Let’s go live: Eagle County’s COVID-19 collaboration team reflects on the yearlong battle
This article was written by Pam Boyd and first appeared in the Vail Daily on May 20, 2021.
During the final COVID-19 Community Conversation on Thursday, the seven-member panel used the time as an exercise in reflection rather than a focus on information. Chris Lindley, chief population Health Officer for Vail Health, said COVID-19 freed organizations to quickly respond to developing conditions. He noted his biggest worry is that post-COVID-19, local entities will stop pursuing timely, 75% responses while they hold out for 100% solutions. Nimble actions may mean early mistakes, but they also give organizations the opportunity to learn and move forward, Lindley said. Lindley noted that the MIRA bus and other community groups were instrumental in the effort to spread the word within the Spanish-speaking communities and provide services to those groups. COVID-19 also brough some equity gains in other areas, as Vail Health launched Olivia’s Fund, which offers free behavioral health counseling services, months earlier than initially planned.
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Mountain Family opens new clinic in Avon’s Chapel Square
Mountain Family Health Clinics’ new location in Avon’s Chapel Square is officially open to patients. The clinic — which relocated from its Edwards location — will provide affordable dental, medical and behavioral health services to the community.
Vail Health facing mounting workforce, financial headwinds as it continues to grow services
In the 2023 State of Vail Health address, President and CEO Will Cook reflected on challenges and accomplishments in 2022 while looking ahead to the future.
Peaks and Valleys
What happens when someone in the “happy valley” finds themselves feeling sad or depressed? Despite living in a beautiful place, there are universal challenges that affect everyone, regardless of gender, age, religion, cultural or sexual orientation.