Be Healthy Denver Affordable Care Act Training Slides, in English and Spanish
Be Healthy Denver's Access to Care Task Force developed these training slides to assist organizations to educate their staff about the forthcoming expansion of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, and how they can help Denver residents get enrolled in Medicaid and insurance plans on Connect for Health Colorado, by directing them to online and in-person enrollment sites. The slides are available in English and Spanish and may be used by any organization wishing to provide this training to their staff and partners. Click here for English and here for Spanish.
Community Health Improvement Plan Task Forces
The task forces for Access to Care and Healthy Eating & Active Living have been hard at work since February 2013. The task forces are responsible for defining the goals and strategies to further our two priorities. A Progress Report is now available that shows where we are at in the planning process, which will be completed at the end of 2013. After 2013, while some strategies may still be refined, the real work of implementation will begin!
Community Health Improvement Plan Priorities Selected
We have completed our Community Engagement and Prioritization Phase of the Community Health Improvement Plan! We'd like to thank all of the community members that provided input and to our Be Healthy Denver Steering Committee. The two priority issues are:
- Access to Care, including Behavioral Health
- Healthy Eating and Active Living
We arrived at these two priorities after taking community voices into account from six community meetings, two focus groups, an online survey, and several presentations. These priorities reflect that our surroundings are important determinants of health and that local communities can take specific steps to improve health.
Be Healthy Denver’s next step will be to convene task forces and work groups to develop strategies that will make progress on these health issues.
To review the steps that we've taken in the Community Health Improvement Plan during 2012, please read our CHIP document. Additionally, the Executive Summary contains a synopsis of our findings.
The Be Healthy Denver Team