On June 22, 1999, the United States Supreme Court found in Olmstead v. L.C. that unnecessary segregation of individuals with disabilities in institutions is a form of discrimination based on disability. Colorado has implemented a number of planning efforts that were designed to address the Olmstead decision. While not implemented, these plans provided substantive guidance to state efforts which resulted in a number of important achievements. These include a variety of program, infrastructure and policy improvements within the Departments of Health Care Policy and Financing, Human Services and Local Affairs that directly relate to Olmstead requirements., Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed August 2014)
Colorado was awarded a five-year $22 million federal grant to implement the Colorado Choice Transitions (CCT) program, the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration. MFP is a federal grant that supports states' efforts 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 national initiative 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., "September 2011.", Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover; (viewed January 2015)
A wide range of experts and innovators from throughout the state came together to help craft the State Health Care Innovation Plan. The overarching goal was to take advantage of Colorado's best thinking while building the widespread support necessary to achieve transformation of the health care system. The integration of primary care and behavioral health is the cornerstone of our vision. We strongly believe that coordinated, accountable systems of care begin with primary care and work outward from there. It is imperative that we implement models of care that incorporate behavioral health into the organization and delivery of primary care. This will enable us to address mental health and substance use conditions, as well as co-occurring behavioral health issues along with chronic medical conditions in appropriate and patient-centered care settings., "December 13, 2013.", Bibliography: pages 211-217., Online resource; title from PDF cover; viewed October 2015.