Colorado's Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative event at the CU Anschutz Medic

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When and where
jueves, junio 8, 2023
8:00am MT
Anschutz Health & Sciences Building Chancellor Elliman Conference Center
1890 N Revere Ct
Aurora, CO 80045

We need to respond to the staggering increase in substance-use, mental health needs and substance-related deaths in the American Workforce. To address these issues, this event will highlight the work that the University of Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Health, Work and Environment's (CHWE) has done through the Colorado’s Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) Initiative.


The RFW Initiative provides education, training, and resources to help managers and individuals implement workplace practices and support for employees in treatment and recovery. In partnership with the CU Johnson Depression Center and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, the goal is to address the national mental health crisis and substance use epidemic made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers include:

  • Chancellor Don Elliman, CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Heidi Williams, MPA, Director of Opioid Response, Colorado Attorney General's Office
  • Rob Valuck, Executive Director, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Kevin Hougen, President and CEO, Aurora Chamber of Commerce 

This event is a partnership with the Colorado Attorney General's Office, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, and The Aurora Chamber of Commerce.

Event topic: 
Paid Family & Medical Leave
Women's entrepreneurship
Workforce Issues
General Small Business
Veteran's entrepreneurship
Rural Entrepreneurship
Second chance
Minority Entrepreneurship
Business assistance
Fair Competition