Washington Healthy Youth Coalition Evaluation

The goals of the Washington Healthy Youth Coalition (formerly the Washington Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking) are to prevent or reduce underage use of alcohol and marijuana. 

The Coalition receives block grant awards from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - OJJDP. These funds support public education efforts, Liquor Control Board enforcement efforts, workshops at the State Prevention Summit, youth leadership activities, and community-based coalitions.

DBHR also received two discretionary grants to support five communities as they implement comprehensive approaches to reducing underage drinking, with an emphasis on increasing law enforcement activity. Washington Traffic Safety Commission and the Washington State Liquor Control Board are primary partners in the Coalition.  Other collaborators include: local law enforcement, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the statewide College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and other state agencies.  

Visit www.StartTalkingNow.org to get more more information about the Coalition's work and its members.

For more information contact Rebecca Grady, Ph.D