October 2013 | Aurora Health Access Newsletter

Aurora Health Access
Community Announcements

The Crawford Elementary School Based Health Center has expanded its hours. The clinic is now open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8am to 7:30pm. All Aurora Public School students and their siblings qualify to receive health services at the clinic. 
The Aurora Coverage Assistance Network will be hosting a health insurance coverage "mega-day" on Saturday, November 9th. Coverage Guides will be available to assist residents in signing up for new insurance options in every city library from 11am to 1pm. Contact Jesse Lopez for more info.

AHA member
be well is having their 4th annual Awards and Community Celebration on Friday, November 15th from 5:30 to 8pm. Learn more and register here.   

AHA member Aurora Mental Health Center is now offering Youth Mental Health First Aid in addition to their traditional Mental Health First Aid classes. Find out more info and about upcoming classes here.

Representatives from over 30 community organizations gathered for the AHA Fall Quarterly Meeting



Aurora Health Access met on Wednesday, October 16th at St. Therese in Aurora.


40 individuals representing more than 30 organizations attended the meeting. Rich McLean, a leader with St. Therese FAMILY and Chair of the AHA Board of Directors, opened the meeting with our mission statement: Aurora Health Access is working to build a community health system in Aurora that meets the needs of all residents.


Taskforce members then provided community updates and announcements, which can be found to the left.


Mariana Ledezma, Vice Chair of the AHA Board, then provided an update on the ongoing search for our Executive Director. Review the job description and request for applications here. Please forward the announcement far and wide! This position will be open until filled.


Members then heard two informative presentations. First, Fernando Pineda from CREA Results provided an overview and results from Aurora Health Access' innovative Community Health Worker / Patient Navigator project called Aurora Health Hearts. The year long project, a partnership between MCPN, Clinica Tepeyac, Sisters of Color and CREA Results, reached 390 patients at risk for cardiovascular disease. Congrats were had all around for a successful project!


Second, Jesse Lopez from the Aurora Coverage Assistance Network presented an overview of the new partnership working to enroll Aurora residents in Connect for Health Colorado and Medicaid. See all of the partners here and be sure to contact Jesse for more information!


Participants departed with appreciation for all the great information shared, but also deep understanding of the hard work ahead of us.

If you are interested in joining Aurora Health Access at this exciting time, please contact us at moreinfo@aurorahealthaccess.org.



Rich McLean





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