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Behavioral Health

Minding What Matters
Published: May 13, 2021 | Updated: May 17, 2021

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

alex caldwellWork With Us

Alex Caldwell, Director

Recent Clients

  • Colorado Office of Behavioral Health
  • Mind Springs Health
  • The Denver Foundation
  • Colorado State Innovation Model
  • Colorado Office of Early Childhood


Our Work


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


Responding to Behavioral Health Needs

An Evaluation of the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health’s Co-Responder Program


Going Without

Many Coloradans Not Getting Needed Treatment for Substance Use Disorder


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.


A Rewired System

A Measurement and Evaluation Framework for the Rewiring Initiative

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