February 7 is Give Kids A Smile Day
at the CU School of Dental Medicine.
THRIVE HEALTH EXPO FEBRUARY 13 AND 15.
Aurora Community College Lowry Campus West Quad Bldg 903, 710 Alton Way, Bergren Room from 11-2 February 13 and Town Center of Aurora (Aurora Mall) from 10-2 on February 15. Navigators will assist families in the enrollment process. For information, contact the Fields Foundation at 303.363.9190.
2040 Partners for Health's Fifth Annual Community Health Summit is Feb. 22nd.
Dr. Jack Westfall, Chief Medical Officer for the Colorado Health Insurance Cooperative, will speak in Aurora on February 26.
Join Together Colorado for Health Equity Learning Series Luncheon on Wednesday, February 26, 11:30 to 1:00, Aurora Resilience Center, 1298 Peoria. Lunch provided. For more info contact Eliana@togetherco.org.
Speak Up for Kids at the State Capitol on March 13th!
Kaiser Permanente introduced its Colorado Bridge
program in January 2014. It's for people making 300% or less of FPL, under age 35 who don't have access to other insurance options.
University of Colorado's Community Partnership is recruiting a Communications and Outreach Specialist
and a Community Connector
Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council (ACECC) is seeking a Community Wellness Coordinator.
THE BIG PUSH IS ON!
The March 31 deadline for enrolling families in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching.
The highlight of the Aurora Health Access quarterly meeting in mid-January featured a facilitated brainstorming session on how to reach and enroll Aurora residents before the deadline. Close to 50 of you participated, and it was great to hear from you. The old saying "None of us is as smart as all of us" is certainly true. Recognizing the barriers was easier than identifying strategies for overcoming obstacles, but we persevered.
The loud and clear message was that each of us has an important role to play in ensuring that all eligible residents of our community have health care coverage. Here are some of the identified strategies for doing so:
Rich McLean, Chair
Aurora Health Access
PS: Congrats to Jennifer Herrera, the new Executive Director of The Aurora Human Rights Center.