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Advisor's Day 2021

| 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Pre-health advisors and other professionals who support students on their journeys to health care careers are invited to: virtually tour the Anschutz Medical campus, network with other advisors from around Colorado, learn from CU Anschutz admissions faculty and staff, and prepare to help students pursue a career in health care. This will be an all virtual event. Participants will view videos at their own pace in preparation for a live presentation and discussions on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Please provide a mailing address when registering so we can send a program and some swag.
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Closing the Gap; Perceptions & Reality of Youth Substance Use

| 12:10 PM - 01:10 PM
There are challenges and opportunities that face Colorado youth and the professionals that serve them. Closing the Gap is an interactive lesson that facilitates critical thinking about substance use data and the ways in which our perceptions influence teen substance misuse prevention. In this session we’ll be balancing hope and concern as we look at key substance use data (including our 2020 Rise Above Colorado Youth Survey and new Healthy Kids Colorado Survey data collected during the pandemic), identifying opportunities to advance positive community norms and bring youth perceptions more closely in line with reality.
Presented by:
Kent MacLennan BS,MA
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COVID-19 and The Indian Health Service: Lessons From A Rural Medical Center in the Four Corners

| 12:10 PM - 01:30 PM
The impact of COVID-19 was devastating for Native American Communities. Early in the pandemic, the Navajo Nation had the highest rates of COVID-19 in the world. Providing patient care in a rural setting with unique cultural and community considerations during the pandemic led to a renewed commitment to addressing health disparities. In this session, we will discuss the COVID-19 experience at Northern Navajo Medical Center and how the Indian Health Service (IHS) and Navajo Nation worked together to respond to this crisis. Adapting patterns of care and maximizing cultural strengths led to programming which recognized the resilience of the Navajo people. Lessons learned during COVID-19 will persist in the IHS efforts to provide high quality care to tribal communities experiencing health inequities.
Presented by:
Dr. David Greenberg, MD; Dr. Jenna Landers, DO; Dr. Erin Shifeling, MD; Dr. Lance Whitehair, MD.
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Populations Experiencing Homelessness & Pandemic Implications

| 12:10 PM - 01:10 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic, deleterious impact on populations experiencing homelessness in Colorado. In this presentation, we will describe facets/conditions of homelessness and persons at-risk for homelessness with a focus on youth, young adults, and adults/older adults. We will explore the unique conditions that have occurred during the pandemic to challenge the status quo of the homeless experience and how social services are delivered to individuals/families.
Presented by:
Scott Harpin PhD, MPH, RN
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The San Luis Valley Unsheltered: A story of barriers to health and a tool kit for authentic engagement.

| 12:10 PM - 01:40 PM
This presentation will highlight the barriers to services and the impact that COVID-19 is having on the unsheltered and immigrant population in Colorado's rural San Luis Valley. Presenters will provide a "tool kit" for learning and engaging these self-isolating, vulnerable populations who often distrust institutional services. Trained facilitators will introduce the cutting edge "Protective Factors" service model and provide and facilitate an activity that illustrates the potential of this new approach.
Presented by:
Lance Cheslock, and Shanae Diaz. La Puente, Alamosa
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Lessons about LGBTQ+ Care during COVID-19

| 12:10 PM - 01:10 PM
**TO BE RESCHEDULED**

LGBTQ+ people have been historically marginalized and historically underserved in health care settings. Transgender Americans in particular face unique stigma and discrimination in Health Care environments. Health disparities magnify the impact COVID-19 has had on LGBTQ+ community. And in the wake of a pandemic, we have seen how some ways of adapting patient care has created new avenues in connecting LGBTQ+ communities to care. Join us for a conversation about the impact of COVID-19 and the care provided for LGBTQ+ communities during this time.
Presented by:
Andrew Miller, MA
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NEAR Lite Recorded Session: Basics of Gender Affirming Care

| 12:10 PM - 07:15 PM
This session will cover the basics of affirming care, including diagnosing gender dysphoria, and initiation and monitoring hormone therapy for gender transition, including review of risks/benefits, expected timeline, selection/dosing of medications and contraindications. Additionally, preventive care recommendations for TGNB individuals according to national guidelines will be reviewed. Patient cases will be utilized to synthesize and apply knowledge presented.
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NEAR Lite Recorded Session: Provider Burnout and Healing in the Face of a Global Pandemic

| 12:10 PM - 07:15 PM
When a clinician exhibits noticeable declines in medical decision making, documentation, bedside manner, or staff interactions, their colleagues and organizations are often quick to blame or punish the person for these behavior changes. Through stories, this session describes the complex realities facing America’s health care weary workforce and offers practical tools for individuals and a systems approach for organizations to redefine health and well-being at work and beyond.
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