House Bill 19-1009 created standards for recovery residences for the purpose of referrals and title protections and prohibits a facility from using the terms “recovery residence”, “sober living facility”, “sober home”, or any like term, unless they meet specific requirements, which includes being certified by a recovery residence certifying body approved by the Office of Behavioral Health.
The Office of Behavioral Health is excited to announce the launch of the Forensic Support Team with the hiring of 15 Forensic Navigators, the Program Director Amanda Myers and Program Coordinator Christina O’Niell. This new team will serve as a centralized structure within OBH for stakeholders to assist forensic clients when competency restoration services have been ordered by the court.
Meet Signal Behavioral Health, the Administrative Services Organization contracted to oversee and manage Colorado Crisis Services in Regions 2, 5, and 6. Learn about Signal and its long history of working with OBH to operationalize the delivery of quality behavioral health services in the regions it serves.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has accepted Colorado’s combined mental health and substance use federal block grant application for Federal Fiscal Years 2020-21. Learn about the Office of Behavioral Health's FFY 2020-21 behavioral health assessment and plan for the state.
Since 2013, a group of staff at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan has brought joy to clients’ lives through hosting open mic shows where clients and staff can wow with their talents and creativity.
The Office of Behavioral Health is assisting community partners in planning and promoting events for International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event held annually on Aug. 31. The day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths.
The Office of Behavioral Health’s Evaluation Team presented their Drug Trends analysis report to the Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force on Aug. 2, 2019. This report summarized findings from a 10-year trend analysis based on substance use treatment data from OBH-licensed facilities. The analysis focused on the six main substances that comprise 98% of all substance use treatment records: Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Prescription Opioids. Highlights of this presentation are outlined below:
OBH is highlighting the new Administrative Services Organizations (ASO) that took over management of the state’s comprehensive behavioral health crisis system as of July 1. Each ASO is tasked with creating a sustainable network of providers to deliver crisis services to Coloradans within their respective crisis regions, all of which align with the state’s Medicaid regions. This month, we are focusing on Beacon Health Options and Health Colorado, the ASOs collectively responsible for covering the northeastern, south central, and southeastern portions of the state.
Aubrey Boggs has been named the new Ombudsman for Behavioral Health Access to Care. Learn about Ms. Boggs, including her background as a mental health advocate and peer with lived experience.
As of July 1, a new set of agencies manages the state’s comprehensive behavioral health crisis system across seven regions, aligning directly with the state’s Medicaid regions. Each crisis region has an Administrative Services Organization (ASO) tasked with creating a sustainable network of providers to deliver crisis services to Coloradans.