On Thursday, December 4 at 5:00 p.m., Dr. Cory Robinson, Carol Meredith and Marijo Rymer will make a brief presentation to the JBC (Joint Budget Committee) on their recommendations regarding a project started through the Colorado Collaborative for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Options (CANDO) Medical Mental Health committee.
What’s Coming this Month…
On Thursday, December 4 at 5:00 p.m., Dr. Cory Robinson, Carol Meredith and Marijo Rymer will make a brief presentation to the JBC (Joint Budget Committee) on their recommendations regarding a project started through the Colorado Collaborative for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Options (CANDO) Medical Mental Health committee. Funding is through an appropriation recommended by the JBC in 2013 to analyze gaps in Colorado mental health services and behavioral supports for people with I/DD. To listen in go to – http://www.tornado.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/jbc/jbchome.htm
JBC meetings are located at:
JBC Hearing Room, 3rd Floor
Legislative Service Building
200 East 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
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Coming up in the December issue of POLICY PERSPECTIVE, AdvocacyDenver’s Policy and Outreach Specialist Catherine Strode interviews the President and CEO of Memorial Hospital-UCHealth, George Hayes. In his interview, he discusses a new model of primary care delivery and the changing role of hospitals in the health care industry.
Colorado Gives Day – Give where you live!
December 9, thousands across Colorado will rally to support their favorite nonprofits for Colorado Gives Day (CGD). As one of the nonprofits that are eligible to receive CGD funds, we’d like to encourage you to support our work on this special day.
For the first time ever, the Community First Foundation and FirstBank have created a $1 million dollar incentive fund for donors. AdvocacyDenver will get a share of the $1 million in proportion to the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, which means your donation can go farther than ever before.
It means more resources to help people with disabilities and their families meet an array of critical challenges—from education to health care to housing and beyond. It means more helping hands, more fuel for our programs. It means being there when Coloradans with disabilities call out for our help.
Two Things You Can Do:
- Give on Dec. 9
Visit our Colorado Gives Day page and donate. Only donations made through CGD count toward our eligibility for the incentive fund. (You can make a reminder to donate on the big day or head online now to schedule your donation for Dec. 9.)
Tell your friends and colleagues that AdvocacyDenver is part of Colorado Gives Day by sharing our Colorado Gives Day page: http://bit.ly/1xTO7xh
Health Matters Class at Advocacy Denver!
Starting January 5th participants can join an exercise and nutrition class right at the Advocacy Denver office! This 10 week course is a fun and interactive way to learn new healthy eating and exercise routines! Contact Renee Bussenger (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alexandra Andrews (email@example.com) at 303-831-7733 to find out about this class or future classes.