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Portsmouth Prevention Coalition

The Portsmouth Prevention Coalition is dedicated to promoting a culture of wellness and enhanced community health through advocacy, education, leadership and proactive strategic practices. By working closely with local law enforcement, schools, and communities, the PPC continues to provide effective services to all residents of Portsmouth, RI. 

#BeLikeJamie

As part of the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition’s Reduce the Use brand and in partnership with the Every Student Initiative, the #BeLikeJamie video campaign was created to bring awareness to common issues facing the youth in our community; such as underage drinking, vaping, and suicide prevention. 

Let's Taco Bout It!

The “Taco Bout It” program was was developed to get teens, parents, teachers, to Taco Bout It! The pandemic of Covid 19, closed the in-person school setting and therefore, this program shifted slightly to be started virtually. It was initially intended to be an enhancement of the topics that are discussed with in the Health Curriculums of the Middle School and High School level and also could be used for the designated advisory time that is built into the daily school schedule. So far the program has had generated some great feedback from students, parents, and Student Assistance Counselors — which means there are some residents in Newport County that Taco Bout It! Some of the topics covered so far have included stress, being thankful, happiness, alcohol, favorite outdoor summer activities, marijuana, decision making, peer pressure, vaping and Be You: the campaign from the Herren Project, with more to come! Check out the Portsmouth or Tiverton Prevention Coalition’s FaceBook pages to read more about these topics and make sure to like and share our pages. 

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Interested in getting involved or receiving resources? Contact us today.

Esther Hurlock, MPH
Coordinator
Portsmouth@RIPrevention.org
678-548-6924