In our upcoming edition of Policy Perspective, State Representative Lois Landgraf (House District 21) shares her views of her first legislative session in office. She also discusses the bills she considers her greatest contributions in the session including one enforcing laws against ‘designer drugs.’
A glance at August…
In our upcoming edition of Policy Perspective, State Representative Pete Lee (House District 18) shares his views of Colorado’s progress with reforming the criminal justice system for juveniles. He also discusses his commitment to the concept of ‘restorative justice.’
Join AdvocacyDenver and the Health Care Advocacy Program as we introduce our bilingual advocates, Cecilia Gutierrez and Bob McGill. Tune in to meet the advocates, and learn about their specialties and the services we provide for Spanish-speaking community!
Webinar: Affordable Care Act: Health Coverage for Criminal Justice Populations
Join us and the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition for a lunchtime webinar to learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act implementation in Colorado and the potential impact it may have on individuals involved in the criminal justice system, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who make up anywhere from two to ten percent of the prison population at any given time.
Wellness Committee Members Needed!
Next meeting August 28, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Wellness Committee is expanding! Join us for our next meeting at the AdvocacyDenver office (1905 Sherman St, Suite 300, Denver 80203). We need a pharmacist, nutritionist, and family members to join our group.
In April, a new client called into AdvocacyDenver requesting help to become readmitted to a local community college. He was asked to leave this community college because he was disruptive and combative in class, and he violated other campus codes of conduct. Kurt has been trying for the last 5 years to be readmitted to this college without success. He has difficulty communicating effectively with other students, professors, people assigned to help him with accommodations, and many others.Kurt was and continues to strive for a fulfilling education that will make him job ready, but in his mind many teachers did not seem to share this same passion. Things felt hopeless for Kurt, because no one understood him, his thoughts and his communication style. After personally working on his mental health and communication skills, Kurt, with the assistance of an advocate, was granted the right to reregister at the community college! He is hopeful that, with the right support, he will graduate and utilize his degree to gain a fulfilling and successful career in accounting! We have great hope for you, Kurt!
No actual client names are used in this true success story.
For New Clients: Selecting a Medicaid Health Plan and Provider Online
New Medicaid clients can now go online to select their Medicaid health plan and primary care medical provider through HealthColorado. HealthColorado’s new online form can only be used by first-time Medicaid clients who are not enrolled in a Medicaid health plan yet. This online form can also be used by first-time Medicaid clients who are enrolled in the Accountable Care Collaborative and want to choose their primary care medical provider. All requests made by the 28th of the month will take affect the first of the following month. For more information please see the May 2014 issue of At a Glance.
“Children with disabilities are more likely to be overweight or obese and less likely to engage in physical activities versus their peers without disabilities. Historically, children with disabilities have not been fully represented in afterschool programs that specifically promote physical and mental health yet would likely benefit from such programs.“
“Corrections officials talked about the challenges in providing health care services to the growing population of inmates. Topics included using principles of managed care, including implementing electronic records and telecommunications technologies, also referred to as “telehealth,” and other innovative health methods.“
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