Friday, February 17, 2017

Welcome to the Community Safety Net Clinic Update!

Although ClinicNET has officially closed, some remaining funds (being fiscally sponsored by Inner City Health Center) have enabled me to enter into a limited short-term contract to continue to provide some advocacy, policy and communications work on behalf of community safety net clinics (CSNCs).

I have relaunched the Safety Net Scene blog and will sending out periodic Community Safety Net Clinic Update emails from the blog (similar to the ClinicNET Update emails)!

Some clinic leaders may have March 10th on their calendars for a gathering over the lunch hour, however that gathering will not take place but WE STILL NEED YOUR VOICE IN ALIGNING FUTURE WORK ON BEHALF OF CSNCs! Clinic EDs/CEOs: Please complete this Doodle poll ASAP so we can schedule a facilitated strategy session (in person & via Zoom) to hear updates on outreach with health funders, community stakeholders and partners from Kraig Burleson, Jessica Dunbar & Kim Boyd (ClinicNET's last Board Chair). NOW is the time to reconvene and chart the plan for next steps for a collective voice for community safety net clinics!  PLEASE PRIORITIZE THIS ENGAGEMENT…your voice is essential!

Brooke Powers, MSW/MPA

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Primary Care Payment Reform

There are ongoing efforts at the state level relative to the current & future Medicaid program (Health First Colorado) and related payment reform and delivery system redesign lead by the Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF). Of particular interest is the work going on around Primary Care Payment Reform. Stay tuned for more info to come...

Latest from the Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Note from the ClinicNET Board President...

Dear ClinicNET Affiliates, stakeholders and community partners:

It is with a heavy heart that ClinicNET closes its door today.  YOU are the reason we have existed for nearly 10 years and we regret that we were unable to sustain operations in this ever-changing health care environment today.  Our staff and Board has been focused on working toward the vision that “All Coloradans engage in, and are well served by, a health care system that advances the health of individuals and their communities.”  We have celebrated many victories and jumped many hurdles in the quest to achieve this vision together.  We are proud of you and the work you do every day on the ground to ensure the most vulnerable people in Colorado are well served by your clinics.  The fight for health care access, health equity and innovation is not over…indeed, in many ways it has just begun.  So keep pushing forward and remember that you are stronger together and unified in your missions.

THANK YOU for investing in ClinicNET.  It has been an honor to serve you, to walk alongside you, to learn from you, to be inspired by you, and to fight for you. 

THANK YOU for all that you do…you are an inspiration! Keep up your incredible work!

With deep gratitude,

Kim Boyd, RN, NP, ND
ClinicNET President, Board of Directors

For future reference, my contact information:

ClinicNET Affiliate Resource Guide!

We hope ClinicNET affiliates will find the resources below helpful in our absence. The ClinicNET website will shut down 12/31/16; be sure to check out the resources page before it does! Our Safety Net Scene blog will remain in perpetuity so feel free to bookmark it!

Advocacy and Policy
Colorado Legislature
Find out who your elected officials are at
Sample letter to legislator
Sample letter to editor
Social media tips
Sample press release – use for sharing newsworthy information including new funding, new partnerships, new services, new team members, etc.
Sample media alert – use for publicizing events

Engage with some of our great community partners -  many have newsletter and/or alerts you can sign-up to receive!
Colorado Nonprofit Association
All Kids Covered
Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO)
Colorado Children's Healthcare Access Program (CCHAP)

Stay up to date with what's going on at the State with Medicaid, the exchange/marketplace, practice transformation initiatives and and other programs:
HCPF Committees, Board and Collaborations
Colorado Health Care Policy and Financing news
Health First Colorado Member Newsletter
PEAKView Newsletter
ACC Phase II Update Newsletter
At A Glance Newsletter from HCPF
COPrevent Newsletter from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Connect for Health Colorado Newsletter
Practice Innovation/Transformation initiatives:
Colorado Health Extension Services: Practice Innovation Program
Colorado Medical Home Initiative e-mail communication
SIM Innovation Newsletter

Funding (also check out our funding page on our website!)
Colorado Grants Guide
Colorado Association of Funders

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ACC Phase II Draft RFP and Stakeholder Meetings

Click HERE for...
  • Draft RFP
  • Stakeholder engagement webinar and in-person meetings 
  • Department is seeking targeted comments on the draft RFP
[Source:  ACC Phase II Update]

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ACC Program Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC)

Here are the topics that the PIAC subcommittees will be diving into in advance of the December 21st PIAC meeting.
Provider and Community Issues: attribution, relationship between RAE and providers, network adequacy
Health Impact on Lives: Health Improvement: quality and data, EPSTD and healthy communities, member engagement
Improving and Bridging Systems: risk stratification, long-term services and supports interactions
Medicare- Medicaid Program ad hoc subcommittee: currently discussing focus areas, please contact for more information

If you would like to attend any of these subcommittees, visit our PIAC website for meeting information. Please note: Health Impact on Lives will be meeting on 12/15 instead of their regularly scheduled date.

[Source: HCPF]