Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership Wins $50,000 Award for Collaboration and Community Impact
Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership has won the first ever Colorado Collaboration Award for its work to develop a regional network of care for the underinsured and uninsured in Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Jackson Counties.
The Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership consists of community and safety net organizations, health care providers and government agencies. Since 2005, their combined efforts have included:
Establishing the Northwest Colorado Community Health Center in Moffat County that now provides care to more than 3,000 individuals per year.
- Developed an integrated behavioral health project between the Northwest Colorado Community Health Center and Colorado West Regional Mental Health, which has served more than 1,000 patients.
- Organized administration of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey in Routt, Moffat and Jackson County middle and high schools and established stronger local ordinances to address youth access to alcohol.
- Developed a system to help low-income families gain access to discounted and sliding fee medical and behavioral health services.
- Created a local system of medical transportation financed by Yampa Valley Medical Center.
The Partnership is a collaboration between Colorado West Regional Mental Health, Independent Life Center, Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, Routt County Department of Human Services, The Memorial Hospital and Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Read the press release here.
2011 Colorado Collaboration Award Finalists
Montelores Emergency Assistance Coalition
Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership