Opportunity for interested stakeholders to review and comment on the annual Synar report. The report details trends in sales of tobacco to minors and the success of state compliance with the Synar Amendment.
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.
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.
One of the Office of Behavioral Health’s top priorities is administering the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant. OBH received $7.8 million for the state of Colorado, funded through the 21st Century Cures Act.
Several grant activities are in progress, including multiple efforts focused on treatment and overdose prevention.
The Office of Behavioral Health recently trained 23 providers on the Community Reinforcement Approach Family Training (CRAFT) and 24 providers on Celebrating Families models that help teach families affected by substance use disorder skills to build resilience and protective factors and strategies for treatment and recovery.
About 150 service providers around the state came together and celebrated the state's success with helping people with severe mental illness gain and maintain employment for their recovery. The Office of Behavioral Health sponsored the third annual Individual Placement and Support (IPS) conference, Working Toward Recovery, October 24 - 25 in Denver.
The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP) will be recognized by Pueblo Community College (PCC) with one of the first Community Partners in Action awards during a Donor Appreciation Dinner on Nov. 3. CMHIP has worked with PCC as a teaching facility for decades, and recent efforts and growing partnership led to this recognition.
The Office of Behavioral Health will be releasing a new online substance use disorder licensing and mental health designation application system, and treatment service directory called LADDERS. The online application and directory system, LADDERS, is set go live January 2018.
A three-part Substance Use Disorders (SUD) e-Learning module series is now available on the Colorado University e-Learning Website. The SUD series, developed by the OBH-SIM (State Innovation Model) team, aims to provide comprehensive and practical information about behavioral health integration that can be applied to healthcare practices.
Opportunity for interested stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposed use of Community Behavioral Health Services Block Grant funds for the 2018-2019 Federal Fiscal Year.