The SEOW is seeking input on the use of and need for public health data. Take 5 - 10 minutes to complete the simple survey and be eligible to win a $25 Amazon gift card.
Registration is now open for the Office of Behavioral Health Research Forum: "Trauma Informed Excellence". The forum is scheduled for February 22nd, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan main auditorium.
OBH has resources available to help you become a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), which is a true behavioral health clinician who can provide co-occurring services.
An Antonito man recently shared how services he received through the Office of Behavioral Health were his “best Christmas present ever".
The COACT Colorado team plans to send six members to the 31st Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa, Florida. The team includes the Principal Investigator, Trauma Responsive Service Array Developer, Medicaid System of Care Specialist, Child and Family Evaluator, a Family Advocate, and a mental health clinical trainer.
To ensure individuals transitioning between settings and service providers have access to a broad spectrum of effective medications. SB17-019 requires:
The OBH-funded Colorado State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) recently released an alcohol policy brief, Reduce Excessive Drinking to Build Healthier Communities. The brief characterizes excessive drinking across the state and offers four evidence-based policies to reduce excessive drinking at the state and community level.
The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) participated in a multi-state meeting in October to discuss the overlap between public health and behavioral health marijuana work. The Multi-State and Public Health Learning Collaborative Meeting, convened annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and SAMHSA and held in Denver this year, brought together public health and behavioral health officials from Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
The Office of Behavioral Health has been working with data partners to design and create a shared data management system that integrates substance use and mental health data across the state. The Data Integration Initiative (DII) is expected to be fully operational in July 2018 and will replace the Colorado Client Assessment Record (CCAR) and the Drug and Alcohol Coordinated Data System (DACODS).
The Office of Behavioral Health recently awarded Persistent Drunk Driving and Law Enforcement Assistance Fund grants to three community groups, Team Wellness & Prevention (Larimer County Coalition), Celebrating Healthy Communities (La Plata, Montezuma, Dolores and San Juan counties) and Eagle River Youth Coalition (Eagle County). Each community received $156,500 for the first year and is projected to receive that amount for the next four years as well.