College Outreach Program: The Bear TruthA collaborative between the Alliance and Oakland University, to increase outreach to college students in an effort to reduce high risk drinking and misuse of other substances while integrating wellness practices and relevant resources.
Greater Urban Community Coalition InitiativeA program of the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities to provide practical, culturally sensitive, and data driven support from local experts and residents to ensure each child in every school has the necessary resources to live a safe, healthy and long life. A key component is to reduce and prevent underage drinking, prescription and opiate drug misuse, illicit marijuana and tobacco use among youth and adults in highly minority populated communities across Oakland County. The immediate service areas include Hazel Park, Pontiac, Madison Heights, Southfield and the Ferndale Public School District area.
Integrative WellnessPioneering social change in the realm of health and wellness, the Alliance strives to reduce the fear of complimentary therapies and empower individuals and families to take care of their health in holistic and sustainable ways. This “Culture of Health” provides support services for the integration of health and wellness into community outreach practices by providing knowledge and skills.
Keep Them Safe, Keep Them Healthy!Parents and students are met with an incredible and thoughtful experience that brings a comprehensive focus on prevention including essential resources and immediate and long term next steps that includes an Oakland County Youth Collaborative, connection to local prevention coalitions, evaluative components, focus groups and an at risk youth program. Strengthening Families A parent, youth and family skill building curriculum for families who have youth ages 10-14 years of age in the home. This program works to prevent teen substance misuse, addresses behavioral problems; strengthens parent/youth communication skills; increases academic success; prevents violence; and heavily increases communication among families in the home/school
Life Is Your PlaybookA compliment to the Alliance’s Keep Them Safe, Keep Them Healthy! program, Life is Your Playbook is led by former NFL linebacker for the New York Giants, and 2011 Super Bowl Champion, Greg Jones. He imparts knowledge and skills needed for today’s youth using several different “life plays”. These dynamic experiences for youth of all ages so that they gain protective factors that will help them to avoid destructive behaviors, including substance use, by helping them to know their value, think about what they want for their futures and what they need to do to get there. Connect here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Love for a ChildPartnering with the Alliance of Coalitions, Love for a Child is a year round program focusing on areas of mentoring for children, youth and young adults challenged by circumstances of abuse, neglect, and behavioral issues through one on one mentoring, home visitation, camps and special events.
Oakland County Families Against NarcoticsTo increase prevention, recovery and support connections, a partnership was formed with Families Against Narcotics that encourages strong ties to all community sectors including parents affected by addiction, concerned citizens, law enforcement, judges, leaders in education, business, and healthcare and the recovery community. With 5-10 meetings held every month in Oakland County, the Alliance serves as the Oakland County Chapter of Families Against Narcotics (FAN). For meeting dates and times, click here.
Peers Educating & Empowering PeersIn an effort to engage youth in prevention and coalition leadership, the ACHC began a youth initiative in 2016. With input from young people from across Oakland County, PEEPs (Peers Educating and Empowering Peers) was formed. This unique group brings together coalition youth members to promote healthy lifestyles through prevention education across Oakland County. Meetings are held every month with a special focus on youth empowering events. For more information, email:
ResolveIn partnership with the Restore Foundation, Resolve is a 16-week comprehensive life skills training program designed and developed for individuals in recovery who are 18+. The purpose of this program is to empower individuals in recovery to move forward in their life skill development targeted specifically to areas of need, whereby addressing the health and well-being of the whole person. For more information, email: email@example.com
Youth Tobacco PreventionIn accordance with Federal and State SYNAR requirements, the Alliance coordinates county-level efforts to increase tobacco retailer compliance of the Michigan Youth Access to Tobacco Law. Additionally, e-cigs and vaping are also addressed.
Tobacco Use – Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services