Adams County Health Alliance

Funding:

In Kind Private

Description:

 

Since April 2013, members of the Adams County Health Alliance have convened for a series of discussions regarding the status of health care in Adams County.  These key stakeholders are committed to achieving increased access to quality health care and improved health outcomes in the community by establishing partnerships and identifying collaborative strategies.

 

The mission of the Adams County Health Alliance is to improve health outcomes for Adams County residents by creating an affordable, quality and accessible health care system through collaborative partnerships of health and community organizations

 

Key Areas of Work

 

Based on the collective needs and assets of alliance members, the Adams County Health Alliance focuses its work on the following priority areas:

 

          Access and Care Coordination – The alliance will work to develop a health care system that Adams County users trust. There will be increased coordination through referrals, medical record keeping and sharing, and consumer education. Open communication and resource sharing between providers will also be prioritized.

      Engaging Hard to Reach Populations – The alliance will work to create higher cultural awareness among health care providers. Organizations conducting outreach will be part of a larger community engagement strategy and will continually evaluate their progress.

 

 ·        Integrated Behavioral, Oral and Physical Health - To ensure successful integrated care, Adams County providers will work as a ‘whole health team’ for the patient. Additionally, a comprehensive network of existing health care providers and specialists will exist from successful inventory and communication.

 

 

Serving the Remaining Uninsured/Undocumented Patients – The alliance will work to ensure Adams County will be prepared to provide comprehensive services to the remaining uninsured and undocumented patients by implementing effective community evaluations and developing effective outreach programs.

Aurora Health Access

Funding Source(s):

The Colorado Health Foundation

Description:

Aurora Health Access was initiated in January 2010 after a grassroots effort convened a series of community conversations about health to identify challenges and opportunities. AHA is a coalition of residents, leaders, providers and community agencies committed to transforming the health care system in Aurora. We are valued as an unprecedented table where key health and community leaders are coming together to talk about solutions like never before. We are a catalyst for change in the community.

http://www.aurorahealthaccess.org/

 

 

Colorado Clinical Translation and Science Institute (Community Engagement Core)

Funding Source:

National Institute of Health via Colorado Clinical Translational Science Institute (CCTSI); The CCTSI Community Engagement Core is supported by NIH/NCRR Colorado CTSI Grant Number UL1 RR025780.

Description:

The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) is a collaborative enterprise between University of Colorado Denver, University of Colorado at Boulder, six affiliated hospitals and health care organizations, and multiple community organizations with a goal to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care and public health. The CCTSI was created in 2008 with funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Community Engagement is critical to increase the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance of clinical and translational research. Accordingly, the Community Engagement (CE) Core of the CCTSI endeavors to transform the existing community research infrastructure using community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles while building capacity in our community-academic partnerships. Our ultimate goal is to reduce health disparities in the Rocky Mountain Region through targeted investments in community translational research, followed by wider dissemination of successful practices. A dynamic Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation (PACT) guides the work of the CE Core while facilitating bidirectional exchange between communities and academic programs. The CE Core has engaged 20 existing community-academic partnerships in the PACT, which encompasses more than 4 million community members, including rural, minority and underserved populations.

Colorado Prevention Alliance (CPA)

Funding:

Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Programs; Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment

Description:

Formed in 2011, The Colorado Prevention Alliance's goal is to form a partnership among Colorado health plans, public health entities, businesses and other stakeholders to work collaboratively on disease prevention issues and leverage resources to support collaborative endeavors. The CPA addresses a wide spectrum of prevention efforts; the direction will be determined by its stakeholders to ensure relevance, buy-in and active engagement. To promote informed decision-making and prioritization, the CPA will use a review of the National Business Coalition on Health's evalu8 Request for Information and HEDIS data set results for Colorado health plans.

Potential topics to be addressed by the CPA include:

Colorado Tobacco Sales Age-Control Program

Funding:

Colorado Division of Behavioral Health

Description:

Monitors compliance with laws against selling tobacco to minors, supports enforcement of those laws, coordinates interagency compliance with federal regulations

CREA Results Partnership

Funding Source: 

Susan G. Koment Colorado

AARP

Description:

This is a public private partnership, with projects funded through a variety of mechanisms primarily for the collection and disbursement of funds related to activities related to community outreach, education, navigation and research by CREA Results and their promotores de salud team in Colorado. The overall project goal is to recruit, train and employ Promotores de Salud/Community Health Workers (who are members of the community fluent in and sensitive to the Latino language and culture) as a bridge between providers of health care services and the community. These Promotores de Salud will then provide culturally responsive breast health education [already approved by Susan G. Komen for the Cure] to underserved populations and reduce barriers to screening through behavior modification, self-empowerment and call to action.

