Connection is the Best Prevention

February Newsletter

About Prevent Coalition

Prevent Coalition is a local youth substance use prevention coalition working for a healthy, thriving, and substance-free SW Washington Region including Clark, Klickitat and Skamania counties. 

Since 2007, the Prevent Coalition has been implementing a federal Drug Free Communities Support Grant awarded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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

9:00 am Leading for Social Justice & Equ... @ Vancouver Housing Authority
Leading for Social Justice & Equ... @ Vancouver Housing Authority
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Leading for Social Justice and Equity Trainer: María Lisa Johnson We live in a racialized society in which explicit and subtle patterns of inequity permeate our social, political and economic structures resulting in advantages for[...]
3:30 pm Prevent Coalition Steering Commi... @ ESD 112 Columbia Conference Room
Prevent Coalition Steering Commi... @ ESD 112 Columbia Conference Room
Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
By invite only.
6:00 pm Youth Advisory Committee
Youth Advisory Committee
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
If you’re interested in joining our Youth Advisory Committee please let me know! Contact for location and more information. Youth Advisors Overview PDF

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

Youth Substance Use Prevention Committee

Meets the third Tuesday monthly from 2:30-4pm to connect, partner, and implement Clark County prevention projects. Parents, educators, youth-serving organizations and more get updates on the latest prevention science and news, work on projects such as responsible retailers guidelines, cannabis point of purchase campaigns and more. All are welcome to attend. Contact

Youth Advisory Committee

Now recruiting! Youth Advisors inform our efforts with youth voice, meeting on alternate dates for two hours once a month. This is a safe space for teens ages 13-18 interested in amplifying prevention efforts with their peers. Youth Advisors support the Youth Now initiative, gain marketing and social media experience as well as attend leadership development and skill building events. Youth must complete an application by emailing