Nov. 14, 2022

The Office of Community Living (OCL) within the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (Department) has the following information to share below:


  • Please Register for the Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting


Please find a meeting announcement listed below. Other meeting information is on the OCL Stakeholder Engagement webpage.

Please Register in Advance for the Older Adults Stakeholder Meeting

The Department is asking stakeholders interested in attending the Older Adult Stakeholder meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, to register in advance.



The Department has an opportunity under the ARPA initiative 4.07 - New Systems of Care Grants to identify and pilot innovative systems of care that recognize and leverage the needs and capabilities of various populations. The Department has contracted with Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) to study successful initiatives implemented by other states. PCG is currently conducting an environmental scan of evidence-based practices that could be used to develop innovative systems of care pilot programs that:


  • Pair older adults with college students (or similar) who need affordable housing


  • Provide college credits for college students employed as HCBS providers


  • Provide low/no cost child care to HCBS direct support professionals (DSPs)


  • Provide total compensation packages for DSPs


As part of the environmental scan, PCG in collaboration with the Department identified seven to eight programs across the country to conduct an in-depth analysis to gain information regarding the program reimbursement models; available program data demonstrating effectiveness of the program; and a description of the program components. After completing the in-depth analysis, PCG will draft an Environmental Scan Findings Report and submit to the Department.

About this Meeting

The Department recognizes the importance of stakeholder engagement to inform the grant development process. As such, PCG in collaboration with the Department will conduct a virtual stakeholder meeting to share the findings of the environmental scan and solicit feedback from stakeholders.


Please Register

The Department asks interested stakeholders to register for the meeting.


The meeting will be held:

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. MT




In addition to attending this meeting, stakeholders will also have the opportunity to provide feedback via a survey that will be distributed after the virtual meeting.


We appreciate your willingness to provide feedback and thank you for your continued partnership as we look to create new and innovative systems of care for Coloradans.

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Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities and language services for individuals whose first language is not English may be provided upon request. Please notify John Barry at 303-866-3173 or [email protected] or the 504/ADA Coordinator at [email protected] at least one week prior to the meeting to make arrangements.

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