The Substance Abuse Free Environment (SAFE) in Juneau County Coalition is a partnership of dedicated and passionate community members who work to prevent substance abuse, focusing on preventing initiation of use with youth. Safe works on alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs with the goal of community level changes to impact population health.
Local Health Departments are required to complete a Community Health Assessment (CHA) every 5 years. It is a process to help select the most important things impacting the health of the local community
Why does this matter? The ultimate goal of the CHA is to spark change in a community for the better! Once top priorities are identified, the community comes together to figure out solutions and the next steps. The CHA steering committee wanted this process to focus on gathering a variety of viewpoints and experiences from the residents of Juneau County
South Central Alliance for Tobacco prevention serves Adams, Juneau, and Sauk County by empowering communities to build healthier environments to prevent the initiation of commercial tobacco use, reduce secondhand smoke and aerosol exposure, address tobacco-related health disparities, and support effective, accessible commercial tobacco cessation. We achieve this through collaboration with diverse partners and community members, education, advocacy, and effective systems change.