CHCs In The News

AARP: COVID-19’s Onslaught on Latino Communities

Sept. 18-20, 2020

PBS-12 Staff of Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., worked with AARP to explore how and why COVID-19 disproportionately impacts Latinos and older adults in Colorado. 

Guest opinion: Simon Smith and Danielle Butler: Close vape tax loophole to help our students

Sept. 15, 2020

Daily Camera Guest editorial by Simon Smith and Danielle Butler, Clinica Family Health. 

The Coronavirus Exposed Colorado’s Racial Inequities in Health Care. Community Health Centers Are Trying to Help

Sept. 10, 2020

CPR News Black and Latino residents are disproportionately effected by the pandemic. As systemic responses lag, local community health centers and neighborhood groups have launched efforts of their own to fill the gaps. Clínica Tepeyac and Denver Health are among the organizations featured in this article. 

CO Health Centers Pivot to Reach Migrant Workers During Pandemic

Sept. 1, 2020

Public News Service Access to telehealth services and paid sick leave have been critical for agricultural workers. Staff from Salud Family Health Centers and Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. explain how their relationships with community leaders, trusted by workers, was key to connecting workers with care. 

Telehealth In Colorado Goes From Emergency Fix To More Permanent Solution

Aug. 11, 2020

KUNC Governor Polis signed an executive order on April 1 that expanded the accessibility and sustainability of telemedicine in Colorado. 

Community Health Centers Go Mobile to Serve Homeless

May 14, 2020

Public News Service Colorado’s Community Health Centers are getting creative and going mobile to serve homeless communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nonprofit Teaches Colorado Nursing Students In Jeopardy Of Not Graduating

April 22, 2020

4CBSDenver   STRIDE Community Health Center provided a place for MSU nursing students in need of on-the-job training to finish their education – now they are on the front line fighting COVID-19.

Many Health Providers on Brink of Insolvency

April 22, 2020

Stateline The Pew Charitable Trusts, blog.

Doctor says peak of COVID-19 cases in Summit County is a few weeks away

April 8, 2020

Summit Daily  Summit County and the state are likely just a few weeks away from the peak of new coronavirus cases, according to Summit Community Care Clinic Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kathleen Cowie. 

Summit Community Care Clinic works to take pressure off the hospital emergency department during coronavirus outbreak

March 30, 2020

Summit Daily  The Summit Community Care Clinic’s doors are open and workers are providing care amid the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Colorado critical health organizations receive first federal funding— a fraction of what they need

March 25, 2020

Denver Business Journal   Colorado Community Health Centers receive initial emergency funding for COVID-19 services, Denver-area CHC leaders interviewed. 

“We can see patients without the ability to pay. We’re here. We’re here and we care.” Erica Sherer, CEO of Sheridan

Health Centers Holding the Line Until Congressional Funding Arrives

March 24, 2020

Public News Service  CCHN’s Vice President of Strategy and Finance Polly Anderson discusses the state of Colorado’s Community Health Centers during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

STRIDE Health Center opens drive-thru coronavirus test site in Aurora

March 23, 2020

The Sentinel  

National Coalition for the Homeless Outraged and Concerned About the Appointment of Robert Marbut to Head USICH

Dec. 6, 2019

Blog post on John Parvensky, President and CEO, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, discussed why this appointment raises concerns about the Trump Administration’s plans to address homelessness.

Longmont dental practice helps ‘Give Kids a Smile’ doing work free of cost

Feb. 13, 2020

Daily Camera  Salud Family Health Centers participate in annual American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile Day.

Salud Health opens new Trinidad dental clinic

Feb. 6, 2020

The Chronical-News 

CO Lawmakers to Consider Expanding Access to Telemedicine

Feb. 4, 2020

Public News Service Polly Anderson, CCHN, quoted in article discussing HB20-1092, a bill to address Medicaid reimbursement for CHCs for telemedicine and clinical pharmacy services.

Colorado Bill Seeks Medicaid Reimbursement for Telehealth in FQHCs

Jan. 29, 2020

mHealthIntelligence  Dr. Chris Tonozzi, Mountain Family Health Centers, quoted in article discussing HB20-1092, a bill to address Medicaid reimbursement for CHCs for telemedicine and clinical pharmacy services.

New bill would let health centers actually get paid for telehealth

Jan. 28, 2020

Post Independent  Dr. Chris Tonozzi, Mountain Family Health Centers, quoted in article discussing HB20-1092, a bill to address Medicaid reimbursement for CHCs for telemedicine and clinical pharmacy services.

