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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...

Offering Health Care Access for Aurora and Urban Communities

Doctors can treat a patient’s physical problems, but when it comes to what ails many patients, money, the cure is elusive. Even if the only help a patient needs is a bus pass, or stable housing or a few job skills — there’s no prescription to make it happen, even though those...

Community Safety Net Health Clinics in Colorado

Here is a list of current ClinicNET Community Safety Net Clinics: ACS Community Lift Medical Services Denver, CO Ardas Family Medicine Denver, CO Carin’ Clinic Arvada, CO Caritas Internal Medicine Clinic Denver, CO Christ Clinic Fort Collins, CO Clínica Colorado Westminster, CO...

Providing Care in a Rural Mountain Town

By most accounts Jason Wallace of Pagosa Springs, Colorado is leading the quintessential Colorado life. Snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking are regular activities for him, his wife and their two young daughters. Their mountain town has a local farmers market, a 4th of July...

SNAC-Time Means Understanding Access to Care for Coloradans

A year ago, the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) – the nonpartisan health research and data analysis organization – launched an innovative program designed to discuss key health care access issues. These conversations are part of a series of “learning laboratories” put...

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Development in Rural Colorado

Clarke Becker, former president of the Colorado Rural Development Council, discusses the challenges of health care in rural Colorado, including physician shortages. State Rep. Dominick Moreno, shares the importance of having quality health care available throughout the state.  ...

Health Care Gap in Rural and Urban Communities: Part 2

In the second part of our video series with Colorado State Rep. Dominick Moreno, District 32, he barriers to providing health care to rural and urban communities. While Dr. Douglas Fairbairn, medical director at Inner Health Center, discusses difficulties health care professionals...

Health Care Gap in Rural, Urban Communities: Part 1

Colorado State Rep. Dominick Moreno, district 32, shares his experiences about how safety net clinics help his community’s residents get critical access to primary care. Dr. Douglas Fairbairn, medical director at Inner Health Center, discusses moral and ethical obligation to...

Colorado Senator Irene Aguilar, MD, On Health Care Access

Sen. Irene Aguilar, a primary care doctor, sees first-hand how people in communities across Colorado have difficulties getting access to health care, including primary care and specialty care. Having insurance helps, but does still not solve the problem. Aguilar, assistant majority...

Economic Impact of Colorado’s Community Health Centers

It’s Primary Care Week and to demonstrate the impact, Colorado Community Health Network released a new analysis of the economic impact of Community Health Centers on our state. Some highlights: Colorado’s 18 CHCs strengthened Colorado’s economy by contributing $735 million...