Meet Our Regional Health Connectors
Region 4: El Paso and Teller Counties
Educate providers on trauma and stress and its relationship to SDoH. Support the screening of patients, specifically for food insecurity, because it's an essential part of a comprehensive approach for addressing obesity. Identify appropriate resources such as National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) to improve health outcomes in HSR 4.
Key Partners: CTC, PIAC, CCAHEC, RAE in the region, El Paso County Public Health, El Paso Dept of Human Services, CDPHE, UCHEALTH, Peak Vista, UCCS, Community Health Partnership, Colorado Springs Food Rescue, Catholic Charities, local YMCA’s, Homeward Pikes Peak Region.
Region 17: Park County
Connect stakeholders and appropriate local resources that address social determinants of health that prevent people from accessing care to ensure continued access and sustainability of local health care services
Key Partners: Colorado Community Health Alliance (Regional Accountable Entity-RAE), Park County Public Health, Rocky Mountain Rural Health, and local private behavioral health providers
Regions 16 & 17: Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Counties
Support the development of an area network of transgender-competent healthcare and behavioral health providers to further health equity
Develop strategies to reduce substance use and the harms associated with substance use through participation in community coalitions and work groups
Build on previous RHC work in Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties by monitoring and sustaining the development of the Idaho Springs healthcare and social services clinic.
What does a Regional Health Connector do?
Connects primary care with community-based behavioral health and social services.
Develops a local priority project to advance community health.
Partners with clinical quality improvement teams to help practices prepare for new models of care and reach their goals.
Recommends reliable resources to improve health outcomes.