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Pomeroy Partners for Healthy Families is a volunteer organization (coalition) that has two paid staff members. We analyze detailed reports of local data and write a strategic plan for prevention in Pomeroy to prevent risk factors from affecting our kids. We know that local problems like underage drinking and drug use require local solutions. We have strategies at every level of the community to ensure as many people have the necessary knowledge to help our youth make the best decisions. In prevention, the target audience is no longer youth, but adults. The more adults in our community that understand what factors to be aware of, the better prevention works. Thank you to our volunteer members who have helped make our coalition successful!

Pomeroy Partners for Healthy Families

  • Pomeroy Prevention Week Activities

  • School Resource Officer Parent Night

  • Monthly Coalition Meetings

  • National Night Out Tee Shirts

  • National Night Out booth

  • Documentary Screenings

  • Annual Community Luncheon

  • Alcohol Purchase Surveys & Rewards

  • Free Prescription Drug Lockboxes

  • Prescription Drug Take Back Days

  • Booth at Garfield County Fair

Programs for Adults

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
    One day 8 hour training for adults to recognize and respond to signs of youth mental health crises


  • Several custom designed prevention billboards per year in Pomeroy

  • Public service announcements at the Village Center Cinemas

  • Custom designed posters, brochures, and social media information

Data Collection and Data Analysis

  • Yearly- Community Survey
    140- 160 surveys collected from community members

  • Every two years- Healthy Youth Survey
    An in-depth 100-question survey on youth behaviors

  • Every two years- Community Needs Assessment

  • Every two years- Community Resource Assessment
    Both are part of our strategic planning process

Programs for Youth

  • LifeSkills Training- 8th and 9th Grade

  • Second Step – Elementary School

  • Bullying Prevention – part of Second Step, Elementary

  • Pirate Partners – Pomeroy Jr. Sr. High School

    • Kindness Week, Red Ribbon Week, Year Long Prevention Projects

Professional Development and Training

  • Guest Speakers for Pomeroy School District Professional Development Days

  • ACEs Book Study for Pomeroy School District “Help For Billy”

  • Public Health Marijuana Summit- May 2018

  • Washington State Prevention Summit- November 2018

  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Conference

  • Beyond Paper Tigers Trauma- Informed Conference June 2018

  • PAX Good Behavior Game Teacher Training- 2018-2019 School Year

  • CAST Program Facilitator Teacher Training- October 2018

  • Plus several more conferences and training for professionals and coalition members


The mission of Pomeroy Partners for Heathy Families is to positively impact our youth and families, decrease substance abuse, and increase awareness through community collaboration.


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