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Denver Post Article On Rural Health Care Bleeding Money

Denver Post health care reporter Michael Booth recently reported on how small communities across Colorado are struggling to maintain services. “How do we keep some level of care, even if it’s just stabilizing care, in these very small communities?”  Randy...
Cindy - A Nutritionist's Vision

A Nutritionist’s Vision

Stress can intensify asthma, diabetes, and it can cause or aggravate obesity, heart disease, depression and anxiety, accelerate aging and even lead to premature death. Regular exercise reduces the risk of certain chronic diseases and reduces stress and anxiety. Cindy, a...
Bebe Kleinman

A Provider’s Perspective

According to CHAS, the number of individuals in Colorado who either lack health insurance or find it inadequate to cover their needs (underinsured) is more than 1.5 million — one in three people. This demonstrates a need for safety net clinics to provide a wide range of health care...

Some Facts About Safety Net Clinics

As part of the upcoming Safety Net Clinic Week (Aug. 19 – 23), here is a fact sheet on Colorado’s community safety net clinics and rural health clinics: Who We Serve Colorado’s Community Safety Net Clinics (CSNC) and federally certified Rural Health Clinics (RHC) include...
Richard and Bette Faith - A Couple's Healthcare Story

A Couple’s Story

Richard and Bette Faith, residents of Rocky Ford, CO, have been married for over twenty-six years. Through sickness and good health they have been there to support one another. They share the story of Bette’s chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and how since her diagnosis in...
Katja Austin

A Closer Look At Filling the Gaps In Rural Colorado Health Care

Katja Austin is a wife, mother, volunteer and rural health care provider. She works at Middle Park Medical Center located in Kremmling, Colo. as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She practiced as a Registered Nurse for several years, but recently went back to school to further her...
Rural Physicians in Colorado

Rural Doctor Offers Unplugged Story

Here is a great video about the challenges of recruiting physicians to rural areas in Colorado: View on Vimeo....

Training Reaches Rural Nurses in Their Communities

Morgan Bennett is a newly minted registered nurse who also holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) through the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) – but she never left her home in rural southeastern Colorado. Bennett received her bachelor’s degree just a...

Rural Doctor In Pueblo Gives Up Practice

In late 2010, Dr. Grady Snyder saw the writing on the wall. He was burned out, his revenue was shrinking and it was getting too expensive to run his rural practice in Pueblo. He called it quits last year, and sold his practice to a hospital 30 miles away.  “I gave up on health...

Jeffco Offers Tips On Health Access

Jefferson County is offering a great resource guide on health care access for its residents. Resources include: If you are pregnant and need immediate prenatal care, please call 303-232-6301 for Presumptive Eligibility. This program, based on eligibility, can get you the care you need...