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Tip of the Week

Wellness Tip of the Week

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Did you know the ideal temperature for quality sleep is typically 60 to 66°F? Consider adjusting accordingly if you’re having trouble sleeping.

Wellness News

November 16, 2017

Registration Open for May 2018 RMTTS Training

The RMTTS Training Program has opened registration for our May 14-17, 2018 training in Aurora, Colorado at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The fee for all four days of training is $1200, including breakfast and lunch each day.

Tobacco Treatment Specialists are an indispensable facet of healthcare organizations’ tobacco cessation services. Join the growing number of tobacco specialists working across the nation. This comprehensive program consists of 3 full days of training and one day of testing. Upon completion, you will be eligible to achieve the advanced certification of Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

Register for the May 14-17, 2018 training

More information on the RMTTS Training Program

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November 15, 2017

The Great American Smokeout Tools & Resources

Take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event coming up on November 16! Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit. By quitting – even for 1 day – those who smoke will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

Tools and Resources 

Information provided by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California San Francisco

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Made to Move

DEREK NOLAND, M.P.H., Community Liaison

With the holiday season in the rearview mirror, financial wellness is at the forefront of many people’s minds. Regardless of whether you celebrated a holiday or exchanged gifts, finances are typically in the spotlight as one year ends and a new begins. And unfortunately, for far too many of us, thinking about our financial picture can lead to a great deal of stress and trepidation.

Yes, there are steps we can take to improve the bottom line of our financial wellness. Taking on side work, investing wisely, going back to school, working diligently for a raise, and finding ways to cut back are all valid ways of doing so. That being said, there are limitations to the effectiveness of these strategies as it pertains to the big picture; vastly changing one’s financial situation over a short period of time is not usually realistic. Generally speaking, a long-term approach to improving one’s financial wellness is the most effective and more likely to yield positive results. But, in a society that continues to become increasingly focused on the immediate and present, this approach can contrast with the way we think about most things, and ultimately impact our overall wellness. So, what can we do to navigate this challenge?

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Spotlight

Registration Open for March 2018 Motivational Interviewing – Level I Training

Our March 5-6, 2018 DIMENSIONS: Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change – Level I training is open for registration! The training will be held at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

In this two-day intensive training, participants will learn the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a collaborative conversational style that strengthens a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to support the development of proficiency in the application of MI. Through activities designed to facilitate a deep understanding of the core MI concepts, participants will have an opportunity to practice and implement basic MI skills and strategies to reinforce their learning.

Register for the March 5-6, 2018 training

More information on the DIMENSIONS: Motivational Interviewing trainings

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