Community Coalitions

Spokane County is home to five community coalitions that make up the Community Prevention & Wellness Initiative (CPWI). This community and school-based partnership was formed to deliver much needed prevention programs and strategies focused on reducing underage use of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other drugs.

The goal of each coalition is to empower the communities that they serve through education and substance abuse prevention strategies that promote safe and healthy environments for individuals, families and neighborhoods. This is done by determining the root cause(s) of problem behaviors as well as addressing risk and protective factors for such behaviors in order to empower youth and their families to make positive and healthy choices resulting in a safe, drug-free environment. 

Each coalition strives to have at least eight active representatives from the following sectors:

  • Youth
  • Parents
  • Business Community
  • Media
  • Schools
  • Youth-serving organizations
  • Law enforcement
  • Religious or fraternal organizations
  • Civic and volunteer groups
  • Healthcare professionals
  • State or local government
  • Behavioral Health Treatment Services
  • Other organizations/groups involved in reducing/preventing substance abuse

Coalitions and Coalition Coordinators

 

East Valley Community Coalition

Kirsten Fuchs Staff PhotoKirsten Fuchs
East Valley Community Coalition Coordinator
kfuchs@esd101.net 
(509) 280-1889

https://www.facebook.com/Eastvalleycommunitycoalition/
 

TALK 2 Healthy Choices Coalition

Jessica Deutsch Staff PhotoJessica Deutsch
Take Action and Link Kids (TALK) to Healthy Choices Coalition Coordinator
Jdeutsch@esd101.net
(509) 703-2802

http://www.facebook.com/TALK2HealthyChoices/
 

Northeast Support Team Coalition

Leticia Juarez Staff PhotoLeticia Juarez
Northeast Support Team Coalition Coordinator
Ljuarez@esd101.net
(509) 703-0836

https://www.facebook.com/NESTCoalition

 

West Spokane Wellness Partnership Coalition

Annie MurpheyAnnie Murphey
West Spokane Wellness Partnership Coalition Coordinator
Amurphey@esd101.net
(509) 703-8756

http://www.facebook.com/westspokanewellnesspartnership/
 

Shadle Prevention & Wellness Coalition

Elysia Spencer Staff PhotoElysia Spencer
Shadle Prevention & Wellness Coalition Coordinator
Espencer@esd101.net
(509) 703-2924

http://www.facebook.com/ShadlePrevention/