Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Long-Term Care Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance (HCPF) of behalf of Colorado was awarded a five-year $22 million federal grant to implement the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program in Colorado. MFP is a federal grant to build and improve the infrastructure that supports home and community-based services (HCBS) for people of all ages with long-term care needs.
The vision of the project is to transform long-term care services and support from facility-based and provider-driven care, to person-centered and consumer-directed, community-based care with the primary goal of transitioning nearly 500 people back into the community.

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing and Department of Health Care Policy and Finance are currently working on an Inter Agency Agreement to create a multifaceted housing strategy over the next six years to expand housing options and access to housing for these individuals.

The (HCPF) Long-Term Care Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications for membership. If you are interested in applying, please access the Boards and Committees. This committee will serve as the steering committee for MFP.

Application and Information can be found at:
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&cid=1220351442908&pagename=HCPF%2FHCPFLayout

If you have specific questions or you would like to know more how your agency can participate in the MFP initiative, please contact me directly autumn.gold@state.co.us
303-866-4648.