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Colorado General Assembly Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force Survey due 9/1/2021
Wednesday, September 01, 2021, 8:00 AM MST
Category: Advocacy/Legislation/Governance

Colorado General Assembly Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force Survey due 9/1/2021

The Colorado General Assembly Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force and corresponding Subpanel are conducting a survey. We would like to get broad feedback from stakeholders across Colorado on what investments and policy changes need to be made to transform the behavioral health system in Colorado, inclusive of both mental health and substance use. 

Our state has a historic opportunity to make strategic transformational investments to improve access to care, improve transparency and accountability, and end discrimination. The state has set aside $450 million dollars for one-time investments in behavioral health for use by December 31, 2026.  Please review the documents posted on the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force webpage. Although Colorado has made some progress in addressing what is needed to improve the behavioral health system through legislative changes and with state and federal funds, there are still many gaps in services and specific populations of people are disproportionately impacted by lack of access to care. For additional information on recent assessments of these gaps, please review existing reports and recommendations

The members of the Task Force and Subpanel are seeking recommendations for transformational investments and policy changes that will make wide-sweeping changes to how the behavioral health system in Colorado functions currently. Please take time to review the survey questions and submit your policy and/or funding recommendations through this survey by Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 5pm. If you cannot complete the online survey, you may email the attached Word Document to [email protected] by Wednesday, September 1 at 5pm.

Please share this email and the survey link with your contacts so the Task Force and Subpanel get as much feedback as possible from across the state.  

What: Provide policy and/or funding recommendations to the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force

How: Complete this survey link https://bit.ly/COBehavioralHealthTransformation (or email the attached Word document if you cannot complete the online form)

By: Complete by 5pm on Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Thank you,

Sen. Brittany Pettersen, Chair of the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force

Rep. Gonzales-Gutierrez, Vice-Chair of the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force

Vincent Atchity, Mental Health Colorado, Chair of the Subpanel of the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force