Collaborators launch mobile health service in Loveland

LOVELAND — Multiple Northern Colorado health organizations have partnered with the Loveland Housing Authority to provide a mobile health-care service for use by low-income housing areas served by the authority.

Called Loveland Health Care-A-Van, the program provides a mobile clinic that brings medical professionals to neighborhoods. The professionals will provide on-site medical services and wellness screenings to the community with emphasis on residents of the Loveland Housing Authority but the services are open to the community.

The mobile clinic is facilitated through Aspire3D, a new nonprofit focused on creating initiatives in three of Loveland Housing Authority’s low-income communities. Aspire3D surveyed LHA residents and found that access to quality health care rose to the top. “This wasn’t a surprise as there is strong evidence characterizing housing’s relationship to health. Housing stability, quality, safety, and affordability all affect health outcomes, as do physical and social characteristics of neighborhoods,” Stephanie Slayton, executive director of Aspire3D, said in a written statement. The clinic’s official partners include Kaiser Permanente, UCHealth, The Eye Center of Northern Colorado, Larimer County Health District, Banner Health, Innovage, Sharing the Care, Sunrise Community Health, Anderson Podiatry Center and the Aspen Club. 

 

LOVELAND — Multiple Northern Colorado health organizations have partnered with the Loveland Housing Authority to provide a mobile health-care service for use by low-income housing areas served by the authority.

Called Loveland Health Care-A-Van, the program provides a mobile clinic that brings medical professionals to neighborhoods. The professionals will provide on-site medical services and wellness screenings to the community with emphasis on residents of the Loveland Housing Authority but the services are open to the community.

The mobile clinic is facilitated through Aspire3D, a new nonprofit focused on creating initiatives in three of Loveland Housing Authority’s low-income communities. Aspire3D surveyed LHA residents and found that access to quality health care rose to the top. “This wasn’t a surprise as there is strong evidence characterizing housing’s relationship to health. Housing stability, quality, safety, and affordability all affect health outcomes, as do physical and social characteristics of neighborhoods,” Stephanie Slayton, executive director of Aspire3D, said in a written statement. The clinic’s official partners include Kaiser Permanente, UCHealth, The Eye Center of Northern Colorado, Larimer County Health District, Banner Health, Innovage, Sharing the Care, Sunrise Community Health, Anderson Podiatry Center and the Aspen Club.