“This team, has been something that we [Pacific County Health & Human Services], have wanted to do for a long time,” Gracie Manlow, Human Services Program Manager, said. “It’s been incredibly empowering to have time to collaborate and see what great work is happening in the area.”
The intent behind the Prevention Team was an effort to create more overlap with services and programs offered in Pacific County.
“We have three community coalitions, three True North providers, and a variety of other prevention partners in the county,” Manlow said. “It’s really helpful when we can all bounce ideas off of each other and perhaps find ways to build capacity among each other.”
“I think one of the most important things to emphasize with the prevention team is collaboration, not competition,” Manlow said. “We are all working toward the same cause: reducing youth substance use. There is definite strength in numbers.”
If you are interested in learning more about the Prevention Team, or how can become more involved please contact Gracie Manlow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-875-9343.