Category Archives: Colorado Events

Transgender Benefits Collborative meeting

The Department of Health Care Policy & Financing has scheduled a stakeholder meeting on November 9, 2015, to begin the Transgender Services Benefits Collaborative Process. The Benefits Collaborative Process is the Department’s formal, public, policy development process. The process is used to define benefits – what is covered and who can provide/receive covered services – in a manner that is transparent to, and inclusive of, all stakeholders, using evidence-based guidelines. This effort will review and refine current transgender services policy for adults and children and will result in the creation of a Transgender Services Benefit Coverage Standard.

For more information contact Kimberley Smith, Benefits Collaborative Coordinator, Health Programs Office via email at Kimberley.Smith@state.co.us.

 

2014-2015 Healthcare Guild Calendar of Events

Friday, June 26, 2015
Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals
2015 Annual Conference
Community Life Center @ CCPC
10150 E. Belleview Ave., Englewood, CO 80111
Click here for more information and to register

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Denver Pridefest 2015
Pride Parade
8:30am – Line-up in Cheesman Park
9:30am – Parade Begins
Festival at: Civic Center Park Broadway and Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
“Processing Self-Harm Behaviors Among LGBT Clients” by Kelsey Shane, LPCC
“Working with Trauma in LGBT Populations” presented by Jennifer Delgado-Cheers, LPCC, NCC
8:00am-9:30am – General Meeting and In-Service Presentation
9:30am-10:00am – Guild Leadership Meeting
Gender Identity Center, 1151 S. Huron Street, Denver, CO

Wednesday, February 4 – Sunday, February 8, 2015
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Conference
Creating Change
Sheraton Denver Downtown
Register at: http://www.creatingchange.org

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
“Spirituality and LGBT Identities” “Queering the Bible: Religion is Supposed to be Subversive!” presented by Laura Thor, LCSW
8:00am-9:30am – General Meeting and In-Service Presentation
9:30am-10:00am – Guild Leadership Meeting
Gender Identity Center, 1151 S. Huron Street, Denver, CO

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Guild Holiday Gathering
7:30pm-9:30pm
Location TBD
Family, Spouses and Significant Others are welcome

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
“Aging, Elderly, and End-of-Life in LGBT populations” presented by Krista Newton, LCSW
8:00am-9:30am – General Meeting and In-Service Presentation
9:30am-10:00am – Guild Leadership Meeting
Gender Identity Center, 1151 S. Huron Street, Denver, CO

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
“State of HIV/AIDS and STI’s in 2014” presented by Dr. Mark Thrun, MD, Denver Public Health
8:00am-9:30am – General Meeting and In-Service Presentation
9:30am-10:00am – Guild Leadership Meeting
Gender Identity Center, 1151 S. Huron Street, Denver, CO

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Colorado AIDS Walk
8:00am-2:00pm
9:30am – Walk Begins
http://www.aidswalkcolorado.org

December 6th – 7:00pm – Holiday Potluck

Our Holiday social will be on Friday, December 6th, at 7:00pm-10:00pm.  Please bring your favorite dish or holiday treat to share.

Friday, Dec 6th – 7:00pm-9:00pm – Guild Holiday Potluck Party

hosted by Dr. Michael Contreras & Kevin LaPoint

The address will be emailed to the list-serv, if you did not get the location please contact me at:  organizer@healthcareguild.com

2013-2014 Healthcare Guild Calendar of Events

** Check back for location for each of these events

First Guild Meeting is Wednesday, September 18th from 8:00am-10:00am.

The Location has changed to:  Colorado Non-Profit Association, 789 Sherman Street, Suite 240, Denver, CO. (Just East of Denver Health – across Speer, near 8th Ave and Sherman).

AGENDA:
8:00am-8:45am Leadership Meeting (open to everyone)
8:45am-9:00am Introductions and networking

9:00am-10:00amAffordable Care Act, What this Means for LGBT People” presented by Ashley Wheeland from One Colorado

Thursday, Nov 21st – 7:00pm-9:00pm – Brene Brown presentation (co-sponsored by Healthcare Guild).  El Jebel Shrine Event Center, 4625 W 50th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Friday, Dec 6th – 7:00pm-9:00pm – Guild Holiday Potluck Party (hosted by Dr. Michael Contreras & Kevin LaPoint)

Tuesday, Jan 21st (2014) – 7:30am – 8:00am – Guild Leadership Meeting.  Gender Identity Center, 1151 S Huron St, Denver, CO 80223

Tuesday, Jan 21st (2014) – 8:00am-9:15am – Guild Meeting “Working with Children of the Gender Spectrum” presented by Dan Reirden.  Gender Identity Center, 1151 S Huron St, Denver, CO 80223

Friday & Saturday, Feb 21st, 22nd (2014) – all day – Colorado Gold Rush Conference (Gender Identity Center) (co-sponsored by Healthcare Guild) Transgender Cultural Competency training for consumers and providers.  The Conference will be held both days at the Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207

Wednesday, March 19th (2014) – 8:00am- 9:15am – “Dealing with Intimate Partner Violence within LGBT Populations” presented by Taryn Carwyn.  Gender Identity Center, 1151 S Huron St, Denver, CO 80223

