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FY 2004 Continuation Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $100,000)

The Winnebago County Health Department is the fiscal agent for the Cherry Valley Regional Drug-Free Coalition. The coalition serves the rural community of Cherry Valley in Winnebago County, IL, with a population of 2,191. The goals of the program are to: 1) reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that serve to increase the risk of substance abuse and the factors that serve to minimize the risk of substance abuse; and 2) enhance community collaborations and strengthen community bonds. To achieve these goals, the Cherry Valley Regional Drug-Free Coalition will implement the following strategies:
1) support alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention programs in White Swan and Cherry Valley Schools, grades K-5; 2) increase the perception of the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD);
3) implement a community media campaign;
4) sponsor informational seminars for the parents and community members; and
5) recruit new members and strengthen community coalition.

Date Created: September 29, 2002