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Bridging Hospital and Community: Family Navigator program expands

Bridging Hospital and Community: Family Navigator program expands

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. Continue reading

We <3 you!

We <3 you!

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. Continue reading

Early Intervention: A stitch in time…

Early Intervention: A stitch in time…

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. Continue reading

Medicaid Buy-In for Children with Disabilities

Medicaid Buy-In for Children with Disabilities

The Medicaid Buy-In Program for Children with Disabilities (Children’s Buy-In) allows eligible working- and middle-class families to pay a low monthly premium to ‘buy in’ to Medicaid benefits. Family Voices Colorado helps families of children with special health care needs understand their options and apply for the Buy-In, so that more children have access to affordable, quality health care. Continue reading

The Hogarth Family Story: Crippling out-of-pocket costs

The Hogarth Family Story: Crippling out-of-pocket costs

Read the story of the Hogarth family, whose seven-year-old son, Jake, has Angelman Syndrome, a genetic disorder involving significant developmental delay, seizures, movement and balance problems and behavioral issues. Though Jake was covered by both parents’ private insurance plans, his family faced out-of-pocket expenses in the range of $1,000-$1,500 each month. Continue reading