Hinsdale County


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Who We Are and Who We Serve

The Silver Thread Public Health District serves the communities of Mineral and Hinsdale counties, including Creede and Lake City. We help residents and visitors to the counties we serve with the health information, programs, services, and resources, they need to enjoy full, healthy lives.

Meet Our Dedicated Team

Tara Hardy, M.S.


Director of Public Health

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Joni Adelman, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, CDCES, DNP/MPH Candidate


Mineral County Public Health Nurse and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

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Shawna Shidler, RN

Hinsdale County Public Health Nurse STPHD Administrative Assistant

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Jodi Linsey


Hinsdale County Senior Care Coordinator Environmental Health Specialist for STPHD

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Janet Reynolds


Mineral County Office Manager Food Bank Coordinator and Senior Services Coordinator

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Isaac Grody-Patinkin, M.A.


Health Equity Lead & Prevention Services Coordinator

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Maddie Conway


Americorps Member Youth Outreach Coordinator

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Kristen Hartje


Hinsdale County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

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What We Stand For

Our Mission Statement

We are committed to eliminating barriers to health and wellness for all, building resilience, and empowering our community to live a healthy life through education, support, and access.

Our Values

Our Commitment to Health Equity

Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whoever you pray to or vote for, whoever you love, however you look on the outside, whatever abilities and disabilities you hold in your body, we are committed to the Silver Thread Public Health District being a place where you can thrive.

Health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to thrive and live a healthy life. Achieving health equity requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including: powerlessness, lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.

Working towards health equity involves eliminating health inequities and inequitable access to healthcare and wellness. This is especially true for those who have historically faced health inequities based on race/ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, poverty, geography/transportation, citizenship status, or religion/beliefs.

Silver Thread Public Health is committed to creating a culture of belonging for everyone.