The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) announced Thursday that the Office of Behavioral Health has changed its name to the Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health (OCFMH).     CDHS said the new name reflects renewed programmatic efforts and continuous person-first care that is evidence-based and trauma-informed. It also aligns with the populations … Read more

DENVER (July 18, 2022) —  Leora Joseph has been hired as the Director of the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) for the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). OBH now includes the two Mental Health Institutes at Pueblo and Fort Logan and Forensic Services.     Joseph will lead the office in diversifying the programs … Read more

Robert Werthwein, director of the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) at the Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS), recently announced his departure in late February from his position. He currently does not have definitive plans for future employment and is still “exploring his options.”  He cites the upcoming creation of the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA)—through … Read more