Community Health Centers Fund Expect Another Delay From Congress, Uncertain Of Fate

Nov. 19, 2019

Aspen Public Radio  Ross Brooks, CEO of Mountain Family Health Centers, discussed the impacts of delayed federal funding on Community Health Centers and the people for whom they provide health care.

Sustain Community Health Centers

Nov. 14, 2019

Longmont Times -Call  In her letter to the editor, Colleen  Laeger, Board Member, Salud Family Health Centers, explains the value of Community Health Centers and asks for community help in urging Congress to renew CHC funding.

Health Care Roundtable Held in Fort Morgan

Oct. 16, 2019

Fort Morgan Times  Staff from Salud Family Health Centers joined other community representatives to discuss Morgan County health care needs and staff training and recruitment with Gov. Polis.

Community Health Centers Teeter on Financial Cliff, Courtesy of Congress

Sept. 26, 2019

Pew Stateline  

Health Centers Deserve Support

Sept. 25, 2019

Colorado Community Media  Letter to the editor by Jean Sisneros, Chair of the Board of Directors, STRIDE Community Health Center

Valley-Wide Health Systems to Expand Services to Crowley County

Sept. 16, 2019

Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., blog.

Rooted in Communities: Marking National Health Center Week

Aug. 8, 2019

Colorado Health Institute blog. 

Clínica Tepeyac in Globeville is getting a full dental clinic

Aug. 6, 2019

Denverite. The clinic primarily serves Latino patients, who visit a dentist at lower rates than other groups.

Community Health Centers Planting Trees to Deepen Roots in Communities

Aug. 5, 2019

Public News Service. High Plains Community Health Center and Axis Health Systems plans trees during National Health Center Week; many more activities happening at CHCs across the state.

Medical Membership Plan Aims to Help Fill Coverage Gap

Aug. 1, 2019

Public News Service. Mountain Family Health Centers Pilot New Option to Help Workers Get Health Care.

Health Tip of the Month: Obesity Education

July 24, 2019

Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., blog. 

Medical Assistants’ Roles in Colorado Health Care Keep Growing


5280 – Health 2019 Edition They’re neither your doctors nor your nurses, but their jobs—and training—could mean a lot to your health. 

Tips for Helping Men Seek, Get Mental Health Care

May  20, 2019

Public News Service. Psychologist Erin Baurle of STRIDE CHC and the Let’s Talk Colorado campaign offer tips to help address the unique challenges men face with mental health care needs. 

Building A Bilingual Pipeline for Behavioral Health

May  2019

Denver Foundation. A Colorado Health Access Fund grant has helped Salud Family Health Centers expand its behavioral health team.

Coloradans’ Health-Care Advances Will Need a Follow-up

May 7, 2019

Public News Service. Summary of health care bills that passed in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session and ones that did not.

STRIDE’s Dr. Baurle discusses how to get the conversation started

May 1, 2019

Denver7 Mile High Living. This month is Mental Health Month. Dr. Baurle of STRIDE CHC discusses how to start the conversation to support a loved one’s well-being.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

April 21, 2019

Post Independent. Mountain Family Health Centers column on the importance of taking care of your mental health.

Coloradan Health Advocates Head to DC for Long-Term Funding

March 28, 2019

Public News Service. Colorado Community Health Center staff and board members visit Colorado members of Congress in DC to discuss the future of  Community Health Centers and health care in Colorado.

Health Clinics Screen for Social Problems to Boost Patient Care

Feb. 6, 2019

U.S. News & World Report. Patients and providers at Clínica Tepeyac and STRIDE Community Health Center (formerly called MCPN) discuss how addressing social issues improves health. 

Health Centers Tap Loan Repayment to Recruit Mental Health Providers

Feb. 2, 2019

Public News Service. Dr. Sheri Sharp, VP for behavioral health for Peak Vista Community Health Centers, discusses the shortage of behavioral-health providers and how loan repayment programs can help.

Cortez Integrated Healthcare earns national recognition

Dec. 12, 2018

Cortez Journal. Axis Healthcare System’s Cortez site achieves Patient-Centers Medical Home recognition.

Colorado Immigrant Families Balking from Social Services
in Fear of Harming Immigration Status

Dec. 7, 2018

KUNC. Sunrise Community Health CEO Mitzi Moran quoted. Includes side-by-side graphic of current law versus proposed rule.