The Kent County Prevention Coalition takes part in or creates, several Kent County projects around substance use prevention. Here is a list of some of our projects. You can also download our Strategic Plan.

Above the Influence

A national campaign to help teens stand up to negative pressures or influences.
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Minor in Possession

An initiative to reduce the incidence of MIPs through community awareness and partnerships with area law enforcement.
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Communities Mobilizing Change for Alcohol

A science-based community planning program that works to reduce underage drinking and alcohol-related crashes, deaths, and other incidents in five targeted hot spot areas of Kent County (Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Walker, Plainfield, and Wyoming).
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TalkSooner

An interactive tool to help increase parental communication and positive involvement with their children in order to prevent substance use behaviors.
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Strategic Plan

We understand that we can’t script the future, however we can anchor the collective in a mission that everyone can support.  To that end, the Kent County Substance Use Prevention Plan is a roadmap developed to reinforce collective impact and communicate the importance of community coalitions, as well as the community’s role and voice in driving community transformation.
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