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State Priority Initiative

 

The Colorado Office of Behavioral Health Community Prevention Programs (OBH Prevention) administers a portion of the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement substance use disorder prevention programs, practices and approaches within the state.
 


The Office of Behavioral Health prevention priority funding is focused on expansion, development, and maintenance of the state prevention system. Each of these priority initiatives provides greater public awareness of ATOD issues, adapts to changing need, as well as insures new research in the ATOD prevention field. These priority initiatives are charged to respond to changing political and social environments by participating in cross-agency and cross-discipline collaboration to maximize effective use of resources and to meet current and emerging substance abuse prevention needs in Colorado.

 

OBH Prevention has determined eight priorities aligned with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the Colorado State Prevention System:

 

•  Parenting Education Prevention
•  Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse
•  Statewide Prevention Evaluation Technical Assistance and Training
•  Statewide Regional Prevention Technical Assistance and Training
•  Workplace Prevention Services
•  Synar Amendment Compliance – Tobacco
•  Prevention Resource Center
•  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder/ATOD Prevention

 

 

OBH prevention funded Statewide Priority Initiative providers for these areas are as follows:

 

PARENTING EDUCATION PREVENTION SERVICES

Program Name: Colorado Parenting Matters | Colorado Family Education, Resources & Training (CFERT)
Program Agency: Colorado State University, Institute for Applied Prevention
Program Description: Delivery of Parenting Education Prevention Services to meet the goal of assisting agencies/communities in providing researched/evidenced based parent education programs.

Colorado Parenting Matters | CFERT’s Service Model provides statewide training and technical assistance in program development, implementation and evaluation of parent education.  Information dissemination completes the full scope of the services.   
 
Program Director/Manager: Christine Cerbana
email: christine.cerbana@colostate.edu
phone: 970.491.2101
http://coloradoparentingmatters.com/

 

 

PRECONCEPTIVE AND PRENATAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICES

Program Name: Colorado Fetal Alcohol and Other Prenatal Substance Abuse Prevention
Program Agency: Colorado Area Health Education Center System
Program Description: A program that provides (1) training in the identification, counseling, and referral of high-risk women and alcohol-affected children, (2) information and support to caregivers of alcohol-affected children; and (3) promotes statewide the prevention of prenatal substance exposure.
 
Program Director/Manager: Pamela Gillen
email: pamela.gillen@ucdenver.edu
phone: 303.724.0327
http://www.ucdenver.edu/life/services/AHEC/ProgramAreas/cofas/Pages/CurrentFunders.aspx

 

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE AND MISUSE PREVENTION PROMOTION SERVICES

Program Name: Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
Program Agency: Peer Assistance Services
Program Description: The Prescription Drug Abuse/Misuse Prevention program serves as a resource for the state with its website: ww.RxDrugsNotYoursNotSafe.org where presentations and other downloads will be available for dissemination into communities by invested stakeholders.  The Rx Program utilizes community-based and environmental strategies to create state-wide investment by community stakeholders in an effort to create opportunities for medication disposal programs, in addition to creating a culture of patient responsibility with regard to prescription medications.
 
Program Director/Manager: Laurie Lovedale
email: llovedale@peerassist.org
phone: 303.369.0039 x203
http://www.peerassistanceservices.org/prescription/drugabuse.php

 

 

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE PREVENTION SERVICES

Program Name: Workplace Prevention Services (WPS)
Program Agency: Peer Assistance Services
Program Description: The WPS program assists companies in the development and implementation of comprehensive Drug Free Work Place programs, which universally impact employees within each business.  Selective small businesses will also receive the full-spectrum of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services, and have the option to receive evidence-based trainings for supervisors and employees as part of their Drug Free Work Place program implementation. 
 
Program Director/Manager: Maureen Carney
email: mcarney@peerassist.org
phone: 303.369.0039
http://www.peerassistanceservices.org/workplace/workplace.php

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE CENTER

Program Name: The Health and Learning Resource Center
Program Agency: RMC Health
Program Description: The Resource Center serves as a resource to increase statewide capacity for the prevention and treatment of substance use and abuse; mental health promotion, by aiding in the identification and dissemination of reliable consumer and professional health information, research findings, and best practices.  Which includes the management of a physical and virtual library, which offers a large collection of books and videos available for loan, without cost to Colorado residents.
 
Program Director/Manager: Dan Lawrence
email: danl@rmc.org
phone: 303.867.9113
http://trc.rmc.org/

 

 

COMMUNITY-BASED PROCESS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE & TRAINING SERVICES

Program Name: Regional Prevention Services (RPS) Project
Program Agency: OMNI Institute
Program Description: The RPS Project is dedicated to building the capacity of Colorado communities and organizations in planning, implementing, and evaluating effective prevention programs, policies, and practices through a regionally based statewide system.
 
Program Director/Manager: Ailala Kay
email: akay@omni.org
phone: 303.839.9422 x123
https://protect.omni.org/sites/rpsco

 


EVALUATION SERVICES

Program Name: Prevention Evaluation Partners (PEP)
Program Agency: OMNI Institute
Program Description: PEP provides community-based organizations and coalitions with evaluation services and technical assistance that support capacity-building in areas such as evaluation design, instrumentation, data collection and management, analysis, and use of findings.
 
Program Director/Manager: Laura Landry
email: llandry@omni.org
phone: 303.839.9422 x170
http://collaboration.omni.org/sites/dbh/Pages/About-PEP.aspx

 

 

 

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