The Rocky Mountain Partnership (RMP) is supporting Adams County Government and the region to address issues impacting the community as a result of the opioid epidemic in alignment with a state-wide joint framework and ensuring funding awarded to the state from litigation settlements are invested in the region in a way that will have the most impact.
View the partners who are currently involved in this effort below.
A Regional Council is currently in the process of being confirmed according to the membership recommendations and requirements outlined in the Colorado Opioids Settlement Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) (specifically exhibit G, subsection 1).
“Each voting member of a Regional Council shall be an employee or elected official of a Participating Local Government within the applicable Region. [F(5)a Pg.10].”
As members are confirmed, they will be included here.
The MOU states that it is optional but strongly encouraged for regional councils to identify content experts, individuals with lived experience, and others as necessary to inform the decision making process. In the Adams County Region, these stakeholders are going to participate on the Regional Council as an Advisory Committee.
They will not be voting members of the Regional Council due to the requirements outlined in the MOU, and the fact that they may apply to and receive funds to address the opioid crisis. Stakeholders may include, but are not limited to:
Behavioral Health Experts
Health Care Experts
Attorney General’s Office
Community Member(s) with lived experience
Harm Reduction Experts
As stakeholders and community members with lived experience are confirmed, they will be included here.
The Role of the RMP Team
The RMP Team, which supports the overall network, has been contracted by Adams County Government to facilitate and serve as the backbone to this regional effort. Learn more about the role of the RMP Team by clicking the button below.
Colorado Opioid Abatement Council
The Colorado Abatement Council consists of representatives appointed by the State and Participating Local Governments and will ensure the distribution of Opioid Funds complies with the terms of the Colorado Opioid MOU. They will do this by developing processes and procedures for holding regions accountable to their stated uses of those funds.
In addition to the administrative duties of the Abatement Council, they will also be able to “facilitate collaboration between the State, Participating Local Governments, Regional Councils, and other stakeholders for the purposes of sharing data, outcomes, strategies, and other relevant information related to abating the opioid crisis in Colorado [C(4)d Pg.6].”
Click on the button below to see FAQ’s about this effort.
|Jody Nowicki, RMP Senior Director of Stakeholder Impact, serves as the Project Manager for this effort. Contact Jody at JodyNowicki@RMPBackbone.org with additional questions or to learn more.|