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EB48E93BDCE22938872584320071381D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For STATEWIDE SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER PREVENTION

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Jul 9, 2019      
Location Old State Library



Statewide Substance Use Disorder Prevention - Committee Discussion Only


02:36:42 PM  
Jeff Jenson, University of Denver, discussed progress and gaps in prevention practice, policy, and science.  He referred to a power point during his presentation (Attachment L).  He discussed the history of drug prevention strategies, such as "Scared Straight" and "Just Say No."  He pointed out that these programs were not effective in decreasing drug use or delinquency.  Mr. Jenson discussed effective prevention programs that focus on interventions that reduce risk factors and increase protective factors.  He suggested that universal prevention for all young people is the most effective way to reduce substance use.
02:50:15 PM  
Mr. Jenson continued to discuss successful prevention programs and responded to questions.
02:58:23 PM  

Jenny Corvalan-Wood, DHS, spoke about the Colorado's Statewide Strategic Plan for Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse: 2019-2024 (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/article/statewide-strategic-plan-primary-prevention-substance-use).

02:59:07 PM  

Ali Maffey, CDPHE, discussed the strategic prevention plan. She spoke about prevention programs offered in middle schools, such as the Communities that Care program.

03:04:12 PM  

Ms. Corvalan-Wood spoke about strengthening Colorado's prevention workforce and strategies for increasing access to funding  prevention programs.

03:09:20 PM  

Ms. Corvalan-Wood pointed out that the statewide strategic plan builds on decades of collaboration between OBH, CDPHE, and other statewide prevention funders and demonstrates a commitment by Colorado’s prevention funders to align funding streams, strengthen the prevention workforce, and promote evidence-based prevention statewide.  Committee discussion about funding gaps.

03:21:27 PM  

J. Douglas Coatsworth, Colorado State University Prevention Research Center, discussed applying prevention science to impact public health and create effective prevention infrastructures. He spoke about the structure and goals of the University Prevention Science Collaborative. He discussed building an effective prevention infrastructure in Colorado. The panel responded to questions.






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