Looking back over the past year, Family Voices Colorado has a lot to be proud of – read on for some highlights of our achievements and impact in 2013, and a preview of what 2014 may bring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With President Obama’s reelection, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay. Read up on “Seven Things You Need to Know Now,” including the new protections and benefits that are already in place, and the changes coming in the next two years, in this article from Consumer Reports.
Check out these opportunities for learning & training in the coming weeks: Estate & Financial Planning For Children with Special Needs September 27 OR October 18, 5:30pm to 7:30pm MetroPoint I Building, 4600 S. Ulster St., Blue Spruce, First Floor, Denver, CO 80237 Call (303) 300-4341 The National Forum on Disability Issues The forum will …
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 …
Want to know more about how we help children with special health care needs? A few of the families we’ve worked with share their stories in this brief video. Created with the help of Mission Minded and the support of The Colorado Health Foundation.