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Healthy Communities Partnership
of Greater Franklin County


Communities That Care (CTC) is an operating system that takes communities through a well-defined and structured process to prevent adolescent problem behaviors and promote positive youth development. CTC communities form a broad-based coalition and then collect local data on risk and protective factors shown by research to be associated with delinquency, violence, substance use, and school failure and dropout. After collecting this data the communities identifies 3-5 specific risk and protective factors to focus on, and then seeks evidence-based programs and strategies to address those priorities. After 2-3 years of implementing these strategies, the community re-assesses their risk and protective factors to measure impact and identify new emerging priorities.

Right now we have two communities in Franklin County using the CTC model for youth prevention:

     Waynesboro Area Community Cares

     Chambersburg Cares

Healthy Communities Partnership manages these efforts with supervision and a community mobilizer.  For more information about either of these, click the links above.
® Healthy Communities Partnership, 2016
232 Lincoln Way East, Suite B, Chambersburg,PA 17201