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School-based health center at Brighton High School celebrates successful first year

BRIGHTON, COLO. (July 1, 2019) – A student’s regular attendance at school sets the stage for academic success and graduation. Every day a student misses school is a lost learning opportunity. There are various barriers that affect a student’s ability to access health care including lack of access to transportation and the high cost of…

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Kids First Health Care Announces New Executive Director

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. (March 13, 2019) – After conducting a thorough search for executive director candidates, Kids First Health Care’s (Kids First) Board of Directors is excited to announce that Whitney Gustin Connor will become the agency’s new Executive Director in mid-April. A champion of equitable and accessible health care for children, Ms. Gustin Connor…

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Kids First & Salud Bring Dental Services to Brighton High

BRIGHTON, COLO. (January 11, 2019) – On January 15, 2019, Kids First Health Care (Kids First) and Salud Family Health Centers (Salud) will begin offering dental services to students at the Brighton High School-Based Health Center in collaboration with 27J Schools.  Aiming to increase access to preventive dental services, Salud will provide dental services to…

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Kids First Health Care Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Kids First Health Care is celebrating 40 years of service in Adams County, CO this fall.  Established in 1978, Kids First opened Colorado’s first school-based health center (SBHC) with the belief that all children deserve access to high-quality, affordable health care, regardless of their ability to pay for services. A 40th Anniversary Celebration was held…

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Kids First Health Care Opens New Health Center

Kids First Health Care’s eighth clinic is now open at Brighton High School! On September 6, Kids First Health Care celebrated the opening of the new school-based health center alongside project partners School District 27J, Salud Family Health Centers, and Community Reach Center. The celebration included the official ribbon cutting, tours of the health center,…

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