Needs Assessment Report
Click here to access the Executive Summary of the Needs Assessment Report.
Click here to access the full report describing what is happening in rural Washington as it relates to community needs, public health, and youth substance use prevention.This report shared data gathering in a community survey, from multiple community listening sessions, key informant interviews, literature reviews, and synthesized public health data from Washington State, OSPI and more. This report does not necessarily serve to analyze the data or recommend practices based on the data but instead serves as a library where all our findings are located in one place.
We look forward to developing a library of valuable rural resources over time.
ONDCP Rural Community Toolbox
Federal resources that can help rural communities become strong, healthy, prosperous, and resilient places to live and work. Find resources to address Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and the Opioid crisis.
Advancing Tobacco Prevention in Rural America
In the United States, rural communities bear a disproportionate burden of health harms related to commercial tobacco use. In response to this persisting public health problem, rural stakeholders have shown energy and creativity in generating and implementing solutions.
The main goal of Northwest Hospitality is to alleviate suffering and show compassion to homeless neighbors through simple, effective programs. They aim to encourage participation in local services that can help bring people out of poverty.
Rural Youth Engagement Toolkit
This tool kit was created by CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) to address substance misuse issues in their communities and achieve positive community change through comprehensive strategies with a focus on policy and advocacy. Webinar overview.
Federal Rural Resource Guide 2018
Produced by the Office of National Drug Control Policy in 2018, the Federal Resources for Rural Communities helps address substance use disorder and opioid misuse.
Rural Action Guide
The Rural Community Action Guide, produced by ONDCP, aims to educate the public by providing an overview of the key challenges rural communities face when addressing the consequences of prescription opioid misuse and the use of illicit substances. Read pages 42-48, and the Rural Action Guide Factsheet.
You’re not alone. There is someone that’s willing to listen to you without judgment. Teen Link is a program of Crisis Connections that serves youth in Washington State.
Teen volunteers are trained to listen to your concerns and talk with you about whatever’s on your mind – bullying, drug and alcohol concerns, relationships, stress, depression or any other issues you’re facing. No issue is too big or too small! Calls and chats are confidential
List of Prevention Acronyms
Learn more about definitions and acronyms that are commonly used within the prevention community.
Rural Resources for Washington State 2017
This Rural Resources Directory was produced by Partners for Rural Washington and is intended as a go-to resource for rural communities and residents.
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