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Announcing the Jail Based Behavioral Health Services Improvement Project

The Office of Behavioral Health, Criminal Justice Services team is partnering with the University of Colorado to launch the Jail Based Behavioral Health Services (JBBS) Improvement Project. Learn how we will plan to work with jails and their communities to make JBBS services and implementation more efficient, user-friendly and meaningful.  

OBH Program Successfully Increases Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Before large-scale federal assistance arrived to combat the opioid crisis, four organizations - Denver Health; Addiction, Research and Treatment Services; Behavioral Health Group- Longmont; and Crossroads Turning Point - stepped up to expand access to life-saving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for people experiencing opioid use disorder (OUD). MAT involves adminstering FDA-approved medications used specifically to treat OUD, and in combination with behavioral therapy, is considered the gold standard of treatment.

Memo: Use of the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood

TO:            Regional Accountable Entity Directors and Mental Health Center Executive Directors

FROM:      Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing & Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health

RE:            Use of the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood™ (DC:0-5)

DATE:       September 1, 2019

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Opioid Crisis Recovery Funds Advisory Committee

House Bill 19-1009 created the Opioid Crisis Recovery Funds Advisory Committee (Committee) tasked with advising and collaborating with the Department of Law on the use of any funds received by Colorado as a result of an opioid-addiction-related settlement or damage award for which the use of the funds is not predetermined or committed by other orders.

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