ALAMOSA — A panel of Colorado legislators took a rural field trip in October of 2019.
The Statewide Review Committee traveled rural Colorado visiting healthcare related facilities, organizations, public health partners and listening to the public. Their visit to the San Luis Valley brought them to La Jara, Colo., at SLVH’s Conejos County Hospital, SLVH’s Antonito Clinic, Alamosa County Public Health, and in the evening, to a public forum at the Alamosa Family Recreation Center with a panel discussion with local healthcare delivery organizations making brief presentations where they also heard from members of the audience.
Attending the public forum, hosted by a Healthier Colorado and the Colorado Rural Health Center, were:
Representative Susan Lontine, Chair, Senator Rhonda Fields, Vice Chair, Representative Susan Beckman. Representative Yadira Caraveo, Representative Mary Young, Elizabeth Haskell (recorder for Committee)
Amanda King, Clare Pramuk, Kristen Jones Forrestal, and Kelly Erb, Colorado Rural Health Center. Also invited to participate but not a committee member was Colorado Representative Donald Valdez.