Director of quality for Axis Health System. Reach him at email@example.com 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.
Because March is right around the corner and designated as National Kidney Month, it’s a good time to review the basics when it comes to understanding and preventing kidney disease.
Now, most of us are familiar with diabetes; but did you know that diabetes is the main cause of kidney failure, limb amputation and new-onset...
Those of us living in Southwest Colorado know how blessed we are to be here. It is an amazing place.
We also know it has its drawbacks – high cost of living, limited employment opportunities, New Mexico news, distance from Denver (which is apparently the center of Colorado and possibly the entire universe, regardless of what your...
When you have a gap in your mouth because of missing teeth, it can be tricky to chew. When there is a gap in your health care, it can be tricky to stay well.
There certainly has been a lot of change in health care over the last couple of years. Despite all of the transformation, there still are some gaps.
For example, many...
By Ellen Stein
Axis Health System
This year, the nation’s Community Health Centers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of expanding access to quality and affordable primary and preventive health-care services to millions of people in the United States.
Locally, in 2014, we were fortunate that Axis Health System...
When I first started at Community Connections (back in the dark ages when dinosaurs walked the earth), I told an acquaintance where I worked, and she responded, “Oh, I know someone at the Sheriff’s Office.” I think I smiled and nodded at this apparent non-sequitur and went off to find someone more coherent to speak with.
Skipping school, do you picture a teenager who ditches class to avoid schoolwork? Maybe he or she just needs some discipline or motivation to get back into class?
It turns out that truancy might just be the tip of a bigger problem.
That is what a local collaborative is learning in its first year of work to study truancy. The...
Gratitude has become synonymous with the holidays, as we often take time to step back and acknowledge the things that we are grateful for during the past year. However, have you ever thought what would happen if we extended the tradition of giving thanks throughout the entire year instead of a short season during holiday cheer?
The Americans with Disabilities Act affords people with disabilities equal access to public services – but what is “access?”
Many of us equate ADA access with reserved parking spots, ramps and automatic doors. Physical access is essential, but there are other components of access that are just as important, especially...