Community Programs ensures quality and effective behavioral health prevention, intervention, and treatment services through setting and monitoring standards of care; establishing and enforcing policies, rules, and regulations; developing and implementing programs; providing technical assistance and consultation; and collaborating with consumers, families, and community stakeholders.
Community Programs staff are responsible for a wide array of programs, services, and mission-critical functions including, but not limited to, licensing, designation and regulatory standards, policy development, contracting for service delivery, consultation, training, and technical assistance, interagency collaborations and partnerships, data collection, reporting and analysis, evaluation, and grants management.
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Mission and Goals
Mission Statement: We are dedicated to strengthening the health, resiliency, and recovery of Coloradans through quality and effective behavioral health prevention, intervention, and treatment.
Overarching Goals
• Continually improve the quality of prevention, intervention, and treatment services
• Advance collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
• Enhance knowledge, understanding, and awareness of behavioral health disorders
• Secure, preserve, and maximize resources
• Strengthen the system infrastructure and workforce
• Design, develop, and maintain a comprehensive evaluation and reporting system
Values and Principles
The values and principles that guide our work include:
• Proactive behavioral health state leadership in a dynamic environment
• Promotion of workplace satisfaction, staff development, and quality hiring and retention practices
• Policy and service level participation of consumers, families, and communities
• Collaboration and partnership building with providers and other stakeholders
• Establishment and maintenance of high standards for service delivery
• Resiliency and recovery-focused systems of care
• Culturally responsive, inclusive, and welcoming of diversity
• Continuous quality improvement
• Dedication to evidence-based and promising practices
• Comprehensive and integrated continuum of care
• High standards for ethical and professional conduct
• Exemplary customer service and satisfaction
• Strengths-based and solution-focused
• Innovation, creativity, and effective use of technology
• Research, analysis, and information-driven decision making
• Cost-effective, fiscal accountability, and maximization of public funding
• Maintenance of safety net for populations