CO IDD Training Opportunities

 

Alliance hosts and conducts a variety of training opportunities for our members and the general public. On this page, you will find some upcoming training opportunities in Colorado when there are trainings available.

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing Provider Training Webpage: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/provider-training

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Next Upcoming Alliance Webinar - TBA

Alliance Public Webinar & Video Archive

November 14, 2019 at 2:00pm

It’s Time to END THE WAIT: 2020 Legislation to End the DD Wait List and Build Community Capacity

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUICK FACTS:

  • Webinar Title: It’s Time to END THE WAIT: 2020 Legislation to End the DD Wait List and Build Community Capacity

  • When: November 14, 2019 at 2:00pm

  • Speaker(s): Emma Hudson, Ellen Jensby

  • Description: The time has come to end the waiting list and ensure that Coloradans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have access to the services and providers that help them live meaningful lives in their communities. We believe that 2020 is the year for the IDD community to stand together to make this goal a reality! In order to succeed, we need your help.  This webinar will explain the details behind this critical legislative proposal and how you can get involved in the END THE WAIT campaign. Find out who supports this proposal, how to communicate with your local legislators, and other ways that you can share your story and endorse the bill. Make sure you’re in-the-know on the biggest legislative proposal impacting people with IDD in 2020!

July 17, 2019 at 2:00pm

Home Modification Tax Credits

 

 

QUICK FACTS:

  • Webinar Title: Home Modification Tax Credits

  • When: July 17, 2019 at 2:00pm (Run time: 22:21)

  • Speaker(s): Ann Watts, Community Access Team Manager, Division of Housing, DOLA and Naomi Hubert, Housing Rehabilitation & Accessibility Specialist , Division of Housing, DOLA

  • More about the presentation: More Coloradans with disabilities than ever can get up to a $5,000 credit on their state income taxes, thanks to a legislative clarification during the 2019 session. Those who retrofit their home for better access to themselves or a family member with a disability may be entitled to part of the $1 million targeted for households with incomes below $150k per year.  Join us to learn about how you and your family can benefit from this new program! Colorado Division of Housing staff will explain the goals, requirements and process - and show off the online application system they developed for the program.

  • Resources:

March 21, 2019 at 10:00am

HB1407 Webinar 2.0: What Providers Need to Know about Rate Increases & Caregiver Resources

QUICK FACTS:

  • Webinar Title: HB1407 Webinar 2.0: What Providers Need to Know about Rate Increases & Caregiver Resources

  • When: March 21, 2019, 10:00am

  • Speaker(s): Alliance Government Relations Team

  • More about the presentation: It’s time!! The 6.5% rate increase designed to increase Direct Support Professional compensation goes into effect on March 1st. We know many agencies are excited to see these additional funds flowing in to support their hard-working staff, but we also know there are a LOT of remaining questions. This webinar will cover all the NEW information we’ve learned since our last 1407 webinar, as well as a recap of the critical information we shared previously. Join us as we review the impetus for the rate increase in HB18-1407 and then dive head-first into the implementation details of the bill for IDD provider agencies. We will review anticipated HCPF rules regarding the implementation of the 6.5% rate increase in detail. In particular, we will cover what services are included, when and how agencies will see the increase in rates, rules about how agencies can and cannot spend the additional funds, what the reporting requirements will look like, answers to frequently asked questions, and more. We will also review the new waiver resources that have been released as part of the bill. Join us for this webinar to be in-the-know as this major piece of legislation is unrolled! Please send any questions you would like us to cover in the webinar to ehudson@alliancecolorado.org.

September 24, 2018 at 11:00am

#Vote4Medicaid: A Public Education Project 

QUICK FACTS:

  • Webinar Title: #Vote4Medicaid: A Public Education Project 

  • Speaker: Lucinda Rowe, PASCO, CCDC Community Organizer and
    Stacy Yusim, CCDC Community Organizer

  • When: September 24 2018, 11:00am

More about the presentation:

We represent a population for whom Medicaid can be life and death. Looking at surveys, many members of the public support what  Medicaid does, but have negative associations with the program. We want Coloradans to educate candidates for office and other decision makers, about the importance of Medicaid. Our strategy is to recruit 250 organizations to sign up as coalition members as we create and disseminate positive messaging about Medicaid. Our goal is that NO statewide candidate for any office, of any party, will work to destroy Medicaid as we know it.


