Public Awareness


    Co-Chair: Jose Esquibel, Colorado Attorney General’s Office of Community Engagement

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

    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’s goals for 2017-18 are to:

    • Complete and promote the Community Reference, a resource guide for coalitions to prevent prescription drug misuse;
    • Refresh web content for Take Meds Seriously and the Consortium websites;
    • Develop new educational content that emphasizes safe use of medications;
    • Collaborate with other work groups concerning communications and public education;
    • Serve as Consortium’s clearinghouse for coordination, timing, and measurement of strategic communications for work group initiatives; and
    • Continue to expand the learning community to help local coalitions share knowledge and best practices by holding quarterly webinars.

    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 are available on the left hand side of 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.