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Federal Funds Helping Rural Hospitals Stay Afloat

A recent infusion of federal funds is providing much-needed relief for rural hospitals already under financial pressure when the coronavirus crisis hit Colorado. Though hospital administrators say the emergency funds will provide immediate support, there is uncertainty around how and...

News Report: Nurses Battling Coronavirus at Work, Raising Kids at Home

On the best of days, Cassie and Matt Youngerman pass like ships in the night. During a global pandemic? It feels more like Halley’s comet. “It’s funny,” Matt said. “We actually were just talking about that. This past weekend was the first time in six weeks we had a full day...

Medical Students Get Training in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs — Born in an old brick hospital looking out on downtown Colorado Springs, Cody Brevik has always considered this city home. Now, he wants to be the one who wears a white coat and cares for the Pikes Peak region’s next generation of natives and newcomers....

Childhood Health Coverage In Colorado Slightly Improving

Northern Colorado community radio station KUNC reports that the number of children living in poverty in Colorado has gone down for the second year in a row, and health insurance coverage for the state’s younger residents is the highest it’s ever been. According to federal...

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...

Safety Net Clinic Week Highlights Health Care Access In Colorado

To highlight and advocate for Colorado’s health care safety net, ClinicNET and the Colorado Rural Health Center are hosting the 6th annual Safety Net Clinic Week, Aug. 17 – 21. The week is devoted to educating the public, policymakers and other community leaders about...

Clinic Founder On Colorado Community-based Health Care

Jim García founded Clinica Tepeyac 23 years ago. As a community-based health care center, it provides primary and behavioral health care, and health education to Metro Denver’s medically underserved, predominantly Latino population. Many patients are undocumented. The clinic’s...

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...

Health Care Access Solutions in Rural Colorado

Colorado’s rural and frontier counties face important health care access and coverage issues, as well as health care professional shortages. Sara Leahy, Workforce and Clinic Program Manager at Colorado Rural Health Care Center, discusses some of potential ways to increase the number...

Health Care Cost Comparisons: Can Colorado’s Rural Communities Rely On It?

The Colorado All Payer Claims Database is a brilliant tool: a database that shows the side-by-side average cost of health procedures at different hospitals, and lets consumers (i.e. patients) become educated on the cost of their care and make choices based on price. It’s like...