A little about us…
The East Valley Community Coalition formed in early 2013 in response to the statewide Prevention Redesign Initiative (PRI), now called the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI). This initiative allowed the community of East Valley to maintain their diverse substance abuse prevention coalition and continue providing resources to East Valley families with continued funding. As a part of the initiative, the Northeast Washington Educational Service District (NEWESD 101) also places a full time Student Assistance Professional at East Valley High School to provide direct prevention and intervention services to students. The East Valley School District has also been a primary partner since the coalition’s inception, providing space for a full-time coalition coordinator and space for coalition activities.
The East Valley Community Coalition is funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority.
EVCC works to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalition work to prevent and reduce substance use and misuse among youth. Using resources available in the community and the support of our members and sector representatives, the coalition tries to determine the root causes of risky behaviors, or behaviors that might indicate substance use, by analyzing data from sources like the Healthy Youth Survey, which is taken by high school students in Washington State. By looking at root causes the coalition can identify strategies, like prevention programs and community activities, to help support and protect youth and their families.
Get in touch
If the East Valley Community Coalition is something you think can help in your community, or if you have any questions or comments for us, we’d love to hear from you. Use one of the methods below to get in touch!
Kirsten Fuchs, East Valley Community Coalition Coordinator