Volunteers needed for the Mobile Food Pantry - Nov. 9 and 16
Calling volunteers! Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado is holding two large Mobile Food Pantry distributions outside their Pueblo facility this Saturday, Nov. 9 and next Saturday, Nov. 16 from 12-4 p.m. It is located at 100 Greenhorn Dr., Pueblo, CO 81004. Care and Share has two goals: Saving 380,000 lbs. of highly nutritious food and supplying more than 1,000 neighbors. This abundance of food is a result of the trade mitigation and the tariffs placed on farmers preventing them to send it overseas. The timing works — as we start the holiday season when budgets are tight, the organization is able to offer ample fresh produce and grocery staples ready for large-scale distributions to families and individuals. If you’d like to volunteer, please sign up for a 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. shift for either or both weekends. Ages 16 and up, please. Sign up here.
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Saving lives and protecting Americans from 21st century health security threats. The strength of our nation’s public health and medical infrastructure and the capabilities necessary to quickly mobilize a coordinated national response to disasters and emergencies are vital to our national security. The mission of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is to save lives and protect Americans from 21st century health security threats. Click here for more information.
The CDPHE Food Security workgroup is piloting a toolkit with physicians and providers to share best practices and resources to address food insecurity in patients, particularly regarding enrollment of Medicaid beneficiaries in SNAP and WIC, and screening for food insecurity and connecting to nutritional resources. Food insecurity, unreliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, is a social and economic condition with widespread direct and indirect consequences. Access the toolkit here. Also consider providing feedback to CDPHE staff on the toolkit's helpfulness and utility. Send comments to [email protected].
MAT providers - Pueblo
Access a list of Medically Assisted Treatment providers in Pueblo, Colo. It has been developed with assistance from both SURE and PDPHE. Note that this list is likely to update with regularity as providers may change the type of treatment offered, such as residential vs outpatient vs detox; and others may newly join the field of treatment providers. Access the list here.
2019-2020 Colorado Hospital Guide
Medical Publishing, LLC presents the 2019-2020 Colorado Hospital Guide. View it here: http://co-hospitals.com/
LifeBridge wellness toolkit
In 2018, 10 county medical society executives published a toolkit to help other medical societies replicate physician wellness programs. This was published in July 2018 under the name LifeBridge and is available for download here: The Physician Wellness Website. Three in-person training dates for those exploring the startup of a Physician Wellness Program are available.
- Pittsburgh, PA: Saturday July 27 Alleghany County Medical Society following the AAMSE Annual Conference
- Portland, OR Friday August 23
- Jacksonville, FL Wednesday October 9
Details and RSVP info: www.physicianwellnessprogram.org
Caring.com resource on aging
Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help maintain their independence and quality of life. Caring.com created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and care options that are available. Access the guide here: https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living or view 18 Assisted Living Facilities near Pueblo, CO at https://www.caring.com/senior-living/assisted-living/colorado/pueblo.
Seniorbluebook.com resources for aging well
Seniors BlueBook (SBB) is the senior professional "Go To" source for information. Click here to view and/or order local editions of the Seniors Blue Book - Southern Colorado's most comprehensive and reliable source to find and compare Senior Housing such as Independent Living, Retirement, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing.
Financial Assistance Guide for Senior Care
The Financial Assistance Guide for Senior Care provides tremendous value for seniors in our community who are looking for financial resources that can support their long term care needs. Click here to access.
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