Substance Use Prevention & Early Intervention

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The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) Community Prevention Programs provide services to your Colorado community to help prevent primary substance abuse throughout the state. Community Prevention Programs rely on organizations to use evidence-based approaches and methods to reduce the current rates of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.  

The Strategic Prevention Framework model is used for prevention delivery and is designed to evaluate population needs, resources and gaps, mobilize and build capacity, develop a strategic plan, implement evidence-based prevention programs, and to evaluate and improve approaches. The Community Prevention Programs promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles to support positive choices for citizens of Colorado.

The Colorado Department of Human Sevices (CDHS) 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.