The Annual CCI prevention and law enforcement training will take place on March 5-6, 2018, at the Oxford Suites, Boise, Idaho.
To register and apply for scholarships visit the CCI website by clicking on the button below. Please return registration and scholarship forms by February 19th. More information and training flyer coming soon.
January. Month of new beginnings, new resolutions, and half way through our final grant cycle. What an adventure! For the past six months, I’ve been reading, learning, talking with members, listening to your concerns, celebrating your successes, planning meetings and conferences, and meeting new friends from all around the state. Thank you for this amazing opportunity.
Data Speaks! According to our data, we are also seeing successes through the collective work that we do. A review of the 2017 Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows problem areas as defined by CCI are improving.
Percentage of Youth Risk Behaviors for years 2015 and 2017
Used marijuana in last 30 days
Used synthetic marijuana ever
Misused RX drugs ever
With a new legislative session beginning, we send our sincere thanks to Jason Marquette, Custer County Coalition, for taking the chairmanship of the Advocacy Committee and Darin Burell with Fremont County Resource & Collaboration Efforts (R.A.C.E.) stepping up to help him. Stay tuned as the most current legislative issues are brought before this group.
We hope you plan to attend our CCI conference in March – we have invited an Idaho lobbyist to give us tips and guidance when approaching not just legislators, but the lobbyists who also work with them. We have invitations out to many other speakers and presenters.
Thanks to IODP and the Millennium fund, the conference is provided at no cost to our members and law enforcement partners. Registration and scholarship forms are available – we hope to have a large number of attendees who will be educated and entertained by a variety of guest speakers and coalition members. Stay tuned for a draft agenda coming your way!
With this New Year, we hope for strength, good health, safe communities, and meaningful work. Here’s to our collaboration in the coming year – I look forward to our continuing efforts!
Debi Dockins, Executive Director, CCI
Idaho Legislative Session Updates
The Second Regular Session of the Sixty-fourth Idaho Legislature has convened.
Stay tuned for CCI legislative updates, coming every month in the newsletter along with real time updates on the CCI website.
CCI PMP rack cards available to order!
(Limited Amount Remaining)
We have about 2,000 PMP Rack cards left, it's not too late to order. These cards can be placed throughout the community in hospitals, public health offices, doctor offices, pharmacies, and other areas your coalitions may have access to. The cards are already printed and ready for you to order. The PMP rack card was designed for informational purposes, it provides basic knowledge about the PMP system and why it is important. It also includes a safe disposal section explaining how to properly dispose of unused medications.
Contact Molly Levkiv at email@example.com with any questions you may have and to place an order.
Please include these three pieces of information in your email:
1. The quantity of rack cards you would like to order;
2. Shipping address;
3. Best method to contact you.
Sandpoint Middle School Students Selected to be USA Abassadors at Design for Change Conference in Spain
In November, six students from Washington Elementary school in Sandpoint, Idaho, set off on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve as United States Ambassadors at the Design for Change Global Convention in Madrid, Spain. The students were selected from hundreds of applicants from around the country for their work on suicide prevention. There were over 30 countries represented at the convention where the students took to the stage to highlight their achievements that accompanied their work through the design thinking framework. As a part of this project the students implemented strategies to reduce suicide among their peers. These strategies included implementing a "buddy bench" on the playground, starting a "catching compliments" board, organizing multiple school-wide assemblies to focus on positive events at their school, and initiating a random acts of kindness challenge. The students also met with members of the 7B Drug Free Coalition to learn about ways to build social supports and resiliency in themselves and their peers. Their work gained them local, national and international recognition. They have been featured on local radio programs, in the local newspaper, on local news channels, in the Huffington Post, the Seattle Times, the Today Show website, as well as several international news outlets in Central America, Europe and Asia.
See the U.S. News article by clicking the button below.
We are writing to inform you of an upcoming vote on a marijuana related amendment that could be offered as part of the final FY 2018 omnibus appropriations act. The "Rohrabacher-Blumenauer" Amendment prevents the Department of Justice (DOJ) from using funds to interfere or enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have already approved medical marijuana. This amendment would shield illicit marijuana activities from federal intervention.
Register for the 28th Annual CADCA Leadership Forum.
"Join us for the 28th National Leadership Forum including SAMHSA’s 14th Prevention Day, the premier and largest training event for community-based substance abuse prevention professionals, coalition leaders and prevention and addiction researchers.
CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is a four-day event packed with opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance abuse and hear from nationally-known prevention experts, federal administrators, and concerned policymakers. The Forum brings together over 3,000 participants representing coalitions from all regions of the country and internationally, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, education institutions, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders."
On November 29, 2017, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) community-based coalition enhancement grants to address local drug crisis grants.
ONDCP states that the purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce the use of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States.
Who is eligible?
Domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug-Free Communities (DFC) support program recipients.
Check out this North Carolina resource encouraging parents to talk to their kids early.
Talking to your kids about alcohol doesn’t have to be a big production. Making ongoing conversations part of your regular routine can be one of the best ways to stop underage drinking. We’ve got lots of great resources to help you start early, and talk often.
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
1. THE MCGOURTY FOUNDATION, INC. 2313 W. Overland Rd.
Boise, ID United States 83705-3153
Telephone: (208) 331-1042 TYPE OF GRANTMAKER
Independent foundation FINANCIAL DATA
(yr. ended 2014-06-30)
Total giving: $3,940 EIN
2. EQUINOX FOUNDATION, INC.
(formerly Fenton Family Foundation, Inc.)
P.O. Box 2021
Sandpoint, ID United States 83864-2021
E-mail: email@example.com TYPE OF GRANTMAKER
Independent foundation FINANCIAL DATA
(yr. ended 2015-12-31)
Total giving: $317,631 EIN
3. THE WILLIAM J. & SHIRLEY A. MAECK FAMILY FOUNDATION
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.
CCI is participating in AmazonSmile, this is an easy way for you to show your support of our organization. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
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!
Click on any of the buttons below for the full story.
Trump administration ends registry for substance abuse, mental health programs