Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Colorado Opioid Abatement Conference.

Over 200+ community leaders attended in-person, representing the entire state, with an additional 80-100 individuals attending virtually over 2 days. Attendees heard from over 45 speakers sharing best practices on opioid response.

Attendees are now returning to their communities with additional tools, resources, and connections to maximize the impact of the opioid settlement funds in their communities. We are excited to see the work continue, and are grateful to everyone who helped make this event valuable, impactful, and inspirational. View #OpioidResponseCO to see some photos from the event.

On behalf of the Colorado Opioid Abatement Council,

The Opioid Response Unit
Heidi, Jamie, and Jack

Where Can I Find The Conference Materials?
Click the buttons above for the Conference Agenda and Speaker Bios or copy these URLs into your browser:
Click the buttons above for the presentation materials or copy these URL into your browser:
Where Can I Find The Recordings?
Videos from the conference are in the process of being uploaded to the new COAC YouTube Channel. Check back next week for the full slate.
Click the button above for the COAC YouTube channel:
What's Coming Up Next?
How are Colorado's Opioid Settlement Funds Going to Be Distributed and What Can These Funds be Used For?
Heidi Williams, Director of Opioid Response with the Colorado Office of Attorney General will join Dr. Nathaniel Riggs, professor of Human Development and Family Studies and executive director of the CSU Prevention Research Center for an interview, Friday August 19th, from 10-11am.

They will discuss the opioid settlement funds in Colorado and how this money will be used for statewide substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts. 
We Are Hiring!

Join our fun and dynamic team! The Opioid Response Unit in the Attorney General's Office is looking for an Opioid Response Grants Coordinator.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the distribution of opioid settlement funds across the state and to promote initiatives to maximize impact.

We are looking for candidates with some grants experience; no previous experience with the opioid crisis is required. Application closes August 31, 2022.
New Colorado Opioid Settlement Funds Framework

On Day 2 of the conference, Attorney General Phil Weiser launched the state's new Colorado Opioid Settlement Funds Dashboard. The Dashboard is designed to provide accurate and up to date information regarding the distribution of Opioid Settlement Funds in Colorado. Data will be updated as expenditures are reported, annual funds are requested, and additional lawsuits are settled. This is an important step in promoting transparency in the allocation and distribution of Opioid Settlement Funds statewide.
International Overdose Awareness Day and National Fentanyl Prevention Awareness Day
August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day - Find Events Near You in Colorado at #EndOverdoseCO

Thank You to All Who Attended In Person & Virtually!
Photos from Colorado Opioid Abatement Conference
All 19 Regions represented at Day 2's Regional Networking Breakout Session (left/top).

Attorney General Phil Weiser meets with talented recovery leaders from Recovery Panel: "Nothing About Us, Without Us" (bottom left/middle).

Attorney General Phil Weiser moderates panel on Law Enforcement Diversion on Day 2 (bottom right/bottom).
Contact Information:
Opioid Response Unit, Division of Community Engagement
Colorado Department of Law