The SouthWEST Opioid Response District (SWORD) is the Regional Council formed as a requirement of the Colorado Opioid Settlement Memorandum of Understanding. The SWORD will administer Opioid funding in the region. All southwest Colorado municipal and county governments signed onto the Colorado MOU to receive settlement funds and as part of the SWORD will determine ways the money will be used to address opioid and other substance misuse and identify viable, sustainable, substance treatment solutions to fill existing gaps in our rural region.
The SWORD includes government voting members but also advisory members that fit the following areas of experience:
● Behavioral health providers
● Health care providers
● Recovery/treatment experts
● Tribal representatives, and
● Community representative(s), preferably those with lived experience with the opioid crisis
Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force Report (Summary begins on P. 13)