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".
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 r
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 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.
A recent training in Denver brought together 17 collegiate prevention teams from across Colorado to share lessons learned from current campus projects aimed at preventing alcohol and drug use, misuse and abuse.
The Office of Behavioral Health contracted with the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) to hold recent conversations across the state that drew more than 200 people to discuss how to prevent substance abuse.