Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

Jakob Rodgers joined The Gazette in April 2010, affording him the chance to work for his hometown newspaper. He spent time on the crime and military beats before reporting on the public safety net -- a wide-ranging beat encompassing social services, public health and nonprofit organizations.

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Colorado Springs nonprofit releases report focused on aging well

By: jakob rodgers

Twenty-five years from now, the number of people ages 65 and older in El Paso, Teller and Park counties will have increased by 160 percent. Those ages 85 and older will have jumped by 337 percent.


Report details struggles faced by Colorado Springs residents with disabilities

By: jakob rodgers

The Pikes Peak region lacks sufficient affordable housing near transit routes and needs more options for people with physical disabilities, according to preliminary results of a study by The Independence...

Contract awarded to merge electronic patient health records in Pikes Peak region

By: jakob Rodgers

A single electronic health record for each person in the Pikes Peak region moved closer to becoming a reality Tuesday.

Community Health Partnership - a health care coalition spanning El Paso, Teller, Park and...

El Paso County opens satellite DHS office on Colorado Springs' east side

By: jakob rodgers

A new El Paso County Department of Human Services satellite office aims to better cater to people on Colorado Springs' east side.

A variety of services are offered at the new office, 5853 Championship View....

Memorial Hospital OKs use of cannabis-based oils for some young patients

By: jakob Rodgers

Parents of children using cannabis-based oils to treat seizures can administer the oils at Memorial Hospital under a newly approved policy announced Tuesday.

Parents must administer the oils themselves while...

Colorado health exchange users could see steep rate increases for 2016


Average health insurance rates across Colorado's individual market could rise more steeply in 2016 - though a couple of companies might buck that trend, according to preliminary rate filings announced...

Colorado Springs family in limbo waiting on hospital's decision


Memorial Hospital officials made no announcement Monday on whether they would allow cannabis-based oils - a popular treatment for many children suffering from debilitating seizures - onto its Boulder Street campus....

Who is using marijuana? New Colorado survey gives some insight


Across Colorado, 13.6 percent of adults said they had recently used marijuana when surveyed in 2014, according to a report offering the first look at pot use since legal recreational sales began last...