Coalitions

The following is a list of the coalitions involved with Cenpatico across Southern Arizona positively impacting communities through evidence based prevention. For meeting times of coalition and youth leadership meetings, visit http://www.azpreventionportal.org/coalition-schedule/

Ajo SAPE (Substance Abuse Prevention & Education Coalition): Arizona Youth Partnership (AZYP)

Ajo SAPE serves the Pima County community of Ajo in addressing underage drinking and marijuana use in youth.  The Ajo Community Coalition partners with the local SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapters at Ajo High School and Middle School to address these issues.  AZYP is located at 400 W. Vananda, Ajo, AZ  85321.  Community Development Coordinator Catherine Ecker facilitates the community work and can be reached via e-mail at Catherine@azyp.org or by phone at 480.284.3709.

For more information:
Website: http://ajosape.org/

AZ City TRIAD: Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens (PGCSC)

Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens (PGCSC), Area Agency on Aging, developed an Ambassador volunteer program in 2005 to assist communities in identifying and promoting resources and services that were available in their community to address issues for adults in a growing aging population. PGCSC recognized increasing concerns regarding risk factors of isolation, depression, substance and prescription abuse and misuse, as well as depression and risk for suicide. PGCSC collaborated with Pinal County TRIAD organization, representatives from the Pinal County Attorney’s Office, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, and older adult volunteers, to honor and improve the quality of life for older adults. The joining with the Pinal County TRIAD became a perfect match for recruiting volunteers, and for forging community partnerships with stakeholders serving older adults. Read more

For more information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaCityTRIAD/

Be Awesome Youth Coalition: Maricopa CAASA

Substance abuse coalition hosted by Maricopa Ak-Chin CAASA. The Be Awesome Youth Coalition’s mission is to reduce youth substance abuse in Maricopa by creating opportunities for public and private entities to work together utilizing evidence based strategies, directly impacting factors contributing to local youth substance abuse.

For more information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Be-Awesome-Youth-Coalition-851156641623055/

PrintBeMedSmart Coalition: Pima Council on Aging (PCOA)

Providing tools for older adults to help them increase their knowledge of the importance of communicating with their doctor about safe medication use, along with information on Polypharmacy and the safe disposal of drugs. Family members, professionals and older adults are all welcome to attend our monthly meetings to learn more about resources and services in Pima County. Meeting information is listed on our website below. For more information or to schedule a presentation, please call Gertha Sicobo at (520) 305-3425 or email GSicobo@pcoa.org.

For more information:
Website: http://www.BeMedSmart.org 
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/pimacouncilonaging
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/pcoaging

Douglas Community Coalition: Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health Service (SEABHS)

The town of Douglas, Arizona maintains a strong history of collaborating and working together as a community, regardless of challenging situations arising from its close proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border. In November 2010, the Douglas Community Coalition formally met for the first time with 17 members attending to share lunch and begin addressing substance abuse prevention in the community. Since the coalition’s first meeting, it was clear that its main purpose it was to strengthen collaboration by changing social norms that contribute to substance abuse and misinformation. In particular, the coalition has used local data and results from recent needs and assets assessment to identify their main aim as preventing underage drinking through a strengths-based approach.
Read more about the Douglas Community Coalition

For more information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dcommunitycoalition/
Website: http://www.douglascoalition.com

NAAF LogoHealthy People Coalition: Native American Advancement Foundation (NAAF)

Comprised of community members of Gu Vo District on the Tohono O’odham Nation, the Healthy People Coalition will utilize effective prevention strategies, activities, and evidence based curriculum to promote healthful behaviors, decisions, and environments that will reduce, postpone, or eliminate the problematic use of alcohol and illicit substances among the youth of Gu Vo District.For more info: 6262 N Swan Road, Ste. 135 Tucson, AZ 85718.

For more Information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthypeoplecoalition/

IMPACT Sierra Vista: Southeastern Arizona Behavioral Health Service (SEABHS)

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OUR MISSION AND VISION
Our Mission is to promote the health and wellbeing of our youth by encouraging positive decision-making through local community based collaborations and networking.

Our Vision is to prevent drug use in our community by providing healthy activities for our youth and creating community awareness in substance abuse issues with the collaboration of community members, parents, schools, faith based organizations, health care providers, law enforcement agencies and military based agencies. IMPACT Meetings Calendar 2017-18 | IMPACT 2017Coalition’s Brochure.

Contact Monica Rawlings
4755 Campus Drive Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 | 520-366-2751 | IMPACTSierraVista@gmail.com

For more information:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/impactsv2016

Refugee Integrated Services Provider Network (RISP-NET): La Frontera Arizona

RISP-Net was established in 2002 as a local advisory committee to a refugee family strengthening project in Tucson, Arizona. The coalition expanded its mission in 2005 to include all refugee groups in Tucson. It is currently comprised of more than 150 stakeholders from all systems serving refugees, including health care, public education, law enforcement, Department of Economic Security, resettlement agencies, public library, and refugees themselves. Its stated purpose is to to illuminate the issues impacting the successful acculturation of refugee families in Tucson, Arizona and to work collaboratively for positive systems change.

For more information:
Website: http://www.rispnet.com/

San Carlos Apache Tribe Wellness Center

The Wellness Center offers individual, family and group counseling and therapy; has numerous treatment groups and a DUI psycho education program that meets state certification; offers crisis stabilization throughout the community (San Carlos Hospital ER, Detention Center, Schools, etc.); offers a 4-hours a day 5 days a week psychosocial rehabilitation program; and has an award–winning prevention program that offers education and health promotion throughout the community.

For more information:
Website: http://www.scatwellness.com/prevOutreach.html

Youth Empowerment and LGBTQ Leadership (Y.E.L.L.): Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

The Youth Empowerment and LGBTQ Leadership coalition aims at supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies in identifying risk reduction techniques around substance use. The coalition will participate in and support local events promoting public health and intends to recruit interested youth and community supports at these events. With youth support, we created a youth led subcommittee comprised of LGBTQ and Allied youth with goals around educating their peers. Using the Botvin Life Skills training curriculum, we cultivate leadership, communication, decision making, and public speaking skills with the youth as a way to support the youth sub-committee to effectively engage and educate their peers around the risks of substance use.

Utilizing the creativity and skill of the youth sub-committee we will create messaging and a social media presence that encourages healthier decision making while also educating around the laws and ordinances related to underage substance use and possession.

We are excited to support an important youth population and facilitate opportunities for them to actively construct and inform their community, making it healthier for them and their peers.
The YELL coalition is a program of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF). The mission of SAAF is to cultivate a healthy and stigma free society through transformative action. SAAF has a number of programs that support that mission, that specifically work with youth. Questions? Contact Moureen Drury, Program Manager, at 520.547.6115, or mdrury@saaf.org

For more information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAAFYouthPreventionPrograms/
Instagram: SAAFyouth
Snapchat: SAAFyouth

Yuma County Anti-Drug Coalition

The Yuma County Anti-Drug Coalition (YCAD) is a multi-disciplinary coalition with  members from many different community sectors and we strive to bring substance abuse prevention, education, awareness and treatment resources to community members. The agencies, key stakeholders, and community members collaborating for the YCAD Coalition also strive to link those who have been affected by substance use with culturally competent services.

For more information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YCADC/?ref=br_rs
Email: yumacountyantidrugcoalition@gmail.com

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