Coalitions in the News: May 2018

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT)- Taney County was interviewed by CADCA and featured in the Coalitions Online e-newsletter about their successes in underage drinking prevention and plans to continue strengthening community-wide policies. The coalition plans on increasing compliance checks outside of Branson and implementing the Kind Neighbor program.

 

WCLO Radio interviewed Building a Safer Evansville (BASE) about the Evansville Community Wellness Day and the Parents Who Host initiative. The goal of the Evansville Community Wellness Day was to provide an environment that supports the nutritional, mental, and physical well‐being of those who live, work, and play in the community. Events included an Rx Drug Take-Back, art therapy, yoga, and more. 

 

Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition was featured in the Seneca Daily News about the National Take-Back Day activities they hosted on April 28th. Read the article for more details.

 

Steuben Prevention Coalition, partnered with the Corning Police Department, increased access to safe medication disposal Monday afternoon by installing a new drug collection unit in the police department lobby. The new drug disposal unit will help to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents’ homes and decrease the potential for prescription drug abuse, which has soared in recent years, especially among teenagers. The coalition’s goal is to have a drug collection unit installed at every police department in the county. Read more here

 

 

Van Buren County SAFE Coalition had articles in the newspaper encouraging families to have alcohol free graduation parties and to encourage their children to not drink underage. The coalition also had an article in the newspaper promoting the Substance Abuse Free Days they are hosting this summer at Adventureland.

 

BC Tribune, LM Graphic, and Summit Tribune posted articles about how to safely get rid of unused medication and the RX Drug Take-Back Day hosted by Winnebago County Task Force.

 

Winona Daily News promoted Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (ASAP) upcoming training on Intercultural Development and Resilience in Leadership led by Sara Schonwald of Listen to Lead Consulting. Read more about the event here. Coalition volunteers were also on Leighton Broadcasting for an interview about the upcoming after-prom event at Winona Senior High School.

 

If you’d like to be featured on our blog or social media, contact Victoria at victoria@epiphanycommunityservices.com.

 

Photo Credits (in order of appearance): The Leader, Listen to Lead Consulting