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.”
In his Inaugural Address today, President Obama spoke eloquently about the publicly funded programs that ensure vulnerable people have access to the care and services they need: “We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health …
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.
The Rockwell family knew their daughter, Erin, 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 Erin’s parents to advocate for an agreement that keeps everyone safe.
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.