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Colorado, October 20, 2021

State releases draft plan for new Department of Early Childhood, calls for public comment

| Oct 8, 2021 | Colorado

Today, the State of Colorado released the first draft of a plan to establish the Department of Early Childhood that will align and strengthen the state’s early childhood care and education services and programs, including the voter-approved, voluntary, universal preschool program. The draft Department of Early Childhood Transition Plan, which...[ Read More ]

Douglas County Commissioners discuss their decision to leave Tri-County Health Department

| Oct 7, 2021 | Colorado

Douglas County, Colorado -- named the second healthiest county in the country -- recently split from the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) and formed their own, following months of disagreement between Douglas County leaders and those of TCHD over public health measures. While the formation of the new department is a...[ Read More ]

Following OSA audit, HCPF says it's "on a better path" for NEMT services

| Oct 5, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Office of the State Auditor (OSA) recently released a performance audit it conducted for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)’s non-emergent medical transportation services (NEMT), which revealed 32 acts of potential mistreatment against NEMT recipients, such as reckless driving. The principal concern highlighted by OSA...[ Read More ]

Metro public health coalition highlights back-to-school success and next steps for in-person schooling

| Sep 28, 2021 | Colorado

The Metro Denver Partnership for Health (MDPH) applauds students, parents, educators, and staff on a healthy start to this school year. “Maintaining in-person learning is one of our highest priorities,” said John M. Douglas, Jr., MD, Executive Director of Tri-County Health Department and co-chair of MDPH. “Children need to be...[ Read More ]

CMS approves Colorado's HCBS spending plan

| Sep 23, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) announced Thursday it received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Colorado Joint Budget Committee for its $530 million Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) spending plan.     In a statement released Thursday, Lt. Gov....[ Read More ]

Detailed Agenda for the 2021 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now available!

Kaylor Erickson | Sep 22, 2021 | Colorado

The Detailed Agenda for our 2021 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference on October 20th is now available! We have carefully crafted our Topical Agenda after a long process of Stakeholder engagement that helped us zero in on the health care policy topics most important and relevant to Colorado....[ Read More ]

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