This Saturday, April 28th, is nationally recognized as DEA's Take Back Day. Pharmacies, police departments, amongst other locations across the country participate in the collection of unwanted medications. This effort is to help reduce substance misuse. In case you are unable to participate this Saturday, the following locations have permanent drop boxes that are accessible 24 hours. Contact us to learn more and/or discuss the possibility of bringing one to your department! If you are looking for a location elsewhere in New Jersey, click here.
Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community has been featured in the Jersey Journal for our ongoing efforts to reduce underage drinking in Hudson County! See below for the article or click here. Put to test for second year, how did Bayonne liquor stores fare on ID checks? Bayonne liquor stores are getting better about checking customers' identification, but there is still work to be done, according to study down by the Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community (HCCDFC). Since 2013 the HCCDFC has chosen a day geared around a popular holiday or big event to conduct a mini...Read More
Be on the lookout for our Monitoring billboard ad located on Route 280 in Harrison, New Jersey. You never know who else may be "sharing" your prescriptions. All it takes is one time, so prevent it from happening at all by monitoring and securing your medications in one location.
Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM) is a nationally certified training program designed to educate those who serve or sell alcoholic beverages about the responsible and professional service of alcohol. While completing the responsible alcohol service training course, service managers and servers learn to responsibly manage the consumption of alcohol and the complicated situations that often develop as a result of alcohol consumption. The TAM course provides the knowledge and training necessary to deal with legal responsibilities of serving alcohol, recognizing false identification, handling alcohol-related disturbances, and more. (more…)
On Friday, the Hudson County Coalition staff hosted their annual Holiday Meet & Greet, thanking everyone who has worked with the coalition throughout the years. Thanks to all our partners, we are able to make an impact in our county to reduce the use and abuse of substances. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from all of us at Partners in Prevention!
HCCDFC in collaboration with the Union City Prevention coalition has ran a series of campaigns via digital billboards to promote awareness of the dangers of both underage drinking and prescription drug abuse on I-495 at Kennedy Blvd in Union City. Check out the eye-catching campaigns below! (more…)
National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. The three primary goals of National Prevention Week are to: Involve communities in raising awareness about behavioral health issues and implementing prevention strategies; Foster partnerships and collaboration with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to behavioral and public health; and Promote and disseminate quality behavioral health resources and publications. During National Prevention Week, organizations across the country host health fairs, block parties, educational assemblies, town hall meetings, memorial walks, social media campaigns, outdoor events, and more....Read More
HCCDFC has been showcasing and promoting the following media campaigns throughout the county on billboards (digital and non-digital), local papers, healthcare serving agencies and more! Be on the lookout for any of these campaigns in a town near you!