Community Leader Group

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Come to Our Monthly Meetings

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. Our current focus areas for 2021 are affordable housing and mental health, specifically suicide prevention. We invite you to come to our monthly meetings and be a part of the change in our community.

To Join Zoom Meeting:
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Meeting ID: 870 6972 4520
Passcode: 557935
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Get Involved! Advocacy Opportunities

Here are some other ways for your voice to be heard! Most meeting can be attended and/or listened to in person or virtually.
Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Meetings
Town Meetings
LivingWorks Start Suicide Online Training
State Housing Board Monthly Meetings
Renter’s Roundtable


Our 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!


Sharing Stories

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.


Our Affordable Housing Efforts

Newspaper Ads, Social Media & Other Efforts

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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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.

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...

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...