Apply to be a part of a Colorado Focus Group!

Apply to be a part of a Colorado Focus Group!

What you have to say will help the state of Colorado be more person-centered in the way it provides Home and Community Based (HCBS) services to its citizens. The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) asked us, CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership, to talk with people who receive services through the HCBS program.

As a person who receive supports you are, clearly, in a position to use your experiences to guide and improve person-centered services throughout Colorado. If you are chosen to participate in these meetings, called Focus Groups, you will be one of up to fifteen (15) people who will share their ideas for improved services.

We want to talk to:

  • People living with mental illness
  • People with an intellectual or developmental disability
  • People with traumatic or acquired brain injury
  •  People with HIV/AIDS
  • People with a Spinal Cord injury, who are blind, or have a different disability
  •  Families of children with an intellectual or developmental disability
  • Families of children with a life-limiting illness
  • Adults over the age of 65 with a disability

We will discuss things like:

  • Is eligibility determination focused on you?  Do you feel welcomed and heard?
  • Is the assessment of your needs fair and accurate?
  • Does it appear that case managers are interested in your needs?
  • Does your case manager give you options?
  • Do you decide what supports and services you need?

Dates, Times, and Locations

You can review the list below and find the session that works best for you. Then either call Cate Adelman (815) 973-6776 or go to www.c-q-l.org/COfocusgroup to select the sessions where you want to sign up. Please also share other information we may need to know for you to participate. We want to be sure that there are representatives from each group.

Monday, February 12, 2018 – 2:00pm
DDRC
11177 W. 8th Ave Lakewood, CO

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – 2:00pm
Penrose Library
20 North Cascade Colorado Springs, CO

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – 2:30pm
Sterling Central Library
420 North 5th Street Sterling, CO

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 2:00pm
Bud Werner Library
1289 Lincoln Ave Steamboat Springs, CO

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 2:00pm
Ariel Clinical Services
2938 N. Avenue Grand Junction, CO

Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 2:00pm
Durango Recreation Center
2700 Main Avenue Durango, CO

Monday, February 12, 2018 – 6:00pm
DDRC
11177 W. 8th Ave Lakewood, CO

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – 6:00pm
Penrose Library
20 North Cascade Colorado Springs, CO

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – 5:30pm
Sterling Central Library
420 North 5th Street Sterling, CO

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 5:30pm
Bud Werner Library
1289 Lincoln Ave Steamboat Springs, CO

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 6:00pm
Ariel Clinical Services
2938 N. Avenue Grand Junction, CO

Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 2:00pm
Durango Recreation Center
2700 Main Avenue Durango, CO

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