Co-Chair: Tom Gorman, Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Co-Chair: Lindsey Myers, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
The Heroin Response work group’s purpose is to establish a coordinated statewide response to Colorado’s emerging heroin problem. Work group members represent diverse backgrounds and include representatives from federal, state, and local law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and recovery organizations.
The Heroin Response work group’s goals for 2017-18 are to:
- Enhance relationships between law enforcement, treatment, and public health;
- Expand Crisis Services to handle opioid use disorder (OUD) calls and act as a resource for responding law enforcement;
- Expand medication-assisted treatment in jails;
- Conduct ongoing data monitoring related to Colorado’s heroin epidemic; and
- Target opioid and heroin source of supply to reduce availability.
The Heroin Response work group meets every month (in person and by remote conferencing), with occasional exceptions. The current work group roster, most recent meeting minutes, and upcoming meeting schedule are available on the left-hand side of this page.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Heroin Response work group or to volunteer to participate in the group’s activities.