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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

Upcoming Events

Jan
31
Fri
11:00 am Webinar: The Vaping Epidemic: Im...
Webinar: The Vaping Epidemic: Im...
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Description: The first part of this webinar will present the latest data on national and regional trends in adolescent and young adult cannabis use and vaping, as well as emerging research on unique risks from[...]
Feb
3
Mon
all-day CADCA National Leadership Forum @ National Harbor, Maryland
CADCA National Leadership Forum @ National Harbor, Maryland
Feb 3 – Feb 6 all-day
Register: https://www.cadca.org/forum2020

Prevention in Rural Communities

What works in rural communities across Washington State? Together we'll find out.
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Recruiting Prevent Coalition Members!

Youth Empowerment Project

We’re building community in Southwest Washington, empowering youth to lead healthy lives. We see youth and adults as equal partners. We motivate and inspire young people to pursue goals and dreams. We help overcome obstacles and build resilience. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5 pm at ESD 112 Conference Center. Contact Christopher.belisle@esd112.org. Click here to read our story. 

Southwest Regional Network

The Southwest Regional Network is a cross-sector collaboration of interested individuals and organizations developing a unified prevention approach across Clark, Klickitat and Skamania counties. This group creates the regional plan and offers guidance for all grant’s under the Prevent umbrella, including offering advice for funding allocations. If you’re interested, contact Leanne.reid@esd112.org.

Drug Take Back Committee

Meets as needed in advance of the annual April and October National DEA Drug Take-Back Events. The committee helps implement our opioid prevention grant by planning and hosting disposal sites accepting unused, expired and unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications for safe, free disposal in Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties. To support these efforts contact kelley.groen@esd112.org.

Rural Cross-Sector Advisory Panel

This team of rural partners across Washington State implements the Rural Communities grant from Department of Health. Members from uniquely rural perspectives share insights, needs, strategies and develop tools for prevention professionals in Washington. The team of diverse community sectors uncovers needs, offers support, and amplifies the voices of an important population. Contact Christopher.belisle@esd112.org.