Healthy People Portage County partners with area Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) coalitions to achieve long term cultural change that decreases the harmful effects of high risk drinking among Portage County adults and prevents alcohol and drug use among youth. If you’re interested in creating a healthy community that prevents youth from using alcohol/drugs and promotes responsible adult modeling, GET INVOLVED with one of Portage County’s many initiatives!
Portage County Coalition for Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention
This coalition has over 60 community members who look forward to making a difference in the area of alcohol and drug abuse. The coalition’s purpose is to achieve long term cultural change that supports positive adult modeling and decreases the harmful effects of high risk drinking among Portage County residents. The Coalition has four Action teams that focus on community education and awareness; advocacy; community prevention strategies; and evaluation, data monitoring, and research. For more information, review the coalitions 2008 Annual Report.
Portage County Alliance for Youth promotes positive youth development, partners with groups and individuals who care about youth, and advocates for positive attitudes and choices. Visit PCAY on the web to learn more.
The SPASH Social Norms Project uses a theoretical approach and marketing strategies to correct misperceptions of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by SPASH students. Marketing strategies will include posters, giveaways, and advertisements. For more information visit SPASH Social Norms on the web.
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