Aurora Kids Convening
Every other year we join with Children’s Hospital Colorado and other partners for a forum on health issues around Kids in Aurora, featuring presentations on emerging issues by health professionals in our community.
The next Kids Convening is scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2019.
Library of Past Kids Convening Presentations
Aurora’s Refugee Kids: Carol Tumaylle, MPH, State Refugee Health Coordinator, Colorado Refugee Services Program – Colorado Department of Human Service
Discipline in Schools: Gerie Grimes, President/CEO – Hope Center, Inc, Chair, Policy Committee for BCDI & Cassandra Johnson, COO – Hope Center; President of BCDI-Denver Affiliate
Healthy Babies Strong Families – Mapping the Data: Adam Anderson, MURP, MPH, Population Health Epidemiologist – Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) & Vicki Swarr, MSN, RN, Perinatal Services Nurse Manager, TCHD
- “Healthcare Disparities/Opportunities in Old Aurora,” by James K. Todd, MD, and Carl Armon, PhD, Children’s Hospital Colorado. Presented at AHA Kid’s Convening, May 2015.
- “Aurora’s Youngest: A 0-5 Profile,” by Jennifer Newcomer, Director of Research, The Data Initiative, The Piton Foundation. Presented at AHA Kid’s Convening, May 2015.
- Health Report Card: How Healthy Are Colorado’s Kids? Kyle Legleiter, Senior Policy Officer, Colorado Health Foundation. Presented at AHA Kid’s Convening, May 2015.
- Kids’ Convening Phase II Meeting Notes, 7-15-2015
Kid’s Convening — Seven Priorities: During Phase I of the Kids’ Convening, participants suggested seven children’s health issues that Aurora Health Access and the Aurora community might address. These issues had to be attainable, collaborative in nature, measurable within a two-year period, and “small enough to win, but big enough to matter.” These issues are summarized in the following seven “Information and Discussion Guides.”
- Health Literacy
- Social Determinants of Health & Health Equity
- Medical Home Availability & Usage
- Expansion & Coordination of CHWs and Navigators
- Integration of Physical & Behavioral Healthcare Services
- Preconception, Prenatal, & Postpartum Care
- Refugee & Immigrant Access to Care