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.
Check out the website and become a member.
*** State Opioid Response (SOR) Prevention Coalitions Funding Application Available ***
The coalition funding application for the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant for federal fiscal year 2020 is now available. All applications must be completed online by going to:
Please make sure that you read all the materials thoroughly, as there have been some significant changes to the funding structure since the State Targeted Response (STR) application was made available. Please let Christy Niemuth know if you have any questions prior to completing the application online.
THE DUE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 4, 2019.
*** Opportunity to Address Substance Use Disorders in the LGBTQ-2S+ Population ***
There is an opportunity for AWY coalition members interested in addressing substance use disorders in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit (LGBT2S) + populations in their community, to join a taskforce being created to address the disparities that these populations experience.
This taskforce will be comprised of both coalition members and LGBTQ2S+ resource centers/organizations in the state. Participation is not mandatory and coalitions do not have to currently be working with or serving LGBTQ2S+ persons in order to participate.
Please see the LGBT2S+ Taskforce letter for more information.
Fast Fact Sheets and Reports:
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.