Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Prevention WINS awarded funding for 5 more years

Good news! Prevention WINS, in collaboration with Seattle Children's Hospital, was awarded five more years of funding from the federal Drug Free Communities (DFC) program! Funded by a DFC grant since 2010, this grant will enable Prevention WINS to continue substance us prevention work in NE Seattle through 2020. Twenty-eight coalitions in our state receive DFC funding to support community-based youth substance use prevention activities that address specific risk factors in each community.

Using local data, Prevention WINS identified the following risk factors specific to NE Seattle that will be addressed by coalition activities:
  • Increasingly easy for adolescents to access marijuana, alcohol, and prescription drugs.
  • Drug use decreasingly perceived as risky.
To learn more, attend the next Prevention WINS coalition meeting on September 22, 8-9:30 a.m., at Seattle Children's Hospital. For more information, contact the Prevention WINS coordinator.

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