LEAD 2023

Join us for this inaugural event to raise your voice for a better behavioral health system for all Coloradans! 

This first ever multi-day advocacy event will feature:
(1) a webinar focused on policy
(2) our virtual Legislative Education & Advocacy Day -LEAD-
(3) an in-person day at the Capitol

Schedule of events: 

*Please register for each event separately

  • March 7 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm MT

    Mental Health Colorado: 2023 Policy Agenda Overview (Virtual): The Mental Health Colorado policy team will provide an overview of bills we have proactively worked on this session, the legislation we are monitoring, and how these bills will impact you.  

    Register for LEAD Kickoff Webinar
  • March 8 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm MT

    Legislative Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD): Raising Expectations for Competent Care (Virtual): Each Coloradoan deserves whole-person, person-centered care. This means building a system that is responsive to the unique needs and challenges of our underrepresented, marginalized communities. Join us for a discussion with experts with experience on the gaps in Colorado’s behavioral health system and the solutions needed to create a system that delivers high-quality care and component care to all.

    Speakers: 

    Moderator:

    Jordan Chavez, 9News Reporter 

    Panelists:  

    Brad Barfield, Envision: You 

    Lindsay Saunders-Velez, Empowerment Program 

    Keynote:

    LJ Jensen, Manhattan Alternative 

    Register for LEAD
  • March 9 | 7:30am - 12:00pm MT

    Mental Health Colorado’s Day at the Dome (In-person): We are excited to host our first advocacy day at the Capitol! We will host an advocacy training breakfast to meet other Brain Wavers and learn how to advocate effectively on our legislative priorities. After the training, you will have the chance to meet face-to-face with your legislators to share your story and discuss the bills they should support. 

    Register for LEAD at the Capitol

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