December 2013 | Aurora Health Access Newsletter

Aurora Health Access

The Grace Clinic, staffed by Doctors Franck and Belibi, has moved from near north Aurora to central Aurora. It's now at 3191 S Vaughn Way, Ste 101, Aurora, CO 80014. Learn more here!

Undergraduate student who are interested, yet underrepresented, in health professions can benefit from the University of Colorado's Pre-Health Program. Learn more here.

AHA supports MCPN, Aurora Mental Health Center, Together Colorado and University Hospital in the groundbreaking Bridges 2 Care program, which was recently highlighted in the news.

MCPN North Aurora Family Health Services is now open for extended hours. Walk-ins for urgent care are also available. Hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 8pm and Saturdays from 8am to 4pm. The address is 3292 Peoria St, Aurora, CO 80010.

The Denver Foundation 2014 Community Grants Guidelines are now available. 2014 deadlines are February 3rd and August 1st. There is also a great opportunity to support Aurora leaders who provide informal support for basic human needs. Find out more here and here.

Catholic Charities has opened the Little Flower Center at 1149 E 14th Ave, Aurora, CO 80011. Services include food distribution and gently used clothes for the family. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

The Aurora Strong Resilience Center is offering Stress Management Skill classes every Thursday from 4 to 5pm.

Join Us!

Aurora Health Access  

Quarterly Meeting


January 15th - 2:30-4:30pm 

Aurora Strong Resilience Center
1298 Peoria St
Aurora, CO 80011



Happy Holidays from Aurora Health Access! We have many exciting activities happening in Aurora this season that are in line with the Aurora Health Access vision of a stronger health system in our community following our goals and guiding principles, which include:


  1. Strengthen the collaborative and support current health initiatives in the community
  2. Monitor the Aurora health care landscape and identify areas where collaboration is needed, opportunities for better coordination, and gaps in our collective work
  3. Create opportunities for collaboration and networking
  4. Act as a catalyst if momentum stalls around a specific issue or project
  5. Provide leadership when a neutral convener is necessary


Guiding Principles

  • The health care system in Aurora can meet the needs of all residents.
  • It will take all of us working together to succeed.
  • The diversity of Aurora is a strength and all with aligned interests are welcome.
  • Ensure a city-wide perspective
  • Involve and engage community residents as much as possible
  • Do not partake in direct service provision
  • Aim for sustainability of our work 

See just a few of these activities below and in our announcement section. Have a beautiful Holiday season and please join us at the Aurora Strong Community Resilience Center, 1298 Peoria St from 230PM to 430PM for our Quarterly Meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2014




Rich McLean, Chair

Aurora Health Access 





City of Aurora Partners With Aurora Health Access to Develop A Plan for Implementing KidsWell Initiative 

The City of Aurora is one of 12 cities selected for a planning grant from the National League of Cities that includes technical assistance and $29,500 grant funding to conduct a six-month planning process to increase access to health insurance coverage for children.


The City is partnering with Aurora Health Access to develop a business plan for an outreach campaign to enroll eligible but not enrolled children in CHP+ and Medicaid, a number estimated to be nearly 7,500. The goal for the Aurora KidsWell Initiative is to enroll at least 50 percent of these children in one of the two programs.


We look forward to working with city staff and elected officials, as well as all of you who play such a critical role in serving low-income residents of our community. This is an exciting project and holds the potential for future grant funding from the National League of Cities. The NLC will review the twelve business plans submitted by the June 1 deadline and, based upon the strengths of the plans, will award grants of up to $260,000 to six cities to fund implementation of their business plans.  


We are committed to preparing a plan that is worthy of an implementation grant, and we invite you to contact Councilmember Molly Markert or Sharon Powers if you would like to join us in that effort.  

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