Behavioral Health Updates

Join us at CCHAP's Integrated Behavioral Health Learning Community
Next Meeting: June 11, 2021 12:00pm
*No Meeting in May 2021*
Topic: Utilizing Yoga in Primary Care: Principles and Practice
Presenter: Sadie Hasbrouck, PhD
Attendees: Medical and Behavioral Health Providers welcome to attend
Dr. Sadie Hasbrouck will review basic principles of Yoga-based Psychotherapy and related behavioral health interventions. As a group, we will learn methods for incorporating yoga into short-term interventions appropriate for primary care settings with children, adolescents, and adults.
*Feel free to join in or mindfully observe a short yoga practice!*

Covid-19 Vaccine Updates

UNITY has updated their Don’t Wait. Vaccinate materials and resources to reflect ACIP’s new COVID-19 vaccine interim recommendation for ages 12+ and guidance on co-administration of routine and COVID-19 vaccines.

The ACIP has recommended the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12 and older, as reported in today’s MMWR issue. Also, CDC recommends “COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may now be administered without regard to timing. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines on the same day, as well as coadministration within 14 days.”

AAP has issued a policy letter that aligns with ACIP on vaccinating adolescents ages 12 and older with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and supports co-administration, particularly for adolescents who are behind on their immunizations.

UNITY have updated the following components of the Don’t Wait. Vaccinate Campaign Partner Toolkit which includes social media campaigns geared toward parents and adolescents.

Health First Colorado (Colorado Medicaid) Updates

  • Rural Health Clinics
    Bi-monthly Rural Health Clinic Engagement meetings will continue to be hosted to discuss current issues regarding payment reform and operational processing.
    Visit the Rural Health Clinic Engagement Meeting web page for more details, meeting schedules, and past meeting materials.
    Contact Erin Johnson at with any questions or topics to be discussed at future meetings. Advanced notice will provide the Rates team time to bring additional Department personnel to the meetings to address different concerns.
  • Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing (HCPF) Guidance on COVID-19 The Department has created a COVID-19 resource center for providers, stakeholders, community partners, and staff containing updates from the Department about the COVID-19. Please check the page frequently for updates
  • The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, a program administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is conducting a brief survey of health care providers in Colorado. Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who primarily oversee childhood health screenings or visits are invited to participate in the survey to help improve public health. The survey includes questions about provider experiences to help identify barriers to screening children for blood lead poisoning and should take about 5-6 minutes to complete. The first 20 qualified respondents will receive a $200 Visa gift card. All responses to the survey will be kept strictly confidential and will not be associated with individual participants. CDPHE will follow-up and share the results of the survey upon request. The survey link can be found below and will be open for responses until June 7, 2021. Questions about the survey can be directed to

Trainings and Upcoming Meetings

Colorado Access

June 9th, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Creating a Safe Space for Patients: Affirming Sexual and/or Gender Identity

Colorado Access is hosting a conversation June 9th at 12:00 p.m. about steps primary care providers can take to create a safe space for patients to feel comfortable sharing their sexual and/or gender identity and the additional community support available to these individuals. Our panelists represent community organizations and health care providers supporting the LGBTQ+ community and a health partner providing comprehensive care to gender-diverse children, adolescents, and young adults. A list of community resources and training will be sent out to all registrants after the gathering.

Rocky Mountain
Health Plans

June 11, 2021

8:00-3:00 PM

Behavioral Health Skills Training

This free-of-charge training covers a variety of high-impact topics related to behavioral health and is designed to support healthcare teams in providing whole-person care for patients across the lifespan. Rather than silo-ing behavioral health to a singular role in a practice, this training empowers a variety of primary care and specialty clinicians and staff members, including licensed behavioral health providers, to form effective collaborative care teams and provide high-quality care. Attend this Rocky Mountain Health Plans event for an engaging day of virtual sessions!



June 9th, 2021


Documentation Palooza

Ever wish you could get expert feedback on your notes? CARES Act requirements have you concerned about how your team is going to adapt to documentation when patients have such ready access? Well, this skills-based session hosted by three expert technical assistance providers will provide you with just what you need to feel confident about your documentation approach. This event is designed to be interactive, allowing any participant to get specific feedback on their burning note template questions in addition to general feedback on writing style, content adequacy, and efficiency.
Registration will be capped at 50 attendees and is $39 for CFHA members and $59 for non-members.

Colorado AAP

Webinar June 1st, 2021


The Colorado American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Chapter is collaborating with the Cavity Free at Three team to explore the facilitators and barriers that pediatric professionals face when implementing (or considering) oral health services in their practices. The Colorado AAP chapter is distributing a survey on oral health and hosting a lunchtime oral health webinar to hear from pediatric medical professionals.

CCHAP's Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder online training modules

Earn Free CME,
COPIC Points and
ABP MOC Part 2!

Screening caregiver's during an infant's visit presents unique barriers when the person you are screening is not the patient. Our training modules will help ensure your practice is following best practice guidance around obtaining consent, developing a policy and procedures, responding to all screens and supporting referrals.

Family Resources:

OnWard Colorado can help connect Coloradans with services, funds, and jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parents Thrive is a new website for Coloradans who are expecting or parenting young children.