Colorado is in a state of crisis
Many Colorado kids who need mental health services cannot access them. This is largely because, unlike some states where care is accessible, Colorado does not have one central authority to connect all of the providers and facilities. Care is patchy and inconsistent. Providers statewide are unaware of the other services available. This is confusing for families to navigate. Oftentimes they face road block after road block to getting care. Some never receive care.
Ultimately PCMH aims to bring the right care to kids and teens at the right time, no matter where they are – at school, their pediatrician’s office, in the community, at Children’s Colorado, or elsewhere. We plan to improve the current care available and expand access so no child goes without intervention, when problems can escalate to an emergency. Moreover, we will ensure children and young people not only have access to care, but evidence-based care.