Prescription Drug Abuse in Colorado… Let’s Work Together
NOW RECRUITING AMERICORPS MEMBERS
The Colorado Area Health Education Centers are pleased to announce a new program, The Colorado AmeriCorps Community Opioid Response Program (CORP), a grant-funded project with Serve Colorado Governor’s Commission on Community Service (Serve Colorado).
The AHECs are developing a statewide program to utilize AmeriCorps members in assisting local communities to strengthen community-based efforts and address the opioid epidemic in partnership with the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, Rise Above Colorado and the Colorado Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force.
The program will be responsible for 12 AmeriCorps members who will provide support to local communities that are implementing strategies to reduce the impact of opioid abuse throughout Colorado. Members will coordinate and facilitate provider education events around safe prescribing practices, facilitate community educational events around safe storage and disposal of medications, and coordinate delivery of youth-focused opioid-related educational programming and resources. Members may also disseminate related messaging campaigns and initiate, support and enhance community-based collaborations.
Learn more about the AmeriCorps program –