On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Coloradans will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours. Last year, a remarkable $12.8 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits. Family Voices received more than $5,000 from our clients, partners, friends, and other generous donors last year, and we are so grateful for your support!
You can donate to us through GivingFirst.org/FamilyVoicesCO at any time, and 100 percent of your donation will come to us. But when you give online on December 4, the value of your donation is increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund. This year, our goal is to double the amount we raised on Colorado Gives Day 2011, so we’ll need everyone’s help to reach that milestone!
You may already have a sense of the many different ways we are working to improve health care quality and access for children and youth with special health care needs. But over the next three weeks, we’ll share a couple of family stories so you know exactly the kind of difference we can make in families’ lives when you invest in Family Voices Colorado. (To make sure you receive all our latest news and information, be sure to sign up for our email list with the link on the right, and go ahead and ‘Like’ us on Facebook to connect there as well!) Read about the Hogarth family’s story now.
Oh, and if you’re concerned you may be too busy or forget to take action on December 4, you can schedule your donation today and still be included in the Colorado Gives Day totals. Just check the box for “Make Donation on Colorado Gives Day 12/4/2012” on the Donation page.
Family Voices Colorado frequently partners with public agencies such as the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) on efforts to improve programs and services for the families we work with. Currently, HCPF wants to expand their stakeholder engagement efforts to include additional input from those who provide care for dual eligible (Medicaid and Medicare) clients. Input from these people is critical to the successful design and implementation of the dual eligible program.
Who is a Care Provider?
For the purpose of our focus group, a care provider is defined as:
A person who helps to care for a fully dual eligible individual who is ill, has one or more disabilities, or is aged. A care giver may be a family member, a friend who volunteers assistance, or an individual who provides care-giving services for a cost.
Due to limited internal resources, the Department has contracted with two external groups to gather this input. Corona Insights will conduct the focus groups for care providers. While these focus groups will not ask for any protected health information, business associate agreements have been executed with Corona Insights to ensure HIPAA compliance, privacy, and confidentiality. Information shared by caregivers will not be linked with any individual caregiver. Input gathered through this process will only be used to help improve the Demonstration to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Clients.
These focus groups help HCPF to continue to incorporate the voices of those most affected by changes in the system. If you or someone you know would like to participate, please contact:
Project/Marketing Assistant, Corona Insights
1580 Lincoln St. Suite 600, Denver, CO 80203
(303) 894-9651 fax
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.