CO's CURE Hospital Medicine Pilot

In 2019, Colorado Hospital Association, Colorado Medical Society and Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention launched a new initiative designed to address the opioid epidemic in Colorado. CO’s CURE brings together diverse clinical specialties, all committed to resolving the opioid epidemic in Colorado by developing guidelines targeted toward the initiatives four pillars: limiting opioid use, using alternatives to opioids (ALTOs) for the treatment of pain, implementing harm reduction strategies and improving the treatment and referral of patients with Opioid Use Disorder. As the specialty societies of Colorado develop limiting opioid use and ALTOs pillars, the guidelines will then be piloted in clinical settings.

Visit the CO’s CURE Initiative home page to learn more about the project background and participating societies.


The materials developed are intended for pilot purposes and will be revised. These materials should not be shared without prior permission.

These guidelines are NOT intended to replace clinical judgement or clinical expertise. Pathways are not intended for all patient types or conditions.

Darlene Tad-y, MD

Vice President, Clinical Affairs