What are community coalitions?
Community coalitions are comprised of parents, teachers, law enforcement, local businesses, religious leaders, health providers and other community activists who mobilize at the local and national level to make their communities safer, healthier and drug-free.
How do coalitions make a difference in communities?
Coalition building is a smart strategy that promotes coordination and collaboration and makes efficient use of limited community resources. By connecting multiple sectors of the community in a comprehensive approach, community coalitions are achieving positive outcomes.
Get Involved– Listed below are several opportunities throughout our county if you would like to get involved.
Grantsville City Communities that Care
The Grantsville City Communities that Care coalition began meeting formally in August of 2019. It is a coalition of like-minded individuals from various professional and private sectors who join together to promote prevention using evidence-based strategies in Grantsville City. This coalition has adopted the Communities that Care Framework to be able to galvanize the passion that each individual member brings to the coalition. If you are passionate about helping your community to be the healthiest that it can be, we need you!
Please join us every second Tuesday of each month at Grantsville City Hall or e-mail Kevin Neff at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Grantsville-City-Communities-that-Care-112692597079968
North Valley Communities That Care
The North Valley Communities That Care is a community coalition working to reduce substance misuse, suicide, and other behavioral health problems in the Stansbury, Lake Point, and Erda communities. The coalition uses the evidence-based Communities That Care framework to affect change. Using local data, the coalition identifies problems and strategizes ways to address them in the community. Strategies include targeting the risk and protective factors that contribute to these behaviors. The North Valley Communities That Care aims to strengthen the community utilizing universal strategies to empower individuals and families to be healthy, engaged, and compassionate members of society.
The coalition meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 6pm. If you would like to get involved, please e-mail Jamie Slade at email@example.com for more information.
Follow them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/NorthValleyCTC
Wendover Prevention Group
The Wendover Prevention Group has been serving the Wendover and West Wendover communities since 2015. Their mission is to establish and strengthen collaboration among community partners in order to maximize support of the efforts to prevent or reduce underage drinking, substance abuse, and delinquency among youth. They focus on creating environmental changes in the community rather than individual changes in each community member. This broad focus helps them affect change for the larger population and future generations.
The Wendover Prevention Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 12pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WendoverPrevention
Tooele City Communities that Care
Tooele Communities That Care (CTC) is a prevention coalition that uses the evidence-based CTC framework. Tooele City was among the first to adopt the CTC model nationwide. Research has shown that the CTC coalition framework is effective in reducing substance abuse and other problem behaviors among youth, and Tooele City is no exception. Tooele CTC is committed to making Tooele City an environment that is “raising healthy, successful, and considerate youth.” They also believe in building a healthy community one family at a time. The Tooele County Health Department Prevention Services team works closely with Tooele Communities That Care. Learn more and find out how to get involved by visiting their website: https://tooelecity.org/city-departments/communities-that-care/
Resisting Alcohol and Drugs- Prevention Advocacy Coalition (RAD-PAC)
RAD-PAC is a local youth coalition that advocates for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention in Tooele County. It is an opportunity for youth to learn valuable leadership skills, educate their peers, meet with local and state leaders, and serve the community. If you are between ages 12-18 and would like to get involved, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find them on Instagram @tooeleradpac
Wendover Prevention Youth Group
This youth coalition is a great opportunity for teens in Wendover to make a positive difference in their community. Members will have opportunities to build leadership skills, attend trainings, and work with community leaders to prevent youth substance use.
Contact Peter Clegg at email@example.com to get involved!
Suicide Prevention Workgroup
The Suicide Prevention Workgroup is a group of professionals from sectors ranging from the local school district to the Life’s Worth Living Foundation. We meet monthly to discuss training opportunities, the ongoing efforts of the members of the workgroup, and to plan upcoming strategies to address the problem of suicide in Tooele County.
If you are interested in attending any of our meetings, please contact Kevin Neff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tooele Interagency Prevention Professionals
Through collaborative programming and networking, TIPP provides the citizens of Tooele County support, guidance, and resources to improve their quality of life by being substance-free, healthy, and contributing members of society. Representatives from agencies and businesses throughout the county attend monthly meetings to share resources and collaborate to provide the public with activities and events that address risk and protective factors of substance misuse and other unhealthy behaviors.
If you are interested in joining the TIPP coalition, please fill out the following application: PDF of TIPP Application
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