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Gov. Polis signs bill to transform behavioral health system

| Apr 22, 2021 | Colorado

Governor Jared Polis signed a bill establishing a new state Behavioral Health Administration, transforming how Colorado will deliver mental health and substance use services to all Coloradans as the state contends with a behavioral health crisis amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the bill signing. HB 21-1097 directs the Colorado...[ Read More ]

Gov. Polis appoints Michelle Barnes as executive director of CDHS

| Feb 8, 2019 | Colorado

Gov. Jared Polis announced on Feb. 8 that he has appointed Michelle Barnes as executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Services. Coming most recently from the nonprofit sector, Barnes has held leadership positions in a variety of organizations in different sectors. In 2008, she founded Interim Leadership Solutions to...[ Read More ]