One or more of the Mineral County Board of County Commissioners will meet virtually with the Silverthread Public Health Director, Tara Hardy on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9 am to discuss re-opening plans. No decisions will be made.
The Office of Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that the Colorado Association of Recovery Residences (CARR) has been approved as a certifying body for recovery residences in Colorado. Pursuant to 25-1.5-108.5, C.R.S. (HB 19-1009), recovery residences are required to obtain a certification from CARR in order to operate in Colorado and receive referrals from health care providers or health care facilities for individuals in need of recovery support services.
According to experts from Denver Water, snowpack is in good shape as we head into the runoff season. Statewide snowpack is at 107% of average as of April 21st. Denver Water relies on mountain snow for 80% of its water supply. Their experts are optimistic that their essential reservoirs will fill during this spring run off season.
In response to the pandemic, many providers are delivering services over phone or video conferencing, known as telehealth. Studies show that telehealth can be just as effective as in-person services, but the transition may leave behind those without phone or internet access.
The Mineral County Board of County Commissioners will hold a virtual meeting for their mid-month meeting. The meeting will begin at 9 am. Link to the meeting https://zoom.us/j/6057658417?pwd=U3R4RzhRNiswVzVQUWprZjdhUmZRdz09, password is April21. Agenda
For those overcoming addiction, a common step is finding a group of peers, mentors and professionals who support you along the way. So how can you be part of a community when you’re not allowed to leave your house?
As Colorado hunkers down during the COVID-19 pandemic, centers have scrambled to answer this question and sustain a key part of recovery: connection.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several federal agencies have issued guidance and processes to help behavioral health providers. We will continue to update this list.
COVID19.gov is the central federal website.
On Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 11:30 am, one or more of the Mineral County Board of County Commissioners will participate in a conference call with the Divide Ranger District of the Rio Grande National Forest to discuss the repair of the East Willow Road. No decisions will be made.
The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) submitted a grant application to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) last week seeking up to $2 million in emergency funding for crisis response during the COVID-19 pandemic.