GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- - 20 leaders in health and human services across the state are chosen by the Aspen Institute to work on childhood care issues. One of them is Jeff Kuhr, the Executive Director for Mesa County Public Health.
The main goal of the Aspen Institute's Fellowship is to better childhood care throughout the state. Kuhr says by bettering our children, we are proactively avoiding any future health problems. "Health and human services are very costly endeavors when you're intervening to prevent things. To start at an early age, is really where the cost savings occurs," says Kuhr.
The group next meets in September and the program is planning on continuing for three years.