Health Related Advocacy Groups

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    Taxonomy Code: TD-1600.2570

    Organizations that are dedicated to protecting and improving the quality and affordability of health and long term care for all individuals and advocating for changes in the health care system that will achieve these goals; or which advocate more broadly for legislation and other measures such as bans on smoking that have a positive impact on public health. Specific issues may include extending the reach of childhood immunization programs, expanding services for people with specific disabilities or health conditions, funding medical research, supporting or opposing stem cell research, establishing the liability of managed health care organizations and nursing facilities for the consequences of their decisions, providing a prescription drug benefit for the elderly, passing a powerful patient's bill of rights, advocating for universal health care or taking a position on the merits of specific medical procedures or forms of treatment.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Community Programs - North Colorado Health AllianceThe North Colorado Health Alliance community joint venture has been built upon the four pillars of: access to care, workforce and organizational development, integrating infrastructure, and accountability. All Alliance partners and agencies participating in the community health campaign—Make TODAY Count!–are leaders in promoting greater community understanding of the complex of factors that contribute to the health of the community. Our ongoing integration of health and other community services, our constant innovation and willingness to take on diverse projects, reflect our widening understanding of health as a single puzzle with many interlocking and equally indispensable pieces.Weld CountyNorth Colorado Health AllianceNorth Colorado Health Alliance
    Health Advocacy - Mountain Family CenterIncreases access to health care for the uninsured and under-insured. Program promotes preventive care such as well checkups, good nutrition, and healthy lifestyles through education and referrals. Works closely with families to find the resources necessary to meet their health care needs and assist families in learning how to advocate for their own health. - Resources & Referral Service - Cooking Matters Class (12-week session) - Exploring Food Together Workshop (Pre-K) - Exercise & Fitness Classes (12-week session) - Community GardensGrand CountyMountain Family CenterMountain Family Center
    Healthcare Vouchers - Grand County Rural Health NetworkProvides Grand County individuals and families in need with the following vouchers: - Advocacy for Children's Health and Education Services (ACHES): helps uninsured families with children under the age of 18 to obtain medical and mental health services for acute, non-emergency medical, dental, or mental health and preventative medical and dental care. - Partners for Adults In Need of Services (PAINS): provides medical vouchers for acute, non-emergent medical care to uninsured adults who qualify financially. Qualifying factors include monthly income, and number of individual in a family based on poverty guidelines. Limited to 3 per household, per year.Grand CountyGrand County Rural Health NetworkGrand County Rural Health Network
    Lupus Information and Assistance - Lupus ColoradoProvide services for individuals with Lupus, their friends and family, including: - physician referrals - financial assistance (medical fee assistance, food, etc.) - individual advocacy - discount prescriptions - information and referral services - short-term counseling - support groupsArapahoe CountyLupus ColoradoLupus Colorado
    Multiple Sclerosis Support - National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming ChapterPrograms and services include self-help/support groups, education, wellness and social groups, care management, advocacy, financial assistance, and information and referral provided by a call center. An equipment loan program is available in Southern Colorado, where durable medical equipment can be loaned out for a designated period of time.Denver CountyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming ChapterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter
    Substance Abuse Prevention (Grand County) - Grand Futures Prevention Coalition (Grand County)Builds awareness and educates the community about alcohol, tobacco and other drug related issues by promoting, supporting, and educating youth to make positive choices through: - Alcohol and tobacco compliance checks - Youth leadership and advocacy activities - Substance abuse prevention education and awareness for parents - Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention presentations - Providing curricula for schools and community organizations - Offering responsible alcohol server and seller training - Hosting substance free events for youth and teens Grand CountyGrand County - Grand Futures Prevention CoalitionGrand Futures Prevention Coalition
    Substance Abuse Prevention (Moffat County) - Grand Futures Prevention CoalitionBuilds awareness and educates the community about alcohol, tobacco and other drug related issues by promoting, supporting, and educating youth to make positive choices through: - Alcohol and tobacco compliance checks - Youth leadership and advocacy activities - Substance abuse prevention education and awareness for parents - Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention presentations - Providing curricula for schools and community organizations - Offering responsible alcohol server and seller training - Hosting substance free events for youth and teens Moffat CountyMoffat County - Grand Futures PreventionGrand Futures Prevention Coalition
    Substance Abuse Prevention (Routt County) - Grand Futures Prevention Coalition (Routt County)Builds awareness and educates the community about alcohol, tobacco and other drug related issues by promoting, supporting, and educating youth to make positive choices through: - Alcohol and tobacco compliance checks - Youth leadership and advocacy activities - Substance abuse prevention education and awareness for parents - Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention presentations - Providing curricula for schools and community organizations - Offering responsible alcohol server and seller training - Hosting substance free events for youth and teens Routt CountyRoutt County - Grand Futures Prevention CoalitionGrand Futures Prevention Coalition
    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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