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The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) brings together coalitions, individuals and resources for a common goal that affects young people through the promotion of positive youth development. This goal of preventing substance abuse and behavioral health concerns is supported by over 90 AWY coalition’s members with the mission and focus to enhance and support those Alliance coalitions in their prevention efforts and youth development work.

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***Parents Who Host Lose the Most 2018 Campaign***

Parents Who Host Lose the Most (PWHLM) Campaign is an evidence based program developed by the Drug Free Action Alliance of Ohio. Underage drinking is illegal. It has long-term health consequences and is one of the leading causes of death among youth. The PWHLM campaign promotes safe prom and graduation events by discouraging underage drinking parties hosted by parents, family, and friends.

This is the last year in which the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will provide PWH materials and billboard signage to coalitions.

The timeline for sending in applications requesting PWHLM campaign materials is from December 1 – 15, 2017. Applications received after the December 15th deadline will be given consideration for acceptance only if materials are available.

For more information, please visit here

If interested in participating in this campaign, please see the application form – PWHLM 2018 application


** STR Prevention Funding AVAILABLE **

RVSD Coalition Funding Announcement and Application Final

Opioid STR Coalition Application FAQ_updated 11.8

Division of Care Treatment Services (within the Wisconsin Department of Health Services) is partnering with the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) Regional Prevention Centers (RPCs) to make funding available to AWY member coalitions. The purpose of this funding is to provide local coalitions with resources to implement specific strategies aimed at reducing the availability of and access to opioids for nonmedical purposes and to prevent the consequences of opioid abuse.

Funds are intended to enhance local coalition-led efforts related to preventing opioid abuse and NOT supplant current or ongoing prevention efforts. For this reason, the 14 coalitions who receive Partnerships for Success (PFS15) funding are eligible to apply for only one Opioid STR funded strategy; coordination of naloxone training and distribution. Coalitions who receive funding through other AWY RPC menu option projects may not apply to implement the same strategy through this application.

In order to apply for funds, applicant coalitions must:

  • Be an AWY member in good standing as of October 1, 2017.
  • Identify the target area where strategies will be implemented.
  • Agree to comply with all reporting requirements, including tracking educational material distribution.
  • Complete the online Opioid STR Coalition Menu Option Application and related Material Distribution/Implementation Plan by November 15, 2017.
  • Agree to complete strategy implementation by April 30, 2018.

APPLICATIONS must be completed online by going to: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3802807/STR-Funding-Application


Fast Fact Sheets:

***New Infographics and Fact Sheets will be produced in 2017***

Substance Use Among ATV/UTV Users and Boaters

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01739b.pdf

Methamphetamine in Wisconsin

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01739c.pdf

Substance Use Among Older Adults

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01739a.pdf

Substance Use in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01739.pdf

Misuse and Abuse of Opioids in Wisconsin

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01127.pdf

Opioid Overdose Prevention in Wisconsin

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01129.pdf

Trauma and Substance Use in Wisconsin

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01128.pdf

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in Wisconsin

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01124.pdf

Alcohol and Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Wisconsin

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publication/p01052.pdf

Adult Binge Drinking in Wisconsin

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p00984.pdf

Operating While Intoxicated in Wisconsin

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p00985.pdf

Underage Drinking in Wisconsin

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p00983.pdf


WISCONSIN ALCOHOL POLICY PROJECT: The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project has expanded and reorganized it website to provide users with comprehensive library of downloadable alcohol policy resources. Building from the alcohol policy information previously found on Health in Practice, this site provide all the issue materials prepared by the Alcohol Policy Project, media coverage of Wisconsin’s alcohol culture plus PowerPoint presentations (with scripts) to help community leaders describe and explain alcohol policy.

Don’t wait, visit our new website and tell your colleagues about this great resource.  http://law.wisc.edu/wapp/

Wisconsin residents are taking action to improve our alcohol environment, our expanded website is your tool box for change.

Wisconsin Underage Drinking Prevention Video

This video was developed under contract number HHSS2832007000071/HHSS28342002T, Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives, with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The content of this video does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of SAMHSA or HHS.