CBHC Holds the Largest Behavioral Health Conference in the State of Colorado

Each year, hundreds of behavioral health specialists, members of the state and criminal justice system, physical health providers, and university students attend CHBC’s annual behavioral health conference. The conference focuses on best clinical and business practices in behavioral health.

Specific topics include:

  • Mental health
  • Substance use disorders
  • Social determinants of health
  • Colorado and National guidelines

Conference participants earn continuing education credits, and they experience exceptional training in camaraderie with other attendees. We welcome anyone with interest in the behavioral health field to attend CBHC’s annual conference.

Thank you to all who participated in our 2023 Annual Conference!

We will see you back in Breckenridge on Sept. 25 - 28, 2024.

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Meet our Keynote Speakers

Daniel E. Dawes J.D.

Leveraging the New Determinants of Health to Improve Patient Outcomes

As a passionate advocate for underserved communities, Daniel Dawes has become a national thought leader on utilizing data on the social determinants of health to identify and eliminate healthcare disparities. But how can we also use data to reduce costs and improve outcomes for every single group and in every community? Dawes looks beyond social determinants to examine how the behavioral, community — even political — determinants of health can decrease the risk factors behind the poor health pandemic.

In this dynamic presentation for healthcare and mental healthcare providers, employers, community leaders, policy makers and others, Dawes looks at the multiple factors affecting health and takes audience members further upstream to understand the root causes of disparities and how we can effectively disrupt the silos and engage in strategic partnerships to advance a more healthy, equitable and inclusive health system.

It all begins with asking the right questions: Is a patient caring for a loved one and not taking care of herself? Depressed? Obese? Lonely? Are we effectively collecting, utilizing, and prioritizing the comprehensive data to identify these and other issues? Providing real life examples, he challenges audiences to look at both determinants and data in a whole new way. He also provides practical applications that they can immediately put into action.

Erin Stafford, MA

Escape the Burnout Trap: Three Steps to Beat Burnout and Sustain Peak Performance

Having worked with some of the world’s biggest brands, including Coca-Cola, American Express, Apple, and MTV, and having surveyed and interviewed hundreds of the world’s highest achievers, Erin Stafford has cracked the burnout code. She is a burnout survivor herself as well as a hyper-growth business leader and social psychologist.

After years of uncertainty, people from all industries especially behavioral healthcare are feeling tired, disillusioned, and burnt out. We all want a better way to succeed and stay at peak performance without the constant hustle and grind that ultimately leads to burnout.

Erin brings proven and practical easy-to-implement steps, coupled with her unique and inspiring message for real, measurable outcomes. You will leave feeling excited, motivated, re-engaged and fired up again not only about your work, but about your life. Using lessons gleaned from spending the last six years as the head of marketing for Aya Healthcare, the largest healthcare staffing company in the country, her own burnout story, and years of research, Erin shares the steps leaders must take to move from exhaustion and burnout to peak performance and thriving again, both at work and in life.

Download Erin's Free Toolkit on Beating Burnout!

Schedule of Events Overview (Times & Events Subject to Change)

Date Topic Time
Wednesday, Sept 27 Pre-Conferences 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday, Sept 28 Mental Health First Aid Awards 8:45am – 9:00am
Thursday, Sept 28 Keynote: Daniel E. Dawes 9:00am – 10:30am
Thursday, Sept 28 Breakout Sessions 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, Sept 28 Networking Reception 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Friday, Sept 29 Golden Abacus & Golden Lightbulb Awards 8:45am - 9:00am
Friday, Sept 29 Keynote: Erin Stafford 9:00am - 10:30am
Friday, Sept 29 Breakout Sessions 11:00am - 4:15pm
Saturday, Sept 30 Breakout Sessions 8:00am - 11:00am

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