Community & Behavioral Health is focused on providing Denver with the resources and education that delivers the benefits of good health to each citizen. Here you will find programs and initiatives that ensure a better quality of life for everyone in the city and county of Denver.This includes Denver's Office of HIV Resources, Health Impact Assessments, Substance Misuse and Overdose Prevention, and Tobacco Legislation and Enforcement, and programs Safe Routes to School, Community Active Living Coalition, Healthy Corner Stores.
The health of a community depends on more than access to health care. Healthy communities are composed of our physical environment, healthy opportunities, support, and where individuals easily connect with community partners, healthy food systems, and safe environments. Increased access to these items allows individuals of a healthy community to thrive.
The NSDUH is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Conducted annually, the NSDUH is the primary source of national and state-level data concerning alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. Information from this study is used by government agencies, policy makers, and researchers to monitor substance abuse trends and design and support prevention, treatment, and education programs.
Lisa Straight, Division Director
Candy Romero, Executive Assistant
Beau Mitts, Manager, Office of HIV resources
Jeff Holliday, Manager, Office of Behavioral Health Strategies
Michele Shimomura, Manager, Office of Health Equity and Injury Prevention
Tristan Sanders, Manager, Health Promotion