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Coalition News 
Healthy Hearts Tabling Event

SCCUDD and STAND members volunteered at Odessa-Montour REACH's Healthy Hearts Night. Seven youth volunteers and eight SCCUDD members taught younger children about alcohol and other drugs using the Wheel of Misfortune and Drunk Busters goggles activities. SCCUDD and its partners educated over 40 students and their parents during this event. 
DFC Grant Application

SCCUDD is currently in the process of applying for our next five year Drug Free Communities grant. The coalition hired a grant writer to help facilitate the process and the SCCUDD Staff and Executive Board are hard at work on the writing process.  
Committee Updates 
Prevention 
  • Created a resource packet for coaches to raise awareness of substance abuse and provide resources for student athletes. 
  • Presented to Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour faculty on e-cigarettes and JUUL.
  • Collaborated with Odessa-Montour REACH to provide Catch My Breath tobacco education and the Too Good For Drugs Program promoting a drug free lifestyle.
Implementation
  • SCCUDD members attended a Montour Falls Village Board meeting and provided information on creating a Tobacco Free Outdoors (TFO) policy. Montour Falls Village Board voted to draft a TFO policy. 
  • Planning presentations to key community stakeholders to promote beer gardens for community festivals. 
Assessment 
  • Epiphany Community Services will be providing the 2019 youth survey which will be conducted in the spring.
  • Logic models were reviewed and updated.  
  • The committee will be looking into alternative data collection methods including focus groups with youth, key informant interviews, and an adult community survey. 

 
Opioid Task Force 
  • DisposeRx Program is running smoothly and new community partners such as CareFirst and Schuyler Hospital are working to distribute drug deactivation packets to the community. Over 300 packets have been distributed so far.
  • Working with Regional Opioid Task Force to improve data collection and mapping of opioid overdose. 
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CADCA National Leadership Forum
 
Five youth from STAND attended a week-long CADCA National Leadership Forum in Washington D.C at the beginning of February. As part of this conference, the students were able to meet with a staff member of Representative Tom Reed and with Senator Charles Schumer. The students also took courses in leadership, prevention themed social media, and public speaking. Be on the lookout for a video presentation about the event coming soon. 
 
STAND Member Receives Legislative Award

Amber Updike, a junior at the Greater Southern Tier STEM Academy and member of STAND recently met with state lawmakers in Albany to discuss tobacco control legislation. While in Albany, she was awarded an honorable mention for Youth Advocate of the Year. This statewide award celebrates the work of youth leaders who have taken action to hold tobacco companies accountable for marketing to youth. Amber works closely with the group Reality Check to provide public education, peer to peer training, and outreach to policy makers. 
Announcements 
NEXT COALITION MEETING
TUESDAY MARCH 19TH, 2019
3:00PM - 4:30PM
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