In The News

Past the Pandemic: Mental Well-being for You and Your Patients

June 17, 2021

This ECHO series offers strategies to navigate, normalize and hold space for worries and experiences during this pandemic. Each session provides helpful, tangible tools in a psychoeducational, didactic format. By understanding stress along a continuum, participants will learn how to manage stress and loss, increase capacity to prevent burnout, elevate connectedness and mindfulness, and promote quality patient care. 

Providers and staff working in health care settings

Six weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
June 29 - August 3 

OSHA Releases the Emergency Temporary Standard

June 14, 2021

OSHA released the emergency temporary standard (ETS) for protecting health care personnel from COVID-19 on the job. Materials, including FAQs, fact sheet, and the ETS itself can be found here.

Talking Points

OSHA heard the voices of nurses and other healthcare personnel who have been advocating since the start of the pandemic for specific safety protections from COVID-19. 

Disappointed it took so long to affirm:

  • Employers’ obligation to provide effective PPE.
  • Nurses and other HCP should not suffer retaliation for following safety standards on the job.
  • Employers should facilitate vaccination from COVID-19 by allowing reasonable paid time off to get the vaccine and manage side effects.

ANA urges OSHA to vigorously enforce the ETS and hold health care employers accountable for these reasonable safety measures.

ANA is reviewing specific provisions of the ETS and will provide more detailed feedback to the Administration.  In the meantime, we will share information about the ETS and enforcement with our members and partners as it becomes available. We encourage nurses to engage in the development and implementation of COVID-19 safety plans.


Don't Miss Out: COVID Impact Survey for Healthcare Workers and Responders

April 26,2021

We’re sending you this email and survey link because you probably helped in some way with Colorado’s response to COVID-19. We are trying to learn about how you and your co-workers were impacted by your work during the pandemic. We hope to hear from anyone who supported or participated in the response about what changes need to happen and what services are needed to recover.

This survey asks questions you probably haven’t been asked before. We ask about your experience trying to do what needed to be done during COVID-19, in your organization, with your peer groups, and in your community. We also ask what is working, what might work, what is not working, and why. The survey only takes 15 minutes for most people and you may choose to remain anonymous.

We are independent consultants working on behalf of a Colorado Healthcare Coalition and the Department of Public Health and Environment. We will collect the data and help make recommendations about which services and programs organizations should invest in. However, part of our job is to ensure that no employer or regulatory agency (including the sponsor organizations) will ever know which individuals took the survey or what their responses were.

For more information please go to :

To directly go to the survey:

Thank you,
Heather Cook, MPH, MA, LPC
HECO Consulting, LLC

Thomas Dunn, PhD
Professor of Psychological Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
2021 Conference Alerts: Call for Presentations, Awards, Volunteers & More!

Year of the Nurse: We Make the Difference

October 1 - 2, 2021 
Hilton Denver Inverness | Englewood, CO 80112

Members, we need your help. The CNA is starting planning efforts for the 2021 Annual Conference & Membership Assembly but we need your input and submissions! See below on how to help. 

  • Call for Volunteers - Want to help plan the conference? Click here to volunteer! 
  • Call for Presentations - Want to present at the conference or know someone who should? Click here to submit a poster or presentation. 
  • Call for Board of Directors Nominations - CNA is seeking nominations for open Board of Directors positions, learn more!
  • Call for Award Nominations - The CNA Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2021 CNA Awards, nominate someone today!
  • Call for Bylaws & Reference Proposals - These will be reviewed and discussed during the Membership Meeting on October 2nd. Click here to submit a bylaws amendment or reference proposal. 
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