Region 5 Opioid Abatement Council

Region 5 Opioid Abatement Council

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The Region 5 Opioid Abatement Council, consisting of Eagle, Garfield, Lake, Pitkin, and Summit counties, prioritizes, distributes, and manages opioid settlement funds from the Colorado Attorney General’s office. The Council distributes funds to support programs that aim to reduce substance-related deaths, increase community awareness and utilization of substance use resources, and understand needs and gaps in the regional prevention systems.

View Current Strategic Plan

The Region 5 currently has 3 active contracts based on the current Strategic Plan.  All contractors will serve or operate in each of the 5 regional counties.

High Rockies Harm Reduction - View Website
Approved Purpose: Harm Reduction
Contract Amount: $100,000 over two years
Scope: The contractor will provide harm reduction services in each of the five counties. Services will include naloxone (Narcan), syringe distribution, education, and peer support services.

Effct LLC - View Website

Approved Purpose: Prevention & Education
Contract Amount: $300,000 over two years
Scope: Development of an anti-stigma and education campaign based on regional community engagement. The campaign will gather local data on behaviors and attitudes regarding substance use in Region 5 and create a website to host geographically and culturally relevant resources and stories.

The OMNI Institute - View Website
Approved Purpose: Prevention & Education
Contract Amount: $100,000 over two years
Scope: Collect publicly and privately available data and develop a dashboard to provide data-driven insights on the Abatement Council website. 

Council Meeting Notes & Agendas
Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 | Click here to view notes and agenda

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