Reduce your risk for heart complications

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important for all of us to take care of our overall health and pay attention to risk factors for chronic conditions. 9Health has developed free online risk assessments so you can see where you stand. […]

Older Adults and Increased Risk for COVID-19

In the months since we all learned about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in March, many things have changed about the way we live, work, and play. The global pandemic has certainly changed everyday life from going to the grocery store to visiting family and friends and especially monitoring our health and seeking medical care. If […]

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 […]

Supporting the mental health of those in rural communities

Those that live in rural communities in Colorado face unique challenges when trying to receive treatment for mental health conditions including barriers to access care. We talked with several experts on Facebook Live about resources for rural communities including Kate Greenberg the Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Michelle Barnes the Executive Director for […]

Mental health needs of healthcare workers during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health needs of healthcare workers should not be overlooked.  We talked with several experts on Facebook Live about the resources available to healthcare workers and how we can all help support them. The experts included Dr. Christian Thurstone the Director of Behavioral Health at Denver Health, Dr. Renee Marquardt […]

Reaching out to Colorado Crisis Services for help

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and we have talked about Colorado Crisis Services several times. What is it exactly and what happens when you reach out for help? Colorado Crisis Services is a statewide crisis line for mental health, substance use, or emotional crisis help, information, and referrals. Formed in partnership with the Colorado Department […]

Children and teen’s mental health during COVID-19

As a mom to a four-year-old and a five-month-old, I worry about their mental health and development especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. For Mental Health Awareness Month and Children’s Mental Health Day, we talked with several experts including Andrew Gabor, the Director of Child, Youth, and Family Behavioral Health […]

“I’ve never been this sick” – Our conversation with a COVID-19 survivor

At first, he thought his asthma was just acting up but then his symptoms got a lot worse. Ernesto Castro, a 35-year-old father of two, was battling COVID-19. We talked with Castro on Facebook Live. The first sign of COVID-19 symptoms A caseworker at a health care facility in Greeley, Castro spends his days consulting, […]

Connecting Coloradans through new 9Health Neighbors program

Post written by: Byron Reed, 9NEWS For more than 40 years, 9Health has provided preventative care and health awareness across Colorado.  They’ve provided health screenings and answered questions to provide people with the tools they need to take responsibility for their own health.  This spring, 9Health had to postpone all the health fairs to help […]

Frequently asked questions about the coronavirus

Colorado’s first COVID-19 case was announced on Thursday, March 5. COVID-19 is a virus that first appeared in Wuhan, China in late 2019. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough and breathing trouble. Most develop only mild symptoms. But some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia, which can […]