An Interview with Catherine Strode
Bill Brings A Voice to Unrepresented Patients
State Representative Dave Young (HD-50) has been engaged with many stakeholder groups within the state’s health care community in his effort to successfully sponsor House Bill 1101. The bill is designed to help unrepresented patients receive more effective medical treatment when they are incapacitated and have no decision-making capabilities. Backers of the bill say it will provide more comprehensive medical treatment for those patients who do not have ‘a voice’ to represent them in their treatment. In an interview with Catherine Strode, Representative Young says he is glad the bill is bringing attention to this issue that affects thousands of Coloradans.
Why have you brought this bill?
How does this bill modify current proxy statutes?
Under this bill, who can make non-emergency care decisions?
How have you addressed concerns from the disability community about the bill?
Yoga for People with Disabilities – The Chicago Tribune
One Small Step at a Time: Yoga for People with Disabilities – Carla Douros, Kripalu certified E-RYT yoga teacher who holds a PhD in Physiological Psychology
Top Ten Benefits of Yoga – The Art of Living
38 Health Benefits of Yoga – Yoga Journal
“If you can breathe, you can do yoga.”
Catherine Strode is Advocacy Denver’s Communications and Policy Specialist. She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Policy. Catherine publishes Policy Perspective, featuring interviews with state policy makers on issues that affect the work and mission of Advocacy Denver.