What's Coming in July
In our upcoming edition of Policy Perspective, State Representative Lois Landgraf (House District 21) shares her views of her first legislative session in office. She also discusses the bills she considers her greatest contributions in the session including one enforcing laws against 'designer drugs.'
PLAY with the Rockies at Coors Field!
The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society and The Arc Arapahoe & Douglas Counties present the PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign at Coors Fiels on July 25th! The PLAY Campaign combats child obesity and promotes healthy living and decision making among young people in America through interaction with Major League Baseball players, trainers and staff. Click here for more info. 
2014 Colorado Health Symposium
"One of the leading national health policy conferences in the country, the Colorado Health Symposium is a unique chance to interact with many of the leading experts in health and health care."  This year's theme is "Health Transformed: The Power of Engagement."  The Sympsoium is sold out, but you can still participate through social media! Learn more here.
Our instructors have started another class at an Arvada day program run by the Developmental Disability Resource Center (DDRC).  If you are interested in learning more about these exercise and nutrition classes please visit our website or contact Alexandra Andrews.
Wellness Committee Members Needed!
The Wellness Committee formed this past spring and has brought together people from day programs, community centered boards, medical students, advocacy agencies, and a legislative aid. We are hoping for input from people with disabilities, family members, doctors, pharmacists, dentists, nutritionists, and any other committed to the health and wellness of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Click here to receive committee meeting reminders!
Health Headlines
The Denver Post
"Former President Bill Clinton had some advice for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall on dealing with health care reform while the senator campaigns for re-election this year."
Health News Colorado
"Consumers are pressing for more affordable insurance as carriers unveiled proposed 2015 rates that range from 22 percent cheaper than this year’s premiums to nearly 18 percent more expensive."
AdvocacyDenver and the Health Care Advocacy Program does not represent opinions, images, or messages expressed or implied in these news pieces.
"Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) represent anywhere from two to ten percent of the prison population at any given time.  This population is far more likely to experience confusion and a lack of proper health care treatment (both physical and behavioral) when they are incarcerated or released into the community. "
Upcoming Webinar
Join us along with the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition on July 31st from 12 to 1 p.m. (MDT) for a presentation on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on individuals with I/DD in the criminal justice system. More information and registration coming soon.
Medicaid Dental Benefits
The second phase, beginning July 1, covers more comprehensive care, including root canals, crowns, partial dentures and other procedures that will require prior authorization. See the Health Care Policy and Financing website for more information.
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