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Funding Now Available for APCD Data Requests

CIVHC and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) are pleased to announce the availability of $500,000 in funding to enable public and nonprofit organizations to license data from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD).

The funding cycle begins July 1, 2014, and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to small non-profits, state agencies and research organizations. Data requests must be used in support of the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs for Coloradans.

"We've been actively looking for solutions to help organizations with small budgets gain access to customized data sets that can help them improve our health care system," states Tracey Campbell, Director of APCD at CIVHC. "The Colorado legislature and HCPF provided a solution."

Colorado's General Assembly appropriated the funding to HCPF to offset the cost of data and reports from the CO APCD for state agencies as well as for non-profits and researchers with annual budgets of less than $5 million per year. Funding will be available through June 30, 2015 or until funds are depleted.

"We're thrilled to be able to help those most in need gain access to this important state resource," shares Campbell. "This will greatly expand access to APCD data for precisely the reason it was created - to improve health care and lower costs for Colorado citizens."

Click here for details on eligibility, matching fund requirements and types of data and awards available for the program, or contact ColoradoAPCD@civhc.org for more information.

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