Substance Use Prevention & Early Intervention

The CDHS Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) published 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 began on July 1, 2014.  
The OBH Community Prevention Programs are 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 rely 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 used 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, and to evaluate and improve strategies. The Community Prevention Programs promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles to support positive choices for citizens of Colorado.