Nationwide Study Highlights the Need for Adequate Funding for Colorado's Community Mental Health Centers

Study strengthens request for a 10% increase to address the community behavioral health workforce crisis

Denver, Colorado – March 1, 2019 – A nationwide study conducted by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Cohen Veterans Network has found that Colorado falls below the national average when it comes to state funding for mental health services. The impact of low funding is so drastic that the Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) are facing a workforce shortage crisis.

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