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Public Awareness

The Public Awareness work group focuses on raising public awareness among Colorado citizens regarding the problem of prescription drug abuse and promoting the safe use, storage, and disposal of prescription medications.

The Public Awareness work group meets every other month (in person and by remote conferencing). 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 Public Awareness work group or to volunteer to participate in the group’s activities.


Co-Chair: Kent MacLennan, Executive Director, Rise Above Colorado

Co-Chair: Elizabeth Owens, Director of Communications, Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health