Overview

Illuminate is seeking a Strategist to to support the development of a multiyear scaling and sustainability strategy for Family Connects Colorado. Statewide scaling of Family Connects will unquestionably transform the way the state of Colorado supports the health and well-being of all families after the addition of a child to their families.

Family Connects Colorado Overview

Family Connects is an evidence-based model that provides nurse home visitation to all families with newborns. The service is simple: A registered nurse visits a family’s home around 3 weeks after birth to check on parent, baby, and the whole family. Nurses offer expert support on everything from feeding and sleeping to child care options, identifies existing mental or behavioral health concerns, stressors that may cause future concerns and make connections to resources tailored to each family’s needs. Based on the randomized control trials for the model, for families receiving a Family Connects nurse home visit, community connections increased by 13-15%. There is no cost to families, and anyone with a newborn can participate, including foster, adoptive, kinship, immigrant, and refugee families. By reaching all families in a community, Family Connects improves health outcomes at the population level—connecting every family with a healthy future. The program is currently being implemented in Boulder, Eagle, and Jefferson Counties with anticipated expansion in 2024 and beyond.

Term of Contract

Upon execution (anticipated May 15) – December 31, 2024

Budget

Up to $20,000

RFP Submission

Proposals should be digitally submitted to tkorb@illuminatecolorado.org with “Family Connects Strategist” in the subject line by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time on May 30th, 2024. Proposals should not exceed 4 pages, excluding budget and other attachments.

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