January 2023 in Prevention
Happy New Year! Here’s what’s happening in Prevention this month: Monday January 9, 12 - 1 PM: SUICIDE PREVENTION TASK FORCE
Kayla Stevens from the Sheridan Veterans Administration, Wyoming Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and the Governor's Challenge on Suicide Prevention will attend the task force in person to do a training on best practices for communicating about suicide. Kayla will also report on current suicide prevention initiatives at the state and national levels. Please see the attached agenda for details.
All are welcome to attend. Lunch provided. Please RSVP for lunch! In person: Sublette County Public Health Conference Room (380 Faler Ave., Pinedale) Contact Trish for a Zoom link. Thursday January 12, 12 - 1 PM: SUBLETTE PREVENTION COALITION
Janna Lee, Sublette Public Health Nurse Manager will give a brief presentation on Narcan. Narcan is a drug administered to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Narcan is available to community groups. A short training on the use of Narcan is required for groups to receive a prescription for free Narcan from the Dept of Health.
Meghan Isaacson from Bridges of Sublette County will give a presentation on “A Day in the Life of Poverty in Sublette County”. Every day in Sublette County people all around us are faced with tough choices, like: “If I pay rent then I can’t pay for that car repair; If I don’t get that car repair I can’t get to work; if I can’t get to work I can’t pay that medical bill” - there’s a domino effect that comes from every decision. The Bridges organization is dedicated to bringing people together from all community sectors to generate solutions to tough issues like affordable housing, transportation, and health care for all residents.
Suicide Prevention and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs task force co-chairs will give brief reports on work plan activity.
All are welcome to attend. Lunch provided. Please RSVP for lunch! In person: Sublette County Public Health Conference Room (380 Faler Ave., Pinedale) Contact Trish for a Zoom link. Monday January 23, 12 - 1 PM: ATODS - Alcohol, Tobacco, & Drugs Task Force
Sgt. Travis Bingham from the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office will attend the task force to share 2022 alcohol and drug arrest data from 2022.
If the 2022 Youth Prevention Needs Assessment is available we will be looking at that data for both Sublette #1 and Sublette #9 schools.
Task force members will do final review and planning for the underage drinking prevention media campaign: "Talk They Hear You".
All are welcome to attend. Lunch provided. Please RSVP for lunch! In person: Sublette County Public Health Conference Room (380 Faler Ave., Pinedale) Contact Trish for a Zoom link. Questions? Please do not hesitate to reach out! Enjoy a safe and healthy January, everyone! Trisha
Trisha Scott Coalition Coordinator Sublette Prevention Coalition firstname.lastname@example.org 307-749-5004