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									             Nurse Home Visitor Program Insider
                               A monthly program communication for NHVP Grantees

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment                                                               July 2009
                               NHVP Fiscal Update
                               ****************** Contracts Management System Rating Categories **********************
                               The primary focus of contract oversight through the Statewide Contracts Management System is meant as a way of
                               improving current contract monitoring and vendor oversight, leading to better performance, dollar savings and citizen
                               confidence. The Contract Management System requires contractor's performance be evaluated and rated quarterly
                               and at the end of the contract period, against categories which include, but are not limited to Quality, Timeliness,
   Important Dates             Price/Budget, Business Relations and Requirements in the Statement or Scope of Work. Each evaluation will result in
                               a rating of either Standard, Below Standard or Above Standard and the contractor will be notified of the results of the
July 1, 2009                   evaluation and rating. As a result of the rating and monitoring practices, any identified performance issues would be
Contracts Management           addressed and resolved in a timely fashion. For more information about the Contracts Management System, please
System goes into effect.       see the attached Contract Management System Fact Sheet. We will continue to keep you informed as more informa-
                               tion becomes available.
September 30, 2009             ************************* FY09 Year End Expenditure Report ***************************
FY09 Year End
Expenditure Report Due         Reminder: The FY09 Year End Expenditure Report is due Wednesday, September 30, 2009. An template of this
                               report will be available on the NHVP website starting on Monday, July 13, 2009.

                               Upcoming Training Events
      Staff Contact
       Information             Look Both Ways for Reproductive Health Conference will be held on July 30-31, 2009 in Loveland, CO. This
                               conference will address K-12 reproductive health education. For more information about this conference, click here.
                               For other upcoming training events, please visit the Women’s Health’s Training webpage.
Esperanza Ybarra
NHVP Program Director          Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
Phone: (303) 692-2943   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that six billion in federal funds will be made avail-
                               able to states in order to provide health care for children. These funds were made available when President Barack
Laura Lippman                  Obama signed the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). To learn more about
Fiscal Officer                 the distribution of these funds, visit
Phone: (303) 692-2357      Trends in Smoking Before, During and After Pregnancy (MMWR)
Center for Healthy             Morbidity and Mortality Report (MMWR) from May 29, 2009 presented an article titled Trends in Smoking Before,
Families and Communities:      During and After Pregnancy - Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Systems (PRAMS) United States, 31 sites 2000-
(303) 692-2322                 2005. This report presented results of the data collected through the PRAMS system on the trends with smoking and
                               pregnancy. The results indicate that smoking cessation efforts targeted towards pregnant women have had some
NHVP Office Fax:               success as the data shows that smoking rates have declined during pregnancy and after delivery. To view an elec-
(303) 691-7957                 tronic copy of this report, click here.

NHVP Website:                  Disappearance of Black-White Infant Mortality (MMWR)
nursehome/index.html           Morbidity and Mortality Report (MMWR) from May 29, 2009 presented an article titled Apparent disappearance of the
                               black-white infant mortality gap -- Dane County, Wisconsin, 1990-2007. This report states that the black infant
     Community                 mortality rate in Dane County, Wisconsin declined substantially. The health department in that county analyzed birth
                               and death records to understand what the “contributors” were to the decrease in black infant mortality were. The
                               department found a large decrease in the extremely premature birth rate and a decrease in the mortality rate for
 2009 Summer Edition           newborns. To view and electronic copy of this report, click here.
To learn more how The
Colorado Trust is working to   HCPF Newsletter and List-Serv
achieve access to health for
all Coloradans, please click   The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing distributes a newsletter called At a Glance. The
here to read the organiza-     purpose of this publication is to provide health care policy and financing news to the Department’s partners. If you
tion’s latest newsletter.      are interested in receiving an electronic version of this informational newsletter, please contact Joanne Lindsay at
                      If you would like to be on the list-serv contact Jennifer at

Women’s Wellness Connection
The Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC) program began in 1991 and is administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and
Environment. The goal of the program is to reduce breast and cervical cancer mortality. This program issues monthly newsletters that provide clinical
information, information about community partners, as well links to other Women’s Wellness resources. Click here to view the latest edition of this
newsletter. Please e-mail Dee Thomas at if you are interested in subscribing to the WWC Connect newsletter.

           For more information and resources for the Nurse Home Visitor Program, check out the website.

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