Colorado students could receive annual mental health screenings under Democratic bill

Content from CHI’s report, Reaching Kids Before the Crisis: Leveraging Universal School-Based Mental Health Screenings, was cited in this March 20 Colorado Newsline story about House Bill 23-1003, which passed the House Monday and moves to the Senate for consideration. The bill would allow public schools to participate in a voluntary mental health screening program for sixth through twelfth graders, referring them to treatment if needed.

How to Protect Your Health From Colorado’s Changing Climate

Director Karam Ahmad was quoted in this 5280 guide to the health impacts of climate change and how to adapt. “A lot of conversations in the climate policy space in Colorado over the last few years have been centered around, ‘We need data, we need data.’… And I think there’s been a shift recently to, ‘OK, we know this is happening,’” he told reporter Meredith Sell.