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Improve the physical and mental health of Park County residents

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We are so thankful to be able to adopt two Park County families this holiday season.

Rocky Mountain Rural Health would like to send a Huge Thank you to Jean Ashby and volunteers for the    18th annual Community Christmas dinner held in Fairplay. Considering the bad weather it was a success. A special thank you to Northwest  fire department,  South Park Ambulance and all attendees that brought a dish to share. THANK YOU!

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Rocky Mountain Rural Health (RMRH) Board of Director’s presents South Park High School and South Park Athletic Association (SPAA) with a check for the proceeds from the annual sports physical event. For the past three years RMRH has worked with both medical and non-medical community volunteers to hold a sports physical day in order to give all South Park athletes the opportunity to play organized team sports.  This year’s event raised $650 for SPAA.  Pictures (left right) Kathy Fitting, MD, FACP RMRH Board Treasurer, Jane Newman South Park Middle / High School Principal, Becky DeBonis President SPAA and Ron Reyes Co-Athletic Director South Park High School.

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  • On April 30 RMRH had the privilege of participating in the Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the South Park Boys and Girls Club and the Fairplay Police Department.  It was fun and games for all.  RMRH got to share important age appropriate information regarding prescription drug safety and play games with a total of 20 individuals (11 adults and 9 children).  RMRH also provided free blood pressure and oxygen level screenings to those that requested it, and provided healthy snacks for all in attendance.

    THANK YOU Boys and Girls Club for hosting such a fun event!!

Rocky Mountain Rural Health congratulates two of its own for successfully completing the Community
Health Worker certification course through Texas A&M Health Science Center. Barbie McBee and Julie

Johnson worked diligently throughout the intensive 24 week course and both
graduated at the top of their class. They always kept the goal of better serving the
residents of Park County in view and Rocky Mountain Rural Health is pleased to be
able to use their expertise to benefit our medically underserved community.

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So what exactly does a Community Health Worker do? They
fulfill a wide range of services based on assisting individuals
and communities toward better health. This may include
conducting outreach events, providing information on
available resources, performing blood pressure screenings
and navigating individuals through the healthcare system.

McBee and Johnson conduct weekly outreach events at various venues throughout the County. They bring a wealth of information on healthcare and related topics and specialize in helping people connect with the services they need. Please check our website – www.rmrh.org – for their itinerary. They will be coming to a location near you! All events are weather and road conditions permitting.

                                   THANK YOU   ‘Community Care of Central Colorado’

Rocky Mountain Rural Health has recently signed a one-year contract with Community Care of Central Colorado, the Regional Care Collaborative Organization (RCCO7) in Elbert, El Paso, Park and Teller counties. RCCOs provide members with care coordination and patient navigation services in addition to their regular Medicaid benefits.  Under the new contract RMRH will expand care coordination and patient navigation services for Medicaid clients in Park County. The contract extension will cover the period of July 2015 - June of 2016.

The Independence Center

        Rocky Mountain Rural Health has received a $5,000 grant from The Independence Center to learn more about the disabled community within Park County.  These funds will help us determine the number of persons with disabilities in the county and compile a directory of services available within Park and surrounding counties, as well as do.  A needs assessment of the communities in in Park County will be done to identify opportunities to improve accessibility for those with disabilities.

Thank you to The Independence Center for supporting us in the important work!

The Summit Foundation

          RMRH has been awarded a $7,500 grant from The Summit Foundation.  These funds will be used in 2016 to provide client navigation services and non-emergency transport to residents of the Fairplay / Alma area.  Navigation involves assisting people in finding health care providers, medical services and durable medical equipment.  RMRH navigators also help client understand their mandated health care benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act.  They can also help the uninsured find an affordable health insurance plan.  The non-emergent medical transport program provides clients assistance getting to doctor appointments and treatment or diagnostic appointments out of Park County.  Four those who are unable to drive themselves, mileage reimbursement will be available. 

Thank you to The Summit Foundation for helping us with these projects!

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