Regional Health Connector

Regional Health Connectors improve health in Colorado by connecting the systems that keep us healthy - including primary care, public health, social services, and other community resources.

Meet Our Regional Health Connectors

Darlyn Miller

Region 4: El Paso and Teller Counties

Projects/Priorities

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

 

Dane Hall

Regions 16 & 17: Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Counties

Projects/Priorities

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.

For more information and to contact RHCs from different regions visit http://regionalhealthconnectors.org/

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