Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"Lunchtime Learning" Professional Skill Development Distance Learning Series

"Registration for the “Lunchtime Learning” Professional Skill Development Distance Learning Series is open. This event is sponsored by Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) and Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS). Participants from Community Safety Net Clinics will be charged $50/link after the event. These 1-hour leadership and skill development webcasts are designed to provide professional and skill development opportunities to safety net staff with the goal of enhancing advanced clinical transformation. Safety net members from all levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. Webcasts take place Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm MST:

Monday, May 4, 2015

Proposed Board of Health Regulation related to hepatitis C tests

Click here to view a memo for the Board of Health regulation that the Viral Hepatitis Program at CDPHE is proposing related to offering hepatitis C tests in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The proposal will be presented at the July 15, 2015 meeting. If you have concerns or questions regarding these proposed changes to the regulations please respond by May 18, 2015 to Amy Warner, Viral Hepatitis Program Manager, at 303-692-2673 or by email at amy.warner@state.co.us or Monica Molina, CDC Public Health Prevention Service Fellow, at 303-692-2974 or by email at monica.molina@state.co.us.” [Source: CDPHE]

Delta Dental Request for Applications: Oral Health Mini-Grant Project

“Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood condition and yet preventable. By supporting projects that increase access to care and address the causes of the disease and impacting systems, the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has a unique approach to fighting childhood cavities. Now, we're looking for creative partners to join us on our journey.

Our statewide request for applications (RFA) has been issued to fund projects working to improve children's oral health in local settings. Approximately $100,000 in funding is available through this RFA, with awards ranging from $1,000 - $15,000 per grant.

We are looking for non-profit organizations and individuals who aim to improve children's oral health in Colorado. Applications may include requests for funding projects that take up to one year to complete. Funding is also available for a one time use. Applications are due June 12, 2015.

Important Dates (click here for more information):
  • May 22: Project Overview Teleconference
  • June 12: Applications Due
  • August 21: Notify Applicants of Awards
  • October 1: Letters of Agreement Issued.” [Source: Delta Dental of Colorado]

Friday, May 1, 2015

PEAK Updates

April Enhancements:
  • Spanish Translation: Resolved: Three issues were found in the Spanish application. Am I Eligible was missing text, the page for requesting a medical card was only partially translated, and the household member summary page contained errors.
  • COBRA End Date: Resolved: In Report My Changes, PEAK was not queuing the correct pages when reporting an end date for COBRA.
  • Application Status: Resolved: Some individuals were able to submit their application more than once due to an error with application status displaying incorrectly as "Not Submitted."

New to PEAK or Need a Refresher? The Intro to PEAK and Application Walk-Through recorded webinars are available anytime to watch at your convenience. Watch On-Demand:

Support Calls for Community Partners: Support calls for Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) are scheduled to follow major PEAK updates to discuss system performance and known issues.
  • Thursday, May 28, 3:00pm-3:45pm, Dial-in: 1-877-820-7831 | Passcode: 349141#

Food Resource Materials: Click here to access Hunger Free Postcards to help connect your clients to food resources, or visit HungerFreeColorado.org to learn more.” [Source: Colorado PEAK]

Department of Health Care Policy and Financing: At A Glance and ACA Implementation News

Click here to view the April edition of HCPF’s At a Glance.

Click here to view the latest issue of HCPF’s ACA Implementation News. [Source: HCPF]

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2015-16 Primary Care Fund Grant – remaining deadlines

“Below are the remaining important upcoming deadlines for the 2015-16 Primary Care Fund Grant:
  • Thursday, May 7: Applicant Agencies Stakeholder Conference 2:30PM-4:00PM at 225 East 16th Ave, Denver, CO 80203 in conference rooms 6A/B. Click here to view call-in instructions for stakeholders that cannot attend in person.
  • Friday, May 29: Application Responses due to the Department by Close of Business (5:00 p.m.)
  • Monday, June 29: Tentative Award Notification (Time allotted for Appeal Process)” [Source: HCPF]

Colorado Health Access Fund - Proposals due May 15

The Denver Foundation released the first Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Colorado Health Access Fund. This statewide Fund supports programs and activities that increase access to behavioral health care and strives to improve behavioral health outcomes for people in Colorado with high health care needs. Over the next eight years (2015 – 2022), the Fund is committed to allocating resources among rural, urban, and suburban areas.

Organizations interested in applying for funding can identify the behavioral health need that they want to address in their community. Funding is available for projects, programs, capital improvements, collaboratives, and general operating support. The first round of applications is due May 15th; grants will be awarded in late July 2015. More details can be found at www.denverfoundation.org.

Please contact our Project Manager, Summer Gathercole (CHA@denverfoundation.org) with any questions.” [Source: The Denver Foundation]