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Position: Creating Community

Jenny Howell

Colorado expands options for community living

In 1999, a historic Supreme Court decision paved the way for people with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting. In Olmstead vs. L.C. (generally called the Olmstead Decision), the...

DATE: April 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Public health week celebrates the value of prevention efforts

It’s hard to believe that something exists if we can’t see it. How does one explain the benefit of something that didn’t happen – much less actually quantify it? No, I’m not talking physics or...

DATE: April 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Want to try something new? We’ve got the 2-1-1

By Lynn UrbanSpecial to the HeraldWhen was the last time you tried something new by choice? A new path to walk the dog, a new restaurant? New doesn’t have to mean scary or difficult, it is often...

DATE: March 26, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Ready, motivated for a life transition? Help is available

Why are some transitions so difficult? Changing jobs and relationships are high on the list in terms of stress, and moving to a new location can be a complete bear. I know I’m not alone in my...

DATE: March 19, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Questions about autism? New support group may help

A virtue of Southwest Colorado is the variety of opportunities to get involved in our communities. We seem to have as many activities, events and groups as many communities five times our size. Yet...

DATE: March 12, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Celebrating Healthy Communities helps young people, families thrive

San Juan Basin Health’s mission is to protect human and environmental health and inspire well-being in the community. How does one go about “inspiring well-being”? One way we pursue this is...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Want to help? Try getting involved with United Way

By Annie SatarianoSpecial to the HeraldDid you miss Random Act of Kindness Week, Feb. 11-17? Never heard of it? Not to worry. In the spirit of paying it forward, there is no limitation in time or...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Having behavioral-health problem? Don’t wait to get help

Bing online dictionary defines “symptom” as: “indication of illness felt by patient: an indication of a disease or other disorder, especially one experienced by the patient, e.g. pain, dizziness or...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Colo. slips 19 places in national ranking of inclusion

The latest results are in, and they don’t look good for Colorado. No, I don’t mean the postseason demise of Broncos’ fans dreams of the Super Bowl.United Cerebral Palsy has released its 2012 “The...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Need milk, vegetables or a health education? Get WIC

Teachers, bank tellers, certified nurse assistants and college students participate in it. Single parents, working families and growing children benefit from it. “It” is WIC – the Women, Infants...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Let’s work to continue holiday generosity year-round

By Christine ImmingUnited Way of Southwest ColoradoDuring the holiday season, many people feel moved to reach out to those in the community who are less fortunate. Inspired by the season of giving,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

With cold weather, we can help keep each other safe

It’s really cold. The dogs and I walked two whole blocks on a recent night; a suspect display of Iditarod race potential for sure. I’ve also heard on the radio that Phoenix has had a string of...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2013 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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