The Tooele County Health Department (TCHD) is seeking proposals for projects that address root causes and factors associated with the youth use of electronic cigarettes, marijuana, and other drugs.
Substance misuse/abuse continue to be an important public health concern contributing to morbidity and mortality rates. Evidence shows that the initiation of substance use in adolescence can lead to higher levels of misuse, abuse, and substance use disorders later in life. TCHD is interested in working with, and supporting, community coalitions and organizations in the early prevention of adverse outcomes related to youth substance abuse. The aim of this funding is to identify innovative projects and partnerships across Tooele County who are committed to addressing “upstream” factors by focusing on one or more risk or protective factors identified in the Utah Student Health and Risk Prevention Statewide Survey.
Research on risk and protective factors has important implications for children’s academic success, positive youth development, and prevention of health and behavior problems. By measuring risk and protective factors in a population, specific risk factors that are elevated and widespread can be identified and targeted by policies, programs, and actions shown to reduce those risk factors and to promote protective factors.
SHARP Survey Link: https://dsamh.utah.gov/reports/sharp-survey
Please read the following for more information and application:
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted many education and youth serving programs. TCHD anticipates that these disruptions will continue to present barriers to program implementation through the 2021 Fiscal Year. As such, applicants are required to develop plans that reflect this reality. Applicants are encouraged to consider innovative strategies throughout their application, including programmatic and budgetary decisions. The review committee will not accept business-as usual continuance plans.