Where: Capitol Building, 3rd floor, room SCR 352 When: Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:30 pm What it is: An attempt to align the Colorado Civil Rights Act with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This legislation would make the Disabilities portion of the Colorado Civil Rights Act enforceable. It will increase statutory damages from $50-500 to …
Tom Rose, Executive Director, shares updates on existing and new programs: During the past year I have often been asked how Family Voices is weathering this time of transition, and what we are doing to prepare for the upcoming changes to the health care system. In case you, too, are curious, this is what we have been up to…
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.
Suzette Elledge is the Program Manager for Health Coverage, formerly responsible for coordinating the Medical Home Certification program, moving into a role overseeing Family Voices’ involvement with the new health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. Although her employment with Family Voices Colorado (FVC) began in 2009, she first got involved with us some 12 years ago, when her two sons, Jacob and Joshua, were diagnosed with autism.
Family Voices Colorado was recently approved to become an Assistance Site with Colorado’s Connect for Health Assistance Network, made up of 58 organizations providing in-person assistance to customers of the new health insurance marketplace starting in October.
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.
Early Intervention services can help children overcome early delays and improve long-term health outcomes. Yet the National Survey of Children’s Health found that in the past year, 4 in 5 young children did not receive age-appropriate screening for developmental, behavioral, and social risks and delays, leading to missed opportunities for early intervention and advancing school readiness.
The Rockwell family knew their daughter, Sarah, needed the round-the-clock care and supervision that only her residential treatment center could provide. But the cost-conscious managed care system wanted to send her home. Learn how Family Voices empowered Sarah’s parents to advocate for an agreement that keeps everyone safe.
The Medicaid Buy-In Program for Children with Disabilities (Children’s Buy-In) allows eligible working- and middle-class families to pay a low monthly premium to ‘buy in’ to Medicaid benefits. Family Voices Colorado helps families of children with special health care needs understand their options and apply for the Buy-In, so that more children have access to affordable, quality health care.
Colette thought her professional background had prepared her to work with the system on behalf of her daughter, but she found she needed help along the way, and Family Voices was there to walk with her. Colette shares why she is thankful for Family Voices Colorado this month.