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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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Study of Substance Use In Wisconsin

The Population Health Institute, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is conducting an online survey about perceptions, awareness, and use of substances in Wisconsin. Anyone who is over 18 and lives in Wisconsin is encouraged to take this anonymous survey. Participants will have the opportunity to enter into a drawing for a cash prize of $200.

We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about the survey. Feel free to advertise the survey on your organizational websites, in emails, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, other social media, or any other method that you use to reach your community members.

This is a link directly to the online survey: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bymar4A7ErMSYBv

The survey also has a Facebook page (the link is below). Feel free to share the post that advertises the survey on your organization’s own Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Study-of-Substance-Use-in-Wisconsin-263258824045285/

We thank you for helping us gather this valuable information from your communities!

 

Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success 2015 (PFS15) Cooperative Agreement

The deadline has passed for eligible coalitions to apply for the PFS 2015 funding. Funded coalitions will be notified by August 15th. Please watch for additional information about PFS 2015 activities this coming Fall.

Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success 2015 (PFS 15)

Wisconsin received the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success 2015 grant that focuses on the following prevention priority: Prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons aged 12-25. Evidence-based prevention efforts for reducing problems related to the non-medical use of prescription drugs will be funded in 14 high need counties through oversight, training and technical assistance provided by Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) Regional Prevention Centers (RPCs). Strategies will focus on reducing youth/young adult access to and the availability of prescription drugs in the community.

Annie Short, PFS15 Coordinator for the Southern and Northeastern RPCs put together a newsletter to keep everyone informed and we will be posting the latest version here. Past newsletters will be catalogued in the Resources Tab for future reference. Thank you Annie for the great resource!

PFS15 Nwesletter Vol.3

 

Fast Fact Sheets:

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

Fact sheets will highlight certain areas of the Wisconsin Epidemiological Profile on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, 2014 report providing additional information, as well as showcasing collected data that did not fit into the final version of the Epi Report.

 

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.