Oklahoma Spotlight: Drug-Free Communities Coalitions

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The Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) mobilizes efforts to prevent youth substance use by funding community-based coalitions that are building infrastructure needed to address drug related issues and strengthen partnerships in the community.

The program recognizes that local drug problems need local solutions and is overseen by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

To achieve comprehensive and coordinated change, DFC coalitions engage with Regional Prevention Coordinators and the following twelve sectors:

  • Youth
  • Parents
  • Businesses
  • Media
  • Schools
  • Youth serving organizations
  • Religious or fraternal organizations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Civic and volunteer groups
  • Health care professionals
  • State, local, or tribal agencies
  • Other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse

Make sure to connect with local Drug-Free Coalitions in your area:

  City  Drug Free Communities Grant Award Recipient     Coalition Name
 Hulbert Reaching Our Hulbert Community, Inc. Reaching Our Hulbert Community Coalition
 Ada East Central University Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition
 Sallisaw City of Sallisaw Sallisaw NOW Coalition
 Tahlequah Tahlequah Public Schools Tahlequah’s B.E.S.T. Community Coalition
 Okmulgee Oklahoma State University Okmulgee County Consortium
 Vinita Grand Nation, Inc. Ga-Du-Gi Coalition
 Pryor Mayes County Hope Coalition HOPE4YOUTH
 Lexington University of Oklahoma Healthy Noble Partnership
 Oologah Rogers County Volunteers for Youth, Inc. Oologah Community Connection

 

To learn more about the program’s impact, explore the 2016 National Evaluation End-of-Year Report.

Read about Drug-Free Communities here and view this infographic to learn more.

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