with the Colorado Regional Health Connectors Program Spring - Summer 2019 Update
Central Colorado Area Health Education Center CCAHEC ) has been a host organization for the Regional Health Connectors (RHC) Program for Colorado Health Statistic Region (HSR) 17 which covers Park, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties and for
HSR 4, covering El Paso and Teller counties.

Funding for the Regional Health Connector program was allocated through June 2019. We have been working hard to secure funding to sustain the program, but have so far been unsuccessful. Unfortunately, this program will come to an end for CCAHEC this summer.

CCAHEC is committed to serving our communities!

CCAHEC plans to continue to provide support to our communities, though the level of support and presence will likely change after June 2019. Our RHCs are now working with their community partners to identify paths of sustainability for the community programs that have been initiated. They are helping to identify leadership and funding opportunities that are a fit for local organizations. CCAHEC is happy to support our partners in local grant applications.
Lin Browning, Executive Director
CCAHEC welcomes your suggestions on how we can continue to support local initiatives that

  • address local priorities
  • support practice transformation efforts
  • support population health strategies
  • address social determinants of health
  • build and strengthen regional partnerships

We will continue to be a resource and a partner in our communities. CCAHEC will maintain a working relationship with the Regional Health Connectors program through at least the end of December 2019. We will continue to support efforts at securing funding and will participate in ongoing partner meetings and calls with other RHC hosts.

We thank you for your support of this innovative program and know that we will continue to support you into the future!

Please be sure to help us thank all of the RHCs for their wonderful contributions, particularly Ashley Hill, HSR 17 and Darlyn Miller, HSR 4. We are grateful for you both!

New Online Training!
Opioid Use Disorder Community Health Worker

Opioid Use Disorder Community Health Worker is a free, online, self-paced training for those working on the front lines of the opioid crisis. Trainees will gain knowledge in treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and conducting outreach programs in their communities.

This exciting resource will be available for everyone on Thursday, June 6th!

We're Hiring!
Professional Education Manager (Part-Time)

The Professional Education Manager coordinates and provides educational experiences for healthcare professionals, healthcare students, and the community. This position evaluates performance of current programs and designs and implements new programs as needed. The Professional Education Manager participates in relevant meetings and events with healthcare professionals and community organizations; manages educational and community-based experiential training; and maintains financial oversight over related program budgets.

Details:  This is a part-time, non-exempt, position and is supervised by the Executive Director. Worksite wellness program benefits and a professional development budget are included. Neither medical nor retirement benefits are provided with this position. Based on experience, this position offers $25.00-$30.00 per hour.

Hosts needed for student housing in the Longmont, CO area.
If you or someone you know are interested click here to sign up.
Employment & Service Opportunities
STAFF POSITION: Professional Education Managaer (Part-Time)
SERVICE POSITION: AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Member
Community News & Events
FREE YHC Castle Rock Medical Clinic

June 8, 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!
Southwest Regional Conference

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM MDT to Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM MDT
Glenn Eyre Castle 
3820 N. 30th St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904-5001
The Colorado Society of Medical Assistants (CSMA) is proud to be hosting the annual SWR Conference. Please join us in Colorado Springs at the Glenn Eyre Castle.

Please send flight information to Boni Bruntz if you would like the George and Terry Shuttle Service from the Colorado Springs Airport to the Castle. George and Terry shuttle service will also take you back to the airport. Plan your departures after the SWR meeting on Sunday at noon. This is a free charge service. If you need other service please let us know.

We are offering an all inclusive meal ticket for $130 for Friday night dinner, Saturday (3 meals), and Sunday Breakfast. The castle is not near any dining that is walking distance. 
10 CEU Credits will be offered. Wear comfortable clothes as we will be doing events inside and outside. An agenda will be sent prior to event.
Donor Dash

The Donor Dash is a 5K run/walk to honor the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of transplant recipients and recognize those who continue to wait for a lifesaving transplant.

Last year, with your help, Donor Dash made history with over 6,000 participants and we are hoping to help make the 2019 Donor Dash, it's 20th Anniversary year, the best one yet! Join us on Sunday, July 21, 2019 in Washington Park to honor the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of organ and tissue recipients and recognize those waiting for a lifesaving transplant.
Check out free training opportunities from Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center
Get Back into Nursing!
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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