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Wyoming Prevention Action Alliance promotes power of prevention in building healthy communities

Vision: Healthy Communities. Connected Alliances. Thriving Wyoming

Mission: Connecting prevention efforts for healthy Wyoming communities

The Wyoming Prevention Action Alliance is a statewide coalition formed with support from WASCOP to equip and empower leaders across the state to promote substance abuse prevention. The WPAA is comprised of top leaders who gather regularly to hear updates, provide input on strategies, plan events, and act around strategic prevention initiatives.

In 2019, the Wyoming Prevention Action Alliance (WPAA) expanded its membership to include more than 50 top leaders in prevention, law enforcement, education, medical fields, civic leaders, and others dedicated to promoting the power of prevention in building healthy communities across the state.

Subcommittees have been established to provide fact-based resources based on three objectives:

  • Inform – collect data, evaluate it, and prioritize it for distribution to the public.
  • Educate – create brochures, talking points, and other communications.
  • Disseminate – Communicate information to key decision makers across the state.

Subcommittees have been established to focus on key issues, including: Vaping, CBD, Marijuana, Meth, Alcohol, Youth, and Legislative issues (includes providing information and resources to legislators).

A number of outstanding organizations have been part of launching the Wyoming Prevention Action Alliance. These organizations include:

The Wyoming Association of Municipalities | Wyoming Association of County Commissioners | Wyoming Hospital Association | Wyoming School Boards Association | Wyoming Prescription Drug Stakeholders Task Force | Wyoming Medical Society | Wyoming Nurses Association | Wyoming Association of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers | Wyoming Liquor Division | Wyoming Department of Corrections | Wyoming Business Council | Wyoming Coroner’s Association | Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center | Wyoming Department of Health | Wyoming Department of Workforce Services | Wyoming 211 | Wyoming Boy Scouts of America | Wyoming Department of Family Services | Mercer Family Resource Center | Students Against Destructive Decisions | 12-24 Club | Parents as Teachers | Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters | Casper Star Tribune | Wyoming Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving | Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation | University of Wyoming | Wyoming Community Foundation | Volunteers of America | Wyoming Traffic Resource Prosecutor | Wyoming Community Prevention Coalitions and individual Wyoming residents.

We welcome your involvement in the WPAA. Together, we can build a brighter future for our communities. To find out how you can get involved, please contact:

Rhea Parsons, Director, WASCOP Education and Prevention campaign Rhea@WASCOP.com

Tracy Young Coordinator, WPAA TYoung@WASCOP.com

Wyoming Prevention Action Alliance

Vision:
Healthy Communities. Connected Alliances. Thriving Wyoming.

Mission:
Connecting prevention efforts for healthy Wyoming communities.

The Wyoming Prevention Action Alliance is a state-wide coalition formed with support from WASCOP to equip and empower leaders across the state to promote substance abuse prevention. The WPAA is comprised of top leaders who gather regularly to hear updates, provide input on strategies, plan events, and act around strategic prevention initiatives.

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