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Communities

Communities are an effective organizing force for bringing evidence-based policies and programs to scale. With the understanding that local issues need local solutions and local leadership, the ODMHSAS will support community and neighborhood-level prevention coalitions across the state to provide community-based prevention services with local partners such as county/municipal governments, school districts, faith communities, and businesses.

PACT360 is a law enforcement-led community prevention education system designed to deal with existing drug issues and rapidly respond to emerging drug threats. The goal is to help reduce illicit drug use and its accompanying criminal behavior thereby improving the safety and quality of life of the community. Initially PACT360 focused on methamphetamine only, PACT360 has been expanded to address all youth drug and alcohol issues and delivers research-based information and resources to parents and other caregivers to help them deal with these issues.

The REOWs composed of network of agencies, organizations and individuals with interest and knowledge about prevention of substance misuse, mental, and behavioral disorders. These workgroups include diverse stakeholders in the region with experience and knowledge working with data and how to access these data sources.

The STEOW is led by Cherokee Nation, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board, and the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. It is comprised of representatives from tribes, tribal organizations, government agencies, research/evaluation groups, and universities. The mission of the Oklahoma STEOW is to improve prevention assessment, planning, implementation, and monitoring efforts through the application of systematic, analytical thinking about the causes and consequences of substance misuse.

The 2 Much 2 Lose (2M2L) project aims to decrease underage drinking and related social problems, decrease youth access to alcohol through retail and social sources, increase community-level support for environmental change, and increase youth-driven prevention activities.

Last Modified on Feb 26, 2021
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