Colorado AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Program
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Kent MacLennan, MA, Executive Director, Rise Above Colorado
Lin Browning, MA, Executive Director, Central Area Health Education Center
Jose' Esquibel, Director, Office of Community Engagement, Colorado Office of the Attorney General
Gina Olberding, MBA, Operations Manager, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
Moderator: Nancy Hale, MA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Operation UNITE, and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
CE Certified By: AMA,AAFP,ACPE,ADA,ANCC,APA,CHES/MCHES,NAADAC,NASW,NBCC
The Colorado AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Program (CORP) is a statewide initiative utilizing 12 AmeriCorps members assigned to six regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) to provide support to local communities that are implementing strategies to reduce the impact of opioid abuse. This project links together the existing infrastructures of the AHECs, Rise Above Colorado, the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, and the legislatively mandated Colorado Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force that is chaired by the state's attorney general, to the work of local community coalitions, primarily through a constellation model approach that has been identified as a best practice. The presentation will discuss the evidence-based strategies that are used.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Describe the Colorado AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Program.
- Identify the evidence-based strategies being used in this project.
- Explain how AmeriCorps members can be utilized in their community to help respond to the opioid crisis.