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In 2021, Envision:You surveyed nearly 600 LGBTQ+ Coloradans regarding their behavioral health concerns and experiences to inform LGBTQ+ behavioral health priorities for community organizations and state leaders. 

The 2021 State of the State Survey Final Report is Here! 

Thank you to our research partner OMNI Institute for their work and dedication to this effort, and to the Denver Foundation for financially supporting this crucial initiative to better understand the challenges LGBTQ+ Coloradans face.

How to cite the research report: 

OMNI Institute. Colorado LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health State of the State Survey Report. Envision:You, 2021. 


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Frequently Asked Questions


What was the purpose of the survey, focus groups, and interviews?

The goal of the survey, focus groups, and interviews was to learn from LGBTQ+ Coloradans about their behavioral health and wellness experiences and needs. This data will be critical to informing our work to advance equity for LGBTQ+ individuals living with mental health and substance use disorders in Colorado.

What languages were available for survey, focus group and interview participants?

Survey, focus groups, and interviews were all available in both English and Spanish.

What were survey participants asked to do?

Survey participants were asked questions about their personal experiences with behavioral health services in Colorado, as well as their health and behaviors. Whether they were taking the survey or participating in a focus group or interview, participation was completely voluntary. Participants could skip any questions or stop their participation at any time.


Will anyone know what I shared on the survey or in a focus group or interview?

Your survey responses and/or anything you shared in a focus group or interview are completely confidential. The information you provided during the survey and/or focus group or interview has been combined with answers from other people and is summarized in the final report.  

Individual responses will not be shared. The report does not have the names of people who shared their thoughts and ideas.

Who was eligible to take the survey?


The survey was designed to be taken by any and all members of Colorado's LGBTQ+ community. Our team also intentionally prioritized outreach to people of color, trans and nonbinary community members, folks living in rural communities, aging folks, and formerly incarcerated community members to ensure diverse perspectives and lived experience were represented.

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