We can’t talk seriously about health without considering mental health and substance use disorders.
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.
What We Can Do
CHI has deep and diverse experience in behavioral health work.
- Needs assessments
- Strategic planning
- Program evaluation
- Outcomes-based facilitation
- Financial modeling
Watch a Presentation from Hot Issues in Health 2022
With special guests Dr. Morgan Medlock, Commissioner, Behavioral Health Administration, and Dr. Leslie Brooks, Chief Medical Officer, SummitStone Health Partners.
Work With Us
Emily Johnson, Director of Policy Analysis
- Behavioral Health Administration
- The Denver Foundation
- Colorado State Innovation Model
- Colorado Department of Early Childhood
Behavioral Health Blogs
- Uncovering the Social Influences on Mental Health
- Ten Hut: Military Service Members and Veterans Have Unique Health Needs
- Preventing Maternal Mortality Requires Attention to Mental Health – and the Factors That Lead to Disparities
- Let’s Sleep on It, Colorado
- New Organization Promotes Harm Reduction and Recovery in Western Colorado
Reaching Kids Before the Crisis
Leveraging Universal School-Based Mental Health Screenings
Mental Health in Colorado's LGBTQ+ Communities
Colorado Leads in Legal Protections, but the State Needs LGBTQ-Competent Providers
A Parallel Epidemic: More Overdose Deaths in 2020, Fentanyl Fatalities Spike
CHI’s most up-to-date analysis highlights changes in overdose rates in Colorado
Stigma and Systemic Barriers
Why Mental Health Care Is Not the Same for Everyone
Resilience and Protective Factors
Avenues to Improving Mental Health and Reducing Health Disparities
The Value of Partnership
How Colorado’s Co-Responder Programs Enhance Access to Behavioral Health Care
Root Causes: Explore What Affects Mental Health in Colorado
Tracing how social and economic life in Colorado communities affects mental health
Suicide in Colorado
Complex Issues in a Diverse State
Colorado’s Statewide Strategic Plan for Substance Use Disorder Recovery: 2020-2025
Colorado now has a strategic plan to reorient systems, clinical care, and communities to promote substance use disorder recovery.