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

You Only Get What You Give

This past month, Tri-County Health Network competed in Telluride Gives, an online giving campaign designed to unite the Telluride community to give back to local nonprofits who improve the quality of life for everyone in the region. This was a big campaign for us since this is the only time of the year we solicit… Continue Reading

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and Tri-County Health Network wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people… Continue Reading

Can an old dog really learn new tricks?

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a “Learning Session” attached to one of our many grants. Grant funds pay for all of the programs that we administer or undertake for the communities we serve, here, in southwest Colorado. In this case, the “learning” was 2-days of working with other community health organizations that had… Continue Reading

Notes from the Field

    At the Tri-County Health Network, we invest the bulk of our energy in community engagement and, in this regard, statistics can only tell part of the story. In this monthly series, which we fondly refer to as “Notes from the Field,” we hope to bring personal stories of community engagement from “our boots on the ground”—our… Continue Reading

Work is Just Work, Right?

By Michelle Featheringill How often do we all just think, ‘Oh, I’m just going to work; it’s no big deal’? Lots of times would be my guess. I suspect that we all fall prey to the hamster on the wheel syndrome, whereby we just get caught up in the day-to-day experience (dare I say “rut”)… Continue Reading

Tips for Colorado’s Upcoming Open Enrollment

By Stacey Wright Open Enrollment for Colorado’s Insurance Marketplace ( is just around the corner. That means, beginning November 1, 2015 and ending January 31, 2016, you can purchase 2016 health insurance coverage. As one of three Health Coverage Guides serving San Miguel, Ouray and West Montrose Counties, I implore you to think ahead and… Continue Reading