Community Health Team: Driving Healthy Change in Our Counties

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​ABOUT US

The Community Health Team (CHT) offers FREE classes with trained professionals to help prevent diabetes, manage diabetes, and manage high blood pressure. Our goal is to reduce cardiovascular disease and related factors among all Coloradans. Our team consists of a Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian, Pharmacist and Behavioral Health professional. We are here to deliver a diverse array of services to address the health care needs of our communities.​

PRIMARY SERVICES

National Diabetes Prevention Program – Group classes for one year where participants learn about nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and more - all with the goal of preventing/delaying Type 2 diabetes. Classes are led by a trained lifestyle coach, and also include guest speakers, cooking demos, grocery store tours, and more.

This program is right for:
​​Adults 18 and older, diagnosed with pre-diabetes OR an appropriate score on the CDC screening test.
​Go to this website to take the CDC screening test

Diabetes Self-Management Education – Group classes discussing diabetes and management techniques. Topics include a basic diabetes overview, how to monitor blood sugar, diabetes medications, preventing long-term complications, eating healthy with diabetes and more.

This program is right for:
​Adults 18 and older, diagnosed with diabetes


​Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
– Participants receive a FREE blood pressure monitor to use at home. A CHT member will train participants how to use the use monitor, provide follow-up support to monitor blood pressure readings, and offer support on healthy living and blood pressure.

This program is right for;
​Adults 18 and older diagnosed with high blood pressure


​SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES

When patients are active participants in the National Diabetes Prevention Program, Diabetes Self-Management Education and/or Home Blood Pressure Monitoring, they may qualify for other services.

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) – CHT will refer eligible patients to a pharmacist who will consult with them to assess their medication needs and priorities.

Behavioral Health Care – CHT will refer eligible patients to the Behavioral Health Professional on the team who will provide short term mental health care and facilitate connections to long term services.

 
FAQs​​​

​How much do these services cost?​
​Participation in this program is completely FREE

​Do I need a referral?
No, a referral is not needed

Who do I contact to learn more?
​​Call 720-266-2971 for more information!