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$450 million in ARPA funds to transform behavioral healthcare across Colorado

$450 million in ARPA funds to transform behavioral healthcare across Colorado Back in August 2021, Gov. Polis established a Behavioral Health Transformation Task Force Interim Subpanel with the purpose of convening regularly to address behavioral healthcare needs in our State, and to make recommendations on how to direct $450 million toward that effort. The State […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month offers opportunity to eliminate stigma

Mental Health Awareness Month Since I started my career 30+ years ago, fighting stigma has been at the forefront of the work we do as behavioral healthcare professionals. As our communities have faced so many recent crises including suicides, the opioid epidemic, mass shootings, economic uncertainty, civil unrest, and climate concerns exacerbated by the COVID-19 […]

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New SummitStone Board Member – Heather Buoniconti

Introducing our newest Board member, Heather Buoniconti SummitStone Health Partners is pleased to welcome the newest member of our Board of Directors, Heather Buoniconti. Heather is the Chief Development Officer for the Food Bank for Larimer County, a position she’s held since 2005. Prior to joining the Food Bank, Heather served as the Executive/Development Director […]

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SummitNews February 7, 2022

Partnerships drive our mission

Partnerships drive our mission I would like to share with you some of the initiatives we at SummitStone are taking to further our work as leaders in behavioral healthcare. Here are just a few of these partnerships we are very proud of: SummitStone’s Larimer County Co-Responder team receives accolades On Jan. 24, the Larimer County […]

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CBHCs Mental Health Services

Care provided by CMHCs saves $2.9 billion annually

Care provided by Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) saves $2.9 billion annually The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) recently released a report on the financial impact produced by our state’s 17 Community Mental Health Centers (CMCHs), which outlines the benefits our organizations provide to more than 200,000 Coloradoans through direct services. The costs/benefits analysis shows that […]

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$2.9M SAMHSA grant awarded to SummitStone

$2.9M SAMHSA grant awarded to SummitStone I am so pleased to announce that SummitStone was recently awarded a $2.9 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This grant provides funding for the Bridge Services projects we are working on for Enhanced Medication Assisted Treatment (eMAT), Enhanced Intensive Outpatient (eIOP) treatment, […]

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide is preventable

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Suicide is a response to despair that cannot be undone. In 2019, it claimed lives at the rate of nearly two and a half times more than homicide. With the struggles and stressors we are facing in light of the global pandemic – children, parents, first responders, teachers, healthcare workers – […]

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