Students Explain Why Healthcare Matters
Feb 7, 2013
Get Healthy SLV's involvement in Alamosa High School's health class was for educational and informative purposes.  We taught three different classes for four days. On the first day we defined access to health and a small portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its...
Danielle Shares Why Access to Health Matters
Jan 28, 2013
Danielle Quintana is one of Get Healthy SLV's Service-Learning Aides. Learn more about Service-Learning. Access to health is not just getting proper health care, but also doing things to keep a healthy lifestyle. A way to obtain a healthy lifestyle outside of the doctor’s office is through...
Is This Your Ideal World?
Jan 27, 2013
High school isn’t the place where world or even our own country’s problems are the main topic in the hallways. Sometimes I think back and wonder why my teachers always told me that they were going to prepare me for the outside world but failed to explain crucial problems in our society. For example...
Youth Can Be Powerful Advocates for Change
Dec 7, 2012
I step into the classroom and I’m instantly nervous. Why would a bunch of middle school students care about our healthcare system? I’ll probably put them to sleep. As I start to explain some of the problems with our healthcare system, I notice an unexpected reaction; the students are interested and...
Local Orgs Collaborate for Improved Health
Nov 12, 2012
Alamosa County Public Health has partnered with National Jewish Health, San Luis Valley Health, Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, Alamosa and Sangre de Cristo Schools, and Adams State University to improve health in our community. With Alamosa County Public Health as the lead organization...
9 Tips to Get Your Child Ready for School
Oct 1, 2012
School has started again in the Valley.  Whether your child is a first time student or entering into their Senior year, there are a lot of ways you can help make sure your child's school experience is great.  And like most things, shifting gears from summer fun to fall studying takes preparation....
Stressed-Out Students Seek Counseling
Sep 17, 2012
By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon, reporter for Health Policy Solutions Six students in crisis flooded the counseling center on the first day of school this fall at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Need for Services Triples Last year, the number of UCCS students who needed emergency or crisis...
ASU Students Advocate for Better Health
May 29, 2012
Ashley Blinzinger talks about the importance of preventive screenings at the Alamosa Health Fair. Personal health and community health are not just concerns Erika Bendele, Ashley Blinzinger, and Terrina Tafoya worry about professionally.  Their commitment to improving access to health runs to the...
Smoothies Shake Up Breakfast
May 17, 2012
  Photo by Lauren Krizansky Del Norte High School students from left: freshman Kanessa Doulby, freshman Lacey Vanderpool, freshman Sadie Plane, sophomore Sheyanne Bell, freshman Alyssa Frank and Culinary Arts teacher Sandra Mueller. A smooth breakfast was whipped up for Del Norte students on...
Center Students Campaign Against Bullying
May 9, 2012
Before the walk, Center High School students also participated in Stand for Change day. Rain could not dampen the Center Vikings crusade against bullying Monday afternoon. Over 50 Center 5-12 students wearing day-glow t-shirts took to the town?s puddled streets to promote friendship and...

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