I work as the Mineral County Public Health Nurse for the Silver Thread Public Health District as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner for the Creede Family Practice. Living and working in Creede, Colorado for the last nine years has allowed me many opportunities to fill and serve the needs of our community. I provide […]
As an advocate working in the field of early childhood health and development, I had a lot of tools at my disposal when I became a parent. I recall returning from the hospital in May of 2016, a few days after giving birth to my beautiful daughter, Nora, and immediately sitting down and opening a […]
Joni Adelman, FNP – BC at Silver Thread Public Health District in Creede, Colorado The Silver Thread Public Health District serves both Hinsdale and Mineral Counties to promote community, family, and individual health through education, support, access and empowerment!
To celebrate Colorado Gives Day we are debuting our newest video to share with you a behind the scenes look into our work. The film follows Abbie, and her family, through a book-fueled, well-child check-up at Rocky Mountain Youth Clinic in Metro Denver. Prepare to smile as you witness Abbie share a story with her […]
Top 3 reasons why I LOVE working with Reach Out and Read Colorado #1 is because when children come in for a well-child check, the majority of times they receive shots. At the end of the visit the book is presented to them (after the program has been explained to the parent) and I just […]
A health-care provider’s services during a well-child visit might include evaluating developmental milestones, advising parents about nutrition, providing immunizations and, increasingly, prescribing reading aloud time to families and providing age-appropriate books to children. Including reading as a part of comprehensive health care to our state’s youngest children, age 6 months to 5 years, is the […]
Daniel’s first encounter with Reach Out and Read Colorado was inspired by his foster daughter. Health care providers at Eastside Family Health Center in Denver presented her with a brand new children’s book during a well-child visit, along with anticipatory guidance for her foster parents. Daniel was intrigued to learn that the clinic was promoting […]