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Youth Now Needs Assessment
This report summarizes the regional needs assessment conducted through the Youth Now Prevention Initiative, in partnership with Clark County Public Health, Battle Ground Prevent Together, Connect Evergreen, La Center United, One Prevention Alliance (Skamania County), Unite Washougal, and West Van for Youth.
A Prescription For Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis
National League of Cities and National Association of Counties
This report by city and county leaders that recommends policies and programs designed to help local leaders address the opioid epidemic.
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment
Healthy Columbia Willamette
The Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative (HCWC) is a unique public-private partnership that includes 15 hospitals, four health departments, and two coordinated care organizations (managed Medicaid organizations) in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties of Oregon, and in Clark County, Washington. This report documents the community health needs of HCWC’s four-county region and each of the counties. The community health needs, referred to in this report as priority health issues, were identified through a comprehensive study of population, hospital, Medicaid, and community data.
Youth Now Executive Summary
This report summarizes the regional needs assessment conducted through the Youth Now Prevention Initiative, in partnership with Clark County Public Health. The assessment occurred April-June 2016 and included two phases: analysis of the Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) data and a stakeholder survey regarding community priorities and needs. Both were essential to developing effective strategies to meet the local community’s challenges around youth marijuana use.
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids
U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H.
The 2018 Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids reviews what we know about the Opioid crisis and how we can use that knowledge to address misuse and related consequences.
Evidence on the Health Impacts of E-Cigarettes and Vaping
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM)
The 2018 report Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes is the most rigorous and comprehensive review of the science to date on e-cigarette and vape devices. Learn more about their health consequence conclusions.
Washington State Department of Health
Partnership for Drug-Free Youth
Under the Influence...Of You.
Get the Facts
NIDA for Parents & Teens
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Youth Advocacy Guide
Above the Influence
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Healthy Youth Survey Fact Sheet
Washington State Healthy Youth Survey
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Facts
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services