Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities
Communication. Cooperation. Collaboration.
Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities is a 14 coalition prevention partnership
based in Oakland County and part of Southeastern Michigan.
Together, we mobilize a diverse group of persons and organizations from all
community sectors to take coordinated action building healthier communities.
Behavioral Health is Essential to Health. Prevention Works.
Treatments is Effective. People Recover.
Leaders like SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, recognize that all members of the community have an important role in promoting behavioral health and wellness. Our alliance supports these principles. We know that those who live, work, learn, and play in a community have the information and knowledge to make it better. We work cooperatively with community members to build on strengths, develop access to information and supports, and create opportunity for children to grow resilient.
Behavioral health is increasingly recognized as critical to overall health. This includes freedom from harmful alcohol and drug use, and strengthening of emotional and social well-being. Coalition strategies seek to support communities in these areas.
- Coordinate our members for collective impact on community health
- Strengthen local coalitions through the sharing of information and resources, and through fund disbursement
- Keep communities informed about the current conditions and trends that impact health, and actions to improve condtions
- Advocate for policies and practices in the interest of public health
Mission: Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities is a nonprofit organization committed to building healthy communities through prevention and reduction of substance abuse among youth an adults in collaboration with partners from multiple sectors and community organizations.
Happening Now in Oakland County:
We need to get accurate information out in to our communities: empowering parents and other family members to talk to teens.
Clear The Smoke:
Oakland County's coalition campaign to inform youth, parents, family members, and adults who work with youth about the risks of youth marijuana use.
A recent survey tell us that 27% of high schools seniors in Oakland County say that they've used marijuana in the last 30 days. That's higher than in years past, and the rate of use is increasing.
C and G News October 22, 2013