Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Webinar on Clinical Quality Measures and QIO Scope

Join us for a webinar on the Million Hearts Clinical Quality Measures Dashboard and Important Changes in the QIO/QIN Scope of Work on November 12, 1-2:30pm MT. This webinar will cover two important topics. First, an explanation and demonstration of the Million Hearts Clinical Quality Measures Dashboard which is designed to display cardiovascular disease-related measures from quality reporting initiatives focused on the Million Hearts® ABCS. This will be followed by a review of the changes in the CMS Quality Improvement Organizations and Networks and their 11th Scope of Work. Space is limited- register now!” [Source: COPrevent]

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ACA Implementation News

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

Community Dialogues to Inform The Colorado Health Access Fund at The Denver Foundation

"The Denver Foundation has asked the Colorado Health Institute to conduct research to help ensure the most effective and impactful grant-making strategy for its new Colorado Health Access Fund. The goal of the fund is to increase access to health care and improve health outcomes among Coloradans across the state who have the highest health care needs.

Findings from the Colorado Health Institute’s research will support the fund’s commitment to an equitable allocation of resources among rural, suburban and urban areas. With that in mind, we are leveraging the expertise of community leaders and stakeholders around Colorado who are immersed in the work of helping people who have high health needs get access to needed care. Click here to view a schedule of community dialogues." [Source: Colorado Health Institute]

Monday, October 20, 2014

PEAK Training - November 2014 Enhancements

“Just a quick reminder that the PEAK Outreach & Training team is hosting training sessions across the state October 17 through November 5. If you haven't already registered to attend a training in your area, please take this opportunity to register now! Click here to view training locations/dates and registration information.  For additional PEAK resources, visit the PEAK Outreach and Training site or email us at” [Source: Colorado PEAK]

NDEP Tools to Help Promote National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, and the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has developed a variety of promotional tools, including diabetes management resources, key messages, template news release and feature articles, YouTube videos, and more.

Throughout National Diabetes Month, NDEP and its partners will promote “Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABCs of Diabetes” to help people with diabetes learn they are at greater risk for heart disease, and also how they can lower that risk by managing the diabetes ABCs: A1C test, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Stop Smoking.

Find a wide-range of promotional tools – available in English and Spanish – that you can use or adapt to support your National Diabetes Month outreach efforts.” [Source: COPrevent]

Friday, October 17, 2014

New Local Video Resources for Pharmacists and Clinicians on Hypertension

“University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy recently produced three videos in partnership with the Million Hearts Initiative in Colorado. The videos are an easy reference for pharmacists and pharmacy partners on correct blood pressure measurement technique, secondary stroke prevention and understanding new and existing treatment guidelines. Check them out and share them with your partners.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Grants for School-based Prevention and Intervention Programs for Substance Use

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing released a request for grant applications (RFG) for The School Based Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention (SAPI) Program. SAPI is a program that grants funds to schools, community-based organizations and health organizations to reduce the risk of marijuana use, alcohol use and prescription drug misuse by Colorado youth between 12-19 years old. Programs using SAPI funds must be school-based prevention and intervention programs that use evidence based strategies, practices and approaches. The SAPI Program was created with the passage of Senate Bill 14-215 (Colorado Revised Statute 25.5-1.206). Click here to learn more about eligibility, goals of the program, and application instructions.

Grant proposals must be submitted by Monday, November 3, 2014, 5:00 PM MDT. Grant award announcements are expected to be made on December 1, 2014. For more information, please contact Shannon Huska, School Health Services Program Administrator at 303-866-3131 or” [Source: COPrevent]