Colorado’s Future is a coalition of individuals and partner organizations committed to restoring a healthy and robust economy for the state. It takes on long-term policy goals such as initiative reform, constitutional review, and fiscal reform. It does so with a unique and expansive process that has brought more that 1,200 civic leaders to support needed changes. Engaged Public partners with Colorado’s Future and the Institute on the Common Good at Regis University. Click here for more information.
CoverColorado Long-Term Funding Task Force:
In House Bill 08-1390, the Colorado General Assembly created a task force to develop a plan for funding CoverColorado, the state's high-risk insurance pool, so that the program can be sustained over the next ten years. Engaged Public provided comprehensive staffing, facilitation, and writing services to assist the Task Force in creating and delivering its final report to the Legislature on March 31, 2009. Click here to view the final report.
Denver Public Schools/Denver Classroom Teacher Association Facilitated Discussions:
In 2004, Engaged Public facilitated a series of negotiations between the Denver Classroom Teachers Association and Denver Public Schools. The talks included discussion of pay for performance implementation issues, working conditions, professional development and other issues.
Governor's Dialogue on Health Care Vision and Values:
In the fall and winter of 2007, Governor Ritter undertook a statewide dialogue with more than 400 community leaders about their vision and values for health care reform. In conjunction with the Governor's Office, Engaged Public directed and facilitated the process and provided keypad polling devices for use by meeting participants.
Governor's Task Force on Nurse Workforce and Patient Care:
In 2007, Governor Ritter issued an executive order creating a task force to make recommendations to address the nurse shortage in Colorado and to identify nursing-sensitive measures to be included on Colorado's Hospital Report Card. The task force was co-chaired by appointees of the Colorado Hospital Association and The Nurse Alliance of SEIU. Engaged Public provided comprehensive staffing and facilitation.
Health Access Pueblo:
The Dr. A.J. Kauvar Foundation adapted a community-based health care coverage program to be implemented in Pueblo County, Colorado. The plan is based upon offering a basic benefit package designed using CHAT (Choosing Health plans All Together) combined with a financing plan that divides the cost between the employer, employee and government. More information can be found at www.healthaccesspueblo.org.
Health Care Coverage for the Uninsured (HCCU):
HCCU was an unprecedented effort among major influencers of federal health care policy to develop consensus recommendations to Congress. Participants included senior officials of America's Health Insurance Plans, American Medical Association, FamiliesUSA, US Chamber of Commerce, American Public Health Association, AARP and others. The project produced a consensus recommendation announced in January of 2007 that can be found here.
P20 Education Coordinating Council System Transformation Committee:
In early 2007, Governor Bill Ritter established the P20 Education Coordinating Council. Engaged Public provided process and content support for the Council's System Transformation Subcommittee, co-chaired by former Lt. Governor Barbara O'Brien. Their aim is to develop strategies to transform the way Colorado approaches and delivers public education to a more effective, coordinated, and student-centered system that will meet the needs for Colorado's future.