About PCMH

Partners for Children’s Mental Health

Colorado faces an unprecedented youth mental health crisis. Today, suicide is a leading cause of death among youth. More than a third of Colorado high school students feel sad or hopeless. Among LGBTQ+ youth, that number doubles.  

At Partners for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH), we believe change is possible. PCMH is a community-facing center established by Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine to improve youth mental health in Colorado. 

Our Mission

Bring communities together to build a mental health system that better serves all children, youth, and families.

Our Vision

A future where all children and youth have the mental health care and support they need to thrive.

Creating change

Our Work to Create Change

PCMH operates as a cross-system resource, training, and implementation hub in order to ultimately increase capacity, access, and quality of youth mental health services in Colorado. Through collaboration with partners across the state, PCMH works to identify, scale, and sustain best practices that will help save lives and get mental health treatment to Colorado children.

Our Five Core Functions

Engagement & Collaboration

Developing key partnerships and a unified vision around children’s mental health.

Workforce Development

Connecting the workforce to impactful training and consultation to transform the way people work with youth.

Research and Evaluation

Analyzing data to inform practice and policy. Evaluating strengths and needs, implementation processes, and mental health outcomes.

Implementation Support

Providing consultation on program design, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based practices.

Policy and Finance

Influencing children’s mental health initiatives, policy, and legislation.