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Hurry to submit feedback to Opioid and Substance Use Disorders Study Committee by June 25

Colorado's leaders already are thinking about new policies that will support and enhance the fight against the opioid crisis and the prescription drug abuse epidemic.  

Starting July 9, the Interim Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee will meet to review Colorado's progress fighting the epidemic and consider potential new policies and legislation. Committee leadership is interested in stakeholder input to identify the gaps in prevention, intervention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery resources, and to identify possible legislative options to address those gaps.

There will be opportunities throughout the summer for stakeholders to provide feedback, but a crucial deadline is almost here -- the committee needs "recommendations for policy and practice solutions" by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25.
  • Fill out this online form to share your opinion 
  • Find more details and alternate ways to submit your ideas here

Study Committee Meeting Schedule 

The first committee hearing is Tuesday, July 9, and will cover an overview of current state efforts regarding substance use disorders and expert and stakeholder discussion on gaps in prevention and education for SUDs. The full schedule is online here.

If you have questions, email or


CoBank contributes $500,000 to support physician education and prevention programs

Denver-based CoBank has donated $500,000 to support continued research and education efforts focused on opioid and prescription drug misuse. The Consortium will use the funds to develop new materials and educational programs. Read the announcement for more details. 

Join experts on harm reduction and medication-assisted treatment on June 28

The North Colorado Health Alliance CO-SLAW Team in collaboration with the Consortium will host a conversation about harm reduction and the opioid crisis in Weld County. The event is at the Riverside Library and Cultural Center in Evans and will include a training for medical providers led by Dr. Lesley Brooks. To learn more and register, use this Eventbrite link.

Read about the new opioid bills

The Consortium has created an infographic that gives you a quick look at the bills and the new funding.  

Open a PDF of the infographic or read our roundup of the legislation!

Lift the Label campaign expands with new stories, guide for providers and law enforcement

See OBH's announcement for details

Tell us how we're doing!

To help everyone stay connected and informed, the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention has created this email newsletter to share important news, announce events and new programs, and more! Email us at if you have something you'd like to share or to let us know what you think about this newsletter. 

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Provider Education
  • Leadville, Wednesday, July 17, 5 to 8:30 p.m. -- register here  
  • Lakewood, Tuesday, July 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m. -- register here
Metro Denver
  • Pueblo Substance Use Response Ecosystem (SURE) Speakers forum -- More to Worry About Than Heroin: Marijuana, Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m., Rosemont Room, Parkview Hospital West Annex, 1518 N. Elizabeth St., Pueblo
Northeast Northwest


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