Month: March 2017

New Community Outreach Coordinator at Liver Health Connection

RicaRodriguezLiver Health Connection would like to welcome Rica Rodriguez as our new Community Outreach Coordinator!

Rica Rodriguez was born in Amarillo Texas and was raised the majority of her life all over the state of Colorado. She has worked for nearly ten years primarily in the case management field working with individuals from all lifestyles whom struggle from health disparities such as HIV/AIDS, mental health disorders, HIV/HCV co-infected, substance abusers and the homeless populations

Rica has a passion for working with underserved populations and she has the ability to relate to many of their situations, barriers and stigma that these individuals encounter on a daily basis.

Rica has a strong belief that one person’s experience can help in the process of assisting others to overcome obstacles and empower themselves. She comes to Liver Health Connection with a wealth of experience in networking, community outreach, testing and relationship building.

Before coming to Liver Health Connection, Rica has been employed with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, the Empowerment Program, Aurora Mental Health Center, Rocky Mountain CARES and the Women’s Lighthouse Project.  This experience and her knowledge make Rica a wonderful addition to the Liver Health Connection team.

Legislature Lunch&Learn

 

On Monday March 6th, Liver Health Connection, member of the Chronic Care Collaborative hosted a lunch&learn to discuss,”How to Prevent Liver Cancer in Four Easy Steps.” Activities included free box lunch for all attendees and free HCV antibody testing.

 

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Robert McGoey and Karen Chappelow set up for the HCV antibody testing.

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Nancy Steinfurth, Robert McGoey and Nicole Silva at the Colorado State Capitol.

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Executive Director of Liver Health Connection, Nancy Steinfurth.

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Nancy speaking about ways to safeguard your health from liver damage to legislative aides.