The Yampa Valley Well-Being Consortium (YVWC)
A regional network of individuals, community service organizations and health care agencies actively implementing strategies to make a difference on health outcomes in the region.
Values and Guiding Principles
We engage the wide diversity of voices and perspectives in this work, including those most impacted by the issues we seek to address. We embrace the principle “nothing about me without me.”
We work to address upstream determinants of health and well-being through education and health literacy.
Maximize and leverage:
We strengthen what is already happening, coordinating and elevating existing assets while also identifying and addressing gaps, and advocate for true systemic change.
Come in service:
We give back to the community we all are a part of.
Align voice and action:
We are committed to working toward shared goals that support the entire Yampa Valley.
The future the YVWC aims to ensure people living in the Yampa Valley are valued, healthy and thriving.
To work collectively to improve health and well-being systems and decrease health disparities in the Yampa Valley.
OUR TRUE NORTH: By 2025, all people in the Yampa Valley will:
Feel comfortable and supported accessing health and human services and community services that support overall well-being.
Providers screen for social determinants of health and successfully connect patients to community resources
Free and reduced lunch enrollment
Increase in collaboration between, and consistent messaging from, community organizations
Be able to access health and well-being prevention services and programs that help them thrive physically, behaviorally, mentally and dentally.
(colorectal cancer, etc.)
Feel safe and recognize signs of social and behavioral health distress and feel comfortable asking for help and supporting others’ connections to resources.
Metrics include rates of:
Community members and groups with evidence-based trainings in MHFA, PYD, Naloxone, QPR or ASIST
Updates and Archives
View past meetings, learn more about the action teams and dive into current projects.
To get involved with the Yampa Valley Well-being Consortium, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
See who is already a part of the Yampa Valley Well-being Consortium.
Thriving Colorado Dashboard
The organizations that are part of the YVWC have established the Thriving Colorado data repository to capture data related to our goals and the population profile for our five-county region. Ultimately, this data will:
- Be accessible by all
- Show changes in data over time
- Be available to support decision-making to improve our region’s health outcomes
Once our dashboard is complete, we will be able to track progress on community goals, support collective impact efforts and share resources to align strategies.
Dashboard goal areas
- Health and Human Services: To ensure people feel comfortable and supported accessing health and human services and community services that support overall well-being.
- Clinical Access: To ensure people can access health and well-being prevention services and programs that help them thrive.
- Building Individual Capacity: To ensure people feel safe and recognize signs of social and behavioral health distress, and feel comfortable asking for help and supporting others’ connections to resources.