Checking in on Colorado’s Behavioral Health Task Force

It’s been just over a year since Colorado Governor, Jared Polis directed the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) to create the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. The task force was put in place to evaluate the behavioral health system in our state with a plan of creating a statewide strategic blueprint to reform the system by […]

Veterans’ mental health during COVID-19

Veterans face unique mental health challenges and during COVID-19 many are needing additional support. We talked with several experts on Facebook Live about resources for veterans, including details about a new Veterans Hospital Follow-Up Program. You’ll find more about the follow-up services by clicking here. The experts included Corporal Tage Harding with the Marines, Yolanda Webb […]

Supporting the mental health of those in rural communities

Those that live in rural communities in Colorado face unique challenges when trying to receive treatment for mental health conditions including barriers to access care. We talked with several experts on Facebook Live about resources for rural communities including Kate Greenberg the Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Michelle Barnes the Executive Director for […]

Reaching out to Colorado Crisis Services for help

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and we have talked about Colorado Crisis Services several times. What is it exactly and what happens when you reach out for help? Colorado Crisis Services is a statewide crisis line for mental health, substance use, or emotional crisis help, information, and referrals. Formed in partnership with the Colorado Department […]

Supporting moms and their mental health

“At least one in five moms experience a mental health disorder,” said Kallen Thornton, a licensed clinical social worker and Manager of Gender Responsive Services with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health. We talked with her, Kristy Jordan the Senior Director of Development and Communications of Signal Behavioral Health, and 9Health […]

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and all month we are working with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, to host Facebook Live segments and connect you to mental health experts. For the first segment we talked to Colorado Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera, Director of the Office of Behavioral Health Robert Werthwein, Medicaid […]

Connecting Coloradans through new 9Health Neighbors program

Post written by: Byron Reed, 9NEWS For more than 40 years, 9Health has provided preventative care and health awareness across Colorado.  They’ve provided health screenings and answered questions to provide people with the tools they need to take responsibility for their own health.  This spring, 9Health had to postpone all the health fairs to help […]

Colorado asks: What do you want to know about Health?

9Health and Colorado’s Office of eHealth Innovation want to hear from you! 9Health and Colorado’s Office of eHealth Innovation invite you to take the survey to share what kinds of health and wellness tools are most important to you. Take the Survey After gathering input from hundreds of stakeholders across Colorado, you get to weigh […]