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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Board of Directors of AllHealth Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. William Henricks as AllHealth Network's new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Henricks will join AllHealth Network on March 10, 2017 and will serve onMarch 10th Dr William Henricks joins AllHealth Network as CEO its Board of Directors. Dr. Henricks succeeds Joan DiMaria, who retired as AllHealth Network's CEO in the Fall of 2016. Interim Co-CEO's Keith Larson and Dr. Kaan Ozbayrak have lent their talents and time as they continued their roles as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Medical Officer, respectively, following Joan's retirement.

The AllHealth Network Board of Directors conducted a nationwide search process led by Cejka Executive Search. In making this important selection, the Board of Directors was committed to identifying an executive possessing the business acumen and significant breadth and depth of knowledge in the behavioral healthcare industry. "Dr. Henricks' expertise in behavioral healthcare and his industry leadership will help pave the way for AllHealth Network to continue to grow and persevere in an increasingly competitive and ever-evolving behavioral healthcare market," said John Phillips, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Dr. Henricks has been active in behavioral healthcare for over 25 years, most recently serving as Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Seton Shoal Creek and Behavioral Health Services in Austin, Texas overseeing clinical inpatient and outpatient care and a substantial portfolio of behavioral healthcare services. Dr. Henricks has worked as a psychologist and administrator bringing together a unique skill set that has served him and the organizations he has worked with well.

Dr. Henricks holds a Ph.D. and Masters from Miami University of Ohio, a Master's in Business Administration from Marquette University and received his undergraduate degree from Augustana College.

Sincerely,

AllHealth Network Board of Directors

 

NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties is a local Colorado affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and a true partner to AllHealth Network. Their mission is to provide education, support, and advocacy for people whose lives are impacted by mental illness. They help families and individuals with their mental health goals including support and recovery.

NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties provides support for AllHealth Network clients in many ways, including consistently scheduled Family and Connection Recovery support groups at various AllHealth Network locations. Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness.

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Original Article: Community First Foundation Website

ARVADA, CO (January 19, 2017) – AllHealth Network recently took significant steps to secure its future with an endowment-building 2016 Premier Incentive Grant! AllHealth Network, a behavioral health community center, received the $100,000 grant from Community First Foundation in December 2016 after making $1 million in new contributions to its existing endowment fund.

An estate distribution from the Bate Family Trust provided AllHealth Network with its single largest donation in its 61-year history. The organization’s board of directors decided to endow these funds to secure their ability to serve the community for years to come. Funds generated by the endowment will go toward low cost, affordable housing along with services and affiliated programs for people struggling with their mental health.

“By endowing the Bate Family Trust’s generous gift, we will ensure persons diagnosed with schizophrenia will be served with compassionate, clinical care as offered by AllHealth Network for many years to come,” said John Phillips, Chairman of the AllHealth Network Board of Directors. “We are thankful to Community First Foundation for stewarding these funds and strengthening our commitment to endowment building with their Incentive Grant program.”

AllHealth Network provides behavioral health care to more than 17,000 children, adults, families and couples in 10 unique settings. Services include counseling, psychiatry, crisis services, substance abuse treatment, vocational and social rehabilitation, an adult acute treatment unit and an on-site pharmacy.

Finding innovative and collaborative ways to strengthen nonprofits is a top strategic priority at Community First Foundation. Incentive Grants are available exclusively to Nonprofit Endowment Partners. The 2016 Premier Incentive Grant offered a $100,000 grant after $1 million or more in new contributions were made to an existing endowment fund. The Foundation also offered the 2016 Incentive Grant for contributions up to $40,000. Learn more about Community First Foundation's Incentive Grant Program

Community First Foundation Website

Stories From Within Aaron Grace

Stories from Within

This fall we began a series entitled Stories from Within and our first featured profile was Rebecca Wilson from the Adult Services Division. For our winter expose we have the privilege of presenting, Aaron Grace, a member of the AllHealth Network Call Center team. Aaron was kind enough to share his story recently and below you will have the opportunity to learn more about Aaron as I did. It is my pleasure to introduce Aaron Grace.

