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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: Share this: Recommend on Facebook...

Video: Rep. Rhonda Fields Discusses Aurora’s Safety Net Clinic

Aurora’s DAWN clinic provides free health care to people in the community who don’t have health insurance coverage or access to quality care. A joint venture between the Fields Foundation and Primary Care Progress – Colorado, the clinic is staffed by medical students...
Safety Net Clinic Week 2015

Facts About Colorado’s Safety Net Clinics

Some facts about Colorado’s Safety Net Clinics — providing access to quality health care around the state: Check out where safety net clinics are located and who they serve. More on clinics and where they get funding and how they are staffed: See the entire graphic:...

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...

Inspiring Physicians About Patient Safety At Colorado Conference

The annual Telluride Patient Safety conference is wrapping up for 2015, but the lessons learned will inspire future physicians who attended as they move forward. COPIC has been the sponsor of the conference for the past 4 years. Learn more about the conference in this video: Discover...

Leadville’s Hospital to Shut Down After 135 Years

In 1879, a group of nuns from Kansas arrived in Leadville to provide medical services to the booming mining town. Now, after 135 years of providing care to the town and surrounding rural areas, St. Vincent Hospital is closing its doors. The 25-bed hospital at 10,152 feet announced on...

Colorado Rural Health Care Center Launches New Website

The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) – Colorado’s nonprofit State Office of Rural Health and member-based association – today announced the launch of its new fully-featured website coruralhealth.org. The new site reflects CRHC’s commitment to providing...

Practicing Medicine in Rural Colorado: A Pediatrician’s View

There is a shortage of physicians serving #rural #Colorado . Meet Dr. Greg Suchon, a pediatrician on the Western Slope who’s helping fill that gap for children in Montrose, Colorado. While it’s not an easy job, Dr. Suchon says he wouldn’t trade his experiences for...

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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.  ...