PREVENTION ACTION ALLIANCE

Lifetime Prevention | Lifetime Wellness

Columbus, OH   |  preventionactionalliance.org

Mission

Leading healthy communities in the prevention of substance misuse and the promotion of mental health wellness.

Ruling year info

1988

Executive Director

Marcie Seidel

Main address

6171 Huntley Road Suite G

Columbus, OH 43229 USA

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Formerly known as

Drug Free Action Alliance

EIN

34-1584277

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Parents Who Host Lose The Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking

Parents Who Host, Lose the Most is a universal education program that is easy to implement, user-friendly, and targets celebratory times for youth, such as homecoming, holidays, prom, and graduation. It includes a host of educational materials, community engagement strategies, and planning tools that can help parents and community members mobilize, partner, and share the message that teenage alcohol consumption is unacceptable and serving to minors has serious consequences.

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BUZZKILL is a program that helps colleges educate their students about the responsibilities and consequences of hosting parties that include underage students and alcohol. It’s an eye-catching social host campaign that features planning aids, customizable materials and print-ready artwork.

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Know! gives the parents and caregivers of middle and high school-age kids the education, tools, strategies, and empowerment they need to raise children who are alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free. Parents, teachers, and caregivers who sign up for the program will receive two monthly Know! Tips to help them have tough, honest conversations about drugs that's focused on positive prevention.

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Strength in numbers. That’s what the Statewide Prevention Coalition Association is all about. SPCA brings together local coalitions, professionals, and community champions to strengthen substance misuse prevention efforts. By bringing prevention coalitions and organizations of all sizes and makeups together, SPCA helps members maximize their resources, share their strengths, and foster solidarity, support, and solutions.

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Contrary to what you may hear or read, the majority of young people are not participating in substance misuse. In fact, many of them are actively campaigning to making sure they and their peers avoid risky behaviors like drinking, drug use, and physical violence. The Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network is a partner in that effort.

The OYLPN is a network of youth-led substance misuse prevention providers and youth across the state who are committed to the cornerstones of youth-led prevention, peer prevention, positive youth development, and community service.

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From its origin in 1996, the goal of the Ohio College Initiative to Enhance Student Wellness has been to reduce high-risk drinking and substance misuse through campus and community collaborations and the implementation of strategies to promote healthier campus environments.

Alcohol and drug misuse have been shown to increase a student’s risk of experiencing negative consequences such as assaults, injuries, motor vehicle crashes, and declining academic performance.

OCI, which is led by member schools, supports campus and community coalitions that work to change the substance-related culture that can negatively impact students.

Population(s) Served

Tens of thousands of Ohio families have faced the challenges of substance misuse. Thousands of them have suffered devastating losses because of it. Many have decided to turn their grief into action and turn to The G.A.P. Network for guidance and support.

The G.A.P. Network was created to bring information, education, advocacy opportunities, networking, and support to individuals who have lost loved ones to overdose and family engagement groups that are working to end addiction to prescription drugs and opiates in Ohio.

The network gives a voice to shattered families, provides needed support, and works diligently together to raise awareness, advocate for change, and impact policies that can save more Ohio families from the devastation of drug addiction.

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Launched with funding and support from Ohio for Responsible Gambling and the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Get Set Before You Bet is an award-winning campaign to raise awareness about the signs of problem gambling and provide resources on how to gamble responsibly.

The campaign’s tagline encourages taking care of one’s health and financial responsibilities before gambling, and the name refers to the percentage of gamblers who do so without experiencing problem gambling.

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SMART Bet promotes responsible gambling by offering online information, resources, support, and guidance to young people, adults, and communities.

As the volume and variety of gambling options in the United States has grown, so has problem gambling, which affects 4-5% of those who bet. Because gambling has become a more acceptable and even recreational activity, many don’t understand the risks associated with it. SMART Bet can help.

SMART Bet is a training program for the 18 to 24-year-old population that helps promote responsible gambling, identify problem gambling, and offers participants information, resources, support, and guidance.

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PREVENTION ACTION ALLIANCE

Board of directors
as of 1/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jody Allton

Ohio Health Mansfield/Shelby Hospitals

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No