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Colorado Social Legislation Committee Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Chaer Robert
05:41
Chaer Robert, Colo Center on Law and Policy and CSLC Legislative Chair.
Karly Kaufman (she/her)
06:01
Karly Kaufman, CCLP
Laurie Harvey, Community Advocate (she/her)
06:13
Laurie Harvey, (she, her) Community Advocate and Volunteer
Sarah Barnes (she/her)
06:34
Thank you all for being here! Just a note that we record these meetings so that folks who are not able to attend during the work day can listen online later.
Rachel Kelley
06:53
Rachel Kelley- CLLARO graduate student intern, MSW student at DU
Sarah Barnes (she/her)
11:51
Feel free to put any questions you have for the panelists today in the chat!
Nan Morehead
16:11
Nan Morehead
Karly Kaufman (she/her)
19:16
Thank you for breaking down the highlights!
Sarah Barnes (she/her)
26:25
How are you able to reach folks for treatment? Is it mostly when someone comes into the clinic and proactively requests it?
Susan Stark
29:22
What percent of people who traffic in this deadly drug are NOT also drug users?
Randle Loeb
29:56
Interventions that are effective throughout the outreach collaborative and in work in places where people are living outdoors includes working the clinics and hospitals. How do you increase complex cases of interventions and wrap around intensive services in drop in programs throughout the METRO DENVER region along the Front Range?
Sarah Axelrath (she/hers)
31:28
@Sarah Barnes - people come to our low barrier, walk-in Suboxone clinic to request same-day treatment. I also do street outreach and proactively reach out to people in active use to let them know about our program and in many cases can start them on treatment same-day if they’re interested and ready
Sarah Barnes (she/her)
32:14
Thanks Sarah, that's great and really helpful.
Sarah Axelrath (she/hers)
33:37
@Susan Stark - I’m not sure about the exact percentages, but the vast majority of selling and buying of fentanyl occurs between individuals (ie not cartels). In my world of working with people with severe substance use disorders, many people who use fentanyl also sell fentanyl. The difference between who’s buying and who’s selling on any given day may just be who has better luck and resources on that day.
Sarah Axelrath (she/hers)
37:23
@Randle Loeb - it’s hard. As you’re saying, treatment involves more than medications - treatment is also case management, housing, employment, behavioral health, etc. On medical street outreach I partner with outreach workers from the Street Outreach Collaborative to help people obtain their vital documents, get on housing lists, etc. But we need MUCH more funding and support for wrap around services.
Sarah Barnes (she/her)
38:06
What would comprehensive drug education in schools look like?
Sarah Barnes (she/her)
38:47
Thank you!
Lisa Raville
39:13
https://drugpolicy.org/resource/safety-first-real-drug-education-teens
Eric Wright
39:13
Are you invited into schools?
Lisa Raville
39:52
Eric W - I'm not usually. :)
Chaer Robert
41:31
For Teeri : What exactly does " Drug felon , not DOC eligible mean"? and what does that mean in terms of what help/services are available?
Chaer Robert
43:17
also for Terri: the $10 million in bill re "Detox and Crisis", which organizations or types of organizations would be potentially eligible? Is this Hospital ERs, Methadone clinics, Harm Reduction programs?
Randle Loeb
43:23
What percentage of people who overdose and die purposely expose themselves to lethal doses? Is there a way to determine whether a person is in crisis of life and death?
Lisa Raville
44:42
Randle, thank you! The Denver Office Mediccal Examiner and state health department breaks down overdose deaths by accidental and suicide.
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI)
45:18
How can those of us who live in the metro area around Denver (like Jeffco where I am) help push to expand harm reduction services in our areas, especially as people are being displaced out of Denver w/ high housing costs?
Angie Layton
46:28
and felonies affect voting rights as well
Lisa Raville
46:32
CCHI, yes, we would love that!! Tri County Health in Aurora and Jefferson County Health Dept have some harm reduction programming … for others, it will be having those conversations and supporting folks with access to naloxone and fentanyl testing strips!
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI)
47:44
Thanks Lisa!
Randle Loeb
47:45
the program started by James Ginsburg on Colfax near Reed is a drop in treatment program called Recovery Works It is located where the previous Emergency shelter program of Jeff CO
Sarah Axelrath (she/hers)
48:14
@CCHI - talk to your city counselors! Let them know you want syringe access and other harm reduction services in your community!
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI)
48:23
Hi! It's Isabel by the way, for some reason I can't change my name :)
Lisa Raville
49:51
Lisa.harm.reduction@gmail.com
Aubrey Wilde
49:52
Great point, Angie
terri hurst
50:24
Here is a brief that HRAC & CCJRC published in March regarding Fentanyl in Colorado: https://www.ccjrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Fentany-in-Colorado-Special-Brief.pdf
Randle Loeb
51:14
Thank you for mentioning other additional issues of use and abuse of supplies.
Chaer Robert
55:36
Are there some good models for governments working on "safe supply".?
Eric Wright
56:06
Are cities giving any support to harm reduction programs here?
Sarah Axelrath (she/hers)
58:21
I can take one more last question and then I have to get back to taking care of patients 🙂
Sarah Barnes (she/her)
59:21
Thank you Sarah for being here and for your work!
Karly Kaufman (she/her)
01:00:12
Thank you all for your incredible work. This has been extremely educational and I appreciate the new knowledge!
Angie Layton
01:04:20
lots of colleges have these types of programs
Angie Layton
01:04:49
public schools are so overburdened it's hard to say they should add this to their academic day
Angie Layton
01:13:48
services in jail are awful
Randle Loeb
01:14:25
Thank you for this comprehensive presentation LISA et al
Lisa Raville
01:14:29
Lisa.harm.reduction@gmail.com
Mathew Mengesha
01:15:10
Thank you so much! This was very informative
Isabel Cruz
01:15:16
Thank you for this important conversation & for the expertise & continued dedication of the panelists!!!
Laurie Harvey, Community Advocate (she/her)
01:15:28
Thank you for this compelling program.