Healthy Communities Partnership
of Greater Franklin County
® Healthy Communities Partnership, 2014
232 Lincoln Way East, Suite B, Chambersburg,PA 17201
THE COMMUNITY COALITION
for the prevention of substance use and abuse
Drug and alcohol abuse is recognized as a serious problem across the country. It has increasingly become a serious problem in our area as well.
In Franklin and Fulton Counties...
According to the 2005-2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, it is estimated that more than 12,000 people over the age of 12 in Franklin and Fulton Counties have substance abuse disorders. Not only does Franklin County rank first in Pennsylvania for DUI arrests but the results from the 2008 PA Youth Survey show that most of the area’s children have already engaged in the use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.
Forming a solution...
When community problems or issues are too large and complex for any one agency, the uniting of concerned citizens can be an effective problem-solving strategy. A coalition acts as a way to pool community resources and get everyone moving in the same direction.
Consider joining us...
The Community Coalition invites those concerned with the increasing use of drugs and alcohol in our communities to join us for our monthly meetings. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month.
It can be done...
To effectively reduce drug and alcohol use within our communities we must work together. The Community Coalition will serve as a dual county solution to the problems facing our residents. Through the support of a diverse and committed membership, the coalition can increase prevention efforts throughout the entire community, not just in select areas.