Office of Behavioral Health blog

Governor Releases FY 2022-23 Budget: Behavioral Health Items

Nov. 23, 2021: On Nov. 1, Governor Jared Polis released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021-22, including proposed investments to support the opening of two units at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan that are currently under construction; a 1.0 percent rate increase for community-based providers; improving involuntary mental health treatment; and more.

Regional Care Rings to Focus on Improving Behavioral Health Services to Competency-Involved Individuals

Oct. 29, 2021: The Office of Behavioral Health's Forensic Service Team (FST) is forging ahead with its goal of establishing Regional Care Rings in 2021. These collectives of regional providers and agencies will be responsible for collaborating to improve services for competency-involved individuals with behavioral health needs; traumatic brain injuries; and neurocognitive, developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Regional Care Rings will focus on the gaps inhibiting successful transition and re-entry into the community, thus interrupting the cycle of entry into the criminal justice system.

High Fidelity Wraparound Job Openings

Aug. 30, 2021: UnitedHealth Group's Rocky Mountain Health Plans is hiring for its High-Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) Program in selected counties as a part of the COACT 3.0 grant. HFW is an evidenced-based care coordination process that has been demonstrated as an effective way to support children and youth with serious behavioral health challenges to live successfully in the community with their families.

Servicios de La Raza reconoce el mes de la salud mental de BIPOC

Julio es el mes de Salud Mental por Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Para aprendar más de atención culturalmente receptiva, hablamos con Neva Martinez Ortega, MA, LPCC, and Anaisa Lua, MA, LPCC, dos prestadores con Servicios de La Raza. Servicios de La Raza es beneficiario de la Oficina de Salud Conductual y una cliníca de salud mental communidad. 

Provider Spotlight: Servicios de La Raza Honors BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

July 20, 2021: July is Black, Indigenous and People of Color Mental Health Awareness Month. To learn more about culturally-responsive care, we spoke to Neva Martinez Ortega, MA, LPCC, and Anaisa Lua, MA, LPCC, two providers with Servicios de La Raza. Servicios de La Raza is an Office of Behavioral Health grantee and a Community Mental Health Clinic.