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CCPH Offering Go-Kits & More

Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) is excited to announce the CU Anschutz Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE) is offering Emergency Go-Kits and Battery Backup Power Systems for eligible Medicaid recipients. There are also virtual trainings available to anyone about “Surviving In Place,” this course is also available in Spanish too. The Go-kits include essential items and necessary supplies that you can easily grab during an emergency.

Supplies include: flashlights, water bottles, and first aid kits. Recipients would put all supplies in a backpack or “Go-Bag” to easily grab in case of an emergency like a wildfire. The battery backup systems are for Colorado Medicaid members who utilize life-sustaining equipment, who would be at risk if their equipment is unable to be powered, if there is a power outage for an extended period of time. Colorado Medicaid Members are invited to apply to receive a battery backup power system to support their devices during an emergency. In addition to the virtual courses offered in Spanish, there are also courses tailored to individuals living with disabilities or access or functional needs, caregivers, older adults, and English as a Second Language speakers. It is first come, first serve, while supplies last.

“Chaffee County Public Health is excited to announce this resource for all Colorado Medicaid eligible individuals in Chaffee County. It is crucial that every household has a Go-Kit ready in case of emergency. We are also excited that CU Anshutz is offering battery backup power systems to individuals who rely on life-sustaining medical devices that run on power. We hope that any Chaffee County residents that are on Medicaid and could benefit from these resources apply. We are also excited to announce that CCPH director Andrea Carlstrom, and myself will be presenting at the Salida Public Library on March 28th from 12-1 on Emergency Go-Kits. Free Go-Kits will be available for those who register for the event” says Sophia Gibb, CCPH Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator. For more information on these three programs offered by CU Anschutz Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE), please contact Julia Beems julia.beems@ucdenver.edu 303-315-1284.

For more information on the Public Health 101 Emergency Go Kits offered at the Salida Public Library, please contact Sophia Gibb at sgibb@chaffeecounty.org 719-207-6563