Substance Use Resource Coordinator
Denver Dept of Public Health and Environment
Marion Rorke, MPH, is the Substance use Reource Coordinator for the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, within the City& County of Denver, where she coordinates the city’s collaborative efforts to address opioids and other substances. She oversees a local coalition, Denver’s Collective Impact Group, which released a strategic plan in July 2018 with three overarching pillars: Preventing Substance (Mis)use, Improving Treatment Access & Retention, and Reducing Harm. Prior to coming to Denver in 2017 she worked in New Orleans on harm reduction strategies focused on reducing the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C, and assisted in the development of protocols for the distribution of naloxone at the syringe access program. She continually advocates for the integration of harm reduction strategies throughout the continuum of substance use services and aims to reduce the stigma associated with people who use drugs.