School-Based Health Centers: Caring for Students

Pleased with the ability to serve families through our School Based Health Center (SBHC) in Avon, Mountain Family is now partnering with the Roaring Fork School District to operate five additional SBHCs in Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. School-based Health Centers are compact health clinics that are located near or in a school, operate during […]

On Getting Help and Giving

When our five-year-old daughter Sophia started to exhibit symptoms of COVID, I was certain that I wished to get some medical help right away. While we already had a doctor for her whom we had gone to for years in Basalt, our pediatrician was not available that day for a telemedicine visit. As our daughter […]

October 2020 Mariposa Award Winner: Marita Huerta

Nominated by: Oyen Hoffman  I am only one of many providers here at MFHC. I don’t really know the exact amount of us there are, but I know we are getting larger in numbers by the day. I think I must send Marita several emails each week to change something on my own schedule or […]

Happy 20 Years with Mountain Family Health Centers, Jennifer Lang Burns, FNP

Jenny (and Wendy Flottmeyer) came over to my home, one Saturday, last year (in the Spring).  I was in the initial stages of Cancer treatment (chemo) and feeling very weak and vulnerable. She made me feel very loved and cared for. They brought flowers and herbs with them and spent a good 3 hours planting […]

Vote 2020: Messy and Participatory Democracy

By Ross Brooks, CEO, Patient My grandparents JoAnne and Jim Brooks were married for more than 60 years and never, save one-time, voted for the same United States Presidential candidate.  My grandfather, Jim, was a conservative business leader, who reliably voted Republican throughout his life.  My grandmother, JoAnne, was a liberal peace activist, who reliably […]


Colorado offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in Colorado by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.  Here are some important dates and deadlines: Election day is Nov. 3Registration deadlines:Online: Oct. […]

Exemplary Care Award Winner September 2020- Dr. Zachary Kent

Nominated by: Diane Purse  I am happy to nominate Zachary Kent for the Exemplary Care Award. His first year has had many challenges that he has met with organized and well thought out plans. His leadership during the COVID crisis has been reassuring that we were working in a safe environment. He shared information from […]

September 2020 Mariposa Winner: Cristal Otero Chavez

Nominated by: Cecilia Chavez I feel Cristal is very deserving for this award. She does so much more than what people realize. She is an amazing lead and I know I can go to her for any support and guidance. She gets put under a lot of pressure and she is always able to get […]

Gov. Jared Polis Signs Health Care Bills Into Law

SB20-215, Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise:C. Kennedy | J. McCluskie; D. Moreno | K. DonovanOn July 6, 2020, United States of Care (USofCare) celebrated the Colorado Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise (SB20-215) being signed into law by Colorado Governor Jared Polis. The bipartisan legislation expands access to more affordable health insurance in Colorado by stabilizing the health […]

Registering to Vote is Important. Here’s Why:

by Jonathan Ramirez We are living in unusual and rough times. With many issues rising in our nation and communities it must be noted that we must learn to voice our concerns. I believe that everyone should vote as we all have an opinion and a say in what goes on in the political world. […]

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