Monday, December 16, 2019

Gov. Polis Signs Greening Government Executive Order

DENVER - Gov. Polis today signed an executive order focused on the state’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making government operations more energy efficient and sustainable. This executive order builds on the State’s prior greening government efforts, and establishes new goals and directives for all state agencies and departments that will save taxpayer money and reduce the impact of State operations on the environment and public health. The Governor was joined by First Gentleman Marlon Reis, Kara Veitch, Executive Director of the Dept. of Personnel & Administration, Shoshanna Lew, Executive Director of the Dept. of Transportation, Rep. Lisa Cutter, (D-Evergreen), and members of the Greening Government Leadership Council. Read More »
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Office of Saving People Money on Health Care, HCPF Release New Report on Reducing Prescription Drug Costs in Colorado

DENVER – Today, the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing released a comprehensive report outlining the primary drivers of prescription drug costs in Colorado. Prescription drug costs are the fastest-growing consumer health care expense. The burden of high prescription drug costs is such that people are foregoing their medications because they can’t afford them. Left uninterrupted, the prescription drug cost trends will continue on an unsustainable, upward trajectory. Read More »
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Gov. Polis & CDHS Launch SEE ME Campaign to Battle Stigma of Behavioral Health Conditions

DENVER - Gov. Jared Polis joined Michelle Barnes, executive director at the Department of Human Services, to launch the new SEE ME campaign, to address the stigma associated with getting mental health or substance use disorder support. The campaign is designed to complement the work of the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force (BHTF) and provide an opportunity for all Coloradans to take action in support of behavioral health system reform. Read More »