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Medical Resources

flag1 COLORADO RESOURCES

Health First Colorado Providers – Searchable data base information on agencies providing care services in the home or community for Colorado Medicaid clients by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing

Free, Low-Cost or Sliding Scale Clinics in Colorado provided by NeedyMeds

Children’s Hospital Colorado provides medical and therapy services throughout Colorado.  The Developmental Pediatrics Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado offers evaluations and follow up for a variety of developmental, behavioral and learning differences.

Citizens for Patient Safety (CPS) works for better healthcare outcomes by increasing engagement between patients/families and healthcare providers. Offers training in shared decision-making and informed consent. A program of Ability Connection Colorado

Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (CHPF) – administers the Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus programs and other programs for Colorado’s low-income families and persons with disabilities.

Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP) – Case management for health care services and supports for families of children with special needs in Colorado

JFK Partners has several clinical programs that serve the community, with a focus on autism spectrum disorders.  Evaluations and therapy for pediatric clients are provided in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Developmental Pediatrics clinic.  Adult evaluations are provided by JFK partners as well as on-going consultation and educational programs for the community.

Healthcare Professions Profiling Program (HPPP) – Department of Regulatory Agencies – Free online access to the professional profiles of doctors, nurses and all 49 licensed healthcare professionals in Colorado, which allows you to evaluate your healthcare professionals prior to making decisions.

School Nursing – Health Conditions – Colorado Department of Education webpage for School Nurses.
Includes the process for developing Individual Health Care Plans.

flag2 NATIONAL RESOURCES

Aubrey Rose Foundation – Financial assistance for families caring for children with life threatening
illnesses.

Choosing a pediatrician for a child with special needs article on About.com

Miracle Flights – helping families overcome financial obstacles by flying their seriously ill children to receive proper medical care and to get second opinions.

AMA Physician Select – Comprehensive information on individual physicians from which consumers can select or verify the credentials of a known physician.

ClinicalTrials.gov –  a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Learn more about clinical studies and about this site, including relevant history, policies, and laws.

Complex Child is a monthly online magazine written by parents of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities. It is intended to provide medical information, along with personal experiences, in simple language that other parents can understand.

Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans

The Internet Drug Index – Explanations in non-medical jargon.

National Center for Family-Professional Partnerships Blog – This blog includes current themes of information families need to know about insurance, medical care, etc.

National Vaccine Information Center – Information on vaccines and what they do.

Make A Wish Foundation –grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions ages 2-18.

Starlight Children’s Foundation – Provides resources and a variety of programs for seriously, chronically and terminally ill children in Colorado

When No One is Listening: Advocating Successfully with Your Child’s Medical Team – an article from the E-magazine Complex Child

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