The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) is helping providers deliver integrated behavioral and physical health to more patients in Colorado. The second cohort has just started its work and the team will release the application for its third and final cohort in November. Click here to see a map of where SIM practice transformation is happening in Colorado.
Let's Talk Colorado is a new media campaign funded by SIM that aims to reduce the stigma around mental illness so that people who need treatment are more likely to seek it. Learn more at: www.letstalkco.org and use the hash tags #LetsTalkCo / #HablemosCo to join the discussion on twitter. Also be sure to check out the SIM podcast to learn more about this exciting work.
If you or someone you know is in need of support, please contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255), text "TALK" to 38255, or go to www.coloradocrisisservices.org to access a live chat available in 17 languages.
Success stories help illustrate the value of integrating behavioral and physical health. Read this short example of a 13-year-old’s experience with whole-person care and how it helped rekindle hope for the patient and his parents.
SIM practices are integrating behavioral health and primary care, and the work is paying off for patients, who receive multi-dimensional support from healthcare teams to improve health outcomes, lives. Find out more by reading part three of the SIM Practice Transformation Series.
Click here for more information on the SIM practices participating in cohort 1 and the bi-directional health home sites.
Innovation Insights: New way to engage with SIM
Stay connected to SIM by listening to Innovation Insights, our new podcast series. Click here to listen to the latest episode, which delves into the data SIM is collecting and how the Initiative uses this data to measure progress. We have published two podcasts so far and will be adding more on a regular basis. Check out all SIM podasts on SoundCloud and check back often for updates.
Learning from SIM cohort 1
More than 80 stakeholders gathered Jan. 18 for the inaugural SIM Symposium to share ideas, identify challenges and open dialogue between insurance companies, SIM providers and practice transformation organizations that act as guides in the process.
Secrets of success
In the third installment of our practice transformation series, Rachel Griffin, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, shares perspectives on how integrated care benefits patients and providers, and the unique skills needed for success.