One way to get involved with your community's efforts to prevent substance abuse or other unhealthy behaviors is to join your local coalition. Coalitions provide a platform to discuss prevention efforts and work towards viable solutions. It also provides an opportunity to network with other individuals and organizations who share a common goal.
Below is a list of coalition groups that are working to improve their communities:
Bryan County Substance Abuse Task Force
The Bryan County Substance Abuse Task Force is comprised of community members and professionals who share a singular goal of combating substance abuse in Bryan County. Membership is open to residents of Bryan County. The Task Force virtual meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month from 11:00-12:00 p.m. If you would like to attend their virtual meetings, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow their coalition on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
Jackson County Substance Abuse Committee
The Jackson County Substance Abuse Committee is a group of individuals working together to decrease the use and abuse of illegal drugs and legal, controlled substances (alcohol and prescription medications) by youth and adults in Jackson County. The committee focuses on education and increasing awareness of prescription drug and alcohol abuse. The committee meets every third Monday of the month at the Jackson County Health Department located at 401 W. Tamarack Road, Altus, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m.
Love County Community Coalition
This meeting is open to community members, educators, law enforcement, social services, and health care professionals. At this meeting, you can expect community-wide updates from different sectors and community efforts in Love County. Lunch is provided. The committee meets on the first Monday of the month at the Mercy Health Love County Community Room located at 300 Wanda Street, Marietta, Oklahoma, at 12:00 p.m.
Marshall County Partners in Progress
Meetings are open to anyone and all sectors which serve the area of Marshall County. You can expect community-wide updates from different sectors and community efforts in Marshall County. The meetings are held every third Wednesday at the Marshall County Expo Center located at 11545 US-70, Madill, Oklahoma, at 11:00 a.m.
Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition
This meeting is open to all residents of Pontotoc County. Their mission is to unite to reduce substance abuse by using proactive strategies to empower their community. Blended meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Irving Community Center located at 704 N. Oak Avenue, Ada, Oklahoma, or you can join via zoom. If you would like to attend their meetings virtually, email email@example.com for the link. You can also follow their coalition on Facebook @PontocCountyDrugFreeCoalition
Tillman County Youth and Community Coalition
The Tillman County Youth and Community Coalition's mission is to identify needs and develop programming to educate and empower Tillman County residents to improve their quality of life. Their meetings are open to residents of Tillman County. If you would like to participate in our prevention efforts, please join us at our meetings. The coalition meets on the second Friday of each month at 12:00 p.m. The meetings are held at the Frederick Memorial Hospital Conference Room located at 319 E. Josephine Avenue, Frederick, Oklahoma. You can follow their coalition on Facebook at @TCYCC.
Tishomingo Development Team
Our meetings are open to the residents of Johnston County. You can expect community-wide updates from different sectors of Johnston County. The team's mission is to improve their area's image through business development, tourism, health, education, and human services. The meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at the Murray State College Aggie Dining Room located at 1 Murray Campus Drive, Tishomingo, Oklahoma. You can follow their coalition on Facebook at @tishdevelopmentteam or visit their webpage tishdevteam.com