Juanita Dominguez’s 9-year-old daughter has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. When they needed help getting funding for a wheelchair ramp for their van, Family Voices quickly guided them to the right place.
If you have been following the use of the Pediatric Acuity Tool (PAT) to determine eligibility for home health care funding, we have an important update: Feedback may be submitted on the revised tool TODAY.
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.
Learn about health insurance options for children with special health care needs from immigrant families, and an opportunity to share your voice on tax policy that affects vital programs.
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.
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.
Susan Hogarth, a former client and supporter of Family Voices Colorado, recently joined our team as the new Pediatric to Adult Health Care Transitions Navigator. Learn more about Susan in our Staff Spotlight.
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.
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!
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.”