The Jackson County Prevention Partnership and National Guard Counterdrug Task Force presented a “Coalition 101” training on Feb. 25, at The Bridge Community Church.
Attendees learned about conducting community assessments, building coalition capacity, the strategic prevention framework and the importance of maintaining cultural competency throughout the process. The Counterdrug Task Force is conducting a series of Coalition Boot Camps across the state covering a variety of topics related to coalition building and drug use prevention. The Jackson County Prevention Partnership began operation in 2019 with the mission to improve the health and well-being of youth and adults in Jackson County by increasing access to social services and addressing mental and physical health issues including substance abuse, tobacco use and obesity.
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