Challenge: Colorado taps federal grants to help fight opioid crisis.

Challenge

Community outreach is required to manage the growing opioid epidemic in Colorado. From 2001 to 2015, Colorado’s opioid overdose rate increased by 179%, and in 2017 alone, 558 Coloradoans died from a prescription opioid or heroin overdose.

Solution

Model:
J33S
Upfitter:
Medical Coaches

The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) received federal grants from SAMHSA to help increase access to treatment for opioid use disorder. One of the grant’s funded projects was to implement mobile units to provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services in communities with limited resources across Colorado.

The funding helped produce six mobile health units which will be owned and operated by four providers in the state. Winnebago Specialty Vehicles worked with Medical Coaches on the design with two OBH managed services providers, Signal Behavioral Health and West Slope Casa. Winnebago Specialty Vehicles built the commercial platform and Medical Coaches completed the upfit.

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Impact

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Each of the mobile units will cover a specific region – southeast, southwest, northeast, and northwest Colorado – and will visit communities at the same days and times each week to build reliability.

To see additional examples of mobile health units in action, and to learn more about funding options, watch our recent webinar: Building a Mobile Opioid Outreach Program.

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Case Studies

Endless Possibilities.

Just a few of the mobile solutions we've helped engineer. If you can envision it, chances are we can build it.

  • Opioid Outreach
    Community Care in Reach
    Massachusetts ranked among the top ten states in the rate of opioid overdose deaths. Since most victims are homeless or in unsta... read more
  • Mobile Health
    Colorado DHS
    Community outreach is required to manage the growing opioid epidemic in Colorado. From 2001 to 2015, Colorado’s opioid overdose ... read more
  • Mobile Lung Unit
    Neurologica
    According to the American Lung Association, over 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, and approximately eigh... read more
  • Mobile Surgical Instrument Sterilization
    UCLA
    UCLA was facing significant costs by using third-party vendors to clean and sterilize surgical instruments at its Ronald Reagan ... read more
  • Brand Outreach
    Vikings
    Approximately 250,000 children in the Twin Cities suffer from food insecurity as members of the first generation in history to h... read more

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