Pitkin County Press Releases

Posted on: March 28, 2017

The Landscape of Mental Health in Colorado Topic of Aspen Talk


President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado and former Colorado Representative Andrew Romanoff is slated to speak about the ‘landscape of mental health in Colorado, legislation and what communities are doing to address mental health across the state’ at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen on Monday, April 10th from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Valley mental health professionals and the public are invited to attend.

Romanoff served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009 and as Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2009. Among other work, he sponsored laws to expand screening, diagnosis and treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.

The talk is free and open to the public. Coffee and light breakfast will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP to Susan.markwood@pitkincounty.com

In Related News - Community Input on Mental Health Survey Wanted

The annual regional (Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin Counties) Public Health Community Assessment process is now underway and mental health and substance use disorders have again risen to the top as a community concern.

Planners involved in this process are collecting the public’s views and opinions on the subject in a brief online survey.

The information gathered from this survey will help further inform the five year Public Health Improvement Plan as well as provide strategic direction around opportunities for funding essential mental health and substance use programs.

The survey must be completed by close of business on Friday, March 31st.

Contact: Mitzi Ledingham, Manager, Strategic Partnerships - 920-5766
Contact: Nan Sundeen, Director, Human Services - 920 - 920-5209

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