Opinion: Budget Cuts Create Opportunities — Child Mental Health and Welfare Should Advance

Colorado Sun | Special Opinion by Ned Breslin & Heidi Baskfield

“Now is the time for Colorado to liberate child welfare and mental health leaders from the stranglehold of current funding practices that are tied to specified programs, services and even the maintenance of departments.”

This op-ed from Ned Breslin (CEO, Tennyson Center for Children) and Heidi Baskfield (vice president of population health and advocacy, Colorado Children’s Hospital) encourages lawmakers to create flexibility in children’s health and well-being funding. To do so, the authors suggest, would invigorate entrepreneurial leaders and partnerships.

Read the opinion in The Colorado Sun.