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Oct 25

October 25, 2017

FREE Mental Health First Aid Training

Wednesday, November 1 8:30am-4:30pm Community First Foundation 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Unit A, Arvada, CO 80003 Mental Health First Aid for Veterans is an innovative, 8-hour course designed specifically for people who care about Service Members and Veterans. It seeks to break down the stigma associated with mental health concerns and teaches how to reach out to someone who may be suffering in silence. Lunch will be provided. Register at For more information, contact Canice Rupp at 303-432-5137 or

Posted in Health, Training

Oct 5

October 5, 2017

Confidential Help…Non-medical counseling

Military OneSource offers confidential, convenient services to assist during life’s challenges. Sessions are available face-to-face, by telephone, through secure online chat, or video chat.

Posted in Health, Resilience

Sep 14

September 14, 2017

TRICARE changes effective 1JAN18

Beginning January 1, there will be changes to the TRICARE benefit. In addition to instituting an open-enrollment period, the changes will expand beneficiary choice, improve access to network providers, simplify beneficiary copayments, and enhance administrative efficiency. If you plan to enroll in coverage effective January 2018 you’ll need to complete enrollment by November 20, 2017, as there will be an enrollment freeze during December 2017 as TRICARE transitions to the new system. Also, Primary Care Doctors cannot be changed during…

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May 10

May 10, 2017

Blue Whale: An Online Suicide Game Potentially Linked to Over a Hundred Deaths

Since Dec 2013 to May 2016, a Russian Investigative Committee has uncovered eight virtual groups promoting suicidal behavior. The groups target and encourage vulnerable teens online to commit suicide. In the game “Blue Whale,” participants are assigned an administrator or curator. Over the course of 50 days that administrator/curator gives the participant daily challenges.1 Initially, the tasks are simple, such as watching horror movies and waking up at unusual hours. However, the tasks slowly escalate and become increasingly dangerous when…

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Apr 20

April 20, 2017


The VA determines a disability rating after reviewing your service medical records (“SMR”), C&P exam report and any other evidence submitted to them in support of your claim based upon the criteria below. You may have one or more symptoms in a higher disability rating, but still receive a lower rating that reflects where MOST of your symptoms are present. If you have multiple injuries, disability ratings are not added together (60% + 40% ≠100%). The VA has an internal…

Posted in Government Resource, Health

Apr 20

April 20, 2017

Veterans Can Now Schedule VA Appointments Online

  New Online Appointment Scheduling Service Integrated with My HealtheVet Have you heard the good news? Veterans in many parts of the country are now able to use the new App to request or schedule certain appointments online. VAR is a new web application that is also accessible via smartphones, tablets and desktops. More than 60 VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) have started using VAR, and more are coming online every few weeks. Visit the VA App Store at: and see where…

Posted in Government Resource, Health

Mar 28

March 28, 2017

Free Exams for Women

FREE Cervical, Breast Exam, Pap Smear, Pelvic Exam and Mammogram Women’s Wellness Connection at Penrose Cancer Center If you have limited or no health insurance and meet the qualifications below, you may qualify. -Between the ages of 40 – 64 -You do not have insurance or cannot afford your deductible or copay – Legally residing in the United States – At or below 250% of the federal poverty level – In need of screening exams or diagnostic testing following an…

Posted in Community Resource, Health, Uncategorized

Mar 28

March 28, 2017

YMCA Community Health Care Partner Event Update / Free Community Skin Cancer Screening

FREE COMMUNITY SKIN CANCER SCREENING Saturday, May 6, 2017 • 8:00 am – 11:30 am Register on-line at Call the American Cancer Society at 719-630-4982 This event is FREE and open to the public. Location: Peak Vista Family Health Center 225 South Union Blvd, Colorado Springs Haz clic aquí para español. **This is not an endorsement but an item of general interest to members of the CONG**

Posted in Community Event, Community Resource, Health

Mar 15

March 15, 2017

New Longmont Veterans Free Clinic Launches THIS WEEKEND

Healing Warriors Program and Longmont VFW 2601 Longs Peak Post are pleased to announce a partnership for a free veteran’s healing therapy clinic launching Saturday, March 18, 2017. The free veteran’s clinic will operate monthly from 9 am to 1 pm (0900 to 1300) at the Longmont National Guard Armory located at 1512 North Main Street, Longmont, CO, home of Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery Regiment. This free veteran’s clinic supports a joint core goal of aiding service members restore their…

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Oct 19

October 19, 2016

Free Flu Clinic – Colorado Springs

If you are interested in getting your flu shot this season, it is that time of year. 2016 Community Health Fair will be held at Sierra High School. Drop on by to receive your free flu shot.  **This is not an endorsement of any organization, but an item of general interest to the members of the CONG**

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