Maps are an important part of a decision making process here in the State of Colorado. Here you will find some examples of some State Agencies using mapping to help tell a story, provide resources to inform the public and stakeholders.


Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office
Through our interactive story map, you can explore Colorado's resiliency story in a multi-part series that examines the challenges we face in our path towards a more resilient future, what the State and communities across Colorado are doing to tackle these challenges head on, and what resources are available for communities to act on their resiliency today.

Map: Colorado's Resiliency Story
Framing why resiliency is important to Colorado. Natural disasters, are just one of many factors impacting Colorado's future. Some communities are growing rapidly, while others are seeing populations decrease. These pressures can be further compounded by unpredictable weather, drought, geological hazards, a changing economic landscape, challenges in accessing attainable housing, and aging infrastructure.

Colorado Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Office
The Office of Behavioral Health provides oversight of and purchases opioid treatment services, including traditional substance use disorder treatment and opioid treatment programs (OTPs).

Colorado Consortium
The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention coordinates Colorado’s response to the misuse of medications such as opioids, stimulants, and sedatives. The Consortium’s mission is to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse in Colorado by developing policies, programs, and partnerships with the many Colorado agencies, organizations, and community coalitions addressing one of the state’s major public health crises.

Map: Opioid Mapping Tool 
This is a crowd-sourced map that started here in Colorado from the Governor's Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse. A few families in Colorado that attended the consortium meetings started the idea to break stigma and share stories . It has grown nationally and hosted by the National Safety Council with over 1400 people added.