Health Colorado and Other Partners
In Colorado, Medicaid is called Health First Colorado. Every Health First Colorado Member belongs to a regional organization that manages their physical and behavioral health care. Health Colorado is a regional organization and supports a network of providers to make sure Members can access care in a coordinated way.
Health Colorado is a healthcare partnership serving 19 counties in the southeast corner of Colorado. Members include Southeast Health Group, Health Solutions, San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group, Solvista Health, Valley Wide Health Solutions, and Beacon Health Options. The partners work together to coordinate physical and behavioral healthcare, promote member choice and engagement, and provide cost-effective health care services that deliver outcomes.
CBHC promotes the development and growth of relevant, high quality, comprehensive mental health services at the community level in Colorado.
SBHN, a managed services organization, is responsible for oversight, quality assurance, and contract compliance of funded substance abuse treatment providers. The Colorado Division of Behavioral Health has established seven Sub-State Planning Areas (SSPAs) to manage distribution of substance abuse treatment services in the State of Colorado. SBHN manages services in SSPAs 1, 2 and 4 which represents approximately three-quarters of the system.
The National Council is a nonprofit trade association serving the education, advocacy and networking needs of more than 800 community providers of mental health and addiction treatment services.
NCSTAC was established in 1998 by a grant from the Center for Mental Health Services. NCSTAC's purpose is to strengthen those organizations supporting mental health consumers, survivors and ex-patients by providing technical assistance in the forms of research, informational materials and financial aid.