Colorado AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Program

The Colorado AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Program (CORP) is a statewide initiative to support local communities that are implementing strategies to reduce the impact of opioid abuse. From Sept. 1, 2017, through Aug. 31, 2018, 12 AmeriCorps members will work with the six regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) and several partner organizations around Colorado. The work will be focused on counties hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.

During the course of the program, three evidenced-based strategies will be used. The AmeriCorps members will work with the regional AHECs and partners in the community to:

coordinate and facilitate provider education events about safe prescribing practices
facilitate community educational events about safe storage and disposal of medications
coordinate delivery of youth-focused opioid-related educational programming and resourcesMap of Colorado Regional Centers, SWCAHEC, SLVAHEC, SECAHEC, WCAHEC, CCAHEC, CAHEC

 

The AmeriCorps members will also disseminate related messaging campaigns, initiate, support, and enhance community-based collaborations, and assist in other opioid misuse efforts. 
 
Contact Information 
Lin Browning, Central Colorado AHEC Executive Director and AmeriCorps Fiscal Manager linbrowning@centralcoahec.org  303-923-3734 

Gina Olberding, Consortium Operations Manager and AmeriCorps Program Manager gina.olberding@ucdenver.edu  303-724-3044