Boomers Leading Change in Health
The Denver metro area has a large baby boomer (people aged 55-64) population, with boomers making up 32.8% of the population. This trend is expected to continue, with predictions that the baby boomer population will grow 5.9% between 2000 and 2020, as compared to 3.9% nationally. With this growth of productive, and often retired and educated individuals, the Denver metro area and the state of Colorado can benefit by baby boomers becoming involved in health care services and advocacy.
Boomers Leading Change in Health (BLCiH ) is a program helping baby boomers in Colorado get involved in the growing health care system as volunteer advocates, health care navigators and community health workers. The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) has partnered with BLCiH to provide advocacy and policy training to BLCiH volunteers.
Please contact Ashley Wheeland, Health Policy Attorney at CCHI, with any questions or to get involved at email@example.com. Or click on the Boomers Leading Change in Health logo above to go to their website.
Upcoming Boomer Events
Boomer Advocacy Academy: This is a 5-session class created and organized by CCHI and Boomers Leading Change in Health. The class will provide general health policy education, as well as training for volunteers interested in getting involved in health care advocacy. The series will include interactive presentations and discussions about the constantly changing American health care system. The class starts September 5th and runs through October 3rd.
Boomer Volunteer Resources
Linked below is a Boomer Advocacy Volunteer Opportunity List and past presentations provided for Boomer Volunteers.