Oklahoma Spotlight: Drug-Free Communities Coalitions


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 2018 National Evaluation End-of-Year Report.

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


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