Lakeshore Regional EntityPrevention Profile/Philosophy:
Mobilize the community around the issue of Substance
Abuse Prevention in Allegan, Kent, Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana, and Ottawa
Counties. The role of the Prevention
Specialist/Coordinator is to impact community level change (e.g. changing
attitudes and perception). This is done through
planning, funding, collaboration; ultimately building prevention capacity
and infrastructure at the local level by partnership with the State via the
Office of Recovery Oriented System of Care and local stakeholders.
What is the Region Trying
to Accomplish in Prevention?
Fund “Outcome Based” prevention
programs, policies and practices. There is a significant State and National
movement towards outcome-based prevention practices. The ability to evaluate
and measure our effectiveness in providing prevention services is paramount.
Sustain a Community Anti Drug Coalition in
each of the assigned counties while facilitating the development of community
wide Strategic and annual action plans Kent County goal areas: Youth Marijuana, Youth
Alcohol, Adult Heavy Drinking, Data Systems, Capacity / Partnership and
Emerging Issues. Lake/Mason/Oceana
County goal areas: Underage Drinking,
Prescription Drugs, and Illicit Drug use.
Allegan/Ottawa/Muskegon County goals areas: Underage Drinking,
Prescription Drugs, and Early Initiation of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD)
Utilize a “Planning Process” to create
local systems change. This planning process increases capacity (skills and
abilities) and organizes infrastructure (agencies, staff, and other resources)
in local communities to create positive, lasting population level change
involving substance use and abuse.
Engage local communities in Data Driven
Decision Making to reach prevention outcomes. Communities utilize local,
regional, state, and national data to identify needs, develop plans, and
Coordinator / Planner (create,
Define, negotiate, plan, and determine services
Region 3 Prevention Providers:
Lake, Mason and Oceana County