Madison Chatham Coalition

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." 
Margaret Mead


Mission

Prevent and reduce youth substance use and abuse in the community of MCC through collaboration, education and
community-wide change. The primary purpose of the Drug Free Communities (DFC) program is to strengthen collaboration among community entities and reduce substance use among youth.
Outcome
The foundation for our youth’s future includes keeping them safe and healthy through childhood and teenage years, by providing them with the tools to navigate challenges as they enter adulthood.
Objectives
1. Implement Environmental Strategies
to produce community-wide change:
2. Focus on the 4 DFC Core Measures:
3. Recruit coalition members from at least
12 sectors of the community:
• This is based on the belief that substance abuse is a product of multiple environmental conditions and circumstances.
• 30 day use
• Perception of peer disapproval
• Perception of parental disapproval
• Perception of risk
• Youth
• Parent
• Religious
• Business
• Media
• School
• Law enforcement
• Civic/volunteer
• Healthcare professionals
• State, local, tribal
• Youth-serving
• Other
MCC Members join together to:
• Be a part of creating a positive environment for the children and youth in the community of MCC
• Keep the Community of MCC safe
• Advocate for the Madison/ Chatham’s Community and their children and youth
• Create a community-wide presence in the identification of problems and in designing solutions
• Collaborate with outside agencies and organizations
• Gain federal, state and county awareness
• Make policy

Lisbeth Bringgaard, Coordinator
Madison/Chatham Coalition  
Madison Health Department
Office: 973 593 3075

EMAIL: madisonchathamcoalition@gmail.com