The Adams County Regional Opioid Council met Monday, November 14 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Community Reach Center.
What has happened since the Regional Opioid Council last convened?
- The Colorado Opioid Abatement Council (COAC) approved Region 8’s initial funding allocations (Adams County is Region 8)
- The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is working to finalize and launch an education and awareness campaign early next year, and is happy to work with Region 8 to help inform what it needs to look like
- CVS Health agreed to settle opioid lawsuits for $5 billion over 10 years
- The Colorado Attorney General’s Office has opened its statewide Infrastructure Fund, which promotes capital improvements and provides operational assistance for developing or improving the infrastructure necessary to abate the opioid crisis within the state of Colorado
What was accomplished in this session?
Voting members of the Regional Opioid Council…
- Provided input on the deadline cycles and criteria for funding proposals for the first year of funding
- Established a Capital Projects Subcommittee, which will first explore the need for a youth residential treatment center in the region
What are the next steps?
- The Adams County Regional Opioid Council will reconvene on December 12 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM via Zoom to finalize the application and scoring matrix for funding proposals for the first year of funding, and confirm meeting dates for 2023
- The Adams County Regional Opioid Council will work to distribute fact sheets about fentanyl to their networks
Where can I learn more and view minutes from this session?
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