Wednesday, March 19th (2014) – 9:15am-10:00am – Guild Leadership Meeting.  Gender Identity Center, 1151 S Huron St, Denver, CO 80223

Tuesday, May 20th (2014) – 7:30am-8:00am – Guild Leadership Meeting.  Gender Identity Center, 1151 S Huron St, Denver, CO 80223

Tuesday, May 20th (2014) – 8:00am-9:00am – “Addressing Substance Abuse in LGBT Populations” presented by Marc Coulter.  Gender Identity Center, 1151 S Huron St, Denver, CO 80223

Tuesday, May 20th (2014) – 9:00am-10:00am – “Processing Self-Harm Behaviors Among LGBT Clients” presented by Kelsey Shane.  Gender Identity Center, 1151 S Huron St, Denver, CO 80223

Healthcare Guild General Meeting and In-Service Training

Healthcare Guild Meeting and In-Service Training

Date:  Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Time:  8:00am-9:30am

Location:  TBD

In-Service Training Presentation:  “Affordable Care Act, What this Means for LGBT People” presented by Ashley Wheeland from OneColorado

Agenda

8:00am-8:15am – Guild Meeting

8:15am-8:30am – Meet and Greet

8:30am-9:30am – 1 hour CEU In-Service Training

Healthcare Guild Leadership Meeting

Hello Guild Leadership,
Our Leadership meetings are open to anyone, however if you are interested in being a part of the leadership, please contact Jeff Lubsen (jeff@healthcareguild.com).

GUILD LEADERSHIP MEETING:

When – Tuesday, August 27th

Time – 8:00am – 9:00am (Mountain Time)

Location – One Colorado

Room – Downstairs Conference Room (to be confirmed)

Agenda Items:

1) Introductions and brief Guild purpose and history

2) A quick review of the mission statement, website, and any materials – feedback, comments, etc.

3) 1st meeting is Sept 18th, Set the dates for the next 3-4 meetings of the year – which may correlate with the leadership meetings

4) Determine the topics of those in-service training meetings for the year

5) Discuss GIC in-service training allying, Discuss OneColorado in-service training allying,

6) Discuss leadership structure, 501c3 fiscal sponsor potentials, funding/donation status

7) Feedback, Suggestions

Team HEALTHCARE GUILD walks in Colorado AIDS walk

AIDS_Walk_logoSaturday, August 10, 2013 is the Colorado AIDS WALK at Cheeseman Park.  The Healthcare Guild team will be walking in the event and will have a table at the after party, so join us if you can!  Either way, please make a donation to Team “Healthcare Guild” via the link below.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO TEAM “HEALTHCARE GUILD”

https://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1060907&lis=1&kntae1060907=F5AA241100AA48A28A85DCDB916FB8EF&team=5596920

aids-walk-coloradoColorado AIDS walk – Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Cheeseman Park

7:30am – Registration Opens

9:00am – Opening Ceremony

9:30am – Walk

11:00am – After Party at Cheeseman Park

2:00pm – event ends

The Guild will have a table at the event, so look for us!  If anyone has a chance to volunteer to help staff the table, please come by.  I will be there the entire time from 7:30am to 2:00pm.

More Info at:  http://www.aidswalkcolorado.org/

Denver Pride 2013 – March with the Guild in the Parade on Sunday, June 16th at 9:30am

Denver_Guild_BannerEveryone is welcome to march with THE DENVER HEALTHCARE GUILD in Denver’s Pride Parade on Sunday, June 16, 2013 meeting at 7:30am (be there before 8:30am) at Cheeseman Park (Parade starts at 9:30am).  We are #6 in the line-up, located in the red balloon section (look for the red balloons).  We will provide water and a car to carry things.  Wear appropriate weather clothing – sun block, hats, comfortable shoes.

We will be carrying two banners, previewed on the left and handing out information about the Guild.  This is our first official Denver meet-and-greet, and is a good opportunity to network with other professionals, learn more about the organization, and show your support for LGBTQIA-Affirming healthcare in Denver, Colorado!  I hope to see you and your family on Sunday!  – Jeff

For more information you can contact Jeff Lubsen at:  denver@healthcareguild.com

Pridefest_Denver_2013

Denver PrideFest 2013 will be held June 15th and 16th at Civic Center Park!

Festival Hours:
Saturday, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Parade:
The CoorsLight PrideFest parade steps off from Cheesman park at 9.30am and proceeds down Colfax into Civic Center Park.

About Denver PrideFest
Produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center), Denver PrideFest is now the fourth largest pride festival, and seventh largest pride parade in the United States.  Denver PrideFest takes place annually in June in downtown Civic Center Park. PrideFest features the CoorsLight PrideFest Parade, a Dance Stage with DJs, a Country Stage with line-dancing lessons, a Latin Stage with cultural programming, and the Main Stage with live entertainment, and plenty of celebrating both days.  The festival also features more than 250 vendor booths with arts, crafts, food and more. We provide a VIP area with food and drinks for sponsors and contributors to enjoy, and there’s also a family area, youth alley, and a transgender resource area.  PrideFest also provides a $25 million dollar economic impact to the City of Denver annually, as reported in a 2009 survey conducted by Birchill Enterprises.  The mission of Denver PrideFest is to create a fun, safe and empowering space to celebrate and promote the heritage and culture of the LGBT and allied community in Colorado.