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Peak Continuum of Care (PPCoC) 2018 Point-In-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count Report is now available. The report speaks to progress in local efforts to end homelessness and identifies where additional resources are needed.

This year, the count was conducted beginning sundown on Sunday, January 28, 2018 to sun up on Monday, January 29, 2018. The Pikes Peak United Way organized the volunteers and logistics for the count. The final report was prepared by Community Health Partnership, the PPCoC Administrator.

The PIT is the best objective data available to understand issues of homelessness in El Paso County. Preliminary data from the PIT was released in May.

Read the entire report here: Pikes Peak Continuum of Care – 2018 Point-In-Time and Housing Inventory Report

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Dear Members of CHP,
 
This summer, you joined in a conversation to help CHP better understand what resonated with our members about CHP’s work, the types of challenges CHP is uniquely suited to address, and where we should focus our efforts. Your feedback will inform a new strategic plan for CHP. A high-level summary of those conversations is attached.
 
Most members knew CHP as the Regional Care Collaborative Organization (RCCO). We were recognized for outstanding care coordination and for investing in innovative programs, such as CSFD CARES and respite care for the homeless. Members were aware of our convening work and ability to bring the right people to the table, but felt there could be more transparency around CHP priorities and how we selected programs to support. Members asked for better sharing of data and lessons learned and for more opportunities to engage.
 
With the upcoming transition to the Regional Accountable Entity and the intent to transition our Medicaid programs to the Colorado Community Health Alliance on July 1, 2018, CHP is preparing for a profoundly intense year. Come next summer, we will look differently. And though we don’t yet know exactly what that will look like, we are absolutely committed to engage more with our members to identify the places where collaboration and cross-sector work can come together to create better health outcomes for people. 
 
Thank you for the work you do and the support you give CHP. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at aimee.cox@ppchp.org.
 
Yours in good health.
 
 
Aimee Cox, CEO
Community Health Partnership

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Community Health Partnership is one of 19 communities selected to participate in the nationwide BUILD Health Challenge, a unique national program focusing on bold, upstream, integrated, local, and data-driven projects that can improve community health. The BUILD Health Challenge grant provides funding, capacity building support, and access to a national peer learning network to enhance collaborative partnerships here locally to address our community’s most pressing health challenges. The El Paso County-specific project will focus on addiction and serve women at risk of being homeless or homeless in the El Paso County. 

Project Detour is comprised of El Paso County Public Health, Penrose St. Francis Health Services, UC Health-Memorial Hospital, El Paso County 4th Judicial District Unified Problem Solving Court System, Peak Vista Community Health Centers, and AspenPointe.

These organizations will work together, with guidance from BUILD Health Challenge advisors, to identify and implement innovative solutions to community challenges. For more information about Project Detour contact Terri R. R. Reishus, Communications Manager at terri.reishus@ppchp.org or 719-632-5094.

Read the Press Release HERE