Local, State and National Partners

Local Partners

DEA 360 in Maine partners with the following local organizations to host community programs.
 

ACCESS Health

Access Health is a comprehensive community health coalition, comprised of community partners working to improve health and well-being, as well as prevent chronic disease

 

Bangor Public Health, Prevention Program

The Bangor Public Health department was founded in 1954 and since that time has sought to improve the health status of its residents . The work is guided by this vision: all residents deserve to live in thriving communities where every person has a healthy and fulfilling life.

    

Be The Influence

With Drug Free Community Federal funding, the Be The Influence collaborative has focused its attention towards prevention and education on youth in an effort to ensure healthy adults in our future communities.

 

CascoBay CAN

Casco Bay CAN is a Coalition of dedicated community members representing all 12 Drug-Free Community sectors: businesses, media, schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, parents, youth, religious and fraternal organizations, civic and volunteer groups, healthcare professionals, state and local government, and other organizations involved in reducing youth substance use.

               

Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition - Project Alliance (Biddeford)

Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition (CHCC) at the University of New England's College of Osteopathic Medicine is a comprehensive community-based health coalition working to promote physical activity and nutrition, tobacco prevention and cessation, substance abuse prevention and lead poisoning prevention.

 

Gardiner Area Thrives - Healthy Communities of the Capital Area

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA) is a coalition of local people who work to improve the health and quality of life in Kennebec County, Maine. HCCA is a non-profit organization working on local, public health district, and state-level goals to improve public health.

 

Healthy Acadia - Hancock County

Healthy Acadia is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works on a broad range of community health initiatives that help Hancock and Washington counties to thrive.

 

Healthy Androscoggin

Healthy Androscoggin, in partnership with a community-based task force of dedicated local stakeholders, works to implement data-informed, substance misuse prevention efforts in Androscoggin County.
 

Mission: to strengthen our communities to support drug and alcohol free youth in Lincoln County, Maine. This organization are a local community coalition of partners, parents, youth, and educators. The focus is on preventing and reducing substance use in our youth by promoting health and resilience.

 

Healthy Sebasticook Valley Coalition

Healthy Sebasticook Valley (HealthySV) is designed to support and promote healthy lifestyles to reduce chronic disease and increase quality of life in the Sebasticook Valley Region, through policy and environmental change.

The coalition was created to address health issues based on community input and local, county, and state data. 

 

Westbrook Partners for Prevention is a community coalition whose mission is to prevent youth substance use. Westbrook Partners for Prevention provides adults with information and tools to support young people in making healthy choices, as well as empowering youth to get involved.

 

River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition

A non-profit organization created by local community members working to make a positive difference in the health and well being of our communities in the River Valley region.

 

The mission of Coalition is to provide for the exchange of information and the leveraging of resources in an effort to identify community needs and create environmental solutions that reduce youth substance use and abuse and strengthens the health, well-being, and success of Sanford’s children, youth and their families.

 

Somerset Public Health

Somerset Public Health is a coalition of staff members, community members, organizations, and businesses working together to improve health in Somerset County. 

 

 

SoPo Unite: All Ages, All In - South Portland

SoPo Unite is part of the federally funded Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. The Coalition works to create and sustain a safe, just, and healthy community to prevent youth substance use. 

 

Southern Kennebec Substance Use Work Group

HCCA works in the community to create environmental, policy, and systems changes to reduce alcohol and substance misuse in Kennebec and Somerset County. 

 

The Choose To Be Healthy Coalition - York

Choose To Be Healthy is a community health coalition serving southern York County, Maine and based at York Hospital. Coalition members and partners work to create a culture of healthy living by supporting policies and community changes that promote alcohol and drug free living for our youth.

 

Westbrook Partners in Prevention

Westbrook Partners for Prevention (formerly called Westbrook Communities that Care) provides adults with information and tools to support young people in making healthy choices, and empowers youth to recognize the important role they play in making their community safe and drug-free

 

You Are Prevention. Prevention Information and Resources in Maine

Our partners are in your communities implementing strategies and interventions to prevent the use and/or misuse of substances by youth.  On this page you will find a listing of our partners organized north to south across Maine. 


 

National Partners

Federal

Department of Justice:  Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. 

 

Department of Justice:   Violence Reduction Network (VRN) 

The National Guard’s Counterdrug Program’s mission is to use the National Guard’s resources to help create the best opportunity for America’s youth to make the decision to be drug-free. They work with local law enforcement, education and community based organizations to reduce the chances of exposure of illegal drugs to our nation’s children.

 

Department of Health & Human Services (HHS):  Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.  SAMHSA promotes and implements prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders in America’s communities.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is to improve behavioral health through evidence-based prevention approaches.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

The mission of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is to promote community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community. CSAT provides national leadership to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high quality, effective treatment and recovery services.

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) 

CDC remains committed to advancing a public health approach to preventing drug overdose death and applies its scientific expertise to help curb the epidemic in three ways: improving data quality and surveillance to monitor and respond to the epidemic; strengthening state efforts by scaling up effective public health interventions; and equipping health care providers with the data and tools needed to improve the safety of their patients. 

 

Non-Government Organizations

 

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) 

CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy, and drug-free. CADCA has members in every U.S. state and territory and is working in 18 countries around the world. Special programs within CADCA are supporting returning veterans and their families and training youth leaders to be effective agents of change –all through the coalition model. Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens. 

 

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (Partnership) 

Founded in 1987 as an anti-drug advertising campaign and formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families, providing parents with direct support to prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse. On their website, families can find the information they need to understand the ever-changing drug landscape, which now includes abuse of prescription drugs. In addition to support and resources for parents, Partnership reaches youth directly through teen-targeted efforts. 

 

DEA Educational Foundation 

Established in 2001, the DEA Educational Foundation educates the American public on the various costs and consequences of drugs on society through support of the educational programs and exhibits of the DEA Museum and the operation of DEA Youth Dance Program in more than 30 cities around the country. 

 

Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks 

The Elks National Drug Awareness Program, established in 1982, is the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States. The Elks are committed to eliminating the use and abuse of illegal drugs by all members of society and believe that in order to ensure a bright future for our country, it is essential that our children be raised in a drug-free environment. The Elks possess a dedicated army of volunteers who freely give their time and talents to what they describe as “a most noble cause.” 

 

Boys & Girls Clubs 

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. A Boys & Girls Club provides: a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; and Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Their community-based Delinquency and Gang Prevention/Intervention Initiative targets young people ages 6 to 18 that are at high risk for involvement or are already involved with delinquency and gangs. These youth and teens are directed to positive alternatives and learn about violence prevention.

 

Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of America 

Boy Scouts -- One of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.

The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society Drugs: A Deadly Game! is the drug abuse prevention awareness program of the Boy Scouts of America. It is a drug education experience designed to stimulate discussion in small groups and classroom settings and to get children talking—and learning—about the dangers of drug use and abuse.

Girl Scouts -- Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Gil Scouts sees itself as the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. With programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.

 

 

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