Four years ago, Family Voices Colorado received funding from the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to start a pilot program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, in which a Family Voices staff member would be based at the hospital three days a week to help families navigate systems and connect with community resources. Read on to learn more about the origins, focus, and growth of the hospital-based Family Navigator program.
For nearly four years, Family Voices Colorado has worked to assess and support a wide range of health care practices in becoming certified as medical homes. As we wrap up that contract, we celebrate the accomplishments of our team.
Read the HHS letter to providers about HIPAA in relation to threats to safety; sign up for a webinar from Got Transition on engaging youth in their health care.
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.
With President Obama’s reelection, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay. Read up on “Seven Things You Need to Know Now,” including the new protections and benefits that are already in place, and the changes coming in the next two years, in this article from Consumer Reports.
Three in five youth and children with special health care needs do not receive the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult health care, work, and independence. Contact our Health Care Transitions Navigator or join a quarterly webinar to learn more about the importance and impact of smooth transitions from pediatric to adult health care.
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) wants to expand their stakeholder engagement efforts to include additional input from those who provide care for dual eligible (Medicaid and Medicare) clients. Sign up now to take part in a focus group that will make sure to incorporate the voices of those most affected by changes in the system.
A medical home provides comprehensive, coordinated, culturally competent, family-centered, community based care. From the National Center for Medical Home Implementation: A family-centered medical home is not a building, house, hospital, or home healthcare service, but rather an approach to providing comprehensive primary care. In a family-centered medical home the pediatric care team works in partnership …