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The CCPP is an initiative focused on impacting community level change in the prevention of substance abuse and works to change people’s perceptions, attitudes and habits around substance abuse. The program is supported by the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and Communities that Care (CTC). CTC’s focus is to have the youth engage with the community to have their voices heard, and also on increasing protective factors while decreasing risk factors.
At the core of the CCPP is its community based committee. Formed in February of 2006, the CCPP coalition is comprised of youth, business owners, service providers and citizens from Costilla County. Committee members participate in and provide direction for each step of the prevention process from planning through implementation. The CCPP committee meets monthly and welcomes interested participants at any time.
CCPP is optimistic about its capacity to bring positive change to Costilla County. The committee is an open group and parents, teachers, officials, youth and other community members are encouraged to join us and find out ways you can be involved in this process.
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Office: (719) 672-3332
Office Hours: The first three Tuesdays of each month. 8:30 am- 4:00 pm
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP) for elderly 60 years of age and older.
You can receive nutritious food items on a regular basis at absolutely no cost to you!
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve your health by supplementing your diet with nutritious USDA foods. CSFP food boxes are distributed monthly. The box contains food items such as cheese, rice, milk, canned fruits, canned vegetables and peanut butter.
Visit the USDA website for CSFP Eligibility & How To Apply.
What do I need?
1. Proof of your county residency (ex. Drivers' license, rental agreement, utility bill etc.), and
2. Proof of your age (60 or older).
You must have a combined gross income which does not exceed the maximum income limit for the applicable household size.
Click the document below for income guidelines.
CSFP also provides nutrition education! In each month’s box, you will find information on nutrition education topics relevant to older adults and a recipe incorporating one of the foods found in your box. CSFP food packages do not provide a complete diet, but are a good source of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of older adults. Your CSFP box is important and should only be consumed by you.
You are only allowed to pick up your CSFP box from a single location, the one where you completed your application. It is illegal to participate at more than one site. If you should move and need to pick up your box from another location please notify Costilla County Commodities within 10 days after the change becomes known to your household and we will coordinate this site transfer for you.
If you are eligible to receive CSFP, you are automatically eligible to receive The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Low income families are also eligible to receive TEFAP.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: www.ascr.usda.gov, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
Client must meet financial, medical, and program criteria to access services under a waiver. The financial eligibility component is completed by the county eligibility staff in the County where the recipient resides. The medical eligibility component is completed by the client's physician. The functional eligibility component is completed by the Costiila County OLTC. Our case managers complete functional eligibility assessments to determine is an individual is at risk of placement in a nursing facility, hospital, or ICF/MR (intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded). To utilize waiver benefits, client must be willing to receive services in their homes or communities. A client who receives services through a waiver is also eligible for all basic Medicaid covered services except nursing facility and long-term hospital care. When a client chooses to receive services under a waiver, the services must be provided by a certified Medicaid provider. The cost of waiver services cannot be more than the cost of placement in a nursing facility, hospital, or ICF/MR.
This program provides direct client payments monthly to eligible individuals for the purchase of services related to activities of daily living which are necessary to enable the client to remain at home. The payment amount is added to any basic assistance grant the client receives and vanes according to the client need for paid care. The client pays the service provider, who may be a family member, neighbor, or agency. The provider must be 18 years or older. Skilled care may not be purchased through the HCA program.
Our case managers complete assessments for individuals living in the community who will be entering a nursing facility.
Our case managers are responsible for prior authorization of all long term home services such as skilled nursing and certified nurse’s aides for individuals ages 18 and over.
Personal Care Provider (PCP) Service: Personal Care Providers (PCPs) are part of the OLTC program. The PCPs are bilingual, they come to the home on a regular basis and they form positive, caring relationships with their clients as they assist with their daily personal care and home-making needs. People enrolled in the OLTC program are eligible for PCP care.
Homemaker Job Description: Homemaker involves lifting (no more than 10 lbs), stooping, bending, pulling, pushing, twisting, stretching, and running errands. Homemaker services are provided in the home of an eligible client, when the individual ordinarily responsible for these activities is temporarily absent or unable to manage the household activities.
Personal Care Provider Job Description: Personal care involves lifting (no more than 10 lbs), stooping, bending, pulling, pushing, twisting, stretching. Personal Care Providers shall meet State Certification Standards established for personal care services by the state Medicaid rules as a Personal Care Provider.
Personal Care means services which are furnished to an eligible client in his/her home for the following purposes:
Children can be immunized at CCPHA and may be asked to pay a vaccine administration fee for each vaccine, which can be waived for families who cannot afford to pay the fee as follows:
Children who have Medicaid can be immunized at CCPHA and will not be asked to make any payment.
Costilla County Public Health Agency currently contracts with the following insurances to provide vaccines:
We are not able to provide vaccinations to individuals who have other insurances unless they are willing to pay for the vaccine and administrative fee. We do encourage you to seek the vaccine from your health care provider. Please understand also that if we bill your insurance and they do not pay you may be asked to reimburse CCPHA for the vaccination plus administrative charge. There may be a copay or deductible based on insurance.
CCPHA may have some vaccines available at low cost for uninsured and underinsured adults. Fully insured individuals may still be immunized through certain public health response activities including: