Join Our Monthly Meetings
It takes more than one voice to speak for a community. Voices that speak together are stronger together. The Grand County Rural Health Network’s Community Leader Group is a group of passionate Grand County residents working to address important issues facing our community. Our current focus areas are affordable housing, behavioral health (specifically suicide prevention), and preventive health. We invite you to come to our monthly meetings and be a part of the change in our community.
Meeting Notes: If you would like to view past Community Leader Group meeting notes, please contact Jennifer Tibbetts at Grand County Rural Health Network at 970-725-3477 ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Involved! Advocacy Opportunities
We know that stories have the power to persuade and move people to action, which is why we would like to share your story about housing or mental health in Grand County! It can be a video you create on your own or with our assistance, a written story, or an anonymous story. See the section below titled “Sharing Stories” for some examples. If you would be interested in sharing your story, please contact Jennifer Tibbetts at 970-725-3477 ext. 2 or email email@example.com.
Can’t attend all of the Community Leader Group meetings? No problem. We can add you to our Community Leader Group emailing list to receive the meeting notes straight to your inbox. If you would like to be added to this email list, contact Jennifer Tibbetts at 970-725-3477 ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating in any of the following meetings or trainings is another great way to have your voice heard and learn about current policies. Most meetings can be attended and/or listened to in person or virtually. For more information about any of the following advocacy opportunities, please click the ‘Get Details’ button below.
– 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!
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
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 Jennifer Tibbetts at 970-725-3477 ext. 2 or email email@example.com.