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.
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!
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 Sara Elise at Grand County Rural Health Network:
Call 970-725-3477 option #2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org