Family-to-Family Health Information Center

Information… Navigation… Support… Resources

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers are funded by a federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Learn more about the federal program.

What does Colorado’s F2F do?

Creates a Collaborative of Family-Driven Organizations and Family Navigators to assist families across the state.

Family /Professional Navigators:

  • Heather Cordova (Women Infants and Children – WIC)
  • Robin Bruce (Kids Education Jobs and Independence – KEJI)
  • LaShay Canady (Family Leadership Training Institute – FLTI / Colorado Resource Directory)

Family Driven Organizations:

Parent to Parent of Colorado supports a Spanish-language listserv. For more information in Spanish call Ileana at 887-472-7201.

Develops and Distributes “Fast Fact” handouts on topics such as Frequently Used Resources (English and Spanish), Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care, and Help for Spanish Speakers Preparing for Medical Appointments (Spanish). Check out all our Fast Facts.

Provides FILE Systems, a record-keeping tool, to families.

Supports the Colorado Resource Directory.

Collaborates with Colorado health care systems to better serve families, including Medicaid, CHP+, Healthy Communities, HCPF, and Title V/HCP, mental health, human services, protection and advocacy, Center on Excellence and many others.

Assist families with information, support, system navigation, and advocacy through requests received through email, the organization’s website, social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest), a toll-free telephone number, and in person.

Some numbers on Colorado F2F during the 2010-2013 grant cycle:

Family Voices Colorado and our Family to Family program have 12 employed staff and 10 contracted Family Navigators to cover the needs of families we serve.  Of these 22 individuals, 15 have children with special needs and 6 are bilingual.

The Family to Family Coordinator:

  • has created 9 “Fast Facts” for parents of CSHCN and 5 other related materials.
  • serves on or attends 10 different organization or community meetings, including Mountain States Genetics Regional Collaborative, Colorado Respite Coalition, Joining Community Forces, Mental Health Advisory Committee to HCPF, and various county specific workgroups.

Family Navigators/Family Driven Organizations:

  • all have dual roles both as parents and as professionals who work within the disability realm and have assisted over 5,000 parents and professionals on a variety of topics related to their CSHCN.
  • helped to facilitate over 200 different trainings or support groups.
  • have written 25 articles for various newsletters.
  • have served on 32 different boards or advisory committees.

Each of our 10 Family Navigators picked various activities to support as part of this grant:

  • The Colorado Resource Directory has been designed, built, and over 3,200 resources have been inputted into the web based system.
  • Parent-to-Parent (P2P) has 2,500 families on their English listserv and 150 families on their Spanish listerv.
  • In May, 2013 KEJI hosted its 3rd annual transition fair and over 160 young adults, parents and professionals attended.

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