The Flu and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) (from Family Voices National IMPACT email) It’s that time of year again…. Flu Season! That means it is time for families to take steps to make sure everybody in the household is as protected as possible. Flu is serious business. Each year many …
Colorado Access is teaming up with Family Voices Colorado to host a webinar this Thursday, August 29, about how to help patients and their families manage the transition of care process for adolescents with special health care needs.
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.
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.
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.
On this day of celebrating love, we at Family Voices Colorado want to celebrate all the forms and shapes of love that enrich our lives, and especially we want to thank you: our friends, supporters, partners, clients, and community.
CCDC featured some of our favorite people, Lauren Blakely & Mitch McKinney, as February people of the month, who say, “Don’t be afraid to dream big.”
Training & Resources: Webinars to increase family leadership, Parent Support Provider certification, and the Bright Futures Family Network.
Family Voices Colorado joins other advocacy groups in applauding Governor Hickenlooper’s decision, announced yesterday, that Colorado will move forward with the Medicaid expansion called for under the Affordable Care Act.