CCI Executive Board Meets in Boise for a One Day DFC Planning Retreat
The Community Coalitions of Idaho had a successful Board retreat on October 1st. Kudos to Executive Director Debi Dockins for organizing the event. Also, a Big thank you to Sylvia Ryan for the consensus building exercise she conducted at the beginning of the meeting.
After revisiting Community Coalitions of Idaho's DFC action plan, the Board created several key work groups to address gaps and needs within the state prevention community. The board outlined gaps in areas such as outreach, social media and advocacy. Attendees agreed that increased involvement by all CCI board members, community coalitions, partners, and connected individuals is the best way to successfully implement CCI’s new action plan.
On another note, Rose Cheff, Board Chair, and Debi Dockins, Executive Director, met with Marianne King and Nicole Fitzgerald with the Idaho Office of Drug Policy. Rose and Debi also met with Peter McPherson, Chief Deputy for Sherri Ybarra with the Department of Education. Debi also met with representatives from the Idaho Hospital Association to share information about CCI. These meetings with key stakeholders help to build relationships and promote CCI's action plan, goals and objectives.
CCI is in a better place than it’s ever been, as the coalition moves forward using the Drug Free Communities Funding to promote substance abuse prevention education. Together we can make a difference in Idaho.
Rose Cheff, Chair, CCI
CCI Rx Drug Tool Kit
CCI’s website offers prevention tools for Rx drugs including, drug take-back posters, Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) rack cards and a sticker shock campaign for pharmacy bags. These items are customizable using Publisher and all tools can be downloaded from the CCI website. CCI offers assistance with customization of these tools to reflect your community and coalitions.
For more information, contact Molly Levkiv at email@example.com.
AmazonSmile Short Window of time to double your support, October 29-November 2
From Oct 29 - Nov 2 AmazonSmile will increase the donation rate on all eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. This will be the largest bonus donation promotion to date, and is a great opportunity for Community Coalitions of Idaho to increase its AmazonSmile donations. Stay tuned to find out more. Also, sign up by choosing CCI as your organization to support.
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Where are you from?: I'm from everywhere and nowhere. I was born in British Guyana, South America. Lived in Irian Jaya (New Guinea), Jakarta Indonesia, Alberta and Ontario, Canada, and the US (California and Idaho). My father was a bush pilot for Mission Aviation Fellowship.
How long have you lived in McCall, Idaho?: About 23 years.
What brought you to the area?: I met my husband in college and he was raised in McCall. We have family here and I have come to really love the community and area. This is the longest place I've ever lived! Family: My husband, Steve Ryan, and I have been married for 29 years. Every year my husband asks me if we'll make it another year? He is funny, loving, loyal, my best friend and partner.
I have three children: Hannah 27, Kaitlin 23, and Ben 17. Each of my kids is wonderfully caring and unique, and I enjoy watching them discover who they are, their gifts and talents.
Education: I attended many different schools up until high school.
Graduated from Redlands High School in Redlands, California in 1984.
Graduated from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho in 1989.
Occupation: Currently, I am contracted part time by the West Central Mountain Youth Advocacy Coalition as executive director. Our focus is on youth issues, prevention and education. The rest of my time is spent working toward my goal of becoming a Strengths Coach and Life Coach. I hope to one day have my own business.
How did you become a board member of CCI?: I was asked to join.
What do you do for fun?: I'm active in my local church. Lead worship. Play guitar.
Enjoy hanging out with friends and family.
What are some hobbies or activities you enjoy?: I collect dollhouse miniatures...I know...don't laugh!! My grandfather built a dollhouse for me when I was in 6th grade. About 3 years ago, I decided to pull it out of storage and redecorate.
Working around the house/yard with my husband...
Walking...with my husband
Sitting on the back deck...enjoying my surroundings
Traveling...(would like to do more of this!)
Just enjoy being at home...don't really have to be "doing" anything....
Okay...I do enjoy Pet Rescue!! (I try to limit my time though.)
