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Provider Education

The Provider Education work group focuses on issues relating to improving the education and training of health care professionals who prescribe, dispense, or otherwise provide care for those receiving prescription medications with the potential for misuse, abuse, or diversion.

The Provider Education work group meets every other month by teleconference. The current work group roster, most recent meeting minutes, and upcoming meeting schedule can be found on this page.

Please contact us at for more information on the Provider Education work group or to volunteer to participate in the group’s activities.

Virtual “Lunch and Learn” CME Opportunity for Healthcare Providers

The Consortium’s Provider Education Work Group often leads online provider education programs. These include lunch and learn presentations.

Partnership to Increase Capacity for MAT for OUD Across Colorado: Training Clinicians & Practice Teams, and  Engaging Community Members

January 27th, 12:00-1:00pm

Presented by CU’s Practice Innovation Program

The Practice Innovation Program at CU’s Department of Family Medicine will present updates on  their efforts to expand medication assisted treatment and build capacity with rural partners. 

Register here

What do Women Need? 

February 18th, 12:00-1:00pm 

Presented by Dr. LaTisha Bader, PhD

This presentation is eligible for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

It’s a perplexing question asked by treatment staff and marketers, families and clients alike. At times, women’s programs seem to be an enigma. Questions of how to financially provide them, locate them, and for clients to complete them are some of the most profound questions in the treatment field. This talk will provide history, cultural factors, specific needs, and the competences needed to grasp (and hopefully provide) women’s addiction treatment. 

Register here

Women and Weed

February 25th, 12:00-1:00pm

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 messaging toward women, and explore the impact on the family and the community. Provide talking points about the cultural implications of women’s use and the impact on themselves and future generations. It will provide up-to-date science regarding addiction, mental health, and body. It will highlight the importance and effectiveness of gender-specific treatment. Sharing evidence-based information to have an intelligent “cannabis conversation.” 

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Work Group Team

Co-Chair: Lesley Brooks, MD, North Colorado Health Alliance, SummitStone Health Partners

Co-Chair: Joshua Blum, MD, Denver Health