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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*** STR Prevention Funding AVAILABLE ***

RVSD Coalition Funding Announcement and Application Final

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


Methamphetamine in Wisconsin


Substance Use Among Older Adults


Substance Use in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations


Misuse and Abuse of Opioids in Wisconsin


Opioid Overdose Prevention in Wisconsin


Trauma and Substance Use in Wisconsin


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in Wisconsin


Alcohol and Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Wisconsin


Adult Binge Drinking in Wisconsin


Operating While Intoxicated in Wisconsin


Underage Drinking in Wisconsin



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.