Health Briefs, Aug. 21, 2012

Montrose food safety class canceled

The Montrose County Health & Human Services Environmental Health Office has canceled a food safety class originally scheduled for today because of road closures associated with the Pro Cycle Challenge.

The next class will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Montrose County Health & Human Services building at 1845 S. Townsend Ave. Classes also will take place Oct. 16 and Nov. 20.

Preregistration for a food safety class is required at least one week before a scheduled class. Call 252-5000 to register for the $10 class. Food handler cards are issued after successful completion of the class.

88 safety net clinics exist across state


Marillac Clinic, in partnership with ClinicNET and the Colorado Rural Health Center, is recognizing Aug. 20–24 as Colorado Safety Net Clinic Week.

Safety net clinics like Marillac provide medical services for uninsured or under-insured people. There are 88 clinics in 33 counties statewide that fit in the networks of Colorado’s Community-Funded Safety Net Clinics and Rural Health Clinics.

Be Well Colorado sessions scheduled


Be Well Colorado workshop sessions will take place from 5:30 to 
8 p.m. every Tuesday between Aug. 28 and Oct. 2 in the Garden Room at The Commons of Hilltop at 625 27 1/2 Road.

Be Well Colorado is a program that teaches people with chronic health conditions how to feel better, remain active, and lead independent lives. Participants make goals, create actions plans, and learn how to eat and exercise in a healthy way. Certified leaders Libby Kennard and Joy Thompson will host the sessions.

The workshop is free of charge and open to anyone with a chronic condition. Registration and information is available by calling Kennard at 244-0677.

Hilltop official honored for her work


The Colorado State Society for Human Resource Management State Council recently awarded Lisa Martin, vice president of human resources for Hilltop, the council’s Summit Award.

The Summit Award is given to human resource professionals who have made outstanding contributions to their field. Martin’s peers nominated her for the honor.

Martin has served as Hilltop’s vice president of human resources for nearly nine years.

Nursing assistant classes start soon


Certified Nursing Assistant classes will take place Sept. 17 through Oct. 30 at Western Colorado Area Health Education Center, 744 Horizon Court, Suite 220.

Classes will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The course fee is $945, although certain Mesa County Workforce Center clients may be reimbursed for tuition.

Call Natasha Schumann at 434-5475, extension 2, to register or for information.


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