Go to the Provider Education work group page.

    This page is for people interested in learning more about the events that are offered to educate medical providers such as doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and dentists about opioids, safe prescribing practices, and alternatives to opioids.

    Links to resources such as online training modules and an event schedule can be found below.

    If you would like to know more about or join the Consortium’s Provider Education work group, visit the work group page.


    The Consortium works with partners to create resources that meet the needs of providers in Colorado and beyond. These include planning provider education events and online courses about the latest opioid prescribing and safety guidelines. The list of resources continues to grow; if you have questions, please email the Consortium.

    Online Courses

    Guidelines and Tools for Improving Pain Management: Opioid Stewardship by the University of Colorado Center for Health, Work & Environment

    This interactive evidence-based activity examines the best-practices and universal precautions for treating chronic pain and reviews the guidelines for assessing patients, developing a comprehensive treatment plan, the benefits of using first line therapies, initiating an opioid trial and regimen, monitoring patients and strategies to manage the risk of opioid abuse, overdose, and diversion. This activity also educates learners on how to treat worker populations and pregnant women who struggle with chronic pain or substance use disorder.

    Provider education events

    The Consortium works with some of Colorado’s leading experts in addiction and pain management to create educational trainings that are held in communities around Colorado. Past events have been hosted in the Denver area as well as towns like Steamboat Springs and Walsenburg. Between 2017 and 2019, the Consortium educated approximately 1,500 unique individuals on topics ranging from safe opioid prescribing, medication-assisted treatment, non-opioid pain management, and many others.

    The events are intended for medical providers and can be used to earn continuing medical education credits and COPIC points.

    If you would like to learn more about attending or organizing and hosting an event, email a Consortium program manager.

    Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, most events have moved online. Check back here for updates.

    2020 lunch and learn series

    The Consortium has sponsored a series of online lunch and learns for providers interested in pain management, alternatives to opioids, and other treatment options. Follow the link below to see the schedule and register.