Our tour today covered La Plata, Archuleta and Conejos counties.
The small size and remote location of Ignacio, presents transportation issues and problems accessing providers for its residents. In fact, the city recently opened its first pharmacy in over thirty years. We visited the Southern Ute Community Action Programs (SUCAP) team to learn more about the barriers to health and the variety of programs being offered to residents. SUCAP’s services touch on a variety of programs for all life stages, encompassing child and family development programs; nutrition and wellness; alcohol and substance abuse treatment; job training; youth development and public transportation. The group emphasized the need for health literacy support through navigating health insurance benefits, providing “door-through-door” transportation services,