Custer County High School in Westcliffe had been running a suicide prevention program called Sources of Strength for three years when it ran out of money to pay for it. That’s when Regional Health Connector Mike Orrill, who works for Chaffee County Public Health, met the school’s football coach. The coach, who oversaw the program, […]
Regional Health Connectors improve health in Colorado by connecting the systems that keep us healthy - including primary care, public health, social services, and other community resources.
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On a sunny September afternoon, more than 300 people gathered at the College View Community Center in southwest Denver for a health and wellness expo that included everything from cardiovascular screening to a free farmers market to a performance by Huitzilopochtli Aztec dancers. Over the course of the afternoon, more than a ton of fresh […]
Before Ashley Hill moved to 80 acres of undeveloped land in Hartsel, she had practiced law in Golden. But a shared dream of a simpler life brought her and her partner to the mountains in 2016. They found a simpler life, but with an asterisk: Park County, her new home, had no permanent health clinics. […]