Community First Choice Stakeholder Opportunities

CFC Council Purpose 

The Community First Choice (CFC) Council is in place to collaborate with and advise the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (the Department) on the design and implementation a CFC option in Colorado. This option will improve access to home and community-based services. The CFC Council primarily consists of individuals with disabilities, those 65 years or older, and their representatives. The experience and expertise of the council will help ensure that CFC is implemented in a way that best meets the needs of Coloradoans with disabilities. To achieve this goal, the council will support the Department with identifying key challenges, sharing insights, and finding solutions that best support the implementation and development of a sustainable CFC Option in Colorado. 

The CFC Council is required by Code of Federal Regulation 42 CFR 441.575. This requirement aligns with the Department philosophy that services and supports must be developed in partnership with those who utilize the services.

View the main CFC Option page

CFC Council Meetings

The CFC Council has a standing meeting date, time and location:

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Next Meeting:

July 6, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Webinar/Call-in Information:
Google Meet Link:  meet.google.com/puj-crid-xhb    
Call in Number: 1-260-230-1249 / Pin: 719 313 221#
Virtual/Phone Meeting Only - until further notice

For more information, email hcpf_cfc@state.co.us

Meeting Materials  

June 1, 2022

May 4, 2022

Meeting Topics for 2022-2023

CFC Council meeting topics are subject to change and are intended to give a general idea of what to expect to be discussed at specific meetings.

  • May 4, 2022
    • CFC Overview
    • Council Orientation
       
  • June 1, 2022    
    • Introduce Service Delivery Model
    • Introduce Proposed Service Package
       
  • July 6, 2022
    • Proposed Service Package
       
  • August 3, 2022     
    • Transition Services
    • Settings
       
  • September 7, 2022
    • CFC Member Eligibility
       
  • October 5, 2022
    • Provider Qualifications
       
  • November 2, 2022
    • Data Collection
    • Quality Assurance
       
  • December 7, 2022
    • Transitions for Medicaid Members to CFC
  • January 4, 2023
    • Review State Plan Amendment Draft
       
  • February 1, 2023
    • Review State Plan Amendment Draft
       
  • March 1, 2023
    • To Be Determined
       
  • April 5, 2023
    • To Be Determined

CFC Volunteer Opportunities

The Department is interested in working together with CFC stakeholders to help build community resources that primarily increase awareness and understanding around CFC, improve CFC stakeholders' experience and ability to engage with CFC, and improve the skills and knowledge of volunteers.  

The Department is interested in coordinating projects that involve or help with: 

  • Building community resources to raise awareness around CFC 
  • Engage new stakeholders and those who don’t traditionally participate in Department stakeholder opportunities  
  • Improve the equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) of stakeholder engagement opportunities 
  • Improve CFC stakeholder satisfaction, knowledge, or ability to participate with CFC Council meetings 
  • Improve Department communications 

Current Projects – As of June 2022

  • CFC Communication Toolkit 
  • CFC Stakeholder Engagement & EDI Initiative 
  • CFC Stakeholder Ideas 

Read the CFC Volunteer Current Projects for more details about this opportunity and current projects.

How to get involved:

Contact Jordan Larson by email hcpf_cfc@state.co.us or by phone 303-866-3580 to communicate your interest or if you have questions. 

The CFC volunteer coordinator will work with you to evaluate what project makes sense for you, or if you have ideas of your own, and how to work together to start that work. 

Support

Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities and language services for individuals whose first language is not English may be provided upon request. Please notify john.r.barry@state.co.us or at 303-866-3173, or the 504/ADA Coordinator at hcpf504ada@state.co.us at least one week prior to the meeting to make arrangements.

Questions or Feedback?

  Submit Questions or Feedback

Email more extensive feedback or questions to hcpf_cfc@state.co.us. If you have limited access to the internet, call Jordan Larson at 303-866-3580 for assistance.