Join the New Prevent Rural Network
It is our pleasure to announce that Educational Service District 112 and Prevent Coalition have been awarded a Rural Communities Project grant by the Department of Health’s Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program (YMPEP) to fund a new initiative aimed at developing robust prevention strategies and resources for rural communities in Washington State.
In order to form the most cohesive, relevant and culturally aware workgroup possible, we are inviting you to be a part of the new Prevent Coalition Rural Network, which will guide the direction of our work in this area. We know that rural communities are unique and have a variety of needs, and it is our goal to tailor the prevention services of the new Rural Network to effectively meet those needs. We want to connect, support and empower youth marijuana prevention workers in Washington’s rural areas, and we want to hear from you about how best we can do that.
What: Rural Network Meeting
When: April 23, 2020, 1 – 2 p.m.
Where: Zoom virtual meeting: https://zoom.us/j/727816250
At this inaugural meeting, we will provide an overview of the Rural Network program goals, desired outcomes and timelines for completing projects. Afterward, we will brainstorm as a group what it means to be a rural community, discuss challenges rural prevention providers face and begin planning for how to go about this meaningful work. Your perspective will be invaluable in helping us shape the direction of the Rural Network.
Can’t make it to the meeting?
Share this email with someone you know. Invite individuals who you feel can help guide our work by offering their perspective on youth marijuana prevention in rural communities. People who may be interested in participating are parents, youth, school staff, business owners, medical professionals, law enforcement, government workers, and faith-based organizations in rural Washington communities.