Watching my son play baseball
learning SUP Boarding
DEA's National Prescritpion Drug Take-Back Day
October 27, 2018
"The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications."
Share your community's Take-Back Day story with total pounds collected and be featured on next months CCI Newsletter!
The US Department of Agriculture has launched a new free Community Assessment Tool enabling users to overlay substance misuse data against socioeconomic, census and other public information by state.
USDA's Rural Development partnered with the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis at the University of Chicago's NORC to create the tool. These data is intended to help with identifying actions that will be most effective in addressing the opioid crisis at the local level.
Follow the button below to use the Community Assessment tool!
Statewide "Sticker Shock In A Box" Project is Back!
The Office of Drug Policy and Idaho State Liquor Division is implementing its statewide sticker shock campaign to address underage drinking again this year! Check out the information below.
"The Office of Drug Policy (ODP), in partnership with the Idaho State Liquor Division (ISLD), is once again launching a statewide campaign this holiday season to educate the community about underage drinking. The Think Twice or Pay the Price campaign shares the consequences of providing alcohol to persons underage and encourages community members over age 21 to protect themselves and our youth.
Under Idaho Law, anyone 21 or older who serves and/or provides alcohol to an underage person is subject to hefty fines and even jail time. Beginning on November 23rd, Idaho State Liquor Stores in approximately 20-25 communities throughout Idaho will utilize bags with eye-catching Think Twice or Pay the Price stickers applied by local youth that contain the message: “If you provide alcohol to minors, you could face up to $1,000 in fines and up to one year in jail.” (see attached)
How this is done:
Recruit interested youth to implement the project – (perfect for community service hours, youth leadership activities, team building, etc.!)
Coordinate with ISLD contacts in your area to receive all materials needed (bags and stickers)
Schedule a “stick ‘em on” event and supervise your youth in the getting the stickers placed on the bags provided
Invite local government officials, law enforcement agencies, and other community leaders to attend the event
Invite your community ISLD associates to participate in your event
Engage in media advocacy to let your community newspapers, TV and radio stations, etc. know about the event and the reasons behind it
*Media advisories and press release templates will be provided
Hold the event
Coordinate with ISLD contacts in your area to collect all completed materials (bags with stickers)
Celebrate the success of your efforts!
What ODP and ISLD will provide the following:
ISLD will identify the State Liquor or Contract stores in your area that will be participating and identify the ISLD contact for your area. All needed materials will be made available at no cost to you.
All materials will be delivered and picked up by ISLD contacts who will be responsible to get the bags into the stores for distribution.
A step-by-step implementation guide for the project to include sample forms, ideas/recommendations for events and related activities, and FAQs (see attached).
Last year Facebook launched it's new feature "Town Hall", in efforts to make connecting to local officials easier.The new Facebook feature is making it easier than ever to voice your views and affect political change in your communities. "Town Hall" feature makes the entire process of contacting your local reps as simple as just a few taps of the screen.
All you need to do is simply enter the Town Hall option on your Facebook page and enter your address. Facebook will then connect you with a surprisingly accurate list of local reps, such as council members, your mayor, comptroller, and Borough president. It will then prompt you to either "follow" or "contact" or both. This feature is a great way to educate and connect with local officials on all things substance abuse prevention in your communities!
All of the following are Idaho specific foundations who have listed substance abuse prevention or a related subject as their fields of interest. If you are interested in any of the following foundations, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder, CCI is participating in the Fred Meyer community rewards program again this year. Fred Meyer Rewards is a program that encourages giving donations for nonprofit organizations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer's Rewards Card. This year all you have to do is link your rewards card to CCI, it’s that easy!
For those who have a Fred Meyer Rewards card and link to CCI we greatly appreciate your support in our efforts across the state.
The CCI "News Watch" is where you can get updated, current and trending news in prevention and substance abuse in Idaho and nationwide. The news watch will also be available on the website and updated regularly!
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