The Statewide Rural Network

“A gathering of rural people who support youth in their journey to whole health.”
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Our Work

We’re identifying key partners, assessing the unique risk and protective factors rural communities face, developing tools and supports, uncovering the greatest gaps in prevention/education resources and seeking to bridge these gaps. Together we’ll discover what works and what doesn’t with prevention in rural communities.

Below is a collection of our work so far. Not seeing what you’re looking for? Send us an email.

Timeline: July 2022 – June 2023

  • Maintain Network: Increase collaboration among rural communities to reduce isolation and prevent youth substance misuse.
    • Monthly meetings
    • Agenda & minutes
    • Annual Conference
    • Planning meetings
    • Newsletter
    • Website & Social Media
    • Coordination
    • Program Promotion
  • Build Capacity: Equip rural communities with skills and education of prevention science.
    • Rural Conference
    • Translate resources 
    • Educate members
    • Sponsor summits & conferences
    • Orientation trainings
    • Office Hours Technical Assistance
    • Podcast
    • Recruitment
  • Maintain Steering Committee
    • Annual planning
    • Monthly meetings
    • Process evaluation
    • Outcome tracking
    • Budget updates
    • Equity Assessment
    • Meeting facilitation
  • Build Toolkit: Reduce barriers for rural prevention work by building tools that overcome obstacles for the rural toolkit.
    • Stock photo library
    • Success story gallery
    • Cultivate resources
    • Workgroup meetings
    • Update or develop new campaigns
    • Update rural maps
  • Change Policy: Connect rural communities with key decision makers.
    • Analyze public policy
    • Train members on topic
    • Host Legislative Meet & Greet
    • Youth policy cohort / policy 101 
    • Educate decision-makers
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Timeline: July 2021 – June 2022

  • Maintain Network
    • Monthly meetings
    • Agenda & minutes
    • Annual Conference
    • Planning meetings
    • Newsletter
    • Website & Social Media
    • Coordination
    • Program Promotion
  • Assess Needs
    • Analyze Healthy Youth Survey data
    • Reflect on data
    • Members assessment
    • Listening sessions
    • Update maps
    • Report to stakeholders
  • Build Capacity
    • Educate members
    • Sponsor summits & conferences
    • Orientation trainings
    • Office Hours Technical Assistance
    • Podcast
    • Recruitment
  • Maintain Steering Committee
    • Annual planning
    • Monthly meetings
    • Process evaluation
    • Outcome tracking
    • Budget updates
    • Equity Plan
    • Meeting facilitation
  • Build Toolkit
    • Stock photo library
    • Success story gallery
    • Cultivate resources
    • Workgroup meetings
    • Pilot test
    • Create website
  • Change Policy
    • Analyze public policy
    • Train members on topic
    • Educate decision-makers
    • Attend hearings
    • Support partner policy efforts

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Timeline: July 2020 – December 2020

January 2021 – June 2021

Timeline: March 2020 – June 2020

Note: Due to grant guidelines, this first Fiscal Year was abbreviated to four months. 

Collaboration

Our staff supports people in/serving rural communities. We reserve monthly Office Hours for offering support, ideas, and strategy development. Have a barrier you can’t seem to overcome? Planning an event that could use some energy? Schedule an appointment. Contact preventcoalition@esd112.org.

Upcoming Rural Meetings

Aug
30
Tue
2:00 pm Rural Network Meeting @ Online Conference Call
Rural Network Meeting @ Online Conference Call
Aug 30 @ 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[...]
Sep
22
Thu
12:00 pm Rural Prevention Conference @ Yakima Convention Center
Rural Prevention Conference @ Yakima Convention Center
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm
Rural Prevention Conference @ Yakima Convention Center
Register: https://www.pdenroller.org/esd112/catalog/142503%20 Webpage: https://www.preventcoalition.org/ruralconference/ Overview The Rural Network, a group of volunteers and leaders across Washington state who work towards building resiliency and preventing youth substance misuse in rural communities, are hosting their first annual[...]
Oct
12
Wed
1:00 pm Toolkit Workgroup @ Online Conference Call
Toolkit Workgroup @ Online Conference Call
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm