February 7 Behavioral Health Noon to 1:15 on Join us on Zoom (click to copy or follow link) Beneath

Topic: Colorado Social Legislation Committee Meeting
Date: Feb 7, 2022 11:59 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Transforming Behavioral Health
Dear CSLC Members & Friends, You’re invited to join us this Monday for our next program. We’ll gather online on Monday, February 7 at noon to discuss progress & legislative proposals from the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force, an interim committee of the legislature, amid the landscape of broader healthcare work in the current session.Join us on Zoom (click to copy or follow link)
Sen. Brittany Pettersen (D)Senate District 22 Sen. Brittany Pettersen has served in the Colorado Legislature since 2013, and has represented Senate District 22 in Jefferson County since 2019. In recent months, Sen. Pettersen served as chair of the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force. She is also Vice Chair of the Senate Transportation & Energy Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee. She recently announced a run to represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Judy Amabile (D)House District 13 Rep. Amabile represents House District 13, which spans Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, and Jackson Counties. She began serving in the Colorado Legislature in 2021. Rep. Amabile served as a member of the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force. She is also a member of the House Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee; the State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Committee; and the Business Affairs & Labor Committee.
Vincent AtchityMental Health Colorado Vincent Atchity is President & CEO of Mental Health Colorado. He previously served as Executive Director of The Equitas Project, a national initiative to disentangle mental health and criminal justice, which is now part of Mental Health Colorado. Vincent served as Chair of the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force Subpanel. He has also served on the Colorado Governor’s Mental Health Holds Task Force and the Colorado Opioid Epidemic Symposia Steering Committee, and currently serves on the Colorado Public Defender Commission, Governor’s Strategic Planning Task Force to Increase Behavioral Health Access in the state, the Denver District Attorney Advisory Council on Mental Health, the Colorado School of Public Health Behavioral Health Initiative Advisory Board, and the board of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
Theresa SchiavoneHealth Care Advocate Theresa Schiavone is a mental health care advocate. She is a volunteer for the Denver chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and a member of the Public Policy Committee for NAMI Colorado. Theresa also writes the blog https://ColoradoMentalHealthReport.com, which is designed to inform people about new developments that might improve their access to vitally needed mental health services in Colorado. Theresa previously worked as a teacher in Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek Schools and as a journalist, including writing stories about the regional west for the Cultural Desk at NPR in Washington.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday!
Upcoming Programs February 14: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families February 21: No Program (Presidents’ Day)
2022 Executive CommitteeChair: Sarah BarnesVice Chair: Mathew MengeshaTreasurer: Cynthia WadleSecretary & Membership Chair: Susan StarkLegislative Chair: Chaer RobertCommunications Chair: Randle LoebMembers at Large: Chip Spreyer, Diane Rich, Nan Morehead, Kay Bengston, Aubrey Hasvold, Peter Severson, Patrick Potyondy, Dave DeLay
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