Author Archives: stacey wright

Make a Difference, One Ride at a Time.

Make a Difference, One Ride at a Time: Free Upcoming Lyft Orientations! 

Tri-County Health Network is partnering with Lyft to bring a new transportation option to San Miguel, Ouray and Montrose counties! We’ll be working with Lyft to offer transportation to people who need a little help getting to their doctors’ appointments and staying healthy.

This is a great opportunity to make an impact in the community, help your neighbors, and earn money for the miles you’re already driving. Lyft offers competitive rates to their drivers, plus tips and additional insurance protection at no cost.

There are 2 upcoming orientations:

  • Friday, April 27th: Ridgway 4H Center 2-5pm
  • Satruday, April 28th: Naturita Elementary, Basin Health Fair 9-12pm

You don’t need to stay at the orientation for the entire time. Just pick a one-hour slot and you’ll be in and out in 30-45 minutes! As soon as you’re done with the orientation, you can turn on your app and start making extra money.

The orientation includes a quick medical exam (think kids sports physical equivalent), vehicle inspection, and new driver orientation. We are covering the cost of the inspection & medical screen at these orientations–that’s a $250 savings!

Email info@tchnetwork.org or call us at 970-708-7096 to learn more or CLICK HERE  to sign up for orientation on April 27 or 28.

 

 

Minority Health Month

April is Minority Health Month—a time for us to think about the fact that people of different races and ethnicities experience different health outcomes. This is a real issue in Colorado, where, for example, Latino infants are 70% more likely to die than white infants and Latino people are 62% more likely to die from… Continue Reading

Skippy+ and Beyond!

Tri-County Health Network’s Skippy dental program has grown up since we started our mobile, in-school services in 2008. Our original scope of work was to bring licensed dental hygienists into the school and let them work at the top of their licensure: cleaning, identifying potential cavities or other concerns, and educating the kids about how… Continue Reading

Yippy Skippy!

After a brief winter hibernation, Skippy is well rested and back in action for the Spring semester. With all the planning and coordination that Skippy requires it doesn’t even feel like it ever stopped, for me anyway. That’s probably because of the new enhancements the program is piloting this Spring semester. Haven’t you heard? Lots… Continue Reading

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

The room was completely quiet—a surprise given the variety of people in attendance. Teachers, advocates, counselors, and elected officials are often not left speechless. At least one person was visibly crying and the rest were on the verge of tears. There were 8 of us together for an all-day Youth Mental Health First Aid training.… Continue Reading

Getting Past Public Speaking Anxiety

We surveyed the block before we turned. To the left, I see upturned sidewalks, cars on blocks, broken swing sets and dilapidated kids toys. To the right, I see mostly fences, which to me means dogs. We turn left. I am canvassing one of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods with another woman, Dawn, who is about my… Continue Reading

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and in honor of this occasion Tri-County Health Network would like to highlight its effort to combat heart disease in our rural, underserved region. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. — 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Fortunately,… Continue Reading

Guiding Through Enrollment

I was not sure what to expect when Open Enrollment began. As the newest Health Coverage Guide (HCG) with Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork), all I could think of were the horror stories from last year’s enrollment period. Hours on hold with Connect for Health Colorado fixing technical issues, dealing with aggravated clients, lost usernames and… Continue Reading

Navigating Options for Our Elders

All of us witness and experience aging. When we are younger, our lives are filled with work, play, children and more. Aging does not seem to impact us personally unless we have an aging family member or loved one. At some point in our lives however – aging becomes a very personal affair and one… Continue Reading