Aaron Grace, Call Center Member

AllHealth Network attracts individuals from all over the globe including this issues subject, Aaron Grace. Aaron has lived in Colorado since he was a young boy, yet his story began across the ocean in England where he was born and where some of his family remain. His father was in the military and his journey took Aaron’s family from England back to the United States with stops in Pennsylvania, Arizona and finally Colorado.

Read Aaron's Story from Within

As we move past the Thanksgiving Holiday and enter the month of December, the expectation is that we begin to prepare for more good times with family and friends during what is supposed to be a season of peace and joy. We begin to prepare for the holidays that best match our family values and cultural beliefs and we are hopeful for the future as we think of New Year’s resolutions.

This year, for many of us, our holiday spirit has been shaken by tragic events that have impacted our community. Just recently, State Trooper Cody Donahue was hit and killed on our local highway and a mother and her two young sons were found dead after being reported missing. We ask ourselves how such tragedy could happen in our own backyard. We wonder about the whys and the story behind the tragic news. Many of the questions often go unanswered and leave us just hoping that such events don’t repeat themselves.

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Stories From Within

Stories from Within is a new series focusing on staff of AllHealth Network. Our greatest asset, and greatest promise are those who are a part of the AllHealth Network.

Every other month, a new story will be featured, and will represent individuals throughout our system of care. Our first inaugural story is about Rebecca Wilson, a dedicated member of our Adult Outpatient Service division.

Many of the passionate and moving stories heard at AllHealth Network come from within our walls. Our staff, and the teams that serve so many in the community come to us from a kaleidoscope of experiences and journeys, and together create an embracing environment, known to us as the AllHealth Network community. It is with that spirit that a new series of story sharing, connecting and getting to know each other better and differently is unfolding - welcome to Stories from Within.

See Our Stories From Within

On Wednesday, September 14th, Colorado State Senator Linda Newell, an 8th year Senator representing Senate District 26, was honored as a recipient of the 2016 Community Behavioral Health Champion Award by the Colorado Behavioral Health Council (CBHC) and AllHealth Network.

Senator Newell 2016 Behavioral Health Champion Backsplash

Senator Newell has long been a strong advocate in the behavioral health arena, in 2014 sponsoring the bill that successfully created the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Suicide Prevention Commission, which serves as the interface between the public and private sectors in establishing statewide suicide prevention priorities that are data-driven and evidence-based. Senator Newell also sponsored SB16-147 – legislation based on the Zero Suicide Framework which would make the Colorado the first state to implement an ambitious suicide prevention protocol for health care providers and state health departments, potentially bringing more dollars for mental health services into the state.

overdose awareness

Each year we lose thousands of people from drug overdose globally. Some survive but suffer a permanent injury, with devastating impact to their families and friends. Our community is not immune. You may have seen it; it has happened to people around you. Tomorrow, it could happen to someone you love. Fortunately, overdose is preventable. Knowing the real facts about drugs and what to do when you see someone experiencing an overdose DOES save lives.

On August 31, we will be observing International Overdose Awareness Day, an opportunity for us to reflect on practical ways to prevent overdose in our community. The goals of Overdose Awareness are 1) to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death, and 2) to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. This is an international observance that is being recognized locally in Colorado.

Opioid misuse and overdoses affect individuals of all genders, races, income levels, and education levels. It impacts families and communities. It is important to recognize that addiction is a chronic disease that requires medical treatment; it is not a character flaw or failure of the individual. Though society may have preconceived notions about people who suffer an overdose, they are everyday people with families and people who love them. Here is a story map called Celebrating Lost Loves Ones that honors and celebrates those we have lost too soon due to this disease: Storymap

Resources for the community to learn more:

  • www.TakeMedsSeriously.org – a public awareness website promoting safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal of prescription medications.
  • www.stoptheclockcolorado.org – a website with information about naloxone, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose, including where those who use opioids and their loved ones can receive naloxone to use in an emergency.
  • www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html - national health statistics and information for the public and for healthcare providers about opioid overdose from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Statistics to keep in mind:

  • Nearly 224,000 Coloradans misuse prescription drugs each year.
  • Annual deaths from painkillers (such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, and fentanyl) more than tripled from 2000 to 2013.
  • In 2013, 35% of all drug poisoning deaths in Colorado involved prescription painkillers.
  • There is a fatal overdose in Colorado every 9 hours and 24 minutes.

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