NRBH Honors Greeley Fire Department

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October 15, 2019

North Range Behavioral Health honors the Greeley Fire Department with “Community Champion for Behavioral Health” Awards

On Monday, October 14, 2019, the Board of Directors of North Range Behavioral Health proudly named Chief Dale Lyman and Interim Battalion Chief Jeff Stranahan of the Greeley Fire Department as Community Champions of Behavioral Health. Both are outstanding advocates for behavioral health in Weld County.

Chief Dale Lyman has provided vital support for two collaborations that North Range Behavioral Health has with the Greeley Fire Department. Interim Battalion Chief Jeff Stranahan provides critical leadership for the Community Action Collaborative and the Co-Responder steering committee. North Range Behavioral Health and the Greeley Fire Department work closely together to raise awareness of and provide effective services for integrated behavioral and physical healthcare.

Interim Battalion Chief Stranahan remarked, “Our partnership with North Range Behavioral Health has made a significant difference in the community. In the past, when someone called 911, the only service option was on-site treatment or emergency room transport. Now, with a behavioral health clinician co-responding on the 911 calls, patients receive treatment they need on scene or are diverted to the crisis center for follow up care from a behavioral health professional. More importantly, this partnership creates prevention visits that inform citizens of behavioral health resources available to them without needing to use 911 as a resource. Greeley Fire personnel have benefitted from the continuous offering of training provided by North Range Behavioral Health staff that help the first responders understand, relate and communicate with citizens suffering from behavioral health issues or substance abuse.”

Kimberly Collins, administrative director of North Range Behavioral Health, echoed this sentiment saying, “Collaborations like this are crucial to helping service agencies like ours remain focused on the community impact we all strive toward. Interim Battalion Chief Stranahan and Chief Lyman have translated the first responder system to our behavioral health staff in a way that has helped North Range Behavioral Health provide more effective service.”

North Range Behavioral Health is dedicated to providing professional, compassionate mental health and addiction services.

Call 970.347.2120 for services in northern Weld County; 303.857.2723 for services in southern Weld.

North Range Behavioral Health provides compassionate, comprehensive mental health and addiction services to children, youth, adults, and families, across a wide spectrum of needs. We serve people with insurance, Health First Colorado (formerly Medicaid), Medicare, CHP+, those without insurance, and those who prefer to pay out-of-pocket. Most services can be provided in English and Spanish by bilingual, culturally sensitive behavioral health professionals.