Grand County Public Health and Grand County Rural Health Network started a Community Health Assessment in late 2011. The process took two years with the final step being the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and Prioritization Plan. Stakeholders and community members participated during all phases of the process and identified the top five priorities as winnable goals in Grand County over the next five years: mental health; access to health care; maternal, infant and child health (MICH); substance abuse; and health information and awareness.
With a convening grant from the Colorado Trust, Grand County Rural Health Network was able to continue on. In 2014, Grand County Rural Health Network contracted independent consultants to walk them through a strategic planning discussion revolving around two of the topic areas: mental health and maternal, infant, child health (MICH). The outcome was creating a community-wide strategic plan for Mental Health, MICH, and Health Information and Awareness. Both work groups agreed, residents and health service professionals needed greater awareness of existing services in Grand County, and that residents and providers needed to easily find those services.
This website is a direct result of the plan for Health Information and Awareness. “Implement a single source of information, such as a website, that can be utilized by individuals and service providers.”
So, welcome to Healthy Grand County! Kindly funded by a grant from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and maintained by Grand County Rural Health Network.
THANK YOU to the following for contributing to this website:
Denver Health East Grand Community Clinic, Darcy Selenke, MD
Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District, Michelle Lawrence
Grand Beginnings, Maegan Lokteff
Grand County Council on Aging, Lisa Jonas
Grand County Public Health, Brene Belew-LaDue, RN
Grand County Rural Health Network, Jen Fanning
Grand County Rural Health Network, Sally Ryman
Grand County Resident, Tara Walker
Grand County Visitor, Sandy Terrell
Kulpa Bookkeeping, Karen Kulpa
Mind Springs Health, Kathy Davis, MA, LPC
Sage Massage, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Sage Bradley
Winter Park Dental, Jessica Klabak, DDS
Winter Park Optical, Scott Linn