Once fully funded, the Rotary Endowed Fellowship for Pediatric Mental Health will have a long-term, high impact effect on Colorado’s pediatric behavior health services by decreasing provider shortages through recruitment and training of pediatric psychiatry Fellows at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

 
These specialist additions to the pediatric mental health workforce pipeline at Children’s Hospital Colorado will increase availability for treatment and will escalate broad systemic improvements to Colorado’s pediatric behavior health services. 
Colorado Kids in Crisis
These challenges are not new. But because of the pandemic, they have taken on historic urgency.
 

29.2%

Bounce back to the Emergency Department within a year of the previous behavioral health visit across Colorado

 
 
Suicide #1

Suicide is the leading cause of death for youth ages 10-19 in 2020

 
 
 
 

50%

Of all mental health conditions occur before age 14; 75% by the age of 24

 
 
64%
Increase in mental health visits to a Children's Hospital Colorado Emergency Department from 2019 to 2021

 

 

 

29-42%

Workforce turnover over the past year across disciplines

Out of 22 comparable children’s hospitals across the country, Children’s Hospital Colorado is one of only six that have a comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral health program.

Children’s Hospital Colorado treats kids from all 64 Colorado counties.

Please consider joining our commitment giving youth and families hope for the future.

 

 
“We stand in full support of the Highlands Ranch Rotary Club’s initiative to raise funds for a mental health fellowship at Children’s Hospital Colorado. An investment in the individuals who will provide mental health services for our kids will pay dividends for years to come as we know that kids who are healthy in mind, body, and spirit grow up to become healthy adults. A fellowship is much more than support for one individual’s professional development, for that one caregiver will go on to have an impact on hundreds of patients and their families. That one caregiver, during the course of their career, will also train others who will go on to help their own patients. That one caregiver could also make discoveries that improve and transform mental health treatment for kids all over the world. It is this multiplying effect that makes fellowships one of the best and most exciting gifts that our organization can receive.”
 
Dr. K. Ron-Li Liaw
Mental Health In-Chief
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Who are pediatric mental health fellows and what do they do at Children's Hospital Colorado?

CLICK HERE to download our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

How you can give children and families Hope for the Future:

  • Your partnership and financial gift to the Rotary Endowed Fellowship for Pediatric Mental Heatlh will have long-term impact addressing our state's shortage of mental health professionals.

  • By supporting the Rotary Endowed Fellowship for Pediatric Mental Health, you are creating a legacy reflecting your committment to children's mental health and wellness.

  • Endorsement through your financial contribution of the Rotary Endowed Fellowship for Pediatric Mental Health reinforces Rotary's pledge to improve lives by taking action to making lasting change.

  • Contribution to the Rotary Endowed Fellowship for Pediatric Mental Health provides the opportunity to do something larger than ourselves, by advancing access to treatment, ensuring a better life for the children and families of Colorado.

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Donate online by clicking the button above, or you may mail a check.

 
Please make your check payable to: Highlands Ranch Rotary Foundation, Inc.
*Please indicate in the memo field that your gift is restricted for "REF4PMH"
 
Mail to:
Highlands Ranch Rotary Foundation
PO Box 632118
Highlands Ranch, Colorado  80163
Contact Us
For more information, or to schedule a Rotary Endowed Fellowship for Pediatric Mental Health presentation, please contact:
 
Shrin Murthy        952-239-1263   shrin.murthy@gmail.com
Tamara Fennell   703-606-1462   tamarafennell@gmail.com
Debby Doig           303-995-9126   debby_novotny@hotmail.com
Highlands Ranch Rotary Foundation, Inc.
TAX I.D. #74-254353

Thank you for your generous support!