(May 2018) The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus announced in March the establishment of the National Behavioral Health Innovation Center, made possible with a $10 million, five-year commitment from The Anschutz Foundation.
The National Behavioral Health Innovation Center (NBHIC) is designed as a “virtual center” to serve people in Colorado and across the nation, by identifying and implementing be havioral health solutions, making connections to national experts, and providing resources to build connections among community leaders across the state.
“There are few areas of health care more important and less understood than mental and behavioral health,” says CU President Bruce Benson. “By investing in a center with a focus on finding innovative approaches to prevention, identification and treatment through intensive collaboration with partners all across our state, The Anschutz Foundation is investing in a brighter future for all people who suffer from a behavioral health condition. We couldn't be more grateful for their continued philanthropic partnership.”
Matt Vogl, MPH, has been named NBHIC executive director, reporting jointly to CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman and to an NBHIC board of directors made up of prominent community, business, philanthropy and health care leaders who will guide the NBHIC’s work and ensure its relevance and sustainability into the future.