Uninsured and Healthcare Access
The Adams County Uninsured and Healthcare Access Response and Recovery Team is working to ensure uninsured residents have access to healthcare and other needs during the COVID-19 crisis. This includes identifying policy and system shifts that may be needed, and providing an avenue for clear, concise information and aid in real-time.
Uninsured and Healthcare Access Response & Recovery Team Membership and Roles
Brittany Morris Saunders
Commissioner Chaz Tedesco
This Response & Recovery Team is championed by Adams County District 2 Commissioner Charles “Chaz” Tedesco who is responsible for removing barriers, ensuring resources are available, and aligning policy to improve the strategic area.The Response and Recovery Team is chaired by Brittany Morris Saunders, President of Local Affairs for Sewald Hanfling Public Affairs, and Maria Zubia, Director of Community Outreach, Kids First Health Care, who are responsible for managing the effort and supporting the core team and larger Response and Recovery Team to move the work forward. The Response & Recovery core team determines data baseline and provides support with high-level strategy. Learn more about the Uninsured and Healthcare Access Response & Recovery Team.
A baseline is currently in development around the current uninsured population in Adams County disaggregated by age, race, gender, employment status, and commissioner district of Adams County. Specifically, the Response & Recovery Team will be considering how many Adams County residents are uninsured and how many are enrolling in coverage through Connecting Colorado during this period of extended open enrollment.
- Targets will be recommended based on the specific needs of populations who are uninsured.
Uninsured and Healthcare Access Response & Recovery Team Subcommittees
Mobile COVID-19 Testing Subcommittee: The Mobile COVID-19 Testing Subcommittee is working to provide mobile COVID testing for 80 uninsured residents from vulnerable populations (reaching a total of 800 residents)..
- Support uninsured residents to access health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado.
- Prevent the spread of COVID-19 amongst vulnerable populations (with priority for the immigrant population and community members experiencing homelessness) through Community Outreach and Mobile COVID testing.
- Improve telehealth access for vulnerable populations (in development).
- Strengthen communication efforts to enable access to insurance and healthcare (in development).
Uninsured and Healthcare Access Response & Recovery Team Big Wins
Extension of Open Enrollment Period for State Health Insurance (Impact: More than 14,263 uninsured Coloradans, including 1,014 Adams County residents)
To date, mobile testing outreach efforts have reached at least 3,104 immigrant community members (including undocumented community members) and resulted in 73 community members receiving COVID-19 testing.
Join This Effort
Participate in weekly Response & Recovery Team meetings via Zoom – recurring date and time TBD. Please RSVP on Constant Contact (Link to come soon) if you have not previously attended.
For more information about the Response & Recovery Team, please contact RMC2C backbone staff: