Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New grant to develop referral system for hypertension in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties

A new grant awarded to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will create a referral system between local public health and community clinics to better identify and serve people living with hypertension in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties.  

The nine-month grant will allow the state health department to test evidence-based interventions using a Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle and will include community education on other health, social and lifestyle resources available in the two communities.

This project will bring together many diverse stakeholders, including Colorado Regional Health Information Exchange, Colorado Community Managed Care Network, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Colorado Medicaid/Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, health departments in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties, Spanish Peaks Community Clinic and Mt. San Rafael Hospital.

Colorado is only one of five states selected for this competitive opportunity offered through the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. The other states that received grants include Connecticut, Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin.  

For more information, contact Brooke Bodart, health systems specialist, or Kelly Means, health systems quality improvement specialist.

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