Access To Mental Health Care in Rural Colorado

Interview conducted and written by Alex Andrews and Kristin Reichert The holidays can be a stressful time for some, but this holiday season is coming with its own unique set of challenges. Living through a pandemic means a lot of self-sacrifices when it comes to the quality time spent with friends and family, which may increase feelings of isolation, anxiety, and even depression.   The rate of […]

9Health is here for you and we need your support!

With COVID-19 threatening the lives and livelihoods of many here in Colorado, 9Health, like many nonprofits, has had to be agile and resourceful in fulfilling its mission. The pandemic has made preventative screenings more urgent—all while making them more difficult to provide. This crisis is felt more acutely by vulnerable populations, who have come to […]

How do you manage your stress?

Guest Blog By Dr. Kari Williams, RMA (AMT), CPT (NHA), CET (NHA), BS, DC  Dr. Kari Williams has been involved in education for more than 20 years. She has taught many clinical and diagnostic courses at Life University College of Chiropractic (Georgia); currently teaches for the Health Science Department at Purdue Global University; and is the program director […]

Skin cancer prevention is important, even in the winter!

Even though it’s getting cooler outside, you still need to make sure to protect yourself from the sun to reduce your risk of skin cancer. In Colorado, we are at higher risk of developing skin cancer thanks to our higher altitude and 300+ days of sunshine. 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, talked with Dr. Mariah […]

What to expect at 9Health Fairs this fall

9Health Fairs are back! After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of 9Health Fairs in the spring, 9Health is pleased to be able to offer health fairs this fall. Due to the pandemic, the fall 9Health Fairs will look a little different and will have safeguards in place outlined by the Centers for Disease Control […]

Time to prepare for Medicare’s annual enrollment period

The annual enrollment period for Medicare starts next month on October, 15th. For those that qualify, it’s time to start preparing and planning to figure out your best coverage. 9Health talked with Dr. Robert Morris, the chief medical officer for Well Advised, to sort through all you need to know about Medicare. 9Health has partnered […]

Minority Mental Health Month

Mental illness does not discriminate, it impacts everyone. However, systemic racism and social stratification mean that minority groups are more likely to live in poverty with less access to mental healthcare and more likely to face discrimination when seeking care. July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. We discussed the mental health issues that minority […]

Checking in on Colorado’s Behavioral Health Task Force

It’s been just over a year since Colorado Governor, Jared Polis directed the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) to create the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. The task force was put in place to evaluate the behavioral health system in our state with a plan of creating a statewide strategic blueprint to reform the system by […]