Wisconsin Community Health Alliance - Building healthy communities together.

www.allwisyouth.org - The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) brings coalitions, individuals and resources together for the common goal of preventing substance abuse and behavioral other  health concerns affecting young people through the promotion of positive youth development. The AWY has over 100 local coalitions as members with the mission and focus to enhance and support those Alliance coalitions in their prevention efforts and youth development work. 

www.healthfirstwi.org - Health First Wisconsin exists at the crossroads between scientific advice and the real world where individuals and families live and work. Health First Wisconsin strives to ensure that resources, such as taxpayer dollars, public policy decisions and scientific evidence work together in ways that raise the bar for everyone, ensuring all of us have an opportunity to live a healthy life.

www.samhsa.gov - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) provides leadership and devotes its resources - programs, policies, information and data, contracts and grants- toward helping the Nation act on the knowledge that:
  • Behavioral Health is essential for health;
  • Prevention works;
  • Treatment is effective; and
  • People recover from mental and substance use disorders
In order to achieve SAMHSA's mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities, SAMHSA has identified 8 Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency's work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. More information on SAMHSA's Strategic Initiatives can be found in the document Leading Change: A Plan for SAMHSA's Roles and Actions 2011 - 2014 (pdf | 778 kbytes) 

http://www.samhsa.gov/about/csap.aspx - CSAP provides national leadership in the Federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and drug problems. To help Americans lead healthier and longer lives, CSAP promotes a structured, community-based approach to substance abuse prevention through the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). The framework aims to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the individual's life span. This approach provides information and tools that can be used by States and communities to build an effective and sustainable prevention infrastructure.

http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/spf.aspx - The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) uses a five-step process known to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the life span. The SPF is built on a community-based risk and protective factors approach to prevention and a series of guiding principles that can be utilized at the federal, State/tribal and community levels.

http://captus.samhsa.gov/ - SAMHSA's Collaborative for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) is a national substance abuse prevention training and technical assistance (T/TA) system dedicated to strengthening prevention systems and the nation’s behavioral health workforce.

http://scaoda.state.wi.us/docs/ace/ACE2011reprint.pdf - The Alcohol Culture and Environment report outlines recommendations for action regarding Wisconsin's alcohol culture and environment for legislators, municipal officials, educators, community groups, and employers.

http://scaoda.state.wi.us/docs/prevandspfsig/FINAL01032012CSWReport.pdf - Released in January 2012, the Reducing Wisconsin's Prescription Drug Abuse: A Call to Action outlines recommendations for fostering healthy youth, community engagement and education, health care policy and practice, prescription medication distribution, prescription medication disposal, law enforcement and criminal justice, surveillance systems, and early intervention, treatment, and recovery.

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