Prevention resources and tools



Colorado's Substance Use Prevention Strategic Plan

An upstream plan focused on the promise of primary intervention.

Colorado's Statewide Strategic Plan for Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse (2019-2024)

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Resources and Tools


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Colorado State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)

CPEI contracts with CU-Denver The Evaluation Center to manage the SEOW. The SEOW is a group of state agencies and data experts who work together to study substance use and its impacts in Colorado. Every other year, it publishes profiles about different substances, how they are used, and the effects they have on the health of individuals and populations. The 2023 profiles cover seven topics: Demographics, Mental Health, Alcohol, Cannabis, Opioids, Stimulants, and Tobacco, The SEOW also released 2023 profiles on Behavioral Health During the Pandemic, and Populations with Special Considerations. The SEOW is funded by the SUPTRS grant.

Colorado State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) (SEOW website)

2023 Kit de Herramientas de Prevencion de la Conduccion Con las Facultades Disminuidas en Colorado (SEOW website)


PDD Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to help communities choose and use interventions that prevent impaired driving among youth in Colorado. It was created with input from youth and organizations across the State. Use the links below to access the toolkits:

Prevention Training


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Learning Management System (LMS)

The CPEI unit contracts with the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC) to create and curate a directory of trainings related to substance use prevention. RMPHTC provides training based on the latest research and best practices for prevention offering a wide array of learning opportunities ranging from webinars and self-paced modules to live, interactive workshops and cohort-based learning opportunities.


Prevention Change Coach Project

The CPEI unit contracts with OMNI Institute to manage and provide technical assistance. It is a multi-tiered structure that supports individualized learning and collaborations across communities.

  • Individual and Organizational Coaching
  • Cluster Meetings of Grantees around shared topics of interest
  • Learning Communities of Prevention Topics
  • Prevention Focused Newsletter