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.
Minor in Possession
An initiative to reduce the incidence of MIPs through community awareness and partnerships with area law enforcement.
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).
An interactive tool to help increase parental communication and positive involvement with their children in order to prevent substance use behaviors.
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.
2017 Community Report
One of the main charges of the Kent County Prevention Coalition (KCPC) is to make local data on substance use available and understandable to the community. Presenting data in this manner allows community stakeholders the opportunity to identify the major problems facing the community and to set goals to combat these issues. The 2017 Community Report is an amalgamation of data compiled by the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY), the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey and the Michigan State Police and is designed to present a picture of key indicators on the impact of substance use disorders in Kent County.