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Neighborhood Leaders in Change
Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Abuse Prevention 
By: Stephanie Spriggs
Grant Writer and Report Specialist, CIVHC
One in ten elderly respondents to a nationwide survey indicated that they had experienced abuse within the last year. In Colorado, more than 11,000 incidences of elder abuse, financial exploitation, or neglect are reported annually, though Denver Human Services believes many more go unreported.     
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From the Experts
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By: Glenn Sommerfeld
Yampa Valley Medical Center
Yampa Valley Exit Strategists discharge team believes they have found a key ingredient to improving readmissions.    
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In The News
Studies Pinpoint Likelihood of 30-day Readmissions, Identify Prevention Methods
By: Julie Bird, Fierce Healthcare
Hospitals could have prevented more than a quarter of readmissions of discharged Medicare patients within 30 days, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine by researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
Health Care for Seniors Often Goes Beyond Their Desires
By: Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News, NPR
As people get older, their health care goals may shift from living as long as possible to maintaining a good quality of life: quality over quantity. In many cases, the medical treatment older people receive often doesn't reflect this change in priorites.
Adding a Measure of Patient Self-Management Capability to Risk Assessment Can Improve Prediction of High Costs
By: The Commonwealth Fund
Patients with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to manage their health conditions are sometimes referred to as "activated." Health care systems can use patient activation scores to help predict use of costly services, like the emergency department (ED). Knowing who is most at risk for incurring high costs enables systems to tailor their outreach efforts and better manage overall health care costs.
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Understanding the Impact of Medicare Advantage on Hospitalization Rates
By: Robert Graham Center
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Healthy Transitions Colorado is a collaborative effort, focused on aligning and accelerating existing efforts to improve transitions of care for Coloradans. Our guiding principles are simple - by working together to break down the silos of health care, we can foster true community care coordination across facilities, specialties, and practices.