To build community partnerships that creates an environment and promotes a lifestyle free of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs for Campbell County youth so that they can pursue a safe, healthy, responsible and productive lifestyle.
The Campbell County community will provide an alcohol, tobacco and other drug-free environment and culture for its youth.
Prevention In Action
The Campbell County Drug Free Alliance received a five-year federal Drug Free Communities Grant in 2015. The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program is a collaborative effort between the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The primary purpose of the DFC Program is to strengthen collaboration among community entities and reduce substance use among youth. DFC grant award recipients are required to work toward these two goals as the primary focus of their primary federally-funded effort.
The DFC Program funds community coalitions that have formed to address youth substance use. Communities often understand that local stakeholders and citizens hold the key to solving local problems. Community-based coalitions are created every day in this country for this reason. We recognize that effective substance abuse prevention requires the participation of all sectors in a community working together and utilizing environmental prevention strategies to achieve successful population level change is a multi-year process.
While responding rests with the grant recipient and the community members for achieving the primary goals of the program, SAMHSA and its designated representatives provide ongoing grant monitoring, technical assistance, consultation and coordination in the conduct of the project during the funding period.
As federal partners, ONDCP and SAMHSA collaborate on all aspects of the national DFC Program. Together, we are working to support, improve and enhance this important national substance use prevention effort in communities across the nation and the U.S. territories. To date, more than 2,000 communities have participated in the DFC Program. Our coalition would like to thank ONDCP and SAMHSA for their continued support.