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Alliance State Forum & State Partners

The Alliance State Forum is an open discussion with the leadership of Colorado state departments and members of Alliance. This is an opportunity to collaboratively share information, network, and come together to strengthen services and supports to people with IDD.

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Upcoming Alliance/State Forum Meeting Schedule

Participants are asked to submit agenda items and questions in advance of each meeting. Although Alliance members and our state partners can attend any meeting, we dedicated certain months throughout the year for updates from OCL, CDEC, and CDPHE.

UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS THROUGH AUG 2025:

(subject to change; starting at 10:00am and ending by 11:30am unless otherwise noted)

April 18, 2024: CDEC & OCL (Zoom)

May 16, 2024: CDEC & CDPHE (Zoom)

June 19, 2024 in the afternoon: All State Partners

 

June 20, 2024: All State Partners 

  • Alliance State Forum on the Road IN-PERSON (Greeley, CO)

 

August 20 - 22, 2024: All State Partners 

 

Sept 19, 2024: ft. CDEC & CDPHE (Zoom)

Oct 17, 2024: ft. OCL (Zoom)

Dec 4, 2024 @ 4:00 - 6:30pm: All State Partners

  • Alliance Holiday Social

Jan 16, 2025: ft. OCL (Zoom)

Feb 20, 2025: ft. CDEC (Zoom)

March 19 OR March 26 (TBA), 2025: All State Partners

  • 2025 IDD Awareness Day

March 20, 2025: ft. CDEC & CDPHE (Zoom)

April 17, 2025: ft. CDECOCL (Zoom)

May 22, 2025: ft. CDEC & CDPHE (Zoom)

June 17, 2025 in the afternoon: All State Partners

  • Alliance on the Road IN-PERSON (Colorado location TBA) happy hour reception (approx 4pm)

 

June 18, 2025: All State Partners 

  • Alliance on the Road IN-PERSON (Colorado location TBA)

 

August 26 - 28, 2025: All State Partners 

  • 2025 Alliance Summit in Breckenridge, CO

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PAST MEETINGS:

 

January 20, 2022: OCL (Virtual Meeting)

 

February 24, 2022: CDEC (Virtual Meeting)

 

March 17, 2022: CDECCDPHE -(Virtual Meeting)

  • Click HERE to view the notes from this meeting

 

April 21, 2022: OCL (Virtual Meeting)

April 28, 2022: CDEC (Virtual Meeting)

  • Click HERE to view the notes for this meeting

 

May 19 @ 10:00am: CDEC, OEFCDPHE (Virtual Meeting)​​

​​June 22 - 23, 2022: (In-Person Only) Alliance on the Road in Salida: All State Partners are invited to attend. (More information will be posted HERE soon.)

  • Click here to view the notes from this meeting

  • Planning to attend: CDECOCL

 

July: No Alliance State Forum Meeting

August 30 - September 1, 2022 (In-Person) Alliance Summit in Breckenridge: All State Partners are invited to present at the Summit

September 22, 2022 @ 10:00am: CDPHE & CDEC (Virtual Meeting)

  • CANCELED due to lack of agenda items

October 20, 2022 @ 10:00am: OCL (Virtual Meeting)

November 2022: No Alliance State Forum Meeting

December 2022: No Alliance State Forum Meeting

January 19, 2023 @ 10:00am: OCL (Virtual Meeting)

 

February 16, 2023 @ 10:00am: CDEC (Virtual Meeting)

  • View the agenda & notes for this meeting here >

 

March 16, 2023 @ 10:00am: CDPHE & CDEC (Virtual Meeting)​​

  • View the agenda & notes for this meeting here >

 

IDD Awareness Day

  • March 29, 2023

April 20, 2023 @ 10:00am: OCL CDEC (Virtual Meeting)

 

CANCELED: May 18, 2023 @ 10:00am: CDPHE CDEC (Virtual Meeting)

  • Click HERE to view updates sent via email from CDPHE and CDEC

June 22, 2023 @ 10:00am: All State Partners

June 23, 2023: Alliance's 50th Anniversary Celebration! 

June 23, 2023: Community Awareness Event at the Rockies

June 24, 2023: Community Awareness Event at the Rapids

July 2023: No Alliance State Forum Meeting

August 29 - 31, 2023: Alliance Summit

September 21, 2023 @ 10:00am: CDPHE & CDEC (Zoom)

 

October 19, 2023 @ 10:00am: OCL (Zoom)

January 18, 2024 @ 9:30 - 11:00am: OCL is hosting an Update Webinar (this is not hosted by Alliance)

February 22, 2024 @ 9:30 - 10:00am: CDEC (Zoom)

 

March 20, 2024 @ 11:30 – 1:30pm: All State Partners 

March 21, 2024: CDEC & CDPHE (Zoom)

state partners

2023 Alliance State Partners

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  • CO Dept. of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)

  • CO Dept. of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

    • Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division

      • Elaine McManis, Division Director

      • Barb Rydell, IDD Community Settings Supervisor, Behavioral Health and Community Services Branch

      • Katherine Roller, IDD Community Settings Supervisor, Behavioral Health and Community Services Branch

      • Gregory Schlosser, Branch Chief, Health Facility Education & Quality Branch

      • Peter Myers, Deputy Division Director

      • Samantha Weiss, Project Manager, Residential Care Strike Team, Deputy Director, Staff Shortage Fusion Center

      • Melanie Roth-Lawson, Emergency Preparedness and Communications Specialist IV, Health Facility Education & Quality Branch

      • Jane Flournoy, Behavioral Health & Community Services (ALR) Section Manager

  • CO Dept. of Human Services (CDHS)

  • CO Department of Early Childhood (CDEC)

  • CO Office of Employment First (COEF)

  • CO Dept. of Labor and Employment (CDLE)

  • CO Dept. of Local Affairs (CDOLA)

  • Office of Colorado's Child Protection Ombudsman

 

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