PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:The program established a community-based, multi-sector coalition to ensure the cultural competency and sustainability of its substance abuse prevention efforts. The Coalition for Asian Substance Abuse Prevention (CASAP) targets risk and protective factors for substance abuse at the individual, family, and environmental levels through a comprehensive approach, which includes individual programming, media campaigns, media advocacy, collaboration with law enforcement, and creating policy changes to reduce social and retail access of substances to youth in the city of Chicago.
Asian American adolescents between the ages of 12-18 years old and Asian American adults
Geographic Area Served: Chinatown and its surrounding neighborhoods of Armour Square & Bridgeport.
• Be United
• Charles N. Holden Elementary School
• China Press
• Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS)
• Chicago Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse & Tobacco Control Program
• Chicago Police District- 9th
• Chinese American Service League (CASL)
• Clear Channel
• Henry Booth House (HBH)
• Illinios Liquor Control Commission (ILCC)
• James Ward Elementary School
• John C. Haines Elementary School
• Kelly High School
• Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy
• Mercy Hospital
• Metro South Medical Center
• Philip D. Armour Elementary School
• Project: Vision, Inc. (PV)
• Pui Tak Center
• Robert Healy Elementary School
• Sing Tao Newspaper
• St. Therese Chinese Catholic School
• SunCas TV: Health Today
• World Journal
• Whitney Young Magnet High School
1. Prevent adolescent substance use;
2. Decrease rates of alcohol and tobacco abuse among adults and youth; and
3. Build capacity at the community-level to address substance abuse-related issues, and promote health and well-being in Chicago.
The Substance Abuse Prevention Program is currently funded by the Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Partnerships for Success (PFS) by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). Grants in the past have included the Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project (CTPP) by the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago (RHAMC), and REALITY Illinois Program by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
CONTACT: For more information please contact the Program Manager, Alia Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org, (312) 372-7070 ext. 228.
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