CIVHC Newsletter | June 2018
CIVHC Partners with National Palliative Care Coalition
by Kristin Paulson, JD, MPH, VP of Research and Innovation
Over the last year, CIVHC has developed a partnership with the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), based in Washington, D.C. C-TAC believes that all Americans with advanced illness, especially the sickest and most vulnerable, should receive comprehensive, high-quality, person- and family-centered care that is consistent with their goals and values and honors their dignity.

CO APCD Data Byte
Firearm Injury Trends and Costs in CO
This Data Byte shows the types and number of gun violence incidents in Colorado and the associated cost to the health care system.
CIVHC Celebrates the Service of New and Retiring Board Members
At the meeting in June, CIVHC's Board of Directors welcomed new officers and faces while saying goodbye to some familiar partners.
Plaintalk Blog
What's in the CO APCD - Professional Claims
This is the second in a  series  of blogs about what, exactly, is in the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD). Today we’re looking at professional claims, which are generally used by providers in settings other than hospitals.

CIVHC Status
CIVHC Connect: Public Reporting
In May we re-launched the CIVHC Connect Meeting series in order to create more opportunities for connection among our stakeholders.This first Connect session focused on publicly available CO APCD data.

Featured CO APCD Change Agent
Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado is using CO APCD data to study the variation in care between other health systems for children with complex needs.

Featured Community Change Agent
9Health Fair
Designed to foster healthy communities, 9Health offers programs and education to ensure every Coloradan has the opportunity and progresses toward making health positive choices.

Congrats to CO APCD Change Agents
Project Angel Heart
At an event hosted by the Colorado Health Foundation, Project Angel Heart shared results of the ground breaking investigation into the ROI of medically-tailored meals for patients with chronic conditions. Using data from the CO APCD, they studied the health care costs of Project Angel Heart clients before, during, and after they received meal deliveries.
Colorado Business Group on Health (CBGH)
CIVHC was honored to participate in an invigorating conversation about health care pricing in Colorado on June 14th. Presented by the Colorado Business Group on Health, the discussion centered on Colorado's medical pricing data and how employers can use it to drive value-based insurance design.
Next Change Agent Chat: Tuesday, July 10, 12-12:30pm MT
Featured Change Agent:   Aurora Health Access  
Historically, those with more means have better care, and therefore better health. Aurora Health Access is working to circumvent these factors and ensure that all members of the community have access to health care, regardless of economic standing.

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