Wellness 2018-05-21T17:41:56+00:00


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As one veteran described,

“The Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute really impacted my perception of my best self in a positive way”.

Support of Local Military Veterans

Eagle County is home to thousands of military veterans, many of whom struggle to return to civilian life. Vail Veterans Program Founder Cheryl Jensen has collaborated Johnson & Johnson to establish a national program to help military veterans accept their challenges and develop a plan for success. OCF and Vail Veterans Program identified and funded local veterans willing to participate in the national program.

This program was funded by an OCF Founding Family with interest in supporting the mental health of local military veterans.

Mental Wellness

Suicide is Eagle County’s fourth leading cause of death.

Our Community Foundation is working with local partners to enhance resources, increase access to care, and assure crisis support is accessible for anyone in our community. A primary step is increasing awareness of mental health challenges and existing resources and identifying the important role mental health has on community well-being

More Facts

In Eagle County we experienced 60 hospitalizations for suicide attempts between 2007 and 2011; in 2017, 142 patients were seen in our local emergency room with complaints of suicidal or homicidal ideation.

31% of Eagle County residents report their mental health was not good on one or more days during the previous month.

28% of Eagle County adults and adolescents report binge drinking in the previous month.

Reducing Carbon Monoxide Risk

Under the leadership of the local Red Cross, OCF funded and assisted in installing nearly 120 carbon monoxide monitors at Eagle River Village Mobile Home Park in Edwards. In November, OCF was notified that a newly installed monitor alerted a family to a leak, and they evacuated the home for the night. The monitor that most of us take for granted may have avoided a local disaster.

The opportunity to purchase and install carbon monoxide monitors in local homes was funded by the Founding Families of OCF.


If you’re interested in making more possible in the Eagle River Valley contact us!
Susie Davis, Director of Community Impact
Email | 970-977-1093