Connecting Students to Careers, Professionals to Communities, and Communities to Better Health
Welcome to the Central Colorado AHEC monthly newsletter for October 2018.
Read below for information on upcoming community events, service and volunteer opportunities, updates on our programs, and more.

Now Hiring
We are looking for an instructor for the Health Careers Pre-Apprenticeship program. This is a part-time position that runs from October 15th - November 2nd, Monday-Thursday. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please click the button below for more information and to apply.
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Health Professions Students Clinical Opportunities
We are excited to announce our unique clinical offerings for Health Professions Students this fall. Students in a current health professions program are invited to register. Space is limited and there is no cost.

Upcoming Experiences

Women's Health and Beauty Expo
Belmar Shopping Center
Lakewood, CO

Yahweh Health Clinic
Aurora Public Library
Aurora, CO
10/27/2018, 11/27/2018

Yahweh Health Clinic
St. Francis Assisi Church
Castle Rock, CO
10/13/2018, 11/20/2018

IORA Primary Care
1080 S. Sable Blvd.
Unit 17-18
Aurora, CO
Date TBD
Am eriCorps VISTA

Last month we let you know how much our team has been growing. Two of the new members of our team work for the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Veronika, our VISTA Coordinator, and Mychal, our VISTA leader have been settling into their new positions nicely. They have many responsibilities, including: recruitment of VISTA members, resource docs for VISTA members, and updating policy. While the two positions seem similar, who they interact with is what sets them apart. Veronika works with VISTA supervisors on administrative tasks such as interview times and scheduling meetings. Mychal works directly with VISTA members answering any questions they have. Together they are working to enroll 3 more VISTA members and hope to have all 8 positions across the state filled by November. You can follow the AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response program on Facebook and at
2018 Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. This year it takes place on December 4th, which is just two months away! If you choose to donate to us on this awesome day of giving, our profile is linked at the button below. Thank you for helping us connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health.
Employment & Service Opportunities
STAFF POSITION: Health Careers Pre-Apprenticeship Instructor
SERVICE POSITION: AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Member
Upcoming Community Events
FREE YHC Castle Rock Medical Clinic

October 13, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
St. Francis of Assisi Church
2746 5th Street, Castle Rock, Colorado
"Since You Asked": Persuading Parents that HPV Vaccine is Safe and Effective in Practice

Dr. Kristin Oliver (Mount Sinai, New York) and Dr. Sharon Humiston (Children’s Mercy, Missouri) will talk about practical approaches to persuading parents that HPV vaccine is safe and effective in a busy clinical setting. These two pediatricians will highlight tools to get your whole office team giving not just strong, but effective recommendations.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
2 PM - 3 PM

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association: Available Courses and Opportunities

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association is a member organization that strengthens community and migrant health centers by leveraging regional power and resources on their behalf. They are offering many great conferences and training opportunities.Follow the link below to learn more.

Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center: Training Opportunities

Check out free training opportunities provided by RMPHTC and it's partners. These online courses start this summer and go through the fall:

Find even more training opportunities on their calendar.

Multiple Sclerosis in the Age of Enhanced Therapeutic Options
After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Explain the mechanisms of action of available and emerging multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies as well as implications for treatment selection.
  • Discuss the efficacy and safety of current treatments for MS and available data on investigational therapies.
  • Review perspectives on MRI and clinical findings that may prompt consideration of switching therapy for MS.
  • Analyze knowledge about MS therapies and aspects of a patient's presentation to make an informed decision when switching MS therapies.

Fungal Frontiers: Mycology Expert Insights and Application

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Define the role of emerging diagnostics in the management of invasive fungal disease (IFD)
  • Discuss epidemiologic/resistance trends having an impact on IFD management
  • Choose appropriate antifungal therapeutics, with an eye toward pharmacologic optimization
The Annual Rural Health Conference will bring over 200 professionals together to experience 20 educational sessions, four general session speakers, one keynote and numerous opportunities for networking and connecting with peers. Our CAH Workshop involves hospital CEOs and other leadership staff together for more intimate learning and sharing of best practices solutions and methodology while working together on shared issues and concerns for their hospitals and communities. Your top priorities will be addressed in both the conference and workshop including quality, workforce, policy, payment, health information technology, and creating and maintaining healthy workplaces.
2018 CHAMPS/NWRPCA Fall Primary Care Conference
The 2018 CHAMPS/NWRPCA Fall Primary Care Conference, in partnership with WCN, to be held in Denver, CO, October 20- 23, 2018, provides education and training, information and resource sharing, coalition building, and program and policy development for like-minded community health professionals and their partners.

We are excited to announce that the online application for the Daniels Scholarship Program will be open from October 1 to November 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. MST! 

Approximately 230 new Daniels Scholars will be selected for the Class of 2019.

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually renewable college scholarship for high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who demonstrate character, leadership, and service. The Daniels Scholarship Program offers resources, encouragement, and inspiration far beyond the financial assistance needed to earn a bachelor's degree. Our goal is to help each Daniels Scholar succeed in college and ultimately become independent, successful in a rewarding career, and actively engaged in their community.
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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