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5 Things Colorado: LGBTQ+ behavioral health, Legislators recap session, Inflation's impact on Colorado Option

| Jun 16, 2022 | Colorado

Happy Pride! Our June newsletter includes a valuable conversation with an LGBTQ+ advocacy leader who outlines ways to improve the community's at-risk behavioral health. We also feature important takeaways from the legislative session from key lawmakers, some recent conversations regarding inflation's impact on the Colorado Option, and more. Thanks for reading! Eli...[ Read More ]

Despite state and federal efforts, Colorado’s LTC workforce continues to struggle

| Jun 16, 2022 | Colorado

Colorado nursing homes continue to experience staffing shortages as the state moves forward on its road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.     The pandemic took a huge toll on the nursing home community. According to recent data released by the COVID Tracking Project, 8%, or nearly 1 in...[ Read More ]

Colorado PDAB engaged in early stages of rule development process

| Jun 15, 2022 | Colorado

Colorado’s Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB) concluded its most recent meeting on June 3rd where the Division of Insurance Board staff outlined the Draft Proposed Rules for the drug cost review process.     Established under Senate Bill 175 in 2021, PDAB was established to conduct annual reviews of prescription...[ Read More ]

Colorado Health Institute: Message from President & CEO Michele Lueck

| Jun 13, 2022 | Colorado

Dear friends, For the past 12 years, I’ve had the privilege of leading the Colorado Health Institute as it expanded and solidified its position as a leader in health policy research, evaluation, and implementation. I am proud of the team’s growth and its work leading change, advancing sound policies, and...[ Read More ]

Q&A: LGBTQ+ advocacy leader discusses queer mental health in Colorado

| Jun 13, 2022 | Colorado

Steven Haden is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Colorado-based Envision:You.  As a mental health and social justice advocate, Steven focuses on the disproportionate burden behavioral health concerns have on marginalized communities, especially those that identify as LGBTQ+. At Envision:You, Steven leads a team committed to addressing the mental...[ Read More ]

Mental health of Colorado children remains in a state of emergency

| Jun 10, 2022 | Colorado

The pediatric health system in Colorado remains in a state of emergency, according to the Children's Hospital Colorado. The care provider, which declared a youth mental health state of emergency 1 year ago, said in its follow-up last month that conditions have worsened.     Record numbers of kids and...[ Read More ]