The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) announces a Request for Applications for Law Enforcement Assistance Funds (LEAF) prevention programs related to impaired driving. The funds are designated for fiscal year 2014-2015 which begins on July 1, 2014. Please review the documents and be aware of important deadlines as well as the OBH contact to answer any questions.
The Office of Behavioral Health Community Prevention Programs is committed to providing comprehensive primary substance abuse prevention services and efforts throughout the state of Colorado to best meet the local needs of communities. Community Prevention Programs relies on organizations to implement evidence-based strategies and practices in reducing the current alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use rate. The Strategic Prevention Framework model is utilized for prevention delivery and is designed to assess population needs, resources and gaps, mobilize and build capacity, develop a strategic plan, implement evidence –based prevention programs, practices, policies, and to evaluate, sustain, and improve strategies. The Community Prevention Programs staff provides technical assistance to Colorado consumers, organizations, stakeholders, and the public regarding prevention services. The staff ensures quality of services and advocates for greater public awareness of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse issues. The Community Prevention Programs contributes and provides guidance to the development, expansion, and maintenance of the state prevention system using strategies to reach identified outcomes. Most importantly, the identified outcomes from prevention efforts promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles to support positive choices for citizens of Colorado.