Mobile Coaching: Innovation and Small Scale Experimentation to Better Engage Program Participants in Rural Colorado
Examines mobile coaching as a strategy targeted at Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participants in rural La Plata County, Colorado to improve access to transportation. Discusses the efficacy of case managers transporting clients to their health and human services appointments and utilizing the commuting time for mentorship. Discusses program results, staff insights, and client experiences.
Author(s): Jonathan McCay, Marcia France, Loretta Lujan, Vicki Maestas, Alix Whittaker Date: 04/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Mathematica Policy Research view details
A Community Moves Beyond the Boom and Bust
Profiles Lake County, Colorado, a winner of the 2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Highlights some of Lake County's efforts to actively promote health and wellness throughout the rural county.
Date: 2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation view details
Healthy Clinic Assessments (HCAs)
Describes promising practices and the benefits of healthy
clinic assessments (HCAs). Lists the goals of HCAs, and
identifies emerging trends and needs based on the 98 HCAs
completed at rural, frontier, and underserved urban clinics
in Colorado since 2009. Covers a Critical Access Hospital
case study example.
Date: 10/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center view details
Medicaid Real-Time Eligibility Determinations and Automated Renewals: Lessons for Medi-Cal from Colorado and Washington
Explores strategies used in Colorado and Washington to increase administrative efficiencies and reduce barriers for consumers renewing enrollment in or applying for state Medicaid programs. Includes special considerations for
rural populations enrolling in Medicaid. Designed to inform the thinking of California policymakers and stakeholders as they implement changes to the state's Medicaid program.
Author(s): Jane Wishner, Ian Hill, Jeremy Marks, Sarah Thornburgh Date: 08/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Urban Institute view details
Navigating Towards Health
Examines how health navigators can be incorporated into
workplaces and healthcare teams. Health navigators are
professionals who help people find care despite barriers,
such as insurance, transportation, or finding a doctor.
Discusses three critical points for integrating health
navigators into the workforce and offers guidance for
employers to determine the appropriate ratio of navigators
Author(s): Karam Ahmad, Alex Caldwell, Brian Clark, et al. Date: 07/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute view details
Death by Drugs: Colorado Reaches a Record High for Overdose Fatalities. Again.
Describes county-level estimates for drug overdose death
rates in Colorado from 2001 through 2016 using data from
the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
(CDPHE). Includes discussion on small counties experiencing
high overdose rates, the rise of opioid overdoses and
deaths, and covers policy implications.
Author(s): Jaclyn Zubrzycki Date: 04/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute view details
Views from the Heartland: Prospects for Bipartisanship in Health Reform
Reports on the views and opinions of 27 state legislators
serving on health, budget, or appropriations committees in
Colorado and Kansas. Discusses Medicaid expansion in rural
areas and highlights the importance of promoting quality
healthcare and removing barriers to access in rural
Author(s): David K. Jones Date: 04/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund view details