Coordinating Colorado’s opioid crisis response
The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention coordinates our state’s response to the crisis of misuse and abuse of prescription medications such as opioids (including fentanyl), stimulants, and sedatives. Since the Consortium took its current form in 2013, it has been a place where stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints work together and focus their efforts to advance Colorado’s opioid crisis response. Partners include federal agencies, major state departments and agencies including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Office of Behavioral Health, and dozens of grassroots organizations and dedicated individuals.
The Consortium receives funds from the state and federal government and grants from nonprofit foundations and businesses. The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is the administrative home of the Consortium.