Colorado is one of only four states to be awarded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Partnership for Success: State and Community Prevention Performance grant. This program is designed to help reduce statewide substance abuse rates by addressing gaps in current prevention services and increasing the ability to reach out to specific populations or geographic areas with serious, emerging substance abuse problems. The other three states are Connecticut, Illinois, and Tennessee.
The Colorado Prevention Partnership for Success (CPPS) project employs a public health model to demonstrate positive statewide change to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of underage and binge drinking among Hispanic/Latino high school youth. The Office of Behavioral Health will be working with four counties: Adams, Denver, Pueblo, and Weld over the next five years.