The Prevention Team provides substance misuse prevention services designed to help reduce the impact associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse and promote safer, low risk choices for a healthier community. Our team provides technical assistance and support to local community groups by promoting techniques and strategies that are proven effective. We build local capacity for prevention, as we believe local solu- tions improve local conditions.
Provide information—Health Fairs, Billboards, Newspaper Articles, Informational Brochures, Group Presentations, etc.
Enhance skills—Courses, curricula, workshops, strategic planning, technical assistance to local coalitions
Provide support—Support communities in providing substance-free activities for youth and families. Encourage communities to advo- cate for prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Enhance access/reduce barriers—Promote outreach to establish beneficial connections between people and organizations
Change consequences—Promote interventions for high risk choices. - Ex. 12 hour Prime for Life classes (fee based)
Change design—Physical change or clean up of targeted areas
Modify/change policies—Work to change local practices and policies