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Integrated Behavioral Health | Saving Lives in Eagle County

Oct 05, 2022

Integrated Behavioral Health at Vail Health and Colorado Mountain Medical is saving lives, and preventing patients with behavioral health crises from spending a night in the emergency room. That's not only alleviating a burden on emergency rooms, it's saving Eagle County locals hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary medical bills. Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical and Kala Bettis of Vail Health Behavioral Health have the details on how Integrated Behavioral Health helps providers recognize a patient in need, and get them the right care that they need.

Protect Your Home from Wildfire | Eagle County, Colorado

Sep 16, 2022

Are you inviting a wildfire to burn down your home? On this field trip episode of Elevating Health, Eric Lovgren, the Community Migitation Manager for Eagle County, has the top #3 tips you need to harden your home against wildfire, and how you and your family can be prepared for the worst should you need to evacuate. Wildfire season is rapidly becoming year round in Colorado. Even after a summer of welcome precipitation, all it takes is one spark to start a devastating fire. As we witness fires in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington this September, and see smoke blown into Colorado from those states, it serves as a reminder that the every community, including ours, in the American West is at risk from fires. To get an assessment of your home, visit

Get Your Flu Vaccine at Colorado Mountain Medical

Sep 14, 2022

It's September, which means autumn is almost here in Colorado. That means it's time for your flu vaccine. Shannatay Bergeron and Joseph Hess of Colorado Mountain Medical have all the details on where, how, and what format you can get your flu vaccine in (including flumist.)

What is the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline?

Aug 23, 2022

If you or a loved one are in need of behavioral health crisis support, there's a new number to call instead of 9-1-1. It's 9-8-8. In this episode, Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, and Teresa Haynes of Your Hope Center, have all the details.

Is Monkeypox the Next COVID-19?

Aug 17, 2022

Monkeypox is here in Colorado. Is Monkeypox the next pandemic, and something you should be worried about? Shannatay Bergeron from Colorado Mountain Medical, and Caitlyn Ngam, infection preventionist at Vail Health, have the answers for you.

The Surveillance of COVID is moving to 💩

May 12, 2022

As testing sites close nationally, globally, and here in Eagle County, the ways communities accurately detect virus levels and the predominant strains of COVID-19 in a community are changing. Waste water surveillance, something previously not possible early on in the pandemic, is becoming the predominant way to monitor spread of the virus, make predictions, and plan accordingly to keep people safe. Chris Lindley and Casey Wolfington have all the details.

How to Compost in the Eagle River Valley, Explained

Feb 23, 2022

Paul Abling of Walking Mountains Science Center, and Miki Salamon of Vail Health, discuss easy ways for you, depending on where you live in the valley, where you can compost waste and save your family or HOA $$$$. They also discuss how big businesses in the Vail Valley/Eagle River Valley are working to reduce their carbon footprint and meet carbon reduction goals by composting. Click the link here to learn about the Eagle County Waste Wizard app to see how/where you can compost:

COVID-19: Future Uncertainty and Becoming Endemic

Feb 04, 2022

Though we expect more variants of COVID-19 in the future, and we're not fully out of the pandemic yet, with Eagle County's 96% vaccination rate, we're getting closer to COVID becoming endemic. Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical and Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health discuss ways to mentally navigate the ups and downs of COVID, as well as what to expect as COVID becomes endemic.

The New Edwards Community Health Campus, Explained

Feb 04, 2022

The new and upcoming Edwards Community Health Campus will bring more behavioral health services to Eagle County. Get the latest information on the project from Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health and Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical.

What is Radon & Why it's Harmful for Your Family's Health

Jan 26, 2022

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Diego Betts, the Energy Programs Coordinator at Walking Mountains Science Center, joins Kirsten Conner of Vail Health to discuss what solutions are available to you to detect radon in your home and how to mitigate it to protect you and your family.

Walking Mountains Science Center & Shaw Cancer Center Collaboration

Jan 24, 2022

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Together, Walking Mountains Science Center, Eagle County, and Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center work together to tackle the problem in our community. Diego Betts, the Energy Programs Coordinator at Walking Mountains Science Center, joins Kirsten Conner of Vail Health to discuss that collaboration and the benefits of it to our community.