Colorado’s Safety Net Clinic Week kicks off today. Public officials and community leaders are getting a firsthand look at Colorado’s community safety net clinics (CSNCs) and federally certified rural health clinics (RHCs) in celebration of the 6th annual event, August 17 – 21.
These clinics provide quality and affordable care and offer critical access to healthcare services in urban and rural communities.
Colorado’s 94 CSNCs and RHCs provide essential healthcare services to approximately 344,000 Coloradans through an estimated 1,250,000 visits.
“Safety Net Clinic Week is a key opportunity to educate state and national policymakers about the present need to support safety net providers,” says Michelle Mills, chief executive officer at CRHC.
“We are rallying support to ensure all safety net providers are recognized and remain adequately funded so that they may continue delivering care to some of Colorado’s most vulnerable populations,” adds Mills.
Find out more about Safety Net Clinic Week.