Healthy Communities combines aspects of the Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) outreach and administrative case management program and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) outreach into one model that better meets the needs of clients. This outreach and case management model takes into account that many families have one child enrolled in Medicaid while another is enrolled in CHP+. The distinction between Medicaid and CHP+ benefits and services isn't always clear. Family Health Coordinators are available statewide to help Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ families through the Healthy Communities program.
Who qualifies?All Colorado citizens wanting to access public programs or those who are already eligible for public programs and are under the age of 21 or pregnant.
Benefits and Services
Healthy Communities focuses on the "life cycle of a client." That life cycle may involve all of the activities necessary for you or your children to obtain coverage and access to coordinated health care services in appropriate settings called Medical Homes. Family Health Coordinators do the following:
- Generate awareness on the Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ programs;
- Offer information about how to apply for Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ and the availability of face-to-face application assistance;
- Inform families about where to submit applications for processing and eligibility determination;
- Educate families on the value of preventive health care services and how to access benefits at the right settings;
- Link clients to Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ providers who will serve as the client's Medical Home;
- Provide clients with information and referrals to other community programs and resources; and
- Explain the re-enrollment process to families who continue to be eligible for Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ to eliminate gaps in coverage.
How to Apply
Find a Family Health Coordinator in your area.
For more information about this program please contact Jeff.Helm@state.co.us, 303-866-2267.