Walled Lake/Commerce Community Coalition and Mi-HOPE Join Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities List of Growing Coalitions this April 1, 2016
Auburn Hills, MI – March 29, 2016
Walled Lake/Commerce and Mi-HOPE serving White Lake Township and central Oakland County, are joining the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities (ACHC) thanks to the generous funding provided by Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA).
ACHC serves as an umbrella organization to what will now be 17 prevention coalitions in Oakland County and continues to promote a healthier Oakland County. These partnerships all share the same vision: stronger and healthier communities through prevention, support and recovery efforts.
“We cannot thank Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority enough for their continued support,” said Julie Brenner, ACHC Executive Director. “Without this funding, we would not be able to grow our prevention efforts to include these additional coalitions. We are very excited to see what the future holds and what strides we can make to increase prevention efforts across the County.”
This new partnership with ACHC will allow access to new opportunities for positive community involvement for both Walled Lake/Commerce Community Coalition and Mi-HOPE White Lake. It will benefit from expertise, resources and experience of fellow members of ACHC. These coalitions will also stay informed about community trends, needs and prevention action.
“When organizations and individuals are united by a shared purpose to promote healthy living, all Oakland County residents benefit,” said OCCMHA Administrator of Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Services, Christina Nicholas. “This is especially true when, as in the case of ACHC, the invitation to support substance use prevention and treatment extends beyond city boundaries, creating more inclusive and meaningful partnerships.”
More information about these coalitions can be found at www.facebook.com/walledlakecommunitycoalition and www.mi-hope.org
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Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities, founded in 2004, is a 17 coalition prevention partnership based in Oakland County and predominantly funded by Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority. ACHC also represents the Oakland County chapter of Families Against Narcotics (FAN). Together, the members mobilize a diverse group of persons and organizations from all community sectors to take coordinated action in building healthier communities. For more information call (248) 221-7101 or visit www.achcmi.org.