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“Our Community is Aging:” Palliative Program Volunteers

“Our Community is Aging:” Palliative Program Volunteers

By Ruthie Boyd, Marketing Coordinator VISTA “Jim has become part of my life, and it’s been great. Volunteering has been a wonderful experience, and I want to continue.” Ossie Mera is the Director of Housekeeping at Mountain Lodge and a volunteer for Tri-County Health Network’s Palliative Services program on the side. Volunteers in the Palliative program help residents… Continue Reading

Telluride Medical Center’s Integrated Health Model Combines Behavioral and Physical Health

Telluride Medical Center’s Integrated Health Model Combines Behavioral and Physical Health

By Corinne Cavender, Behavioral Health Operations Coordinator Last month, we highlighted Uncompahgre Medical Center’s integrated care model. For this month’s edition of Mental Health Matters on KOTO, we interviewed Lindsay Wright, LMFT from Telluride Regional Medical Center (TRMC) and learned that integrated health care is not exclusive to the west end of the county. TRMC… Continue Reading

Uncompahgre Medical Center: Innovative Behavioral Health Care an Asset to West End Residents

Uncompahgre Medical Center: Innovative Behavioral Health Care an Asset to West End Residents

By Corinne Cavender, Behavioral Health Operations Coordinator   Your wellbeing is more than physical health. It is a combination of a handful of factors, including your behavioral health. Our partners at the Uncompahgre Medical Center (UMC) are leading the movement of tackling “health” from more than just a physical lens. We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Shelley Fourney, MSW, LCSW from UMC to learn… Continue Reading

New Year’s Resolutions: Why bother, or chance for positive change?

New Year’s Resolutions: Why bother, or chance for positive change?

By Ruth Homan, Community Health Worker The beginning of a new year prompts us to feel like it is time for a fresh start. There seems to be an innate desire to make positive changes in our lives; trying to improve ourselves physically, intellectually, or socially. According to finder.com, 74 percent of American adults reported the… Continue Reading

CORE (Co-Responder) Program in San Miguel County: Bettering Behavioral Health Outcomes

CORE (Co-Responder) Program in San Miguel County: Bettering Behavioral Health Outcomes

By Corinne Cavender, Behavioral Health Operations Coordinator Have you heard about the Co-Responder program we have in San Miguel County? Well, if you haven’t, buckle up and read carefully… you’re going to want to take a note of this one.   Recently we had the privilege of interviewing Robin Slater LPC., LAC. for a KOTO Access show. Robin works for the San… Continue Reading

Colorado Legislature Approves Millions to Support Coloradans with their Energy Costs

Colorado Legislature Approves Millions to Support Coloradans with their Energy Costs

By Sean MacDonell Last week, Colorado legislators passed a coronavirus relief bill that will allocate millions to small businesses and non-profits, including five million dollars for Energy Outreach to help Coloradans weatherize their homes and assist with energy bill payments. Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) is a statewide organization that helps Coloradans year-round pay for electricity,… Continue Reading

National Rural Health Day: The Power of Rural is The Way We Work

National Rural Health Day: The Power of Rural is The Way We Work

By Ruthie Boyd, Marketing Coordinator VISTA “I Like The Way You Work” I handed our seven-year-old patient’s mother a bag full of Skippy goodies, including a new toothbrush, floss, and a sheet outlining nearby dentists who accept Medicaid and CHP. And as I did, her eyes smiled at us. She thanked our dental hygienist, Claire,… Continue Reading

2021 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period Approaches!

2021 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period Approaches!

By Greg Fischer, Program Supervisor Tri-County Health Network (TCHNetwork) is gearing up to help local residents enroll in health insurance during the 2021 Open Enrollment Period. Open Enrollment officially begins November 1 and runs through December 15to ensure coverage starting January 1, 2021. An extended enrollment period runs from December 16th to January 15th for… Continue Reading

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