• Make part of your New Year's resolution to provide whole-person care

    SIM practices have a "glide path" to participate in the new Medicaid alternative payment model (APM)! Take advantage of consultation support and resources (valued at over $25,000 per practice) to help you be successful. There is only one week left to apply for SIM's final cohort. Click here for more information about this exciting opportunity.

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  • Share input on SIM telehealth/eConsult work

    Share input on SIM telehealth/eConsult work

    The SIM team, in partnership with Health First Colorado (Medicaid), released a survey to gather information from providers, payers, and the broader healthcare community about the use of telehealth and e-consults to improve patient access to care and to identify barriers to the use of this technology. This information will be used to bolster sustainability of SIM's telehealth efforts. The survey will be open until Jan. 17, 2018. Contact Laurel Broten (laurel.broten@state.co.us) with questions. 

  • SIM cohort-2 small grants application is now available

    SIM cohort-2 practices have the opportunity to apply for up to $40,000 in small grants to meet SIM milestones and achieve goals outlined in their practice improvement plans. The funding from these grants is made possible from a $3 million grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. A total of $1 million of this funding is attributed to cohort 2.

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  • Man Therapy podcast

    Men are facing a health crisis of the body and mind. Help break that cycle.

    Man Therapy is a unique approach to addressing high rates of depression and suicide rates among men. Learn more about this effort, which receives SIM funding, by listening to the this edpisode of Innovation Insights, a SIM podcast series.

     

  • New media campaign aims to reduce mental health stigma

    Let's Talk Colorado is a new media campaign funded by SIM that aims to reduce the stigma around mental illness so that people who need treatment are more likely to seek it. Learn more at: www.letstalkco.org and use the hash tags #LetsTalkCo / #HablemosCo to join the discussion on twitter. Also be sure to check out the SIM podcast to learn more about this exciting work.

    If you or someone you know is in need of support, please contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255), text "TALK" to 38255, or go to www.coloradocrisisservices.org to access a live chat available in 17 languages.

  • SIM supports practices along an integrated care continuum

    The primary goal of the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) is to move participating practices along the continuum of integrated care, which we illustrate in a graphic with data about where our first cohort of SIM practice sites (93 primary care practices and four community mental health centers) are on the spectrum. 
     

Recent News


Innovation Insights: New way to engage with SIM

Stay connected to SIM by listening to Innovation Insights, our new podcast series. Click here to listen to the latest episode, which delves into the data SIM is collecting and how the Initiative uses this data to measure progress. We have published two podcasts so far and will be adding more on a regular basis. Check out all SIM podasts on SoundCloud and check back often for updates.


Learning from SIM cohort 1

More than 80 stakeholders gathered Jan. 18 for the inaugural SIM Symposium to share ideas, identify challenges and open dialogue between insurance companies, SIM providers and practice transformation organizations that act as guides in the process. 

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Secrets of success

In the third installment of our practice transformation series, Rachel Griffin, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, shares perspectives on how integrated care benefits patients and providers, and the unique skills needed for success.

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See the other two articles in the series: Part 1  I  Part 2

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