Since 2011, with the support of The Colorado Health Foundation, Family Voices Colorado has been working on a pilot project to develop consistent tools and processes that support youth and young adults with special health care needs in the transition from pediatric to adult care. Our first tool is a Guide to Transition, now available.
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.
In our work to improve access to and quality of health care for children and youth with special health care needs and their families, we spend a lot of time telling stories about what families face. But it’s important to know what the numbers beyond those stories can tell us, too.
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.
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.
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.
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 …