Mission: Hinsdale County BAG is a collaborative effort by concerned community members to plan, coordinate and implement a proactive and dynamic process that will sustain concrete changes in our community for the long-term benefit of our youth.
Each month, a group of approximately 18 board members meet to discuss, plan and implement effective programs and services designed to meet the ever changing needs of our youth population. Dedicated to making this community the healthiest atmosphere in which to raise children and youth, this group has made monumental strides in reaching its vision. To learn more about Build A Generation or to read any of its published community health assessments pertaining to youth behavioral health, please call Tara Hardy at 944-0321.
In addition to policy work and educational activities focused on alcohol and drug use prevention, each year Build A Generation also hosts several events developed just for children and youth.
Summer Youth Program: two weeks of free day camp!!! The camp consists of lots of games, arts and crafts, and life skills lessons. The camp is available to children between the ages of 6 and 12.
Complete these forms (3) to register your child and send to Hinsdale County Public Health P.O. Box 277 Lake City, CO 81235
Every child deserves a mentor! Mentoring is a wonderful, special skill we all have to give to another person. When you decide to “be a mentor” you take a step into the art of giving. These matched relationships offer each youth in the program the opportunity to strengthen feelings of self-worth, improve academics, develop social skills, decrease delinquent behavior, and increase the ability to cope with stress.
For more information on how you can make a difference in a child's life here in Lake City, please contact Alena Haskell or call 944-0321. You can also visit the Gunnison Partners website.
The Medical Reserve Corps is a national program that was launched in 2002 to promote volunteerism and service throughout the country. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers support the work of local public health, under the guidance of the U.S. Surgeon General. The program priorities include:
* promoting disease prevention;
* improving health literacy;
* eliminating health disparities; and
* enhancing public health preparedness
To learn more about Medical Reserve Corps or to become a member, please contact our local MRC Coordinator, Carol Lynn Scheller or call 944-0321.
In collaboration with the Lake City Area Medical Center, Hinsdale Public Health offers access to a quick and easy way to receive free women's wellness exams for those that qualify. The best part about WWC, if results of the exam do detect cancer, you are not alone. By receiving your yearly exam through this program, if they do find cancer, there are funds to help pay for treatment.
Want to see if you qualify for the program: http://womenswellnessconnection.org/
Eligibility criteria for free exams:
Women who may receive free breast and cervical cancer exams must meet the following criteria:
For those women who do not qualify for the WWC program, this money is raised each year through the annual "Walk For A Cancer Free Future" and helps promote early detection screenings by paying for annual well women's exams. Please call 944-0321 for more information.
Community Food Bank
Our food bank is small, but no one deserves to go hungry. That is why we maintain our supply of quality food through government programs such as "The Emergency Food Assistance Program" (TEFAP), Care and Share, and through generous donations from local churches, individuals, and youth groups. The community foodbank is available to all and open during regular business hours.
We also accept food donations any time throughout regular business hours. Food items must meet the following requirements:
A variety of services, activities and resources are available for those 50+.
We offer exercise programs, organized social activities, homemaker services, and transportation options (coming soon!).
For more information visit www.hinsdaleseniors.com
Mission Statement: Hinsdale County Senior Resources (HCSR) is a collaborative approach capitalizing on the motivation of concered citizens which strive to offer seniors of all ages 50+ within the community the sense of autonomy; By broadening preventative measures, increasing education and integrating intervention services, HCSR will expand the amount of locally available resources necessary to make it possible for seniors to maintain independent living within their own homes as long as possible.
Appointments to receive immunizations can be made by calling 944-0321 and speaking with our Public Health Nurse. All childhood vaccines are available for children 0-18 years of age. According to federal law, no person may be denied vaccine that is purchased with federal immunization grant funds for inability to pay. Adult vaccines available through Public Health are limited to Tetanus booster (Tdap) and TB skin testing and seasonal adult influenza.
Immunization Resources for Parents
Death certificates may be obtained locally if the individual died in Hinsdale County.
Birth Certificates (Available through Gunnison Public Health):
Birth certificates may be obtained locally if the individual was born in Colorado. Contact 641-0209
IMPORTANT: Valid identification is required for all requests.
FEES: ID REQUIRED!
Death Certificates: $20.00 for first copy, $13.00 for each additional copy.
WIC services are offered through Gunnison Public Health with quarterly visits from the WIC Nutrition Consultant held in the Hinsdale Public Health office. Please call 641-0209 to speak to Kim Beamis about the program and appointment schedule. The program is intended for:
Hinsdale County Public Health office can assist you with the process of applying for any state program. Case workers from Gunnison Department of Human Services are assigned to work with the individuals and/or families once the paperwork is complete. Available programs include:
Colorado Works (Temporary Aid to Needy Families)
Food Assistance Program
Adult and Family Medical Coverage
Old Age Pension (OAP)
Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND)
Energy Assistance Programs
A quick and easier way is now available to apply for any of these programs. Visit www.colorado.gov/peak to find all of the forms needed for these programs and more. Then call (970) 944-0321 to schedule an appointment for assuring you have all of the correct verifications needed for each program.
Things do not always go as planned. Plan B provides a second chance to prevent pregnancy. While Plan B is most effective when taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex, it may be taken up to 5 days after.
Plan B may be used to prevent a pregnancy when: