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Washington Map of Coalitions

Find a community organization near you looking to address youth substance misuse. Collaborative with coalitions working towards your cause. 

Rural Healthy Youth Survey Data

Discover risk and protective factors, substance use data, trends since 2004 and more.

Find Your Good

Coalitions and Community Organizations can access the free campaign toolkit online. Promote healthy coping skills and positive alternatives to substance use with this online social media toolkit.

Rural Prevention Toolkit

Access tools created for rural, by rural. Current toolkit elements include a stock photo library of culturally appropriate images for campaigns, and a gallery of success stories sharing insights on how to adapt prevention strategies for rural conditions.

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COVID-19 Update

We believe in the science and power of prevention. That’s why Prevent is following social distancing guidelines during the global pandemic. Staff are working from home and creating innovative ways to conduct business, connect community and support youth. Meetings are virtual and events are cancelled until the state provides clearance to meet again. We will update this notice when changes to these practices are made. Learn more at ESD 112 COVID-19 page for resources, and the Washington COVID website.

About Prevent Coalition

Prevent is a youth substance abuse prevention coalition working for healthy, thriving, and substance-free communities in Clark, Klickitat and Skamania counties. Prevent implements initiatives for rural communities across Washington State.

Prevent has been connecting and supporting communities since 2003. Efforts are funded by state and federal grants, made possible by volunteers like you.

Dispose Meds Safely

Unwanted medications can be disposed of year-round at several collection sites across Clark County.
Drug Take Back Event

Events & Training

2:00 pm Rural Network Meeting @ Online
Rural Network Meeting @ Online
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This is an open meeting for rural community members and volunteers to engage in prevention and education work, connect, and support one another. Link to join meeting and agenda emailed out the day prior. For[...]
1:00 pm Rural Network Office Hours
Rural Network Office Hours
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Please contact to register.
11:00 am Media Workgroup
Media Workgroup
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Media Workgroup meets on the 2nd Monday monthly from 11-12:30 p.m. to coordinate communications initiatives, projects and design. This workgroup is internal between Prevent Coalition and ESD112 Communications team.
4:00 pm West Van for Youth Coalition Mee... @ Discovery Middle School
West Van for Youth Coalition Mee... @ Discovery Middle School
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Second Tuesday of every month from 4-5:30pm.
5:30 pm La Center United Coalition Meeting @ La Center K-8 Library
La Center United Coalition Meeting @ La Center K-8 Library
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Second Thursday of every month from 5:30-6:30pm.