The Madison Chatham Coalition is a community prevention organization funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. The Coalition seeks to establish and strengthen community collaboration, educate youth and adults about marijuana and alcohol use and subsequently reduce underage substance use with a focus on 12-17 year olds. Community members and partner organizations work together to specifically address underage drinking and the illegal use of marijuana through the implementation of effective strategic prevention initiatives for community-wide change.
Mission Prevent and reduce youth substance use and abuse in the communities of Madison, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township through education, collaboration and community-wide change. Vision Empowered, educated youth confident to make and keep healthy lifestyle choices.
Objectives 1. Implement environmental strategies to produce community-wide change.
2. Focus on the 4 DFC Core Measures:
Perception of peer disapproval
Perception of parental disapproval
Perception of risk
3. Recruit coalition members from 12 sectors of the community:
State, local, tribal
2020 Meeting Dates: TBD
Community Partners: MAASA Madison Police Department Madison Public Schools Madison Area YMCA