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
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
Screening all students for social and emotional needs provides an opportunity to connect kids with care and to reach them before a behavioral health crisis occurs. Schools provide an equitable setting that can help meet the mental health needs of youth and be a source of trusted adults who can recognize a mental health need.