Rural Experience

Opioid Crisis in the San Luis Valley

On November 2-3, Community Resource Center convened a group of diverse stakeholders to discuss the opioid crisis in the San Luis Valley. Local community organizers, nonprofit leaders, and statewide partners informed outreach and planning efforts to ensure a thoughtful and robust dialogue that would leverage existing programs and initiatives in the region.

We explored how the opioid crisis is a result of and contributor to complex community needs, resource scarcity, and deeply held culture. The Rural Experience also included discussions related to:

  • Culture of the San Luis Valley
  • Generational Poverty
  • Behavioral Health and Integrated Care
  • Rural Economic Development
  • Education and Schools
  • Homelessness
  • Women and Families

This event connected diverse regional and statewide professionals and community leaders. Participants were able to discuss the expansive impact of opioid misuse on families and the community. The knowledge gained and relationships built during the Rural Experience contributed to the ongoing process of combating the opioid crisis.

For more information, please contact:

Leah Rausch, Director of Rural Partnerships
303.623.1540 X170 or email hidden; JavaScript is required