Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC)

2009 IPRC Needs Assessment and Planning Grant Winner and Runner Up

Congratulations to the 2009 IPRC Needs Assessment and Planning Grant Winner!

The Elkhart County Drug-Free Partnership is the winner of the Indiana Prevention Resource Center 2009 Needs Assessment and Planning Grant valued at $4000.

This grant will allow the Elkhart County Drug-Free Partnership to better understand the prevention needs of their community. Having a data driven understanding of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use within the county will help provide the comprehensive outline needed to allocate funding appropriately and plan effective programs. The Needs Assessment and Planning Grant includes a custom PREV - STAT report, school survey report, Afternoons R.O.C.K. in Indiana data, access to strategic prevention framework online resource, technical assistance and grant writing consulting, and free registration to IPRC trainings.

The Elkhart County Drug-Free Partnership co-coordinated by Jessica Koscher works to bring stakeholders together in a voluntary effort to reduce the prevalence of substance misuse and other unhealthy behaviors. This partnership is comprised of volunteers who facilitate programs that negate alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in the areas of prevention, treatment, and criminal justice.

The Elkhart County Drug-Free Partnership promotes many activities in their community including the “Get up to Speed” community workshop pertaining to relevant alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use problems in the county. The partnership works each year with eight school corporations to help their students get involved in prevention activities at the grass roots level. Thank you Elkhart County Drug-Free Partnership for your strong commitment to your community and the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/uwoec/org/10263335433-printer.html


Congratulations to the 2009 IPRC Needs Assessment and Planning Grant Runner-Up!

The YMCA of LaPorte Indiana, Inc. is the runner – up for the 2009 IPRC Needs Assessment and Planning Grant. As runner – up this organization will receive free registrations to IPRC sponsored trainings in 2009.

The YMCA mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The LaPorte YMCA has a very successful Afternoons R.O.C.K. in Indiana program having worked with over 200 middle school youth. The LaPorte YMCA has been recognized as the Corporate Citizens of the Year by the LaPorte Chamber of Commerce. This award is given for outstanding involvement and volunteer commitment in the community. The LaPorte YMCA works cooperatively with the school system as evidenced by their involvement with Afternoons R.O.C.K. in Indiana. The LaPorte YMCA is also involved with the local hospital in presenting the health heart portion of a health program to all fifth graders within the school system.

Thank you to the LaPorte YMCA and their School Age Child Care Director, Rachel Weaver for your strong commitment to your community and the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in Indiana.

http://www.lpymca.org/

By Ruth Gassman,   1/29/2009