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182A641667B1FF5C87258788006BB15A Hearing Summary


Date Nov 9, 2021      
Location Old State Library

Bed-Based Care and the Unhoused: Review and Discussion - Committee Discussion Only

12:38:04 PM  
Jarrett Hughes, Senior Policy Advisor on
Aging, Office of the Governor, provided an overview of the Governor's proposed
homelessness initatives:

Kristen Toombs, Director, Office of Homeless
Initiatives, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, presented the proposed
competitive grant program proposal and responded to questions.

Yumiko Dougherty, Director, Strategic
Planning and Implementation, Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)
presented the Ridge View supportive recovery campus proposal.

Cristen Bates, Population Health Division
Director, Health Programs Office, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy
and Financing (HCPF) described the proposed treatment, wellness, and recovery
services included in the homelessness initiatives and responded to questions
about Medicaid reimbursement.

Task Force members asked questions and
discussion about the proposal ensued.
01:24:09 PM  

Discussion continued about the proposed Ridge View Supportive Recovery Campus. Presenters responded to questions about the proposal, including Medicaid reimbursement, budget, treatment services, and number of residents. 

01:37:51 PM  
Ms. Dougherty presented information about
a proposed $50 million Denver supportive recovery campus. Ms. Toombs responded
to questions about the proposal.  

Ms. Dougherty presented information about
a proposed a $5 million funding request for homelessness data collection
and outreach. Task Force members commented about the proposal.

Task Force members asked questions about
the Governor's proposed homelessness initatives. Ms. Toombs responded to
questions about proposed financing of one-time and ongoing costs for both
the Ridge View and Denver supportive recovery campus proposals.

Ms. Toombs and Ms. Bates also responded
to questions about staffing requirements, proposed clincal staff salaries,
and the management structure for each of the proposals. Members discussed
grant proposals and evaluation of grant programs.
02:04:24 PM  

Leslie Brooks, M.D., Sub Panel Vice Chair, Chief of Addiction Medicine, Summitstone Health Partners, provided an overview of the bed-based care proposals:


Ms. Lauren Snyder,Vice President of Government Affairs, Mental Health Colorado, and Dr. Brooks presented the respite, recovery, and residential bed proposals and responded to questions. 

02:24:25 PM  

Norma Aguilar-Dave, Director Adolescent Services, Savio House, presented the family proposal included in the bed proposal document. She responded to questions about who would be served and the explained the proposal includes a research component. Discussion ensued among committee members, including whether the proposal could be replicated in other parts of the state.


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