Over $200,000 Awarded to Hibbing Chemical Health Advisory Committee

By KBJR News 1

Over $200,000 Awarded to Hibbing Chemical Health Advisory Committee

June 4, 2013 Updated Jun 4, 2013 at 12:19 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Over $200,000 was awarded to the Hibbing Chemical Health Advisory Committee to help them in their Phase 2 of an alcohol prevention grant.

The Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant will assist HCHAC in addressing Minnesota’s following three substance abuse prevention priorities:
• Past 30 day alcohol use among sixth through twelfth graders
• Recent binge drinking among ninth through twelfth graders
• Recent binge drinking among 18-25 year olds

Fairview Range in partnership with members of HCHAC applied for the funding this spring. The funding will allow the coalition to continue their work in implementing the five steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework which are: assessment, capacity building, strategic planning, implementation and evaluation.

Phase Two will begin July 1st and run through June 30, 2014 with a possibility of a one year extension.

The strategies the coalition will work on include: alcohol restrictions at community events, Responsible Beverage Service Training, social norms marketing campaign, Zero Adult Provider, AlcoholEdu for 9th grade students at the Hibbing High School, AlcoholEdu for Hibbing Community College students, and increasing alcohol compliance checks.

The coalition will also continue to work with the Teens Against Drugs and Alcohol (TADA!) group as well as young adults in the community.

Other communities in Minnesota that were funded include Polk County Public Health, Pope County Public Health, Kanabec County Public Health, North Memorial/NW Hennepin County, Hopkins School District, and Olmsted County Public Health.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns