Frequently Asked Questions
What does PCMH do?
Partners for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) serves as a cross-system resources hub offering training, evaluation, and implementation support. PCMH was established to increase capacity, access, and quality of mental health services for the children and families of Colorado.
What is the organizational structure of PCMH?
PCMH has the strong support of two influential organizations committed to improving mental health care of Colorado communities; Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
CHCO provides PCMH with visionary leadership as well as fiduciary and structural support. CHCO does not direct the priorities of PCMH. PCMH’s strategic goals are driven by the mission, vision, and values along with imperative guidance from PCMH’s Advisory Council. The PCMH advisory council consists of cross-systems leaders, as well as youth and family advocates invested in improving mental health for youth and families.
What is PCMH’s approach to change in Colorado?
PCMH’s approach to addressing any statewide challenge is to:
1) learn from historical efforts so that PCMH can build upon what works and not duplicate efforts, and then
2) share those lessons learned across systems.
Through this process, PCMH can increase collaboration and reduce silos so that all system stakeholders can engage in a unified vision for change.
How is PCMH funded?
PCMH is currently funded through grants, philanthropy, and interagency contractual agreements. In addition, the Children’s Hospital Foundation has prioritized PCMH and is working steadily on securing funding for our mission, which has afforded PCMH the opportunity to offer resources to community stakeholders at no cost.