From gun control to housing to health care costs, Colorado lawmakers did not shy away from controversy in 2023. CHI's legislative team and Representatives Judy Amabile and Dafna Michaelson Jenet discuss health policy developments with a focus on behavioral health.
Recommendations from the Field
Colorado’s youth face unprecedented mental health challenges. It's hard to know where to start fixing the problem. The Colorado Health Institute and Gary Community Ventures have reviewed the state's mental health system to find most urgent gaps to fill.
Leveraging Universal School-Based Mental Health Screenings
While rates of poor mental health grew for most Coloradans during the pandemic, anxiety and depression among new mothers barely budged.
Drug overdoses have been increasing both in Colorado and across the U.S. for years.
Metro Denver Partnership for Health Ambassador Programs are reaching communities where traditional public health outreach efforts have been less effective.
Colorado’s Essential Health Policy Conference Returns in Person and Online
Colorado Leads in Legal Protections, but the State Needs LGBTQ-Competent Providers
The world has changed rapidly in the past few years, and the Colorado Health Institute is changing our approach so we can more directly address the critical issues that will advance health equity in Colorado. For 20 years, CHI has worked to advance its mission of improving health for all people in our state. Today, we are zeroing in on three challenges we must address to continue fulfilling that mission — climate change, behavioral health, and integrating our systems of care.