Community Health Needs Assessment
Understanding the health needs of our community and what Gunnison Valley
Health is doing to address them
In the fall of 2019, Gunnison Valley Health conducted a Community Health
Needs Assessment in conjunction with Montrose Memorial Hospital, Delta
County Memorial Hospital, Telluride Medical Center and River Valley Family
Health Center. Information was sought from a variety of our community
members including representatives from healthcare, government, clergy,
business, and non-profit communities, among others. Once gathered, the
findings were analyzed and presented to a team of representatives from
GVH. The team considered the needs that were highlighted and identified
the steps we have taken as a health system to address them. The team also
identified potential steps that could be taken or programs that are going
to be implemented in the future that further address the key needs.
The 2019 community assessment identified two significant needs that need
to be addressed.
1. Mental Health/Suicide/Drug Abuse/Alcohol Abuse
This was a 2016 significant need and the following has been implemented.
- Gunnison Valley Health collaborated with The Center for Mental Health to
bring mental health services to Crested Butte.
- Gunnison Valley Health and The Center for Mental Health implemented a Peer
Support Specialist who mentors and helps those struggle with mental health
conditions in both Gunnison and Crested Butte.
- Our primary care clinics have a behavioral health therapist and we pre-screen
our clients to help assess their overall health.
- As mental health was a significant need in Gunnison, Montrose and Delta
- The Center for Mental Health has since opened a Crisis Walk-In Center
located in Montrose that offers urgent behavioral health care and substance
abuse services 24/7.
The 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment outlines our implementation
strategy. We remain committed to the health of our community and taking
active steps to address the needs identified by our community members.
A complete report on the findings and results can be viewed for:
Gunnison Valley Health is proud to serve our community.
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