Substance Abuse Prevention

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High school students in Broomfield and Boulder counties have higher rates of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug misuse, compared to the state. Broomfield works to prevent substance use among youth through the Broomfield Communities That Care initiative. 

Take a look at Broomfield's Substance Abuse Snapshot to learn more about marijuana, opioids, and alcohol

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Tuesday, May 15: Summer Youth Internship - Informational Meeting

Join the City and County of Broomfield as a summer intern with the Communities that Care Program. Learn new skills, such as Photovoice, to contribute your insights about how to prevent substance abuse in Broomfield. You can make a difference! All Broomfield middle and high school students (14 years and older) are invited to attend the informational meeting. This meeting is from 5-6 p.m. at Health and Human Services, 100 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO. For more information, contact Taber at tward@mediate.org.

RSVP for the Summer Youth Internship Meeting


Tuesday, June 19: Positive Youth Development Workshop

Join your community for an interactive session on increasing youth engagement through principles, policies, and practices. The workshop is from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, 3 Community Park Road, Eisenhower Room. Lunch will be provided. 

Register today - PYD Workshop


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The Broomfield Communities That Care Coalition is involved in: 
    • Assessing community strengths and risks
    • Determining priorities
    • Implementing substance abuse prevention strategies for youth

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Collaboration is critical to the success of preventing substance abuse among our youth. The Communities that Care Coalition is made of a diverse group of parents, teachers, mental health providers, data experts, youth advocates, faith leaders, and many others.  Anyone with a stake in the health and well-being of youth is welcome to join the effort. [Community Board Flyer]


Coalition Responsibilities

    • Attend monthly meetings
    • Participate on a workgroup
    • Prioritize risk and protective factors 
    • Choose evidence-based strategies to implement
    • Develop community support

Learn more about the Broomfield Communities That Care Coalition by submitting an online inquiry, emailing publichealth@broomfield.org, or calling 720.887.2220. 

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