What We've Done
Produced PSAs addressing alcohol poisoning, binge drinking, social hosting and the monitoring/securing/disposing of unused prescription drugs
Educated national policy makers by sending 5 members to Washington, D.C. CADCA Forum
Worked with Code Enforcement, Health Department, Physicians, and Sheriff’s Office to support the passage of a prescription drug ordinance that implements mandatory Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and ensure safe Rx in Manatee County.
Published Safe Community Festival Booklet
Published a Community Snapshot 2011
Launched coalition website/Facebook/twitter
Established permanent resource center in Manatee County Government Administrative Center
Sponsored information tables at community events
Provided leadership for Manatee Youth Commission
Co-Sponsored with MCSO the Red Ribbon Candlelight Vigil
Distributed drug screen kits
Sponsored Courage to Speak: Consequences of Silence to encourage adult/youth dialogue
Sponsored The Holding Cell (a youth theatre production) in Manatee high schools and other community venues.
Launched the Florida Engaging Youth Initiative by training students how to scan (paper/pencil) community festivals serving alcohol and identify unsafe practices, then preparing them so they can report findings to festival planners.
Provided responsible alcohol vendor training to retail merchants (without cost) to increase knowledge and skills that reduce alcohol sales to underage youth.
Sponsored The Power of Conversation: Let's Talk (dialogue nights) facilitated by Manatee Youth Commission
ENHANCED ACCESS/REDUCED BARRIERS TO RESOURCES
Initiat4ed Project Drug Drop with MCSO resulting in 560 pounds of presceipt9o drugs collected – permanent drop established at Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Enhanced drug free workplace program by partnering with Manatee County Chamber of Commerce and National Drug free Workplace Alliance.
Participated in regional effort to train doctors and provide SafeRx materials
See highlights from past years: 2011 | 2010 | 2009