NATIONAL METHAMPHETAMINE TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER
Community action is among the most efficient methods of methamphetamine abuse prevention. When the prevention focus is local -- a county, town, school district or even neighborhood -- its power is magnified.
Creating a community action team is not easy and should not be taken lightly, but with the proper steps and follow-through the local team can create healthy habits and reduce the abuse of methamphetamine or other substances.
Funding often is available through state organizing or mobilizing offices and may in some cases come from local offices. Some teams have had success with private-public funding through both government and foundations or organizations.
Community mobilization a powerful tool
To begin research on the creation of your own team, follow an encapsulated version of the federal "Communities That Care" model in the graphic above. Colors of the text will lead you from one topic to the next.
Links to many helpful sources are provided throughout the tutorial.
At any time, you can move between the modules via the "Community Action" links at right.