Consortium Management 101: Development and Engagement Strategies for Success in building community resources for those with Opioid Use Disorder

Sponsor: International Nurses Society on Addictions

Presenter: JK Costello, MD, MPH, Behavioral Health Consultant/Physician Denver, Colorado JK Costello, MD, MPH is a physician and consultant on population health for addictions. He works at the intersection of medicine, behavioral health, and community recovery, fostering recovery-oriented systems of care. He helped implement medication-assisted treatment in jails all over Colorado, resulting in hundreds of additional people being treated for OUD. He has worked with the state Medicaid agency to assess addiction treatment capacity, helped overhaul behavioral health in jails, and assisted a dozen clinics with their addiction treatment program implementation. He is also a person in long-term recovery, putting recovery first in all his work. Lindsay E. Houston, MPH, Boulder, Colorado Lindsay Houston, MPH has over four years of experience in substance use disorder policy, program design, and implementation. Recent projects include technical assistance for addiction and mental health treatment in Colorado jails, developing a medication-assisted treatment program for a public health department and two federally qualified health centers, and conducting an environmental scan of treatment resources in Jefferson County Colorado. Lindsay also currently serves as consortium coordinator and project manager on two $1 million federal Rural Communities Opioid Response Program HRSA grants, one on the western slope and the other in northwest Colorado. In this capacity, Lindsay works to coordinate prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives across rural counties in Western and Northern Colorado and facilitates two workgroups across 9 total counties.

Target Audience: Providers and/or providers-in-training from diverse healthcare professions including physicians, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, and program administrators.

Webinar Description

Many federal and state substance use disorder funding opportunities necessitate community consortiums coming together to work on substance use issues. Despite this, there are few resources on how to facilitate and manage these groups to produce participation and bring real change to communities. This presentation will focus on the development and maintenance of opioid-specific consortiums. Specifically, the presentation will detail how to initiate a sustainable consortium and how to manage it effectively for optimal community engagement. The presentation will detail key communication strategies to facilitate group participation across the consortium and will disseminate leadership tactics for project directors and community facilitators to use in their own projects.

Educational Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Summarize key consortium building strategies.
  • Demonstrate effective consortium leadership.
  • Recognize successful communication strategies to generate and maintain consortium engagement.

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Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Support for the Program: 

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Watch: Consortium Management 101: Development and Engagement Strategies for Success in building community resources for those with Opioid Use Disorder
Recorded 07/01/2021
Recorded 07/01/2021
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