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Vail Health, Bright Future Foundation announce program for sexual assault victims to receive help locally”

April 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Vail Health Foundation and Vail Health’s Eagle Valley Behavioral Health will host a virtual town hall discussion on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to talk about Eagle County’s first and only Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Forensic Nurse Examiner program. Registration is required.

In collaboration with Vail Health, Eagle Valley Behavioral Health and Bright Future Foundation, Colorado Mountain Medical is launching the SANE/FNE program on May 1 to ensure victims of sexual assault can receive immediate medical and emotional attention without leaving the community. SANE/FNE personnel are registered nurses who completed additional education and training to provide specific and comprehensive care to survivors of sexual assault. Having a local SANE/FNE program in Eagle County ensures that victims can receive immediate attention and the compassionate care they deserve.

Anyone seeking SANE/FNE services should call 970-422-3202. For those wanting to speak with a confidential advocate, call Bright Future Foundation’s 24/7 hotline at 970-949-7086.

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