Health and Wellness
At Colorado Access, we want to make sure you have the information you need to stay healthy. Remember, if you have questions or concerns about your health, talk to you provider.
Questions to ask your Provider
Going to see your provider can be confusing. At times it can feel like you walk out with more questions than answers. To help you get the most out of your provider visit, we've put together some helpful information.
How to Read a Food Label
Shopping for food can be a difficult task. Knowing how to read a food label can help you chose healthy foods for you and your family. Click here to download a PDF of instructions on how to read a food label.
We encourage our providers to follow standard practice guidelines. These may be of interest to you. Click here to review these guidelines.
Click here to go to Immunize For Good. This website is made possible by a joint project of the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Vaccine Advisory Committee of Colorado (VACC). These organizations work to further childhood immunization coverage in Colorado through education, vaccine provider resources and parental support.
Colorado Access Partner Providers
Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Community Managed Care Network
(This link goes to the CCHN website. Information about community health centers can be found on the CCHN website.)
University of Colorado Hospital
University Physicians, Inc.
Mental Health Center of Denver
The internet has websites that you can go to for general health information. You may find some of the websites below to be helpful.
Please note: The list below is provided as a service to our members. Colorado Access is not responsible for the information given on these sites.
|www.webmd.com||A source for health information on many topics.|
|www.mayoclinic.com||A source for health information on many topics.|
|www.cdphe.state.co.us||Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.|
|www.lungusa.org||The American Lung Association. This is a good site to help you learn about asthma, COPD and other lung diseases.|
|www.diabetes.org||The American Diabetes Association. This is a good site to help you learn about diabetes.|
|Accu-Chek Blood Glucose Monitors||Information about AccuChek blood glucose meters. There is a free Diabetes Assistance Program in which you can enter your blood testing results and have them turned into a chart. This can help you get a better picture of your sugar control.|
|www.hrsa.gov/leap/||LEAP Program. Go here to learn how to test the feeling of your feet. This is done by using a small piece of plastic line called a monofilament. This site also tells you how to get one of these.|
|www.heart.org||American Heart Association. To order free handouts on heart health as well as online information.|
|www.stroke.org||The National Stroke Associaton has information about how to prevent and identify the symptoms of a stroke.|
|www.cdc.gov/vaccines||National Immunization Program - information on vaccines.|
|www.cdc.gov/flu||Information on the flu.|
|win.niddk.nih.gov||Weight Control Information Network (WIN). To get free materials on obesity, weight control and nutrition.|
|www.eatright.org||Nutrition information from the American Dietetic Association.|
|www.colorado.gov/cdphe||Information on the Smoking Quitline - Colorado Department of Health.|
|Living with a Disability|
|www.abledata.com||Fact sheets and consumer guides on equipment and products for people with disabilities.|
|www.afb.org||American Foundation for the Blind. This gives a listing of services for the blind and visually impaired.|
|www.disabilityresources.org/COLORADO.html||Guide to Colorado disability resources on the internet.|
|www.theacpa.org||American Chronic Pain Association. Has information on treatment options for chronic pain.|
|www.mhacolorado.org||Mental Health America Colorado - Has information about medications, treatment and consumer's rights related to mental health issues.|
|www.dbsalliance.org||The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Advocacy group for people with these mood disorders.|
|www.marchofdimes.com||March of Dimes has information on pregnancy and newborn care.|
|www.colorado.gov/cdphe||WIC Program (nutrition program for women, infants and children) - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.|
|www.safekids.org||National Safe Kids Campaign has safety information for children.|
|www.saferoads.org||Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety|
|www.cpsc.gov||US Consumer Product Safety Commission|