Grand County Rural Health Network

A nonprofit organization

We ensure that everyone in our community has what they need to thrive and be healthy. We do that by working in partnership to advocate for and support the health of our community. We are a nonprofit health alliance focused on health equity. We are healthier together! 

From program participants: 

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the help with getting me set up with insurance. it's taken a huge weight off my shoulders. Once again, I really want to thank you. I am being able to save so much more money, and things are starting to get easier.” – Health Coverage Guide Client.

“The Grand County Rural Health Network staff are angels. I wouldn’t have made it without their help.” – Nurse Navigator Client.

“Thank you for the support I received from my Care Coordinator when I got out of rehab. I had no idea how I would be able to stay in Grand County and where to seek support to stay sober. I appreciate the work she did to get me safe; she listened to my needs.” – Care Coordinator Client.

“Thank you for always being there for me. Rural Health (Network) has made getting to and from my appointments so much easier. It is one less thing for me to worry about.” - Care Coordinator Client.

“Thank you very, very much for your efforts; this (wheelchair seat cover) was so important to my wife!” – Supportive Services Voucher Client.


About the Grand County Rural Health Network: 

We know that health is more than healthcare: mental health, health insurance, housing, and employment are just some of the issues that affect our health, and now, more than ever, we have been there to help. As a nonprofit community health alliance focused on health equity, we provide four lines of service: advocacy, collective impact, community organizing, and direct services.

  • Direct Services: We help people get the care they need in the existing system.
    • ACHES & PAINS Voucher Program
    • Health Coverage Guide Program
    • Patient Navigation Program: Care Coordinators, Nurse Navigator, Promotora de Salud, Recovery Coordinator
    • Emergency Response (e.g. COVID-19, East Troublesome Fire, etc.)
  • Community Organizing: We help create movement around issues that matter to our neighbors. We connect people to opportunities to advocate for change.
    • Community Leader Group
      • Leadership development
      • Connecting impacted community members to the decision-making table
    • Community Awareness Events
  • Collective Impact: We bring partners together to define a problem, create a shared vision, and work to solve it.
    • Health and Human Resources Coalition
    • Behavior Wellness Community-wide Strategic Plan
    • Navigator Team Meetings
    • Behavioral Health Navigator Advisory Committee
    • Online resource:
    • Peak Health Alliance
    • School-Based Health Centers planning & education.
    • Business & Resource Hub, Centralized Location.
  • Advocacy: We are a change agent. We speak for or against a cause, policy, or interest. This can be for an individual or community. We advocate for:
    • Individual clients
    • Impacted community members.
    • Grand & Jackson Counties
    • Rural Community
    • Issues that impact health
    • Committees to influence policy.

Giving Activity


The Grand County Rural Health Network's mission is to work in partnership to advocate for and support the health of our community.

Background Statement

The origin of the Network dates to the mid-1990s when community stakeholders began meeting to address healthcare access problems for county residents. Based on widespread support for addressing healthcare challenges, the Network was formally organized in 1999 and given seed money from a Rural Network Development Grant in 2000. The Network was formally incorporated in 2001 and received its federal 501(c)3 tax-exempt status in 2002. The Network’s scope of work during its first several years of operation focused on the development of programs to address healthcare gaps in the community. Since that time, the Network has focused on assessing and responding to health needs through an equity lens as well as ways to improve and sustain our services to the underserved population of Grand County.

As a nonprofit health alliance focused on health equity, Grand County Rural Health Network offers four lines of service: direct services; advocacy; collective impact; and community organizing. Our direct services are focused on increasing access and reducing barriers to the health of our community. We provide healthcare and medical support vouchers to increase access & affordability through our ACHES and PAINS voucher program; we guide patients through the healthcare system to ensure they have the care they need when they need it with our patient navigation/promotora services; and we help residents enroll in Medicaid and the health insurance marketplace through our health coverage guide program. We provide a platform for partners to create system changes through our collective impact line of service, and for impacted community members to learn leadership and advocacy skills and get their voice heard at decision-making tables through our community organizing line of service. Locally and statewide, we advocate to address health equity and to improve the quality and efficiency of the system.

Organization Data


Organization name

Grand County Rural Health Network

other names

GCRHN, the Network, Rural Health Network

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Health Care

Organization Size

Medium Organization


416 Byers Ave
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451-0095


PO Box 95
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451


191 E. Agate Ave. Unit A
Granby, CO 80446

Service areas

Grand County, CO, US

Jackson County, CO, US





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