Margaret "Maggie" Lea served as Grants Manager for Mile High Connects until its closure in 2022. In this capacity she was responsible for advancing MHC's collaborative work through data & evaluation, communications, and collective support and investment, and she played a key role in cultivating and sustaining local and regional partnerships.

Aug 19, 2021

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Vaccine Hesitancy & Access Resources

by | Aug 19, 2021

As part of our effort to address vaccine hesitancy, we heeded the call from community connectors, health navigators and direct service providers to provide skills and techniques to successfully engage unvaccinated folks in conversations encouraging them to get the vaccine. So many connectors are over-worked and burnt-out, and feel they have very little tools to address vaccine hesitancy. Some of them had heard of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and wanted to learn more about it as a way to talk about vaccines.

Thanks to a connection through the Colorado Health Institute, we partnered with the Behavioral Health & Wellness team at University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Psychiatry, to provide a virtual training for our community partners on a 3-step process that involves Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques that help to strengthen personal motivation to get the vaccine.

The Behavioral Health & Wellness team created the “COVID-10 Protect | Me You Us” initiative to emphasize personal responsibility to protect oneself, their families, and their communities. The initiative is a partnership among the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Access, and the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program. They created a 3-step process towards acceptance:

  1. Access Disposition
  2. Use Motivational Interviewing (MI) to talk it out
  3. Make a Plan

Take a look here for a 30-minute video, detailing each step and acting out associated role playing, that the Behavioral Health & Wellness team put together to help us all take a few steps forward in getting everyone their shot.


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Recent articles

Who gets the tax breaks in the 2023 Colorado Legislature?

Colorado is in a very odd situation.  Our legislators can’t raise taxes due to TABOR (Taxpayer Bill of Rights). Those are decisions left to voters, who often favor only the taxes they themselves do not pay. On the other hand, both the voters and legislators can cut...

Unwinding Continuous Coverage

Since March 2020, Coloradans enrolled in Medicaid and Child Health Plus (CHP+) have been able to maintain their health coverage. This policy has meant fewer gaps in care, less paperwork, and more peace of mind. States kept people enrolled in exchange for the...

2023 Legislative Preview Event Recap

Colorado’s Legislative Session came early this year, and CCLP was ready for it! Right on the heels of the holidays CCLP hosted our 2023 Legislative Preview on January 4th. CCLP staff presented some of our legislative priorities for the antipoverty movement.   Interim...