This week, ClinicNet and Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) celebrate Safety Net Clinic Week, August 19-23. At Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN), we would like to wish both CRHC and ClinicNet our best wishes and a big, heart-felt thank you for the impact Rural Health Clinics and Community-Funded Safety-Net Clinics have on health care access for the people of Colorado.
Like Community Health Centers (CHCs), Rural Health Clinics and Community-Funded Safety-Net Clinics serve some of Colorado’s most underserved and vulnerable populations. There are 45 Community-funded Safety-Net Clinics and 50 Rural Health Clinics throughout Colorado that provide health care to people who are uninsured, underinsured and working families. The Rural Health Clinics are located in some of the most rural and remote places in Colorado. Together, these clinics serve over 300,000 people per year.
CRHC not only supports Colorado’s Rural Health Clinics, but also runs the Colorado Provider Recruitment Program (CPR), which promotes job opportunities in Colorado’s rural areas. Their programs aim to address health care workforce shortages in rural Colorado and encourage strong recruitment and retention. To learn more about CPR or to search job opportunities in rural Colorado, visit their website here.
CCHN is excited to partner with CRHC, among other organizations, this fall to host Corps Community Day on October 11, 2013. Corps Community Day is a national celebration of primary health care clinicians who are dedicated to serving the most vulnerable populations. The event is a chance to network, meet fellow mission-focused professionals, celebrate the loan repayment recipients of the National Health Service Corps and Colorado Health Service Corps, and learn more about providing high quality, primary care to underserved populations in Colorado. For more information about Corps Community Day or to register, click here.