League of Women Voters Chaffee County to Address Health and Healthcare in Chaffee County

According to a 2021 community health survey report conducted by U.S. News & World Report, Chaffee County earned an overall population health score of 76, a score considered “high performing” among its peer group of rural communities.  The score was based on an assessment of access to care, healthy behaviors, health conditions, mental health and resulting health outcomes within the county.  

On Monday, February 13th, The League of Women Voters of Chaffee County will host a panel of local experts to look again at the health and healthcare strengths and challenges facing county residents.  Hosted by League Leadership Team member Carol Merovka, M.D. and including Salida family physician Vanna Irving, M.D., the diverse panel will include representatives from Chaffee County Public Health, Hear of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, and Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc.

The presentation will be held at Salida City Hall in the City Council Chambers,  (easiest access from C St.) starting at noon and preceded by the League’s monthly business and social meeting at 11:15. The public is welcome  both in person and on Zoom.  The Zoom link can be found on the LWVCC website lwvchaffeecounty.org

“Chaffee County has incredible natural resources which include our healthy and vital populations,” says Marjie Gray,  the League’s Leadership Team chair.  “It’s essential that we continue to explore all means by which we can meet the challenges to protect these strengths.”