Director of quality for Axis Health System. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 335-2217
President and CEO for United Way and a Durango High Noon Rotary Club member.
Director of Case Management with Community Connections Inc.
is the communications director for the San Juan Basin Health Department.
By Stephanie Allred
Axis Health System
We have many great health-care providers in our community who are committed to their patients. Yet our community is not different than other communities across the country in which health-care costs keep rising while health outcomes keep declining. The Affordable Care Act has helped many...
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
When Abraham Lincoln included these words in a speech to the Republican Convention of 1858, even his friends found them inappropriately radical. And then history proved him correct.
More than 150 years later, the U.S. has united on the issue of Lincoln’s day. Yet we still see...
Here is a question: “What exactly is United Way?” No worries – we will give you the answer. Our name is well-known, but what we do is not always obvious.
First, we are not an airline or an insurance company (but the names are similar). United Way is a charity that promotes positive community change to create...
How many of you have signed up for a first-aid course? My guess is many of us in the community have completed a first-aid class with the desire to be able to assist someone in crisis along the road or perhaps up in the high country.
In a first-aid class, we learn how to perform the Heimlich maneuver as our spouse is choking on the bones...
My riddle of the day: What do the hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars” and the local business Community Connections have in common?
If you answered that they are both in Durango, you would be correct. On Friday, Durango stars will have their own turn to dance, albeit at the Durango Arts Center and not on national television.
Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health Awareness Month is important because mental-health issues can affect anyone at any time during his or her life. No one is immune, and it not only affects the well-being of the person diagnosed with a mental illness but everyone else who cares for that...
The statistics on the prevalence of autism sometimes seem like a timer ticking down to zero. When I got into the field of disabilities 13 years ago, the suggested prevalence was 1 in 150 children. Then we ticked down to 1 in 100. In 2012, it was 1 in 88. The latest word from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is 1 in 68 children...