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Celebrating National Health Center Week With Updated Resources

It’s National Health Center Week and the Colorado Health Institute is celebrating with a number of new resources to give you more information about Colorado’s health care safety net. Two updated tools, along with a new blog from senior analyst Anna Vigran, will be posted later this week. They are:

  • Colorado Health Care Safety Net: Primer 2014
  • Introduction to Safety Net Advisory Committee (SNAC) Learning Labs

In addition to these updated tools, we will debut a new map of all safety net clinics in Colorado. Users are able to click the clinics on the map to get more information about the clinic type and its contact information. A search tool enables the user to input a specific place or address and view the safety net clinics in the surrounding area. Stay tuned for the map’s release. 

You can follow along with the National Health Center Week conversation on Twitter with #NHCW2014.

On Thursday, CEO Michele Lueck will travel to Breckenridge to present at the First Annual Colorado Professional Health and Wellness Symposium. Michele’s talk will feature Healthy Economy, Healthy Colorado: A Strategic Action Plan for Colorado's Health and Wellness Industry – a December 2013 report produced by CHI in partnership with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). You can learn more about the Symposium here.

In case you missed it from last week:

  • Sara Schmitt, director of community health policy, blogged about new rules from Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division aimed at clearing up confusion among consumers around serving sizes for marijuana edibles. The rules were posted on August 10 and can be found here.
  • A new blog from senior analyst Tasia Sinn detailed a new plan to help seniors and people with disabilities successfully stay in their homes and communities. The Community Living Plan addresses how Colorado will honor the 1999 U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead Decision, which states that people with disabilities have a right to community-based care, when appropriate, rather than an institutional setting.

Along with the National Health Center Week publications, keep a look out for a new insight on school based policies and programs improving the health of Colorado’s children.