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Tips and Tricks to Do Now for Successful Gardening Next Spring

You may be wondering what an article about gardening is doing in our November blog post. Prepping the remnants of a summer garden is just as important for garden success as watering, fertilizing and weeding during the peak growing months.

Report: The Costs and Effectiveness of Substance Use Disorder Programs

Released Colorado report provides a brief overview on the costs and effectiveness of alcohol and drug abuse programs for the individuals who received substance use services in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017, the actual cost of serving these individuals and the outcomes related to substance use treatment services. 

Register for Colorado Opioid Safety Summit

The Colorado Hospital Association and the Office of Behavioral Health are hosting the Colorado Opioid Safety Summit from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows. This Summit will bring together a broad range of experts to increase participant knowledge of the state of Colorado's opioid epidemic and progress in opioid reduction strategies.

Expansion of the Colorado Crisis System Report

This report provides a brief overview on the status of Colorado Crisis Services expansions. Senate Bill 17-207, which was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in May 2017, provided $7.1 million to the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) in the Colorado Department of Human Services to expand the crisis system and better equip law enforcement to respond to individuals in mental health crisis.

2017 Colorado Guidelines for Psychotropic Medication Use for Children and Adolescents in Colorado's Child Welfare System released

This week, CDHS and HCPF published the 2017 Colorado Guidelines for Psychotropic Medication Use for Children and Adolescents in Colorado's Child Welfare System .Children and youth who come to the attention of the child welfare system have disproportionately high rates of emotional and mental health challenges, and are prescribed high rates of psychotropi

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