Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Partners

Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Partners - Rsapp

RSAPP's Vision

Engaged, thriving youth invested in strong communities throughout our region



The mission of RSAPP (Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Partners) is to bring together, in a collaborative effort, community coalitions and community organizations in Southwest Colorado to facilitate regional substance abuse prevention through the Strategic Prevention Framework, including: needs assessment, capacity building, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Dove Creek's STUDs (Students Taking action against Underage Drinking) getting ready for the obstacle course



RSAPP works towards the following long-term goals:

    1. Decrease youth substance abuse in southwest Colorado

    2. Increase youth engagement in pro-social activities

    3. Increase family engagement in supporting youth

What We Do

RSAPP works towards its vision, mission and goals by:

  • Hiring, training and supporting AmeriCorps members who serve with schools and community prevention organizations throughout the region
  • Providing tools, training, resources and support to encourage regional sharing and collaboration around substance abuse prevention
  • Increasing capacity and sustainability of community organizations that work towards substance abuse prevention
  • Working with community partners to implement regional projects, such as the Teen Maze health fair and Prevention Education for Conservation Corps crews

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