Community Leader Group

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Come to Our Monthly Meetings

Our current focus areas for 2021 are affordable housing and mental health, specifically suicide prevention.

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Past Meeting Notes
To see notes from past meetings, please click on the links below for downloadable PDFs.


Town and County Meeting Info

Attend/Listen to Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Meetings

Here’s another way to let your voice be heard! The Board of County Commissioners meets on the first four Tuesdays of each month. These meetings can, on occasion, be moved to Monday due to scheduling conflicts. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m.

The meetings are in-person, and are also available via Webex (for those unable to attend in person who want to speak to the Board). If you would like to comment on any agenda item, a call-in to Webex is 720-650-7664; Meeting number for this event is 146 188 7127; (there is no attendee number, press #). Those who just want to listen may do so through the County website, as meetings are live-streamed. Visit their site https://www.co.grand.co.us/203/Board-of-County-Commissioners for upcoming agendas, meeting minutes and to listen to public meetings.

Location: 308 Byers Ave., Hot Sulphur Springs. The BOCC Board Room is upstairs on the second floor of the County Administration Building (the building next to the courthouse).


Mental Health Efforts


NEW! Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Web Pages & Updated Mental Health Resource Directory

Special thanks to one of our Community Leader Group members, Kasy Allen, who took action with her web expertise to create new mental health pages for us! They are on the community online health resource directory: HealthyGrandCounty.org. Not only are they great looking, but they are informative and inspirational. Be sure to check them out to #beinformed and also to tell others about them. To check them out, click here.
Also, the Mental Health Resource Directory has been updated and we are pleased to have so many additions of new providers to assist our community members!

Sign Up Today for the Community Hike on Sept. 12

September is National Suicide Prevention Month! To honor family and friends lost to suicide, Sue Johnson, one of our Board Members that also is a Community Leader Group member, and Middle Park Medical Center are coordinating and funding a “You Are Not Alone” Community Hike. To learn more and register, click here.


Affordable Housing Efforts

Grand County Housing Crisis Video Series

The Grand County Rural Health Network’s Community Leader Group is a group of passionate community members working to address important issues facing our community. The Community Leader Group has identified affordable housing and mental health as the top two priorities affecting the health of our community. To support awareness of these issues and their impact, we will be sharing stories from community members brave enough to speak about their own experiences.

The Grand County Housing Crisis Video Series will span the next several months on Facebook. Because this issue affects us all in different ways, you will hear stories from a variety of perspectives, including young professionals, business owners, and second homeowners. To begin with, we’d like to introduce you to Grace…
Here is her housing story.

Or here is the YouTube link: https://youtu.be/MtYibggo8LM
You can also find future videos on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkXu1pEoP2cy9Q__WtadPIQ

It is our hope that each of you will engage in these video posts in some way, whether that be sharing the posts with others, talking with your neighbors about what action can be taken, sharing your own story, joining the Community Leader Group, or attending town and county meetings to listen, learn, and be a voice for change.

* The individuals in these videos are expressing their personal opinions. Their opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of the Grand County Rural Health Network.

Newspaper Ads & Social Media

Grand County Housing Statistics

The Community Leader Group guided state partners on the agenda and action items needed for the Affordable Housing Forum that occurred in March 2021. The Community Leader Group then ran these ads in local papers and on social media in March and April 2021 to educate the community about the issue. These ads generated some good conversations, and helped encourage others to join the Group’s next meeting to make change around affordable housing.


Interested in Getting Involved?

Are you interested in becoming involved and attending the monthly meetings? We value your time and can pay you for your attendance, if you qualify financially. To sign up, please fill out this Survey Monkey application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5Z9T77C.

If you are interested, please contact Sara Elise at Grand County Rural Health Network:
Call 970-725-3477 option #2 or email sbristol@gcruralhealth.org

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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...

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.

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...

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...

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...