CHI engages in efforts to improve the behavioral health system, from assessing needs for substance use prevention and recovery, to evaluating programs pairing police and behavioral health providers, to studying access to mental health care and the impact of current investments. The Colorado Health Access Survey offers insight into mental health and substance use access and trends across the state. We work with organizations that aim to improve behavioral health care and access for all Coloradans.
We can’t talk seriously about health without considering mental health and substance use disorders.
What We Can Do
Email Emily Johnson, Director of Policy Analysis, to find out how CHI can partner with you in this work.
Strategic Planning in Behavioral Health
Colorado's Strategic Plan for Substance Use Disorder Recovery
A multi-agency collaboration.
Statewide Strategic Plan for Primary Prevention
A follow-up to CHI's primary prevention needs assessment.
2022 Hot Issues in Health Presentation
Featuring special guests Dr. Morgan Medlock, Commissioner, Behavioral Health Administration, and Dr. Leslie Brooks, Chief Medical Officer, SummitStone Health Partners.
Our Recent Research in Behavioral Health
Colorado Leads in Legal Protections, but the State Needs LGBTQ-Competent Providers