April can be a tough month for people financially if they owe more taxes than they expected. It also holds the possibility for a refund for others. During this time when we all face one of the inherent certainties of life, taxes, is a great time to consider where you want your money going. A contribution to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is a direct investment in our community and health. NWCOVNA has been working in the Yampa Valley since 1964. Our programs are available from the very beginning of life through its end.
Northwest Colorado has some very interesting work happening in the health care arena. The Northwest Community Health Partnership includes private providers, the Yampa Valley Medical Center, The Memorial Hospital and safety net providers including Colorado West Regional Mental Health and the Department of Human Services. The Health Partnership works to provide access to care that everyone in the community can afford. This partnership is a result of a five year grant awarded to NWCOVNA. Support locally and from private foundations provides funding to allow for innovative and reform minded changes that will provide better care for less money to more people. Our Aging Well program is a perfect example of a locally developed program that helps people with the parts of life that make health happen; healthy activity, eating and stress management.
I invite you to consider our new way to give, Community Wellness Champions and see if this might work for you. This is a monthly giving program where a charge of an amount at your discretion is automatically made. By breaking up donations across a twelve month period, you are able to make a donation that is perhaps larger than you thought possible. $10 per month turns into a $120 annual donation. If you are able, a $100 per month contribution adds up to $1,200. All contributions are significant and help our staff meet community needs and work to develop some of the most exciting ideas in health today. Thank you so much for considering an investment in our community’s health.
Lisa Brown, CEO