OBH Co-Hosts Opioid Safety Summit

More than 350 people attended today's Opioid Safety Summit hosted by OBH and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). Attendees heard personal stories of addiction to opioids, a presentation on stigma from OBH Director Robert Werthwein, fantastic results from CHA's Opioid Safety Pilot in 10 Colorado hospitals and more.

Dana Knowles, a former 9News anchor, kicked off the day by sharing her powerful personal story of opioid addiction, withdrawal and recovery. 

Conference to Focus on Model Used in OBH Opioid Grant

Denver Health is hosting a conference to help improve understanding of the hub and spoke model in the Medication Assisted Treatment-Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) grant that the Office of Behavioral Health is implementing in Colorado. The conference is on Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rita Bass Auditorium at 190 West Sixth Ave. in Denver.

Register for OBH Level II Four Plus Community of Practice Forums

To support the implementation of Level II Four Plus, OBH will host several small Communities of Practice (CoP) Forums across the State. These forums will be approximately 2.5 hours long and are designed to provide practical assistance to agencies who have implemented or are contemplating implementing a Level II Four Plus program.  

1st Reading at State Board of Human Services of the Involuntary Transportation for Immediate Screening Proposed Rules

The Office of Behavioral Health will be presenting the Involuntary Transportation for Immediate Screening proposed rules for first reading at the State Board of Human Services meeting on February 2, 2018, in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Promote National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week for Teens

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, Monday January 22nd through Sunday January 28th, is a health observance week for teens that aims to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drug and alcohol use. A week dedicated to linking students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends.

Volunteering At JeffCo Action Center

Youth at Lookout Mountain recently volunteered at the Jeffco Action Center to help get their food bank up to speed after the long holiday weekends. The Action Center’s Santa shop was very successful giving thousands of brand new toys to the Lakewood area youth. After the holidays, youth at Lookout Mountain helped to restock empty food bank shelves with frozen and refrigerated food.