A Program of
Southwestern Colorado
Area Health Education Center

701 Camino del Rio, Suite 316
Durango CO 81301
(970) 426-4284
(970) 426-4285

2017-2018 Care Coordination Network Inventory

Regional Health Connector (RHC)        

Goal: Connecting systems that keep us healthy- primary care, public health, social services, community resources

Focus: Suicide reduction, diabetes reduction, opioid abuse reduction

Serving: Dolores, San Juan, Montezuma, La Plata, and Archuleta counties

Contact: Mary Dengler-Frey, Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center (SWCAHEC),

[email protected], (970) 426-4285

For presentation click HERE.




Accountable Health Communities (AHC)      Currently accepting additional partners.     

Goal: Addressing health-related social needs through referral and

community navigation to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality and delivery.

Focus: Community convening and clinical workflow

Serving: Dolores, San Juan, Hinsdale, Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta counties

Contact: Laura Warner, San Juan Basin Health Department (SJBHD), [email protected], 970-335-2067

For presentation click HERE.




Community Resource Network

Goal: Care coordination for health improvement through client empowerment, navigation & access to services, and point-of-care support. Better community relations through a network of equals for open and efficient communication across systems.

Focus: Health information exchange (HIE) and social information exchange (SIE) aided through EasyCare Colorado (see below).

Contact: Lesley Reeder, The Steadman Group/Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHPs), [email protected], 720-515-3452

For presentation click HERE. On-page Flyer.




EasyCare Colorado           Currently recruiting practices for pilot.                

Focus: HIPAA compliant video chat, texting, email between provider and client/patient

Serving: Colorado

Contact: Lesley Reeder, The Steadman Group/Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHPs), [email protected], 720-515-3452


More information: Flyer and Getting Started



 Community Health Coalition

Focus: Collaboration & exchange, networking, education between community organizations

Serving: Montezuma, Dolores, La Plata counties

Meeting times: 1st Wed each month, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Market St., Cortez, CO

Contact: Dave Hart, The Pinon Project, [email protected], 970-564-1195


Collaboration of Caring Communities (CCC)

Focus: consortium of La Plata County service and faith-based organizations that provide services to those in need in our community; for example, convening/education/training to address suicide prevention or social isolation.

Serving: La Plata County

Contact: Eve Presler, [email protected]


Life Interruptions Need Kindness (LINK) Program

Focus: Care coordination for appropriate treatment and care of high ED-utilizers

Network: MRMC, Axis, SJBHD

Contact: Christie Schler, MRMC, [email protected], 970-247-4311


Axis Health System Community Wellness Programs

Mission: To empower individuals and families to achieve and maintain physical and mental wellness through peer interaction and education in a supportive and safe environment.

Serving: Adults who can attend events in Durango, Pagosa Springs, or Cortez.

Contact: Amber Beye for programs in Durango and Pagosa, [email protected], (970) 335-2206; Carol Campbell at the AHS Office of Member and Family Affairs for program in Cortez, (970) 565-7946


La Plata Family Centers Coalition

Focus: Classes and events; referrals to Adult Education, Children’s Education, Employment/Training, Financial, Health Care Access, Housing, Utility Assistance, Food, Family Relations, Parenting Skills, Childcare, Legal, Mental Health, Substance Use, Mobility, Support Network

Serving: La Plata County

Contact: La Plata Family Center Durango (970) 385-4747, La Plata Family Center Bayfield (970) 884-4747, Fort Lewis Mesa Family Center (970) 588-3331


Celebrating Healthy Communities

Mission: We are a sustainable coalition that collaborates, engages and educates to promote addiction-free lifestyles by building assets for all.

Serving: People of all ages

Focus: Developmental assets, youth substance use surveys, and more

Contact: Pat Senecal at [email protected] or 970-759-7644 or Breeah Kinsella at [email protected] or 970-317-8039


Community Action Coalition (CHAC)

Mission: CHAC is the coordinating body for communication, collaboration, education, and other health related activities. We advocate for the prevention of disease and disability, healthy lifestyles, and integrated health services that are accessible and affordable to everone.

Serving: La Plata County

Focus: Advance life planning, community convening

Meeting times: 2nd Friday each month, 8:00 am – 9:30 am at the Durango Recreation Center

Contact: pattie adler, Executive Director at [email protected] or Kathy Sherer, Administrative Coordinator at [email protected], Phone: (970) 799-0218


Healthcare Sector Partnership

Goal: Advocacy for and promotion of shared interests in the Southwestern Colorado healthcare sector.

Serving: Montezuma, Dolores, La Plata, San Juan, Archuleta counties

Focus: Priority issues related to care integration, workforce, and political advocacy for the healthcare sector

Contact: Rusty Connor, Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center (SWCAHEC), [email protected], 970.426.4284


Tri-County Health Network

Mission: Committed to improving the quality and coordination of health
and healthcare services by increasing healthcare access and integrative health services at lower costs.

Serving: San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose counties

Focus: Dispatch of community health workers, insurance assistance, patient health navigators

Contact: [email protected], 970.708.7096


Pine River Shares

Mission: Pine River Shares is a constituent-led organization that believes everyone has something to share.

Focus: Food and clothing programs, parent connections, community dinners, resource mapping

Serving: Pine River Valley community (Bayfield, CO)

Contact: 970.884.6040


 Durango Regional Food Recovery Hub

Focus: Supplying produce to low-income residents, opening up new food-focused business opportunities, and reducing conflicts with bears.

Serving: La Plata County (phase 1- 2018), Montezuma County (phase 2 – 2019)

Contact: Monique DiGiorgio, Local First, [email protected]localfirst.org, (970) 799-6618 x1