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Person-Centered Thinking: Finding a balance between health and safety, satisfied and content

This week, 30 professionals, family members and people with disabilities participated in a training on person-centered thinking. The core concept of person-centered thinking is to find an...

DATE: May 8, 2016 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Building STI awareness is about Talk. Test. Treat.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sexually transmitted infections are on the rise with rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis increasing for the first time since...

DATE: April 30, 2016 | COLUMN: Creating Community

‘Person-centered’ model helps achieve balance

“Person-centered” isn’t a term you tend to hear outside the world of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Perhaps this is because of our intrinsic anthropocentric view of things: We just...

DATE: April 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Women, Infants and Children Program celebrates National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is a great time to celebrate the successes achieved by the San Juan Basin Health WIC program and highlight additional regional funding received to address client’s...

DATE: March 19, 2016 | COLUMN: Creating Community

All people have weaknesses, but they don’t define who we are

I cannot catch a ball. It’s my dirty, hidden secret (well, not anymore). When a spherical object comes spiraling toward me, my only reaction is to duck. The notion to catch, kick, hit with a stick...

DATE: March 12, 2016 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Annual all-volunteer fair will help you take charge of your health

Taking charge of your health is often easier said than done. Did your New Year’s resolution to take better care of yourself, eat better, get more sleep or start to exercise fall flat? If it did...

DATE: March 12, 2016 | COLUMN: Creating Community

This year, take a giant leap forward in volunteering

What are you going to do with your extra day this year? It’s Leap Year! I often hear people say that someday, when they have more time, they would like to volunteer. Leap Year is your chance! If...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2016 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Kids’ dental care is keystone to a lifetime of good health

February has been coated in Cupid’s sugary sweets so long that most don’t know it is also National Children’s Dental Health Month. Hidden in heart-shaped shadows is the prevalence of poor oral...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2016 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Colorado’s United Ways take a look at community issues

Colorado has majestic mountains and fertile plains. It has inner-city places, remote locations and many types of communities in-between. Interestingly, when the 13 independent United Way...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Here’s to good things happening in new year

It’s 2016, a brand new year. It’s a time for us to honor the past and look to the future. So it is with disability trends. What’s Out: Group homes. Facilities across the nation that serve people...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Creating Community

There’s an extra-special place in our hearts for anonymous donors

“Completely Anonymous,” that is all the detail report said about two large donations received by United Way of Southwest Colorado on Colorado Gives Day (Dec. 8). Two people gave generously and did...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Spread health, not flu, this holiday season

Flu season has officially been underway for over two months yet many residents have not received this year’s vaccine. December through February is the typical peak for influenza, and with the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2015 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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