Tuesday, July 29, 2014

RSVP for the Colorado Medical Home Community Forum – August 12th

Click here to RSVP for the next Colorado Medical Home Community Forum on August 12, 4:30-6:45pm. The topic is: Positive Youth Development and Youth Engagement Strategies to Increase Access to Health Care for Youth in Colorado. Click here to view the agenda and speaker bios. It will be held at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment | Building A in DOC Room | 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South | Denver 80246. Contact Barbara Martin barbara.martin@state.co.us for more information.” [Source: CDPHE]

Aurora Student-Run Free Clinic Background Info and Item Requests

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Chapter of Primary Care Progress (PCP) is proud to play an integral role in the creation and implementation of The Original Aurora Interdisciplinary Clinic with the mission to: provide comprehensive and high-quality primary care to the communities surrounding The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center; create a space where educational and volunteer objectives can be reached; allow trainees to contribute to community healthcare goals; and grow interest in the suffering primary care industry.

The proposed free clinic will be based at the Fields Foundation community hub, with students across disciplines providing care supervised by Anschutz faculty and residents. Collaboration will give all students meaningful exposure to self-declared areas of interest in health care, enriched by local and national experts in health care innovation and access. Some items that we need donated currently include:
  • Microscope(s) and microscope slides/slide covers
  • IV pole
  • Exam tables (portable/foldable, some with stirrups needed)
  • Curtains and curtain tracks
  • HIPAA-compliant shredder
  • Adult scale with height rod
  • EKG machine, leads, electrodes, and paper
  • Liquid nitrogen tank and liquid oxygen tank
  • Woods lamp
To donate, contact Catherine.derington@ucdenver.edu and David.choi@ucdenver.edu. For more information about the clinic, please contact PCPColorado@gmail.com." [Source: University of Colorado]

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rocky Mountain Association of Diabetes Educators Conference on September 12

Register now for the Rocky Mountain Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Conference on September 12, 2014. Early registration ends August 31st, register today! Click here to view more information and the conference agenda.” [Source: COPrevent]

Free resources to support your ICD-10 transition

“With the passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, the ICD-10 compliance data has been extended. To help your practice make the best use of this extension, CMS is excited to offer the Road to 10 Program at http://www.roadto10.org.

Developed with the input of small practice physicians, Road to 10 provides free and actionable resources to support your ICD-10 transition. Whether you are just getting started or have already begun your transition, Road to 10 can help you navigate the path forward for your practice.” [Source: CRHC]

Friday, July 25, 2014

Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Resource Center Now Available

Million Hearts® recently launched the Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Resource Center, an interactive website featuring recipes, meal plans, and articles related to heart healthy living. The Meal Plan includes 4 weeks of healthful meals, recipes, printable shopping lists, and customized calorie levels to meet weight goals. Additionally, all meals contain less than 1,500 mg of sodium. The Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Resource Center may be found here: http://recipes.millionhearts.hhs.gov/.”  [Source: COPrevent]

Activating the Network for Oral Health in Colorado Resources

Oral Health Colorado held a gathering in late June, “Activating the Oral Health Network In Colorado,” with participants from education, business, workforce development, health and other fields to explore the state of oral health in Colorado, its impact, barriers to improving oral health, and what must be done. For key themes that emerged from this discussion, view Oral Health’s Impact on Issues and Organizations Across Colorado. Click here to view additional materials from this convening.” [Source: Oral Health Colorado]

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Colorado Health Foundation offers new funding opportunity: Consumer Advocacy

The Colorado Health Foundation is excited to announce the opening of a new funding opportunity within our Health Coverage outcome area. In Health Coverage, our focus is to ensure all Coloradans achieve stable, affordable and adequate health coverage.

Funding Opportunity: Consumer Advocacy
The goal of this funding opportunity is to ensure Colorado has an effective field of consumer advocates and consumers proactively influencing public policy decisions regarding health coverage and cost of care. It will do this by providing general support to organizations that represent consumer interest or engage the consumer voice. Specifically, we are interested in receiving proposals from consumer health advocacy organizations that are well-positioned to advocate for policies that:
  • Ensure the effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Guarantee that systems are in place to support consumers in accessing and maintaining coverage
  • Support payment and delivery reform that contains cost so that coverage remains affordable without compromising quality
To be considered for funding, applicants must meet specific criteria. Open deadlines: October 14 and October 2016. The Program Officer is Erica Snow (303-953-3656). Get more information about this funding opportunity by attending an informational webinar on Aug. 13, contacting the assigned program officer or visiting the website.” [Source: The Colorado Health Foundation]