Treatment

    TREATMENT

    Co-Chair: Paula Riggs, MD, Professor and Director, Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Co-Chair: Amanda (Mandy) Malone, BA, CACIII, State Opioid Treatment Authority, Controlled Substance Administrator, Office of Behavioral Health

    The Treatment work group focuses on identifying gaps and needs in the provision of preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative substance use treatment programs in the State of Colorado and making clinical, organizational, and public policy improvements to these systems.

    The Treatment work group’s goal for 2017-18 is to:

    • Develop strategic partnerships with state agencies, health policy and medical organizations* to:
    1. Promote and accelerate greater integration of opioid/substance screening, early intervention, and treatment in primary care medical and school-based settings;
    2. Address gaps in the continuity of care and support implementation of chronic disease model of care for individuals with OUD and other substance use disorders (SUD);
    3. Continue advocacy and active support for payment reforms aligned with federal parity legislation (i.e. Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, 2008).

    Work group partnerships may include but are not limited to OBH, CDPHE, Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, and other Consortium work groups (e.g. Recovery and Data and Research work groups). Key work group partners will be identified and developed in early 2018.

    The Treatment work group meets every other month (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 info@corxconsortium.org for more information on the Treatment work group or to volunteer to participate in the group’s activities.