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Mountain Family Health Centers sent a letter Wednesday speaking out against racism and discrimination against people of color after the death of George Floyd sparked protests across the country, and in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

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Mountain Family Health Centers and the Roaring Fork School District announced a new partnership Thursday to expand school-based healthcare. 

The district currently offers five school-based clinics. The partnership with Mountain Family Health Centers will allow the center's physicians to provide students with medical, dental and behavoiral health care at those five clinics, as well as open a sixth one at Glenwood Springs High School. 

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The Valley Health Alliance is a group of six of the largest employers in the Roaring Fork Valley. They've joined together to lower healthcare costs for employees and their dependents -- currently, about 6,000 people.

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Community health centers have been opening more and more doors across the country since the 1960s. To date, there are nearly 1,400 centers nationwide serving more than 28 million patients. 

Community health centers help patients access affordable health care. Centers are able to do this through federal funds, mostly from the Community Health Centers Fund which was created through the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

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At 2 a.m. Sunday morning, clocks fell back one hour. Many Coloradans may be enjoying that extra hour of sleep, but for others, it’s the time of year when the shorter days affect their mental health.

The end to daylight saving time is usually when some people start to struggle with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or depression during the winter months. 

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Earlier this month, a controversial immigration rule from the Trump administration was put on hold by federal judges in five different states. Although the new regulation has not yet been put into law, it is still having an impact in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Basalt Welcomes Affordable Health Care Clinic

Jan 4, 2019

People in the mid-valley will see expanded affordable health care options. Mountain Family Health Centers is opening the Basalt Integrated Health Center on Monday.

Open Enrollment Deadline Saturday

Dec 13, 2018

Valley residents are choosing to pay for health insurance on the exchange, even though the mandate no longer comes with a penalty.

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The federal government recently recognized Mountain Family Health Centers for its services.

Roni Morales explains how Mountain Family Health Centers plays a role in the recent immigration concerns in our valley. Garry Schalla highlights the non-profits team-based system. 

Mountain Family Health Centers celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. They will also be celebrating the opening of a new Basalt location. They want the community to know that they are accessible to anyone. 

Ross Brooks is the CEO and patient of Mountain Family Health Centers. They have 170 people on staff serving the 19,000 patients in our community. Their non-profit gets base grant funding from the government as well as federal support. 

Ross Brooks is the CEO of Mountain Family Health Centers and he explains how their non-profit exists to make sure people have access to affordable, integrated, primary care. They serve over 19,000 people in our community. 

Insurance enrollment assistance available

Dec 8, 2017
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The deadline to sign up for health insurance is looming. On Saturday, experts from Mountain Family Health Centers are setting up shop to help residents through the process.

The news about rising premiums might be making some people a little sick to their stomach.  

So what’s causing premiums to go up? And what steps can someone take to negotiate the health insurance landscape?

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  One of the biggest health care providers for low income folks is having a busy spring. Mountain Family Health Centers has kicked off capital campaigns while also deciding between new locations for Basalt.

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A supervisor can have a bigger impact on a worker’s health than a primary care doctor. That’s according to the The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The federal office recently sent experts to Aspen to teach managers how to handle that power wisely.

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  Mountain Family joins four of the biggest employers in the Aspen area, which created the Valley Health Alliance to help workers get healthier and save money for employees and employers.

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Last month, several people raced to sign up for health insurance before the March 31st deadline. Many of those patients qualified for the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program. Turns out, more people signed up for Medicaid than for private insurance in the tri-county area that includes Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle Counties. Now, doctor’s offices that handle these patients are trying to keep up. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.