Collective Impact

Business & Resource Hub

Nonprofit and Government Partners, Business Leaders, Community Members:
We want to hear from you!

Did you know community “Resource Hubs” benefit the local economy, improve service reach, and promote resource sharing? Come discover how a Centralized Building provides health and social supports, economic resources, and community, all under one roof. Help us brainstorm our way to a Grand community!

Behavioral Health Strategic Plan

We bring many partners and community members together through our Collective Impact line of service. We have been updating the community-wide behavioral health strategic plan. The plan is reviewed at least every 5 years. It is informed by the Community Health Needs Assessment by Grand County Public Health. Each strategy is assessed to determine if it is:

  • achievable,
  • impactful to outcomes,
  • cost-effective or has strong funding potential,
  • evidence-based / evidence-informed solutions,
  • has a strong champion – one or more community partners who are current or probable leaders to put the plan into action.

School-Based Health Center

Thank you to all who helped us by filling out our Youth & Adolescent Health Needs Assessment for the school-based health center (SBHC). We want to share highlights of the results, as well as give you an update of the project. We hope community partners can use this data to support the health needs of our youth. And at this time, the Grand County Rural Health Network will not be moving forward with School-Based Health Center Planning.

Of the 228 respondents:

  • Parents with public insurance (such as Medicaid, CHP+, or a discount plan) or uninsured were more likely to state they would use mental health, dental, and medical care (respectively) at a SBHC than people who had private insurance.
  • Spanish-speaking parents stated they don’t have enough medical, dental or mental health care (respectively) near them for their child.
  • Lack of health insurance and cost were the biggest barriers to care for their child.
  • Staff (mostly teachers) believed there is not adequate access to mental health and dental services near campus.
  • Key suggestions for improvement include ensuring everyone has access to care regardless of language, ability to pay, insurance type, and hours.

We realize gaps still exist. We are aware many in the community still experience barriers to getting the care they need. We hear the parents, students, and staff that responded. We appreciate their concerns. Multiple factors, including partner buy-in, do not support an SBHC model at this time. We hope this data helps guide efforts to identify alternative methods of care delivery for our youth. As always, our focus is on the health of our community. We will continue to advocate for and support improvements to the system for everyone to live their healthiest lives.

Click below to read the full data report from Youth Healthcare Alliance.

Health & Human Resources Coalition (HHRC)

We collaborate with other local organizations as part of the Health & Human Resource Coalition (HHRC). We meet quarterly to discuss topics that matter to the health of our community and advocate for changes needed to make improvements.

Partner Success Story

October 13, 2023
Three Grand County organizations received the CAL President’s Award in recognition of their community partnership focused on engaging and supporting Grand County seniors. Abbie Baker (Grand County Public Health), Polly Gallagher (Grand County Library District), and Katie Stuvel (Mountain Family Center) were present to receive the award along with GCLD library staff and senior advocate Avis Gray. Each month Grand County libraries host Senior Lunch & Learn programs featuring a guest speaker and nutritious meal provided through funds from Grand County Public Health. Marketing and transportation are provided by Mountain Family Center and Grand Seniors.

“One of the many reasons I value the HHRC and the leadership of GCRHN. Through our round robin of ‘things we’re working on’, Senior Lunch and Learns was born. Many thanks!”

Polly Gallagher, Executive Director, Grand County Library District

Representing Our Neighbors

At Grand County Rural Health Network, we believe in representing the rural voice because decisions and policy change often create unintended consequences for rural communities.

We do this by:

  • Serving on regional and statewide boards such as:
    – The Division of Insurance’s Colorado Option Advisory Board
    – The Rural Alliance Addressing Substance Use Disorder-Colorado Consortium
    – Peak Health Alliance Grand County Steering Committee
    – The Office of Behavioral Health’s Care Coordination Policy Workgroup
    – Governor Polis’ Behavioral Health Task Force
  • Advocating for Statewide policy change.

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Bob’s Story

Listen as Bob shares in the video about how he didn't realize he needed support until he met our Care Coordinator John.

Donna’s Story

Donna (not her real name) called our office in tears in late August 2018 because she had lost her Medicaid coverage. Donna was worried because she wasn’t able to afford her prescriptions without her insurance and felt the stress of it all might cause her to relapse on...

Maria’s Story

Following a car accident in March 2018, Maria (not her real name) was referred to the Grand County Rural Health Network by Middle Park Health’s Kremmling Clinic for financial assistance to obtain prescription medications due to severe injuries, including a blood clot...

Lisa’s Story

What spurred the creation of this video was simply a phone call made by a grateful client to someone on our Network staff, calling just to say "thank you" for our help. We were pleased that Lisa was willing to share her story of her "trials and tribulations" (as she...

Mark’s Story

There is nowhere Mark Davis would rather live than the mountains of Colorado. Now 60 years old, Davis is a carpenter who specialized in remodeling houses in the Front Range and, later, in Grand County. For nearly 10 years, he lived near Grand Lake in an apartment with...