Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Linking Behavioral Health and Healthcare Providers:

Understanding how behavioral health can affect an individual’s overall health, the Division of Behavioral Health/Colorado Department of Human Services created to encourage whole person care by quickly connecting healthcare providers and individuals to behavioral health services.

Developed initially to supply an accessible statewide referral source requested by healthcare providers when implementing Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral Treatment, now includes evidence-based substance use screening tools, information on the effects of substance use on health, and resources and links on substance use issues, news and research.

Further expansion will include a continuum of behavioral health resources such as substance use prevention, mental health and recovery support services.

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