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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...

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...

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...

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...

Providing Health Care Complicated in Rural Communities

Just providing insurance in rural communities doesn’t completely fix the health care problem. You still need providers to offer the care, as this AP story illustrates: FREEPORT, Fla. — In this rural part of the Panhandle, Christopher Mitchell finds few takers when he delivers...

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...

New Survey Highlights Health Care Access In Colorado

How many Coloradans are going without health insurance? How many have trouble getting an appointment to see a doctor, even with insurance? Where to Coloradans get their health care? How do they use that care? The important questions are answered and explained in the latest report from...

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...

ClinicNet’s Sharon Adams On Providing Care For Those Without Insurance

There’s nothing simple about the state of health care in America, and many people have already made up their minds about whom to blame for it being broken and how to fix it. But as important, ongoing health care reform continues, doctors and health care practitioners continue to...

Denver Post Article On Rural Health Care Bleeding Money

Denver Post health care reporter Michael Booth recently reported on how small communities across Colorado are struggling to maintain services. “How do we keep some level of care, even if it’s just stabilizing care, in these very small communities?”  Randy...