Better News for all Coloradans

Strengthening local journalism through the power of collaboration

Better News for all Coloradans

Strengthening local journalism through the power of collaboration

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Whistleblowers Say They Falsified Patient Records at West Slope Mental Health Center

A troubled Western Slope mental health care center falsified assessments of its patients’ conditions for at least nine years in an effort to make its treatment programs seem more effective and secure funding from the state, whistleblowers say. The state overlooked what former workers describe as a long practice by the Grand Junction-based Mind Springs Health of intentionally writing bogus patient evaluations. The three departments tasked with regulating Colorado’s mental health safety net system failed to notice the allegedly falsified reports during a recent multi-agency audit of the center, and over years of lax oversight.  “You’ve got to wonder how closely these so-called regulatory agencies are really looking,” says Sunny...
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Taking a Step Toward Transparency

As you might recall from previous newsletters, last summer we at COLab helped bring together...
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Inside the News: Promising Projects – Colorado Media Initiatives Aimed at Reimagining the Public Square

Last week’s newsletter offered the first installment of a series here at Inside the News...
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Let’s Talk About Colorado’s Mental Health Safety Net System

The Colorado News Collaborative, or COLab, in collaboration with Colorado Public Radio, will host a statewide conversation...
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