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Report: Healthiest and Least Healthy Colorado Counties

A recent study demonstrates the gap between the healthiest and least healthy counties in Colorado. The latest data comes from the “2019 County Health Rankings” assembled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin Population...

Pueblo Hospital to Close Down Birthing Center, NICU

After 135 years of helping Pueblo moms to carry their unborn babies and deliver them into the world, representatives from St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center announced that the hospital will discontinue its Birth Place and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, effective Dec. 15. The move is a...

Rural Health Care Shortage in Colorado

“Health care in rural America is ill.” In Colorado alone, 13 counties (all rural) don’t have a single hospital, including 2 without a clinic. Check out this video on rural health in Colorado by the Denver Post, and read the entire article....

Rural Colorado Community Looking For Mental Health Fix

Reducing unnecessary and counterproductive ER visits is one mission of Mi Esperanza, a small wellness center run by a behavioral health group in Alamosa. The goal is to give people in crisis everything they need, including breathing exercises to calm anxiety, talk therapy to handle...

2015 Colorado Health Access Survey Results

The numbers are dramatic, according to the Colorado Health Institute. Nearly five million Coloradans have health insurance, and the state’s uninsurance rate fell to 6.7 percent. Here is an overview of the state of Colorado’s health access:...

YouTube Videos on Colorado Rural Health Care Challenges

Be sure to check out Health Care Aware Colorado’s YouTube channel featuring 14 videos with Colorado state legislators, local and economic development officials, rural and urban health care providers and patients....

Colorado State Rep. Lois Landgraf on Access to Respite Care

Colorado State Rep. Lois Landgraf discuss the importance of  creating access to affordable respite care across Colorado. She says respite care saves money, improves health and maintains dignity for patients. Landgraf sponsored a bill appointing a task force to review the issue and...

The DAWN Clinic – A Safety Net for Aurora’s Citizens

Imagine a community where 138 languages are spoken in the nearby schools, where there is a large concentration of international refugees, and where poverty due to mental illness or advanced age is common. The surprise? This community is one of Colorado’s largest cities: Aurora. Now...

Help Wanted: Colorado Rural Health Care Professional

Fairplay, Colorado Town Administrator Tina Darrah talks about the challenges of recruiting rural health care professionals and the greater impact a lack of healthcare access has on the community. Despite recently building a modern health care clinic, Fairplay has been struggling to...

Can Rural Hospitals in Colorado Stand Alone?

Recently, at the annual Forum sponsored by the Colorado Rural Health Center, we were fortunate to hear from Michael King, attorney and Chair of Transactional Health Care Group at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. King had a thought-provoking and startling assertion on...