It has been a full year since we moved into our new space. The moving boxes are unpacked, the walls are filled with pictures and artwork, and our desks and work stations are settled in. It’s humbling to see the progress and growth Denver Indian Health and Family Services has made over the past year. We welcomed a Family Nurse Practitioner, three Behavioral Health Therapists, a part-time Medical Doctor, and additional support staff to keep up with the demands of our clinic.
Our clinic has received Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) funding for the past 15 years. EOC is an organization that provides energy assistance to many of our families. We value EOC and their programs are so helpful to many in our community. Denver Indian Health & Family Services' (DIHFS) mission is to provide culturally competent services that promote health and well being of our patients. Providing energy assistance services has helped support our mission also while lessening the hardship many families live with every day.
I hope you are enjoying the summer season, and the happiness, peace and health it brings to you and all your loved ones! This year we celebrated 40 years of service in our American Indian/Alaska Native community. Our Board and past leadership have worked hard to lay the foundation of our clinic. When times of decreased funding plagued our programs, we always found a way to keep our doors open. Through the support and commitment of our board, we are effective in delivering care within our health system.