Meet Our Regional Health Connectors
Region 4: El Paso and Teller Counties
Increase coordination of healthy eating and active living resources for individuals, families, and communities dealing with obesity and food insecurity in El Paso and Teller Counties.
Provider education on trauma and the bodies response to stress, focused on how childhood adversity contributes to chronic health problems, poor academic achievement, and overall social well-being. Further, support the screening of patients for understanding the relationship between the bodies stress response, development of diabetes, and poor socioeconomic status leading to food insecurity and identification of resources to improve health outcomes in the RHC region.
Key partners: CTC, PIAC, CCAHEC, RAE in the region, 2-Gen collaborative, El Paso County Dept of PH, 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
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.