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April 2, 2019
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We are approaching the midpoint of the pre-waiver period for the Hospital Transformation Program (HTP) and hospitals are deep in collaboration with community health care partners for the Community Health and Neighborhood Engagement (CHNE) process. Midpoint Reports for the CHNE process are due on April 19, 2019 at 5 p.m. Additional information about the Midpoint Report requirements can be found in this newsletter.
The next Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise (CHASE) Board meeting is on Tuesday, April 23 at 3 p.m. The meeting will take place at 303 E 17th Ave, Conference Room 11abc, Denver, CO, 80203 and is open to the public The meeting can also be accessed via webinar.

Matt Haynes
Special Finance Projects Manager

Midpoint Reports
The HTP requires hospitals to report on the progress made in the first phase of the CHNE process in their Midpoint Reports, including updates on community engagement and results of their environmental scan of community characteristics, needs, and resources. These reports will be made available to the public by request once the department has completed its reviews and the reports are finalized around the middle to end of May 2019. We will send out a notification when those are available.
The Midpoint Report template is on the HTP website, as well as a link to the Midpoint Report training presentation. An audio file of the presentation is available by request. Midpoint Reports are a good tool to keep in mind as CHNE meetings are being hosted. When convening, hospitals and stakeholders should come prepared with information about the community, including the results of recently completed community needs assessments. Community needs and resources should be compared to the HTP priorities to begin identifying opportunities for initiatives and partnerships.

Data resources for providers
We have provided several data resources to support providers as they put together their Midpoint Reports. In addition to the data resource links on the HTP website, which include data from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and the Colorado Health Institute, the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (Department) sent each hospital a series of Health First Colorado data reports, and links to health literacy resources.

Details on submission
Midpoint Reports must be submitted in .pdf form with all supporting documentation included in one document via e-mail by 5 p.m. on April 19, 2019 to the Colorado HTP email address. Additional CHNE resources can be found on the HTP website.

Department and stakeholder partnerships
In addition to the CHNE process happening across the state, the Department continues to engage with a wide range of stakeholders through various workgroups and regular meetings. These important stakeholder interactions have served, and will continue to serve, as venues for engagement throughout implementation of the HTP. A key tenet for us is that the development of the HTP appreciates the unique differences impacting communities and providers across our diverse state; from our most frontier areas to our most populous. As a result, we have had separate rural and urban hospital workgroups meeting since mid-2016; we have engaged and participated in discussions with stakeholders and in communities in every part of the state and will continue to do so.
Partnerships with these groups allow for discussing HTP program policy changes, reviewing statewide HTP deliverables, making recommendations, and providing feedback and identifying opportunities for improvement. Continuing collaboration will ensure the HTP continues to be informed by feedback received throughout the life of the HTP and that the Department appropriately supports stakeholders as they implement the program.

Hospital Transformation Program Newsletter archive
Did you miss an HTP Newsletter? No problem! An archive of past HTP Newsletters is available on the HTP website. We encourage you to share this link with your staff and community partners.

Community Health and Neighborhood Engagement
Week after week, we are blown away by the ways providers are getting creative with Community Health and Neighborhood (CHNE) process. This week's Kudos goes to the Health Partnership Serving Northwest Colorado, Northwest Colorado Health, UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, Memorial Regional Health, and Rangely District Hospital. Their work conducting a health assessment in the Yampa Valley, and subsequent community survey, has gotten attention from the Craig Daily Press. The article highlights efforts to encourage community residents to complete the survey in order to improve dialog about community health issues. Additionally, the Health Partnership Serving Northwest Colorado is hosting a community dinner to further engage with residents and community partners about the process. 

Keep up the great work!

Upcoming CHNE meetings

May 21 - Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs


To have your CHNE meeting included in our list, please email Courtney Ronner, Hospital Relations & Communication Manager.

What's next?
Midpoint Report due date
Midpoint Reports for the CHNE process are due on April 19, 2019 by 5 p.m.
CHASE Board meeting
The next CHASE Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at 3 p.m. at 303 E 17th Ave, Conference Room 11abc, Denver, CO 80203. Those unable to attend in person are invited to access the meeting via webinar.

Nondiscrimination Policy
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing complies with applicable federal and state civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, creed, political beliefs, or disability. Learn more about our Nondiscrimination Policy.

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