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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 Matt Valeta, Health Policy Analyst at CCHI, with any questions or to get involved at mvaleta@cohealthinitiative.org or 303-839-1261. Or you can contact Katie Creedon and Boomers Leading Change in Health: 303-4BOOMER or kcreedon@blcih.org. 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. 

Classes will be the Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits at 789 Sherman St, Suite 250 Denver, CO

September 16th 5 pm -7 pm: The Colorado Health Care System and the Affordable Care Act 

September 23rd 5 pm - 7 pm: Colorado's Legislative Process and Citizen Lobbying

September 30th 5 pm - 7 pm: Social Media and Health Care Messaging 

October 7th 5 pm- 7 pm: The Mental Health System in Colorado

October 14th 5 pm - 7pm: TBD

All topics subject to change

Click here to Learn more and access the syllabus and online supplemental tools. 


 

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