Making Democracy Work
The League of Women Voters of Denver, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization, has fought since the 1930s to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through education and advocacy.
The League is strictly nonpartisan. We neither support nor oppose candidates for office. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. The League:
News and Upcoming Events
in Behavioral Health in Colorado
Tuesday, February 17
Montview Presbyterian Church
Join us for a look at some of Colorado’s progressive
new developments in behavioral health. If you’ve read the Behavioral Health Task Force Report of May 2014, you’re aware that Colorado is 48th in per capita funding for behavioral health and 52nd (behind two territories) in number of psychiatric beds available. You’re also aware that although 50% of lifelong mental illness is present by age 14, Colorado has no comprehensive reporting about the behavioral health of, or services for, our state’s children.
The League’s Behavioral Health Task Force made recommendations in six areas: access to care, children’s issues, crisis centers, psychiatric beds, school curriculum,
and re-entry to community from incarceration or civil commitment. Come and learn what’s happening now in several of these areas. We’ll look at excitingdevelopments and promising practice as well as what still needs work.
Chair, LWVCO Behavioral Health Task Force