The Bay County Prevention Network (BCPN) is an alliance of representatives from different sectors, organizations, and constituencies with a common purpose of reducing substance abuse among the youth and adults of Bay County, Michigan. The coalition works at changing the programs, policies, and practices of sectors within the community that contribute to the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and all other illicit drugs. The BCPN, originally formed as the Bay County Substance Abuse Coalition in 1989, was a response to community concerns about the issues and problems associated with the abuse of substances. To address this concern, community leaders mobilized local citizens to reduce the risk factors of substance abuse. The BCPN has been working as a catalyst for positive change. By assessing the dynamic interactions of the coalition-building and prevention service delivery process, the BCPN has been feeding back information to improve functioning and eliminate duplication of services. Ongoing evaluation processes help to understand and improve the coalition process, program outcomes, and impact on the community.
♦Bay Area Women’s Center ♦Bay Arenac Behavioral Health ♦Bay-Arenac ISD ♦Bay Arenac Great Start Collaborative ♦Boys & Girls Club of Bay County ♦Bay City Department of Public Safety ♦Bay City Public Schools ♦Bay Area Consultants ♦Bay County Neighborhood Resource Center ♦Bay County Probate Court ♦Bay County Health Department ♦Bay County Prosecutor's Office ♦Bay County Human Service Collaborative Council ♦CAN Council ♦Community members ♦Domestic Violence Community Response Team ♦DYTUR ♦Good Samaritan Rescue Mission ♦ List Psychological ♦McLaren Bay Regional Medical Center ♦Mid-State Health Network ♦Opportunity Center ♦ Pastor Stephen Peckam ♦Peer360 Alliance ♦Pinconning Police Department ♦Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center ♦Senator Mike Green's office