The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) created regional prevention centers in 2007.
The regional prevention centers provide an organizational structure to assist local AWY coalitions with funding, training, and tools to build healthy communities.
Each regional prevention center meets regularly with staff from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. These meetings provide an opportunity for regional prevention centers to share feedback on state priorities and the needs of their region.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides grants to the regional prevention centers to support their work. The grantees are selected through a competitive application process. Applications for the regional prevention center grants typically are solicited every five years. These grants were last awarded in 2023.