Farm to School Task Force

Funding Source(s):

The Colorado Health Foundation

The National Network of Public Health Institutes: Funding is provided by the Healthy Farms, Healthy People Coalition through a CDC cooperative agreement administered by the National Network of Public Health Institutes.  ChangeLab Solutions provided technical assistance for the series. The views and opinions of these authors and organizations are not necessarily those of CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

United States Department of Agriculture

National Network of Public Health Institutes

Description:

The Colorado Farm to School Task Force to create a statewide implementation of farm to school; thereby bringing healthy, fresh, local food to students in K-12 to improve the nutrition of school food and health of Colorado students. The FTS Task Force has identified specific gaps that the Task Force and its staff will address in order for farm to school to flourish in Colorado.

Gaining Ground

Funding Source: 

        National Network of Public Health Institutes
 
        Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Description:

This project is to create increased momentum and system-level support to help Colorado local public health agencies learn about and engage in quality improvement efforts, as well as prepare for national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.

 

      This is a collaborative project involving the following system-level public health partners:

                      Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment (CFPHE): Sara Miller, Executive Director·       

                      Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials (CALPHO): Lisa VanRaemdonck, Executive Director; Sarah Lampe, Project Manager and     representative local public health directors ·       

                      Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE): Joni Reynolds, Health Programs Director and Kathleen Mathews, Office of Planning and Partnerships Director·       

                     Colorado Health Institute (CHI): Michele Lueck, Executive Director and Sara Schmitt, Director of Community Health Policy·       

                     Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA): Erica Chavez, President-Elect·       

                     Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH)·       

                     Center for Public Health Practice: Tim Byers, Director and CSPH Associate Dean and Janna West-Kowalski, Educational Outreach Coordinator·      

                     Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center: Julie Marshall, Director and CSPH Professor

                     Colorado Public Health Practice-Based Research Network (COPHPBRN): Lisa VanRaemdonck, Co-Director; Julie Marshall, Co-Director; Sarah  Lampe, Project Manager

 

Intermediary Funder West: Patient Centered Outcomes and Research

Funding Source:

Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Institute (PCORI)

Description:

PCORI was authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 as a non-profit, nongovernmental organization and is charged with helping patients, clinicians, purchasers, and policy makers make better-informed health decisions by “advancing the quality and relevance of evidence about how to prevent, diagnose, treat, monitor, and manage diseases, disorders, and other health conditions.”

PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposal Awards (also called Pipeline Awards), a progressive, three-tiered funding approach, aims to accelerate research proposal submission and dissemination and to develop a nationwide foundation of patients, stakeholders, and researchers equipped and eager to participate in patient-centered outcomes research.

Because PCORI has a limited headquarters workforce, the operational, programmatic, and fiscal duties associated with Tier I Pipeline Awards was awarded to CFPHE because of our significant research capacity building and award management experience (e.g., grant and contract award administration).

Public Health Training Center Collaborative

Funding Source: 

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) via the Colorado School of Public Health; Award UB6HP20148

Description:

The Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment through our program, the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL), and the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Organizations (CALPHO) provide training and leadership support in two specific ways: through coaching and mentoring and through the creation of case studies in leadership. The project delivers ongoing training and support in peer coaching and mentoring to local health agencies, and to fund writers and videographers to collect and produce an ongoing series of case studies in leadership in Colorado. It also produces needs assessment and training delivery for local public health organizations (which will complement information and support provided by AHECs).

Rocky Mountain Public Health Education Consortium

Funding:

Membership and Trainings

Description:

The Rocky Mountain Public Health Education Consortium is a multi-state entity whose mission is to develop and implement a regional collaboration of university faculty and state agency Maternal and Child Health programs to improve the health status of and eliminate health disparities among women, children and families, including those with special health care needs. This is done by increasing the knowledge, skills, competencies and capacity of professionals, organizations and systems in the Rocky Mountain and surrounding states and Tribal Nations within the region. The consortium works to assure an educational network that includes but is not limited to the following programs: staff development, continuing education, certification and graduate degrees in Public Health with an emphasis in Maternal and Child Health. As a result of participation in the Consortium, MCH staff at CDPHE and in local public health agencies in Colorado will benefit from quality educational conferences, distance learning video workshops, written self-teaching modules and graduate level classroom sessions that the consortium produces.

Study to Explore Early Development ("SEED")

Funding:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Description:

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is one of six sites funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct a research study to investigate the risk factors and causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders. CDPHE has partnered with JFK Partners at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center to conduct the study. The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) is asking families of children with ASD, other developmental disabilities, and typically developing children to participate in the study. We are planning to recruit 150 families in each group (450 families total).

Think About It!

Funding:

COPIC

Description:

Think About It Colorado is a public awareness campaign designed to spark a statewide conversation about patient safety and to drive reform in this critical area. The campaign, which has brought together a coalition of dedicated and knowledgeable leaders from the patient advocacy, health care and business communities, asks Coloradans to "Imagine a Safer and Healthier Colorado" because that's the first step towards making it a reality. Think About It Colorado's mission is to promote statewide awareness of patient safety concerns and opportunities and to engage consumers and health providers in fostering a culture of patient safety.

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