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Priorities of White House Office of National Control Policy

By José Esquibel The Biden-Harris Administration has released information on the priorities of the Office of National Control Policy (ONDCP). There is recognition that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the addiction and overdose crisis in the United States. ONCDP will have these policy priorities: The Workforce: Advancing recovery-ready workplaces and expanding the addiction workforce. Racial Equity: […]

Colorado Prepares for First Round of Opioid Settlement Funds

By José Esquibel In early February, McKinsey & Co., a major consulting firm, finalized a settlement agreement with 43 states, the District of Columbia and three territories for its role in working with Purdue Pharma in promoting the prescribed opioid OxyContin. McKinsey agreed to pay $573 million within 60 days of the settlement. According to […]

Women and Weed: a presentation for providers

February 25th, 12:00-1:00pm Women and Weed Register here! Presented by Dr. LaTisha Bader, PhD This presentation is eligible for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits This presentation will outline the continuously changing culture of cannabis use, perception of risk, and common exchanges regarding cannabis use and women’s issues. It will review public health concerns, marketing and […]

Grant program yields $5.52M, 24x return

After helping Colorado organizations raise more than $5.52 million in grant funds, the Consortium’s program to help local governments and nonprofits write grant applications came to a close at the end of 2020. 23 organizations received 30 grants with the aid of the program, at a cost of $213,114. That translates into a 24x return on […]