MYCN Youth Coalition Assessment 2022
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Use, Gambling, and Epidemiology Section has allocated funding to Prevention Network (PN) through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Supplemental to expand two programs in the state of Michigan: the Michigan Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (MCRUD), and Parenting Awareness Michigan (PAM). In addition, this funding establishes a third program around youth coalition development. To guide program expansion across the state, the Michigan Youth Coalition Network (MYCN) was created as an extension of Prevention Network. The MYCN will provide professional development opportunities, resources, and support to coalitions working with youth around substance use disorder (SUD) prevention. Within the MYCN, a statewide MYCN coordination position has been created. The MYCN Coordinator will assess current youth programming activities, provide resources and support to new and existing coalitions interested in involving youth in coalition practices, and coordinate coalition leadership development opportunities.