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Public Health


Cascade Prevention Coalition is Collecting Upper County Information

Kittitas County, WA - 09/25/2018 - If you are a resident of Cle Elum, Roslyn, Ronald, or South Cle Elum, the Cascade Prevention Coalition (CPC) needs your help to complete a survey. The Community Survey can be found via the Kittitas County Public Health Department or the direct link The survey closes on December 31st, 2018. Residents who complete the survey can enter a chance to win a $25.00 gift card.

The Community Survey asks about residents’ views on youth substance abuse.  The CPC uses the survey results to understand the thoughts and feelings of residents, in order to better serve the youth in the Upper County. For example, in 2015, Community Survey results showed that 74.6 percent of respondents felt marijuana use among youth was a moderate or serious problem.
The CPC was formed in the fall of 2011; it includes participation from schools, business, media, law enforcement, public health, youth-serving organizations, mental health providers, treatment providers, civic organizations, city and county government, youth, parents and volunteers from our community.  The mission of the coalition is to work to together to grow healthy, resilient, engaged families in Upper Kittitas County.
CPC is part of the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI).  CPWI was started to provide substance abuse prevention services through local coalitions.  It is a community and school-based model for providing prevention programs to reduce underage abuse of alcohol, marijuana, opioids, tobacco, and other drugs.

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Contact: Kasey Knutson, Public Information Officer, 509-962-7515