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    The structure of the services index and definitions of the terms contained herein were orginally published in A Taxonomy of Human Services: A Conceptual Framework with Standardized Terminology and Definitions for the Field by the Information and Refferal Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc., 3035 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 91731; Copyright (c) 1983, 1987, 1991. No part of there listing of human service terms and definitions may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc.

    Taxonomy Code: LH-6300.6550

    Programs that help people navigate through the maze of doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, outpatient centers, insurance and payment systems, patient-support organizations and other components of the health care system with the objective of supporting timely delivery of quality care and ensuring that patients, survivors and families are satisfied with their encounters with the health care system. Personal health care advocates are trained health care workers, often nurses, or volunteers familiar with the health care system who work independently of any health care institution. They help patients identify specialists, coordinate appointments with providers to assure timely delivery of diagnostic and treatment services, provide "cheat sheets" of questions, and lay out the choices patients have in plain English. They may also ensure that appropriate medical records are available at scheduled appointments, accompany patients to medical appointments, arrange language translation or interpretation services, facilitate financial support and help with paperwork, negotiate insurance claims, arrange transportation and/or child/elder care, provide access to clinical trials and facilitate linkages to follow-up services. Some programs contract with employers to serve as personal advocates for employees who are ill. Others work exclusively with individuals who have specific illnesses, e.g., cancer.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Cancer Support - PathfindersPathfinders is a support program for cancer and chronically ill patients, caregivers, and anyone experiencing grief and loss. Some of Pathfinder's many services include: - One-on-one counseling & skills training - Navigation, advocacy and resource referral - Support groups - Grief & loss counseling - Palliative care and end-of-life planning - The Angel Volunteer program - The Survivor-to-Survivor program - Emergency financial aidPitkin County189 Meadowood Dr. Aspen - PathfindersPathfinders
    Children's Health Case Management - Pueblo StepupProvides outreach and case management for parents and children from birth to 21 years of age. Program will assist with connections to physicians, arranging medical needs and services, explaining Medicaid benefits, and linkage with community resources.Pueblo CountyHealthy Communities/ E.P.S.D.T. / Children's MedicaidPueblo Stepup
    Healthcare Coordination - Cheyenne VillageCheyenne Village nurses monitor medical files, monitor and manage acute and chronic medical conditions, provide in-home care, coordinate benefits, coordinate appointments with doctors and specialists, provide transportation and accompany individuals to medical appointments. Call or email for more information.El Paso CountyCheyenne VillageCheyenne Village
    Healthcare Services - Metro Community Provider NetworkProvides the following health care services: - Primary Healthcare (i.e., well child visits, immunizations, physicals, chronic disease management, etc.) - Short-Term (1-6 sessions) Therapy - Dental Services - Accountable Care Collaborative (Medicaid care coordination) - Home Visit Program - Community HealthCorps for Low-Income Individuals - Diabetes Health Education Services - Homeless Services (i.e. outreach, health education, nurse visits, and linkages to health care and supportive services) - Refugee Services (i.e. medical screenings and establishing a medical home) - Maternal Child Health and Adolescent Services (i.e. relationship counseling, family planning, pregnancy, postpartum, and newborn care) - Ryan White HIV Clinic - Tobacco Cessation Education and Referrals to Quitline - School-based health centers (Jefferson County)Arapahoe CountyMetro Community Provider NetworkMetro Community Provider Network
    Healthy Babies, Strong Families Program - Families Forward Resource CenterHealthy Babies, Strong Families aims to provide families with access to resources to ensure African American babies and families are healthy and thriving. Participants are assigned an advocate who work with families to provide resource referrals, assistance in accessing health care, parenting education and support, and family advocacy.Denver CountyFamilies Forward Resource CenterFamilies Forward Resource Center
    Healthy Communities - Weld County Department of Public Health and EnvironmentHealthy Communities(HC) is a Medicaid and CHP+ outreach service for children and pregnant women. Offers the following services: Weld CountyWeld County Department of Public Health and EnvironmentWeld County Department of Public Health and Environment
    Medical Case Management & Advocacy - Patient Advocate FoundationProvides case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. These services include acting as a liaison between the persons insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention, and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis.Out of StatePatient Advocate FoundationPatient Advocate Foundation
    Project SHINE - Spring Institute for Intercultural LearningProvides health literacy classes and patient navigation services to underserved populations, with a focus on refugee families and elders. Project SHINE also offers Healthy Tots, which is a health literacy class for children under five years old and their parents/guardians.Denver CountySpring Institute for Intercultural LearningSpring Institute for Intercultural Learning
    Psoriasis Information - National Psoriasis FoundationOffers specially-trained patient navigators that provide free one-on-one guidance to individuals impacted by psoriatic disease and psoriatic arthritis; patient and caregiver educational resources and programs; and connections with others living with psoriatic disease.Out of StateNational Psoriasis FoundationNational Psoriasis Foundation
    Support for Child with Special Healthcare Needs - Family Voices ColoradoOffers a range of services for families who have a child with special healthcare needs, including: - Healthcare navigation, including hospital-based assistance at Denver Health, assistance with child to adult transitions, and life coaching for young adults with behavioral health needs. - Advocacy to further public policy.Arapahoe CountyFamily Voices ColoradoFamily Voices Colorado

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