Health Briefs, April 3, 2012

Scholarships help teens interested in health jobs

Scholarships for the 2012 High School Summer Health Career Institute are available at for Western Slope high school students who are interested in careers in the health care field.

Twenty Western Slope applicants will be selected to attend the institute July 8–14 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, where they will meet medical professionals, tour health care buildings, shadow health practitioners and learn about career options.

The Colorado Trust Foundation-funded program is free to attend and open to students who will be at least 16 by June 1 and no older than 18 by July 18.

Applicants who are selected for the program will get free transportation from Grand Junction to the institute, free residence-hall-style housing, 24-hour supervision by camp counselors and volunteers, and free meals and activities.

Rocky Mountain Health Plans launches mobile site


Rocky Mountain Health Plans launched a mobile application Friday that will allow members to search for a network doctor, urgent-care clinic, emergency room or pharmacy.

Members can log in to the secure member portal, called access|RMHP, at The portal can be viewed on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

The mobile site also offers members a look at their personal benefit information, including copays for office visits, preventative care, and urgent and emergency-room care.

Fundraiser planned

for bereaved siblings


HOPE of the Grand Valley is sponsoring a fundraiser for two local children who lost their parents to cancer.

The boy and girl are being raised by grandparents after they lost their mom to breast cancer Dec. 9, then lost their father to leukemia on March 26. Funeral expenses for the family total $5,400.

HOPE of the Grand Valley is asking people to donate to the family via Paypal at or mail a donation to HOPE of the Grand Valley, 634 Main St., No. 4, Grand Junction 81501.


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