We want to include you in the discussion about our project:

  • Are we opposing Medicaid reform?

  • What are organizations being asked to do if they sign on to this education project?

  • Who decides on the messaging?

  • How can I support the goals of my organization and support this project?

  • What is the timeline?

  • What about the restrictions on non-profits doing anything political?

  • What if not all my organization’s clients are on Medicaid?

  • Will this project address problems with Medicaid?

  • Is this project connected to supporting universal healthcare or Medicare for all?

Colorado Cross Disability Coalition is reaching out to organizations around Colorado to pledge their support for positive messaging about the importance of Medicaid.   
 
Please click the link below to fill out the form and pledge your support. Feel free to contact Alliance with any questions you may have.  We already have so many organizations signed on. We hope to also get your organization on board! 
  
Medicaid Pledge #Vote4Medicaid-A Public Education Project  ​

July 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

What Providers Need to Know about HB 1407, the Aging Caregiver and Direct Support Workforce Bill

QUICK FACTS:

  • Webinar Title: What Providers Need to Know about HB 1407, the Aging Caregiver and Direct Support Workforce Bill

  • Speakers: Alliance Government Relations Team

  • When: July 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

 

More About the Presentation:

  • Any piece of legislation worth $67 million per year is going to include a lot of implementation details to make it work. Join us as we discuss some of the background of HB18-1407 and what the bill means for your agency. We will describe the 6.5% rate increase in detail, including what services are included, when it will go into effect, how we anticipate agencies will be able to spend the funds, reporting requirements, and more. We will also review the new waiver resources that have been released as part of the bill. Join us for this webinar to be in-the-know as this major effort is unrolled! Please send any questions you would like us to cover in the webinar to ehudson@alliancecolorado.org.

September 1, 2016 from 10am MST

Alliance's FREE Public Webinar: OSHA's Workplace Violence Hazards at Residential IDD Facilities Program

QUICK FACTS:

  • Webinar Title: OSHA's Workplace Violence Hazards at Residential IDD Facilities Program

  • Speaker: John Olaechea, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA – Region 8

  • When: Thursday, September 1, 10:00am-10:30am (You will receive an email with the login info for this webinar at 9:00am on September 1st, so please register before September 1.)

  • PDF Copy of the PowerPoint

  • For more information on the OSHA Workplace Violence Hazards at Residential IDD Facilities Program click HERE.

 

In February 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Region Emphasis Program (REP) in Region 8 (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota) called Workplace Violence Hazards at Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Facilities. Under this initiative, OSHA plans to conduct inspections of employers in the IDD industry to ensure that workers are being protected from workplace violence.

John Olaechea from OSHA will cover the OSHA inspection process, the Emphasis Program (why, when, how they are conducting these inspections), some of the things they will be looking for during inspections, and compliance assistance resources. 
 
Alliance sent out the origination outreach letter to our members about this issue in March. Many other similar outreach letters have now been sent providers in Region 8.  OSHA will be looking to start inspections in the next few months.

John Olaechea

Compliance Assistance Specialist

OSHA – Region VIII

1244 Speer Blvd.

Suite 551

Denver, CO 80204-3516

720-264-6586

Olaechea.John@dol.gov

February 22nd, 2016 from 10:00am - 11:00pm

Alliance Public Webinar Presentation: FREE PCT Training in Colorado

This webinar is also posted on Alliance's Public PCT Page.

QUICK FACTS:

This webinar will provide an overview of Person-Centered Thinking and information about a series of free trainings that will be provided across Colorado in the coming months. The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is contracting with Support Development Associates (SDA), in partnership with the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), to conduct an ambitious schedule of trainings for providers, direct support professionals, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and advocates. In this webinar, you will learn: 

  • What is person-centered thinking?

  • What classes will be offered? 

  • Who is providing the training? 

  • Which class or classes should I, my family, or my staff attend? 

  • How can this training benefit me, my family, and my staff? 

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