Family Voices Colorado has recently welcomed a new enthusiastic volunteer who will be managing FVC’s social media. That volunteer is me, Hannah Mitchell! I am a twenty-six year old woman with physical disabilities who knows just how tough navigating health care can be! I am going to school for Disability Advocacy, and hope that one day I can work closely with families to better the opportunities for people and children with disabilities.
Family Voices Colorado is dedicated to providing you information that is accessible and easily obtainable! I hope that I can maintain that standard!
My goal is to put more up-to-date and useful information directly at your fingertips, so we have given FamilyVoicesCO.org a brand new look!
We have included a page dedicated to our popular “Fast Facts”, a newly refreshed resources and links page, and a page with resources and fact sheets from National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC)! All of these new resources are platformed on a new and accessible format with easy navigation!
Should we make improvements? Leave a comment and we will get to work trying to meet your needs!
We are excited here at Family Voices to learn that we have been selected as one of the Community Outreach Collaboratives that will be funded through the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative Project!
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is pleased to announce that it will be funding eleven Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) through the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC) project. The COCs will increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA. The COCs will have two primary tasks: 1) build cross-disability collaborations with other disability organizations; and 2) have the cross-disability collaboration work as a dissemination and outreach resource with their local and/or state navigators and assisters.
The COCs represent organizations with geographic diversity as well as varying constituencies within the disability community. AAHD is proud to say that the 11 COCs represent 11 different states and are located in 9 of the 10 HHS regions. The 11 COCs are (by HHS regions) as follows:
- Region #1 – Rhode Island Parent Information Network, Cranston, RI
- Region #2 – Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY, New York, NY
- Region #3 – NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Southwest Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA
- Region #4 – Lakeshore Foundation, Birmingham, AL
- Region #5 – Family Voices Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
- Region #5 – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
- Region #6 – University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability, Albuquerque, NM
- Region #7 – NAMI Kansas, Topeka, KS
- Region #8 – Family Voices Colorado, Centennial, CO
- Region #8 – North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University in partnership with Family Voices of North Dakota, Minot, ND
- Region #10 – PAVE Family to Family Health Information Center, Tacoma, WA
We at the NDNRC congratulate these fine organizations and look forward to working with them through the coming open enrollment and the remainder of 2015 as we endeavor to increase enrollment of people with disabilities in the health insurance marketplaces. The COC initiative is part of the year 2 NDNRC grant which is made possible by the funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The NDNRC website can be found at: www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org.
Family Voices Colorado, a state affiliate of the national grassroots advocacy organization, will join HighPointe Services effective July 1, 2014. HighPointe is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a history of providing family – and person-centered services to individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, through innovative programming designed to maximize the potential of participants.
Family Voices Colorado will continue to provide the same resources, assistance, and programs to support families as it has done since 1994. This move to HighPointe will unite two like-minded organizations focused on providing person-centered resources and services for families and people with special health care needs.
Family Voices Colorado has also moved its offices to HighPointe Services in the Denver Technological Center. The spacious new office is near Dry Creek and I-25 and provides improved access to our families. The new address is 7323 S. Alton Way Unit A, Centennial, CO 80112, and families can still reach navigators at 303-733-3000.
If you have questions, please contact:
Family Voices Colorado
7323 S. Alton Way, Unit A
Centennial, Colorado 80112