Equitas’ favorite part of the Governor’s address:
“Being the healthiest state means caring for our bodies…and also our minds.
We’ve made important strides in mental health by expanding access to coverage, integrating primary care and behavioral health.
But behavioral health demands our attention at all points…and not just as one-off efforts when problems get too big to ignore.
There is remarkable consensus around the issue.
From doctors to legislators to patient advocates to sheriffs…nearly everyone is in agreement on how we can improve behavioral health outcomes for Coloradans.
Let’s not leave it to be addressed in our jails, and emergency rooms, and prisons.
Let’s use this momentum to bring together the work we’ve already begun to create a comprehensive, statewide behavioral health plan that makes our system easier to navigate, more efficient, and more responsive.”