Insurance coverage tapers down as mental health issues, vaping loom large
Teen vaping rises at alarming rate BVSD, county collaborate to fight trend
Call it stealth nicotine. Like the U.S. Air Force’s Stealth bomber, a vaping device can hit its target without being detected.
Medicaid enrollment off slightly after sharp run-up
Enrollment in Medicaid and Colorado’s Childrens Health Program Plus has tapered down after a sharp run-up as the Affordable Care Act was implemented.
Boulder County, state work to Improve prenatal care for Latinas
When Boulder County Public Health looks at health outcomes it wants to change for the better, it casts a wide net to understand the causes and remedy the barriers it finds.
When it comes to improving the number of Latina women who get prenatal care, that means partnering with state agencies and local nonprofits. In 2016, 71.5 percent of Hispanic women accessed prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy, compared to 84.3% of their white peers, and 81% of all pregnant women in Boulder County.
Boulder County Jail: mental health provider of last resort
Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle has seen a lot of changes in his 17 years on the job. One of the biggest is the increase in prisoners suffering from mental health issues.
In Boulder County and in Colorado, LGBTQ progress and a long road ahead
The 2018 election of Jared Polis, a gay man, as governor would appear to affirm the belief that Colorado is a friendly place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people to live.
‘So easy to get into, so difficult to get out of’: How pain meds pointed one young woman toward heroin
If you want to understand heroin addiction, think about this: When addicts seek more heroin to stave off the terrifying symptoms of withdrawal, they say “I need to get well.”
Recognizing and working on teen mental health issues
You might call it the Boulder County paradox — our metrics for income and education are off the charts, our schools are highly rated and we have a culture that embraces fitness.
What’s it like to have a mental crisis? Here’s just the person to tell you.
Sam Shew wants to be an activist — crusader might be a more accurate term — for the human rights of mentally ill people.
Boulder Community Health opens state-of-the-art mental health pavilion
Colorado’s suicide rate remains stubbornly high at seventh in the nation. While the causes are not known, lack of access to mental health care is often cited as a possible contributor.
Health Collaborative connects vulnerable adults to specialty careThe Boulder County Health Improvement Collaborative (BCHIC), an initiative of your Community Foundation, is working to improve access to specialty care for Medicaid and uninsured patients countywide – from recruiting medical specialists willing to treat Medicaid and uninsured patients, to streamlining a referral system for providers and care coordinators.
Healthcare coverage for lower-income people has tapered down slightly after more than doubling since The Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” took effect. Teen vaping and mental health issues are chief local health concerns.