Report: The Costs and Effectiveness of Substance Use Disorder Programs

Released Colorado report provides a brief overview on the costs and effectiveness of alcohol and drug abuse programs for the individuals who received substance use services in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017, the actual cost of serving these individuals and the outcomes related to substance use treatment services. 

Register for Colorado Opioid Safety Summit

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.

Expansion of the Colorado Crisis System Report

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.

Governors Vision 2018 Cut the Burden Report

For the second year in a row, a program managed by DFPC was selected to represent the Department of Public Safety in the Governor's 2018 Cut the Burden Protocol. This protocol is intended to highlight a program which significantly improves the efficiency and effectiveness of a program for its stakeholders and employees. This year, the certification and registration program of the Fire & Life Safety Section was selected.

Treatment and Training Activities Underway for Grant on Opioid 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.