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 100 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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Northwoods Coalition Annual Meeting and Training
June 14 – 15, 2016 – Westwood Conference Center in Wausau, WI.
Funding Opportunity – Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment – HWPP Responsive Component
Call for Changemakers – Brief proposal deadline is July 8, 2016
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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 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!
Fast Fact Sheets:
NEW!! Misuse and Abuse of Opioids in Wisconsin
NEW!! Opioid Overdose Prevention in Wisconsin
NEW!! Trauma and Substance Use in Wisconsin
NEW!! 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
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.