Healthy Grand County

Hot Sulphur Springs
416 E Byers Ave, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451, USA


Grand County Public Health and Grand County Rural Health Network started a Community Health Assessment in late 2011. The process took two years with the final step being the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and Prioritization Plan. Stakeholders and community members participated during all phases of the process and identified the top five priorities as winnable goals in Grand County over the next five years: mental health; access to health care; maternal, infant and child health (MICH); substance abuse; and health information and awareness.

With a convening grant from the Colorado Trust, Grand County Rural Health Network was able to continue on. In 2014, Grand County Rural Health Network contracted independent consultants to walk them through a strategic planning discussion revolving around two of the topic areas: mental health and maternal, infant, child health (MICH). The outcome was creating a community-wide strategic plan for Mental Health, MICH, and Health Information and Awareness. Both work groups agreed, residents and health service professionals needed greater awareness of existing services in Grand County, and that residents and providers needed to easily find those services.

This website is a direct result of the plan for Health Information and Awareness. “Implement a single source of information, such as a website, that can be utilized by individuals and service providers.”

So, welcome to Healthy Grand County! Kindly funded by a grant from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundationand maintained by Grand County Rural Health Network.

One in every four persons will experience a mental health illness. That’s a lot of people. But it’s ok. While the exact cause of most mental illnesses is not known, research shows that many are caused by a combination of genetic, biological, psychological and environmental factors, not personal weakness or a character defect. Recovery from a mental illness is not simply a matter of will and self-discipline, but a matter of treatment – and treatment does work and is available, accessible & affordable in Grand County.
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