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Informing Opportunities for Colorado
Five Emerging Trends in Health Care
Spotlight on Innovation: Partners in Prevention: Colorado Prevention Alliance
Upcoming Webinar: Palliative Care in Colorado
Articles of Interest

CMS Announces 'Next Generation' Accountable Care Organization Model 


Curious About How Colorado's Approach to Population Health in the State Innovation Model Stacks Up Against the Other Awardees?  


Auto Mental-Health Care Needs a New Delivery Model 


 Unintended Pregnancies Cost Federal And State Governments $21 Billion In 2010


Offering Medical Treatment for Aurora's Poor With Dollars and Sense 


Ten Things Wicked Come to Colorado's Health Scene: 10 Takeaways from Midpoint 

Informing Opportunities for Colorado
By Ana English, CIVHC President and CEO

After joining CIVHC last year, I made a point of pouring through all of our past grants and reports to gain as much historical knowledge as possible. I wanted to understand our roots, our challenges, our successes and the progress we've made in the few short years since our inception as an organization. The Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) annual legislative report was one in particular that I found intriguing given the astounding progress made between the time the APCD was signed into law in 2010 through last year's 2013 recap. The 2014 annual legislative report just released is yet another reminder of how far we've come in such a short amount of time. While it's important to celebrate the accomplishments made over the past year, we continue to set our sights on where we need to take this important statewide resource to ensure it is providing the highest value possible to Colorado.

Five Emerging Trends in Health Care
By Jay Want, MD, CIVHC Chief Medical Officer
Jay WantOriginally featured on wanthealthcarellc.com

 I recently attended one of the last meetings of the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) communities, sixteen communities around the country that have been doing payment and delivery system reform for almost a decade, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. I'm sure when the whole program wraps up next April, there will be a formal report on the findings and learnings. For now, here's a sampling of what I've learned.

Spotlight on Innovation: Partners in Prevention: Colorado Prevention Alliance  
By Stephanie Spriggs, CIVHC Program Assistant 
giving-hands-together.jpgChronic conditions touch nearly 50 percent of America's population. Despite being one of the healthiest states in the nation, half of Coloradans over the age of 45 had at least one chronic condition in 2011. Colorado Prevention Alliance (CPA) is committed to stopping this trend by engaging, educating, and collaborating with stakeholders statewide.  

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Upcoming Webinar: Palliative Care in Colorado
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CIVHC is hosting the first of many ongoing webinars focused on "Palliative Care in Colorado" on March 25th from 12-1:30pm. Join us for a discussion of national trends and policies hosted by the Center for Advancing Palliative Care and presentations from some of the leaders in palliative care in Colorado. Webinars will be held twice a year and are intended to spark community and provider discussions, support networking and help make Colorado a national leader in palliative care!  

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The Center for Improving Value in Health Care is a non-profit, collaborative organization supporting the Triple Aim for health care in Colorado: better health, better care, and lower costs. We would like to thank The Colorado Trust, the Colorado Health Foundation, Rose Community Foundation and Caring for Colorado for providing funding to support our organization and focus areas.