Our Work Groups

Our work groups serve as collaborative platforms for addressing and advancing our mission. By convening monthly meetings, these groups provide a forum for stakeholders to engage in focused discussions and initiatives related to various aspects of prevention, policy, and youth services. 
Through the exchange of ideas, sharing of expertise, and collective effort, the working groups aim to enhance our understanding of drug and alcohol abuse, develop effective prevention strategies, shape policies, and improve the delivery of services to youth in need.
“Individual commitment to a group effort- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” 
-Vince Lombardi

Alcohol Policy Work Group






The retail landscape of alcohol sales and service is constantly changing. This work group brings together coalitions, community members and decision makers to examine current and future policies. This group also collaborates on statewide underage drinking prevention strategies. 

Cannabis Education and
Policy Work Group

The work group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM.





Join prevention community professionals from around the state to create and share resources on community and state level youth cannabis prevention strategies. 

Marketing and Communications Networking Group

The work group meets on the 4th Friday of the month at 9:30 AM.





This informal networking group welcomes anyone whose role is marketing and communications in their coalitions or organization. Since that is everyone’s role, please join the group by emailing Taysa.

Vaping Prevention Work Group

The work group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM.





The purpose of this work group is to provide a space for networking, sharing resources and best practices, finding support from others, and contributing local materials to the Vaping Prevention Clearinghouse. If interested in attending, please contact Taysa.

Youth Engagement
Networking Work Group

The work group meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month, quarterly at 12:30 PM.




Working with youth has proven to be rewarding yet challenging at times. Join with fellow youth outreach professionals from around the state to network, collaborate and share ideas and resources.