Grand County’s cancer services move to Mountain Family Center
Team Grand County’s cancer-related services will transition from the Grand County Rural Health Network to Mountain Family Center, effective July 1.
Team Grand County’s main focus is to provide financial assistance to people living with cancer. Mountain Family Center already provides funding for rent, utilities, mortgage and other household necessities and often helps clients with other expenses associated with an unexpected medical condition.
In an effort to streamline access to specialized funding for local cancer clients, Mountain Family Center has agreed to manage Team Grand County’s cancer fund. By adding cancer-related expenses that cover pharmacy, gas, and hotel vouchers, Mountain Family Center can create an all-in-one service, available at one location. This approach is intended to improve the overall experience for these clients.
Grand County Rural Health Network’s patient navigator program will continue to work in concert with Mountain Family Center. The patient navigator program will focus on medical barriers and education for cancer patients. In fact, approximately 20 percent of all patient navigation clients have cancer of some kind.
“We are excited for this transition because so many of our cancer clients work with Mountain Family Center already,” says Jen Fanning, executive director of the Grand County Rural Health Network. “We now can focus our efforts on healthcare systems change, advocacy and policy change, and improving mental health systems, access, and stigma as identified in our community-wide strategic plan.”
“Mountain Family Center is proud to add such a significant program service for Grand County residents,” said Helen Sedlar, executive director of Mountain Family Center. “Collaborative partnerships are what make our community so special. We are grateful to be working with Grand County Rural Health Network and Team Grand County — for their stewardship allows us to make stronger connections with individuals in need.”
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