Family Voices National is partnering with Genetic Alliance and Parent to Parent USA (P2P) to collect resources that will support individuals who wish to act as advocates on behalf of themselves, their families, or others. We are developing an online toolkit and would like to include a personal story that demonstrates the importance of advocacy in each of several topic areas.
Love the work we do? Want to earn an education award through AmeriCorps? Family Voices Colorado is now accepting applications for a Marketing & Outreach Associate through AmeriCorps VISTA.
Colorado Medicaid recently began using a new questionnaire, the Pediatric Assessment Tool, to determine a child’s level of need for skilled nursing care. Many families are reporting that their home health hours have been reduced as a result, because their child’s needs don’t match what the tool measures. If you’ve been affected, we’d like to hear your story.
At Family Voices Colorado, we’re always eager to hear the stories of the families we serve, both the challenges you face and the resources that help you overcome those obstacles. Learn about an opportunity for mothers in particular to share their stories for publication.
On behalf of the Family Voices Colorado staff, thank you to all who supported us at Hearts on Fire this weekend! Whether you attended on Saturday or not, we value your input as we plan future events: please take a few minutes to complete our Events Survey.
Hearts on Fire is just one week from tomorrow, on Saturday, March 2, at 7pm. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, sign up today – you won’t want to miss the food, drinks, music, silent auction, or especially the dancing!
Training & Resources: Webinars to increase family leadership, Parent Support Provider certification, and the Bright Futures Family Network.
Advocacy groups share feedback from consumers about what features are important in the new Colorado Health Benefit Exchange; the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative is looking for real people’s stories of health insurance challenges; and upcoming events for families and professionals.
If the winter blues get to you after the holidays are over, plan now to join us for an evening of fiery fun at Hearts on Fire 2013, Saturday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. Come wear your heart on your sleeve to help us make Colorado a better place for children and youth with special health care needs!
Executive Director Tom Rose offers season’s greetings in our December newsletter.