Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thank you for a great Safety Net Clinic Week!

Thank you for a wonderful Safety Net Clinic Week! This year we had 17 affiliate clinics host an event or a site visit for a policymaker or candidate for office. Two members of Congress, Congressman Jared Polis and Congresswoman Diana DeGette, visited Fort Collins Family Medicine and Inner City Health Center, respectively. Jerry Pifer from Congressman Ed Perlmutter's office visited Kids First Health Care as well. We had five clinics host an open house, 12 site visits from members/candidates of the Colorado State Legislature, and a visit from Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan to the DAWN Clinic. Additionally, we celebrated the Kaiser Permanente Educational Loan Repayment for Safety Net Clinical Support Staff award recipients from Seton Women's Clinic, Caritas Clinic, and Value Care Health Clinic. On top of that, Spanish Peaks Outreach Clinic in Walsenburg and Southern Colorado Family Medicine in Pueblo received media coverage of site visits. The complete list of clinics who participated in #SNCW16 are: Kids First Health Care, St. Benedict Health and Healing Ministry, Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics, Children's Hospital Child Health Clinic, Jewish Family Services, DAWN Clinic, Fort Collins Family Medicine, Inner City Health Center, Caritas Clinic, Seton Women's Clinic, Value Care Health Clinic, Samaritan Clinic, Spanish Peaks Outreach Clinic, Southern Colorado Family Medicine, and SET Family Medical Clinics.

The important conversations that took place during Safety Net Clinic Week will forever be remembered, and the impact that our affiliate clinics make, forever appreciated. ClinicNET continues to be a resource for you! P.S. All of our affiliate clinics should use this link to fill out our Safety Net Clinic Week Participation survey.

Happy Safety Net Clinic Week!

Tobacco Tax increase in Colorado is on the November ballot!

The Colorado Secretary of State has approved The Campaign for a Healthy Colorado's petitions for the November ballot. Now the hard work begins!  The work and the commitment needs to stay strong to win this campaign.

ClinicNET supports the proposed tobacco tax increase and we encourage your organization to also endorse it! Click here to learn more and sign on in support! Engage with the campaign on social media via Facebook and Twitter!  Click here to learn more!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

TCHF: Telehealth Funding Opportunity

As part of the Foundation's strategy to strengthen the delivery of comprehensive, person-centered primary care, this initiative will build capacity in primary care clinics for the implementation of telehealth services. Funding will support up to $100,000 for costs associated with the purchase of telehealth equipment and/or the employment of workflow or billing consultants. Private practices may also apply for low interest loans. 
The Foundation seeks applications that focus on: 
  • Teleconferencing between providers and patients
  • Telemonitoring to increase regular contact with care providers and monitor condition.
  • Other innovative telehealth programs that increase access to comprehensive, coordinated primary care services through health-related technology
This funding opportunity is designed to increase access to comprehensive, coordinated care through telehealth services. To be considered for funding, applicants must meet specific criteria.

Open Grant Deadline: Oct. 15, 2016

Program Officer: Sara Overby at or 303.953.3634

Delta Dental: $200,000 available for innovative ideas!

The Delta Dental of Colorado Innovation Grants program is accepting proposals of $5,000 to $50,000. A total of $200,000 in grant awards will be issued. Any Colorado-based organization or individual with an innovative approach to improve oral health should apply bySeptember 1st.

"This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with the next big idea for advancing the oral health of our state, whether you are a dentist, entrepreneur, in public health or education, or perhaps a student," said Barbara Springer, executive director of the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation.

Grant proposals must:
  1. Originate in Colorado - No out-of-state applications.
  2. Demonstrate innovation - We want new, untested, cutting edge ideas.
  3. Be impactful - Funded ideas will truly advance the field of oral health in Colorado.
Share this news with your network! For more information on our Innovation Grants visit Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. Remember: Applications are due Sept. 1, 2016.

CCHAP Practice Manager Meeting: Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care Practices

Thursday September 29th
Noon - 1:15PM

(Lunch will be available starting at 11:30AM)
Fitzsimons Village
13100 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045
(click here for parking map)
Silverton Conference Room - 6th Floor
ReadyTalk Web Conference for remote attendees
Please click here to RSVP

Presented by:
Bridget Burnett, PsyD
Director of Behavioral Health Integration, CCHAP
Senior Instructor
University of Colorado Denver, SOM
Department of Psychiatry
Children's Hospital Colorado

Please open this short survey to help our presenter better understand the issues you would most like to hear about

Instructions to join the meeting remotely:
1. Open a web browser and enter URL:
Enter participant access code: 2093166
2. Dial in by phone for the audio portion of the conference:
Enter the participant access code: 2093166

2016 Building Skills for Effective Teams (BSET)

The BSET training program is scheduled to start in October 2016 and run through September 2017, in Parker, CO. Over the course of a 12-month period, the BSET Program will include:
  • Four-2.5 days of Workshop
  • Ongoing Team Coaching
  • Implementation of UDS Quality Improvement Project
  • Completion of High and Low Ropes Course
Training is open to CHCs and safety-net clinics. All members of teams must commit to attend all scheduled dates.
•Session 1 of 4: Oct. 20-22, 2016
•Session 2 of 4: Dec. 14-16, 2016 (tentative dates)
•Session 3 of 4: March 8-10, 2017 (tentative dates)
•Session 4 of 4: May 10-12, 2017 (tentative dates)
•Final Capstone Presentation: Sept. 22, 2017 (tentative date)

More information on Team Composition, Capstone, Coaching, and Cost
•Teams must include at least two of the following professions: primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, mental health providers, behavioral health providers, social workers, and pharmacists.
•Teams can range in size from four (4) to seven (7) staff members.
•Over the course of the year, teams will complete a UDS-focused capstone project.
•Individualized team coaching throughout the year will be provided by Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence.
•Cost: $475.00 per person
To Register: Contact Angela Rose at or 303-867-9511

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Upcoming Patient Navigator Trainings

Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals (Colorado Springs)
Our most popular course! Patient Navigator Fundamentals is a three-day in-person course with an online course component designed to improve your patient navigation skills.
Date/Time: Oct. 18-20, 8:30 am-5 pm
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Register here

Advanced Care Coordination
Coordinated care contributes to patient-centered, high-quality care. This Level 2 course prepares patient navigators to coordinate care for their clients consistent with Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) guidelines and requirements.
Date/Time: Sept 20, 9 am-5 pm
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Register here

Leading and Administering a Patient Navigation Program
This course is designed for supervisors of navigators, program planners and administrators of patient navigator programs. 
Date/Time: Sept 29, 9 am-5 pm
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Register here

Facilitation Skills for Patient Navigators
Are you a patient navigator looking to enhance your group education sessions or improve collaboration with your co-workers? Or maybe you're a PN manager seeking to learn more about group dynamics and the individual needs of your employees. Whether you facilitate group-level interventions, staff meetings, or other group activities, this training is for you. All experience levels welcome.
Dates/Time: Oct. 11 and 12, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Arvada, CO
Register here

Social Determinants and Health Equity: Widening The Lens Of Health Promotion
This two-day course will examine the effects of social determinants of health such as economic status, stigma, homophobia, racism and other social and political issues on risk, prevalence and access to services.
Date/Time: Nov. 2-3, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Register here