What is the Healthy Hamilton Coalition?
The Healthy Hamilton Coalition is funded through Drug-Free Communities grant that brings federal dollars locally to reduce substance use among youth. The coalition taps into the expertise of individuals and organizations to tackle this singular goal. Youth-led prevention is key because getting to the root cause of youth using substances can often be best described and positively influenced by other youth.
Who Can Attend & Who Can Help?
Youth in grades 7-12 in Hamilton and New Miami School Districts interested in making a positive impact in their community and adult residents, faith leaders, youth-serving organizations, healthcare workers, law enforcement, elected officials, and business owners are imperative in making a positive impact in the health and wellness of greater Hamilton youth.
What Are the Goals of the Healthy Hamilton Coalition?
The goal of the coalition is to reduce youth use of substances. The coalition looks at the causes that lead youth to use substances and addresses them. The coalition operates differently than program providers who work with individuals and instead looks at the environmental factors, such as policies and practices, trauma, access to health care services, and availability of substances, to name a few.
Want to Help End Child Substance Abuse?
Want to join the coalition, contribute, or just learn more? Contact the Coalition Coordinators
- Coalition Coordinator
- Rachel Harding email@example.com
- Youth Coalition Coordinator
- Kevin Williams firstname.lastname@example.org