The United Health Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) to address the behavioral health needs of Colorado residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will support behavioral health clinician staffing, outreach to vulnerable individuals, and expanded access to telehealth platforms to ensure the continuity of behavioral health care through CCHN’s member Community Health Centers. The effort is part of UnitedHealth Group’s initial $70 million commitment to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities.
The $500,000 donation to the Colorado Community Health Network will support its 21 member federally qualified Community Health Centers in Colorado. As significant provider organizations of behavioral health services throughout Colorado, the Community Health Centers will conduct outreach to consumers with ongoing mental health and addiction disorder conditions, care for individuals with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder related to or exacerbated by COVID-19, and expand capabilities for behavioral health services via telephone and televideo.
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This was reported by UnitedHealth Group on April 28, 2020.
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