Gratitude for Grand

5th Annual Gratitude for Grand:

Give a High Five for Health

September 13 – 27, 2024

Award for Excellence in Health Care

Do you know someone in Grand County who goes the extra mile to care for our community’s health? The Grand County Rural Health Network wants your help finding nominees for the 2024 Award for Excellence in Health Service. We’re looking for people or groups who are making a big impact on the health and well-being of our community. This is not limited to health care providers. These can be professionals or volunteers because, we know health is more than health care.

To nominate a deserving person or group, please provide a summary of their accomplishments in 500 words or less. Let us know why they deserve recognition and how they’ve made a positive impact on health in our community. Our Board of Directors will carefully review all nominations and select the winners, who will be honored at the Gratitude for Grand: High Five for Health Kick-Off on September 12, 2024.

Help us recognize those who are truly making Grand County thrive and be healthy. Send in your nominations by May 24, 2024.

How our Fundraiser Works

Each donation you make to Grand County Rural Health Network lets you ‘Give a High Five for Health’ to a deserving recipient. This is your chance to recognize and celebrate the many people and organizations in Grand County that help us all thrive and be healthy! Every High Five also generates much-needed funds to help us continue to provide access, resources, and support for all our Grand County neighbors.

Why are we having this fundraiser?

Our organization’s mission is we work in partnership to advocate for and support the health of our community, and this fundraiser is an exciting opportunity to put our mission in action! This unique event supports our individual and community mental health while creating an exciting ripple effect of practicing gratitude for others in our community.

How does your donation support your Grand County neighbors?

  • $300 supports at least two mental health therapy visits
  • $600 supports at least three well-child exams
  • $1,000 supports a full intake with a patient navigator, assessing barriers to health and available resources and care options
  • $1,500 supports at least three ACHES dental vouchers
  • $2,500 supports approximately one month of health coverage guide services
  • $5,000 contributes to our local behavioral health systems change initiative

Interested in becoming a sponsor in 2024? Click “Sponsor Today” below to fill out the online form or email Ana Etler at

Our 2023 Traveling High Five Banner highlights every High Five recipient!

We proudly recognized every High Five recipient and our amazing event sponsors on our traveling High Five banner. Special thanks to the Grand County Library District for partnering with us and displaying the banner in each library location this past year!

2023 Award for Excellence in Health Service Winners

Join us in celebrating the 2023 recipients of the Award for Excellence in Health Service: Ann Baer, Leigha Kline and Tracey Vasquez. Congratulations to these three very well-deserved award recipients for their service to the community! Learn more about how they embody that health is more than healthcare in the work they do everyday for their clients:

Ann Baer, Grand County Public Health Home Care Services

Leigha Kline, Thin Air Fitness
Tracey Vasquez, Grand County Public Health Home Care Services

2023 Award for Excellence in Honorable Mentions

It can be really hard for our Board to choose our award winners each year, since so many amazing people and organizations positively impact the health of our community! We’d like to recognize the Award for Excellence in Health Service Honorable Mentions: Jubil Young, KC Rose, and The Rotary Club of Granby. Congratulations and thank you for all that you do!

Jubil Young
KC Rose
The Rotary Club of Granby

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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...

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...

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.