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Colorado Gives Day- Dec 4th

We just wanted to remind all of our families and friends about Colorado Gives Day!

Community First Foundation and FirstBank are presenting Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. This annual statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The $1 Million Incentive Fund created by the partners is one of the largest giving-day incentive funds in the country. Donate right here on ColoradoGives.org to make your donations.

Great Opportunity for our Young Advocates

Young Invincibles, a young adult research and advocacy organization, is accepting applications for our Spring 2019 Young Advocates program in Denver. The Young Advocates program is a unique, paid leadership development program that trains young adults ages 16-34 on ways to address health disparities and mental health stigma in our communities. Advocates will learn about topics relating to health coverage and social determinants of health; receive trainings and hands-on experience in a variety of advocacy tools; and connect with local partners and campaigns working on the issues they care about.

Advocates will meet on Fridays from January 18 –  May 10, 2019 in downtown Denver. Advocates will be paid $15 an hour for about 100 hours of training and work over the course of the program. Applications are due November, 30th, 2018 at midnight.

You can change the way your campus sees mental health! Advocating for the needs for our generation is more important than ever, and we hope you’ll join us. For more information visit: https://younginvincibles.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Colorado-Young-Advocates-Program-Spring-2019.pdf or apply directly at: https://tinyurl.com/y75xe2wv

Important! We need your input!

Your Voice Counts!
Family Caregivers of Colorado – we need YOU!
Limited time to complete the Colorado Caregiver Survey – survey deadline has been extended and ends Friday, April 20!
Please share this vital survey information with your network.

 

The Colorado Respite Coalition and Easterseals Colorado are sharing a survey to learn more about the experiences of caregivers who provide primary and frequent support to individuals of any age with special needs.
Findings from the survey will be used to better understand: 
  1. The impact of the respite services on the health and quality of life of caregiver and care recipient
  2. The respite care needs of individuals in Colorado
  3. The availability, accessibility, and quality of respite care providers in Colorado
Survey participants may be caregivers of individuals with ANY special health care needs, including disabilities, chronic conditions, behavioral needs, and needs associated to aging. The survey is being conducted by Health Management Associates and will be open until April 20, 2018.
Ten participants will be randomly selected to win $100 gift certificates.
To learn more about the survey, visit:
HELP SPREAD THE WORD: SHARE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CRUCIAL SURVEY WITH CAREGIVERS YOU KNOW! Your story will help us advocate for Colorado families.
Questions? Contact Robyn Odendahl, Health Management Associates at rodendahl@healthmanagement.com or 720.638.6710.