Recognizing the complex nature of underage drinking, substance abuse and tobacco use, Seminole Prevention Coalition is designing initiatives that address these issues across multiple fronts. Each prevention initiative is contextualized for the culture and environment of Seminole County and works to take advantage of existing health infrastructure. Prevention initiatives target high-risk populations in an effort to reduce the spread of underage drinking, prescription drug abuse and other negative influences in Seminole County.
Within each of our prevention campaigns, our efforts are focused on seven strategies to affect community changes.
In order for this transformation to occur, we must be willing to take this journey with people; a process that requires both relationships and time. Seminole Prevention Coalition cannot do this alone. Instead, we research and develop close relationships with local organizations, creating partnerships that act as the catalyst for change in the community around us. In addition to funding, Seminole Prevention Coalition collaborates with our partner organizations on strategy and methods, networking resources to build capacity, and offering insight where needed. It is through these approaches that we are able to capitalize on local knowledge, build safe community, maximize cost-effectiveness, and ensure long-term impact within Seminole County.
In Seminole County:
1 out of every 3
middle school students
62% of high school students
admit to consuming alcohol?