What We Do
The Coalition is comprised of representatives from local and state agencies, the school district, non-profit organizations, and faith-based organizations. The Coalition sponsors services targeting every elementary, middle and high school in the district and is supported through other state, federal or foundation grants.
promote policies, programs, and activities that enhance the health and well-being of local youth
utilize data collection and community engagement to understand how and why youth engage in substance use and where they obtain those substances
intervene early in the lives of youth to address and mitigate the risk factors that contribute to youth substance abuse in order to delay the initiation of alcohol and tobacco use
implement research-based prevention and intervention services in order to combat youth substance abuse
conduct community outreach efforts to change the societal acceptance and expectations surrounding youth substance abuse, and educate the public about the risks and dangers of youth substance abuse
reduce and eventually eliminate the loss of life, wasted potential, and negative health and economic impacts associated with youth substance abuse in Lancaster County
JOIN OUR COALITION
The Coalition for Healthy Youth meets on the 3rd Wednesday each month, with the exception of June, July and December. As we continue to navigate the Covid pandemic, our meetings are held virtually via Zoom as a safety precaution.