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Intermountain St. Mary’s Medical Center names new VP and Chief Medical Officer

| Sep 19, 2022 | Colorado

Intermountain St. Mary’s Medical Center is pleased to welcome Michele Arnold, MD, MBA as its new Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. As a key leader on the hospital Senior Leadership Team, Dr. Arnold will lead efforts to improve the patient and caregiver experience and grow the high-quality, high-value care...[ Read More ]

CDPHE implements stricter permit requirements for minor sources of air pollution to address worsening air quality in Colorado

| Sep 16, 2022 | Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) announced earlier this month stricter requirements for businesses seeking general permits. General permits cover multiple dischargers of pollution within a designated geographical area.      State and federal regulations set limits for minor sources of pollution....[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Canadian Rx importation, BH workforce plan, Topical Agenda

| Sep 15, 2022 | Colorado

This month's edition includes an update on HCPF's nation-leading initiative to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, the release of the Topical Agenda for our Colorado event in November (which you can register for here!), the BHA's plan to strengthen the state's behavioral health workforce, and more. Thanks for reading! Eli...[ Read More ]

Colorado focused on strategic improvements to behavioral health workforce pipeline

| Sep 14, 2022 | Colorado

Earlier this month, the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) laid out its strategic plan to bolster the state’s behavioral health workforce through a series of initiatives over the next year.      Working with the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), the Colorado Healthcare Service Corps, the Colorado Community College...[ Read More ]

Colorado senator calls on the Biden administration to address Medicaid funding for school-based mental health care

| Sep 12, 2022 | Colorado

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) addressed the Biden administration in a letter on Monday, requesting updated federal guidance on Medicaid funding for school-based mental health services. Under the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, CMS is tasked with updating its guidance on Medicaid funding to children and family mental health services.     ...[ Read More ]

Colorado updates map of vaccination locations ahead of booster shot arrival

| Sep 7, 2022 | Colorado

The first doses of the CDC-approved COVID-19 booster shots from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are expected to arrive and be available in Colorado in the coming days.  Ahead of the shipments, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) launched an updated vaccine locator map on Tuesday as a resource...[ Read More ]