Colorado Daylight Partnership
About Colorado Daylight Partnership
Advancing access to behavioral healthcare services for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind Coloradans. Led by WellPower and the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind, the Colorado Daylight Partnership assists local community health centers throughout Colorado in enhancing the services they offer to these communities.
The Colorado Daylight Partnership has successfully employed a strategic systems approach to create statewide accessible behavioral healthcare to people who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind. We promote best practices by taking a multi-level systems approach to:
Promoting Choice for Our Community
We promote choice around communication preferences for people seeking behavioral health services, which include:
- Direct services in person or using telebehavioral health with ASL proficient provider
- Seeing a non-signing provider using a qualified sign language interpreter
- And/or providing hearing assistive technology. We have distributed hearing assistive equipment and ADA kits to Learning Collaborative agencies
Standards of Care
The Colorado Daylight Partnership Standards of Care are intended to guide the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services to deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind individuals. Below you will find three documents which address a wide range of issues, including administrative procedures, record keeping, communication access and clinical practices.