Personal Health Care Advocate Services

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    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. Services include: - One-on-one mental health counseling & coping skills training - Navigation & advocacy to receive services - Referrals for early screenings, financial assistance, insurance issues, home health aide, hospice & more - Support groups in Western Colorado & online - Lifestyle education to support nutrition, exercise & stress management - Palliative care and end-of-life planning - Grief and loss support - Volunteer programs - Peer support groups - Rural & remote tele-counseling for those unable to meet with a PathfinderPitkin County189 Meadowood DRPathfinders
    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 VillageProvides health care coordination services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Service include nurses monitoring medical files, monitoring and managing acute and chronic medical conditions, providing in-home care, coordinating benefits, coordinating appointments with doctors and specialists, and providing transportation and accompanying individuals to medical appointments.El Paso CountyCheyenne VillageCheyenne Village
    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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