Connecting Students to Careers, Professionals to Communities, and Communities to Better Health
Welcome to the Central Colorado AHEC monthly newsletter for December 2018.
Read below for information on upcoming community events, service opportunities, updates on our programs, and more.
The AHEC Career Exploration Program kicks off in January! This free program is offered to High School Sophomores and Juniors. Students will have the opportunity to explore dozens of careers, learn from engaging speakers, and participate in hands-on simulations. There will be two video conference sessions per month through May along with two in person sessions. If you'd like more information, click the link below, and feel free to spread the word!
Holiday Open House 2018
This year's Holiday Open House was an amazing success. We were joined by dozens of community members, partners, and others. It was a special honor to celebrate Gloria Nussbaum's twelve years of service to CCAHEC, and to share all of the amazing work we do with our community. Thank you to all those who attended and Happy Holidays from the entire CCAHEC team!
Colorado Gives Day
We would also like to thank all those who donated to us on Colorado Gives Day. Your contribution to our mission is greatly appreciated. If you would still like to give, but haven't had a chance, it's not too late! Just click the link below.
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Employment & Service Opportunities
SERVICE POSITION: AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Member
Upcoming Community Events
FREE YHC Castle Rock Medical Clinic

January 12, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
St. Francis of Assisi Church
2746 5th Street, Castle Rock, Colorado
Positive Youth Development Training

Positive Youth Development, “PYD” is an approach that incorporates the development of skills, opportunities and authentic relationships into programs, practices and policies, so that young people reach their full potential. This training is open to youth serving professionals or anyone interested in youth wellbeing. This FREE training will link content with expertise!
Where: Boulder Prep High School, 5075 Chaparral Court, Boulder, CO 80301

When:  Thu, January 10, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MST
News and Resources from the National AHEC Organization

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program Applications are Open:
  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is a comprehensive, year long research enrichment program designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary students to the intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Student scholars engage in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, or nearby NIH facilities that matches their research interests and career goals. To learn more about this opportunity click  here .
Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of American Indian Physicians:  
New report. Reshaping the Journey: American Indians and Alaska Natives in Medicine. This report illustrates the case for increasing American Indian/Alaskan Native representation in health professions by highlighting the value of diversity in education and training, and workforce needs. It summarizes effective, promising practices and programs at many of the nation's medical schools that have contributed to the development of Native physicians and allies who are trained to address the health care needs of AI/AN communities. 
The National Opioid Misuse Community Assessment Tool:
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and NORC at the University of Chicago have released this new interactive map. It allows users to locate overdose hotspots and overlay them with data that provide additional context to opioid addiction and death, including the strength and diversity of local economies, ethnicity, educational attainment, and disability status of residents.  Learn more .
Check out free training opportunities from Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center
Managing Effective Coalitions
Come chat once a month with colleagues who are managing, leading, or supporting coalitions in their community. We will explore successes, challenges, ideas, and solutions for building effective coalitions that create and sustain lasting change. 

Leading Effective Coalitions
In the five, one-hour live sessions, experienced coalition leaders will have an opportunity to engage with peers and experts to build on their knowledge and strategies aimed at improving their effectiveness in leading coalitions.

The Food Safety Hypothesis Generation ECHO Series
 In the four, one-hour sessions, foodborne epidemiologists will engage with peers and experts as they are encouraged to utilize a variety of data and tools available to them when generating a hypothesis for an outbreak detected through pathogen-based surveillance.
2019 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health
This annual conference will be held in Portland, OR, from February 20-22.

Check out our event page periodically for updates on the conference. Key topics to be explored at the Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health include:

  • Access to Care for Medically Underserved Populations
  • Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform
  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Community Collaboration and Coalition Building
  • Community Health Needs Assessments
  • Community Health Worker Models and Workforce Development
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Center Governance and Administration
  • Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
  • Immigration Policy and Reform
  • Partnerships with State and Local Public Health
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma-Informed Care
Training Practices and Providers about opioid use disorder and medication assisted treatment.

IT MATTTRs2 gives incentives to providers to obtain their DEA X waiver required to prescribe MAT. The project also delivers Sound Team Training to practices, giving them knowledge and tools to adopt a comprehensive MAT program through ongoing practice support and facilitation.

Date : Thursday, January 17th, 2018
Time : 8:00am-12:30pm
Location : TBD- We will send out an
email to registrants once location is set.
Colorado Springs, CO
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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