Developing a regional network of care for Northwest Colorado to include oral health, behavioral health, health promotion, disease prevention, chronic disease management and acute care for the entire regional population. Our Vision, is for Northwest Colorado to be the greatest place for kids, individuals and families to live, learn, work, play, age and connect within our communities, partners and each other.
In 2006, the Northwest Colorado Community Health Partnership was founded under the umbrella of Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, dba Northwest Colorado Health. In 2016, our non-profit 501c3 application was approved by the IRS allowing full autonomy Jan 1, 2017 to work with local health and wellness agencies to ensure people have access to programs and services the need to be their healthiest self. By the end of 2017, the agency tripled the number of clients receiving community care coordination services and helped coordinate efforts through our Regional Rx Task Force program that reduced the opioid overdose death rates by 75% from 2016. In November 2017, The Health Partnership started providing regional Mental Health First Aid Trainings by Sarah Valentino with remarkable success. We work as a collective impact agency, supporting regional networks of care to ensure everyone has access to the services, programs and supports they need to thrive. We serve as the Northwest Colorado Community Lead for the Accountable Health Communities Model project from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation that is in collaboration with Rocky Mountain Health Plans. We address complex issues through a community and clinical linkage lens with great passion and heart.
The Health Partnership Care Coordinator has been a driving force to help make me better. She listened to my questions and concerns and did not treat me just like a dollar sign. Without their support I don't know where I would be today. We all are discussing different ways for me to cope with my chronic pain. I am grateful that they listen and understand my needs. They keep me engaged with every step of my medical and mental treatments, as well as getting involved with the Community to give back. We are a small rural community that thrives on each other. The Health Partnership and their partners believe in supporting their rural communities and all its members.
The Free Music with Vision program by Erick Ocampo have provided my three teenage kids with a great place to learn how to play keyboard, create music, and connect with others in a safe and sober place. The kids now spend less time on electronic devices, more time playing music and studying for their classes at school. My kids have really changed in ways I would not have dreamed.