It’s a Team Approach
Often, community problems or issues are too large and complex for any one agency or organization.
A coalition is a group of individuals and/or organizations with a common interest who agree to work together toward a common goal. That goal could be as narrow as obtaining funding for a specific intervention, or as broad as trying to improve permanently the overall quality of life for most people in the community.
Communities tend to look to schools to educate young people about substance use, but it is neither realistic nor fair to expect schools alone to prevent drug use.
What Coalitions Do
More than 20 Vermont communities have prevention coalitions that work to:
Change Physical Design
Enhance Access or Reduce Barriers
Modify or Create Policies
Our Mission & Approach
Experts in prevention agree that prevention strategies should be comprehensive and affect all of the settings in which young people spend their time – including family, peer, school, community and media interventions.
Community coalitions are comprised of parents, teachers, law enforcement, businesses, religious leaders, health providers and other community activists who promote community well-being and prevent substance abuse using evidence-based strategies.
Join Today or Create a Community Coalition
Addison Co Prevention Partnership
100 State Street, Suite 352
Montpelier, VT 05602
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