Members of the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council are constantly seeking opportunities and innovative solutions to better provide for the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of the our state’s communities. Healthcare reform efforts at both the state and national levels will shape the way the all healthcare services are delivered and funded in the future. A major part of this evolution will be a move towards increased integration of the separate facets of the healthcare system, with major impacts for the mental health and substance abuse systems.
In Colorado, the community mental health system has taken the initiative to formalize a set of core principles and goals for healthcare reform, as well as to boldly venture into collaborative efforts with key stakeholders from other systems. Our Healthcare Reform and Integration section of the CBHC website provides insight into this vision, and presents a rich depth of information demonstrating how the community mental health system is already paving the way for our state to: improve the health of all Coloradans; enhance the patient experience of care (including quality, access, and reliability); and, reduce, or at least control, the per capita cost of care. Check out the links below to learn more!