Colorado Drug Trends

August 2018 Prepared by Stephanie Russell, MSW Key Takeaways Alcohol has the largest number of treatment admissions since 2009 Alcohol, Heroin, and Meth account for 75% of all treatment records in CY2017 Twenty-five through 34 year olds account for the highest volume of treatment admissions for five out of six substances observed White race and male gender continue to be the most frequent demographics admitted to treatment The gender gap is the smallest for prescription opioids Read the full report here.  

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The Ways of the RAEs: Regional Accountable Entities and Their Role in Colorado Medicaid’s Newest Chapter

Published: October 11, 2018 | Updated: October 15, 2018 Key Takeaways Regional Accountable Entities, or RAEs, are new organizations in Health First Colorado, Colorado’s Medicaid program. They are responsible for coordinating members’ care, ensuring they are connecting with primary and behavioral health care, and developing regional strategies to serve Health First Colorado members While the aim is to eventually improve care, many changes are largely administrative and behind the scenes, and RAEs are attempting to launch their programs without ...

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