WHAT

"Behavioral Health: The Benefits of Early Intervention and the Costs of Inaction," will be presented by Andrew Romanoff, president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado. Romanoff will discuss the benefits of early intervention and the cost of inaction. Mental Health Colorado works with lawmakers, state and local agencies, and mental health providers – among other stakeholders – to remove barriers to care. Through its policy development and advocacy leadership, Mental Health Colorado has helped secure the passage of landmark legislation requiring mental health parity, the development of a statewide crisis response system and the formation of a 24/7 counseling and support service.

Seating is limited. To register, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UqsXOkOT14ZIRhjzPnGVbGEKIXLDLXucbp4swEoHyYE/viewform?c=0&w=1. For more information, call 468-7108 or email drpaulhopkins@gmail.com.

WHEN/WHERE

Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m., in Domenici Center Auditorium on UNM’s Health Sciences Center Campus, 1001 Stanford NE.

WHO

Andrew Romanoff served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009 where he sponsored laws to expand access to screening and services for mental health and substance use disorders, and served as speaker of the House from 2005 to 2009.

This free public event is made possible by Bernalillo County, City of Albuquerque, United Way of Central New Mexico, Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and the UNM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

CONTACT

Call (505) 468-7108 or email hmaestas@bernco.gov